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Violinist Diane Monroe bridges the traditions of classical composition and jazz improvisation. Monroe’s traditional recital “infused with the blues”, presented by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society in the fall of 2005, was received with a standing ovation. Her recital venues also include New York City’s Merkin Hall and Town Hall, Los Angeles’ Schoenberg Hall, and Cleveland’s Severance Recital Hall. Monroe is a Pro Musicis Foundation Recital Sponsorship Award recipient. Monroe is a Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour roster artist. She performs her own solo, duo, trio, and quartet projects, and appears as a guest artist with classical & contemporary chamber ensembles, orchestras, and jazz ensembles throughout the United States

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The Dreambox Concerts: An Ongoing Series In Honor Of Social-Justice Warrior And Drummer Jim Miller

The Dreambox Concerts: An Ongoing Series In Honor Of Social-Justice Warrior And Drummer Jim Miller

Jazz for Justice I am Suzanne Cloud, a longtime jazz singer songwriter and Philly jazz advocate, and I'm partnering with drummer Sherrie Maricle, the leader of the DIVA Jazz Orchestra, and we are looking to fund The Dreambox Concerts at “Drummers," an intimate venue, that will feature monthly performances by Philadelphia area musicians who have a ...

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Odean Pope "Harp" Quartet at Chris’ Jazz Café

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Odean Pope Quartet: Harp, Violin, and Two Saxophones Chris' Jazz Café Philadelphia, PA April 27, 2019 Time honored saxophonist Odean Pope has always been creative with fresh musical ideas. Who knew that this time he would field an unusual ensemble of harp, violin, and two saxophones without ...

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Andrea Clearfield Salon: 32 Year Anniversary Celebration

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Jimmy Bruno and other Jazz Artists Andrea Clearfield Salon 32 Year Anniversary Celebration Philadelphia, PA September 30, 2018 For thirty-two years, Andrea Clearfield's Salon has been a unique monthly musical event held at her Center City Philadelphia home with a large two-story high living room and ...

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Bobby Zankel: Celebrating William Parker at 65

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To mark bassist William Parker's 65th birthday, Philly-based reedman Bobby Zankel convened an all star sextet which included the honoree for a presentation of free jazz collectivism at the city's Painted Bride Arts Center in January 2017. Although not regular collaborators, they go back a long way. The pair first hooked up back in the loft ...

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Bobby Zankel: Celebrating William Parker at 65

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This recording is of a live concert at the Painted Bride Arts Center in Philadelphia on January 21, 2017 to honor bassist William Parker on his 65th birthday and in which he served as bassist. Saxophonist Bobby Zankel composed, arranged, and led a four part Suite with Parker's influence in mind and which allowed ample room ...

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Monette Sudler Sextet: The Philadelphia Realbook Project

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Monnette Sudler Sextet Terra Hall, University of the Arts Jazz Bridge: The Philadelphia Real Book Project Philadelphia, PA April 28, 2017 Monnette Sudler is a lauded Philadelphia-based guitarist with all the technique and finesse you could ask for, but she also has a way of moving around the strings ...

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William Parker: 65th Birthday Celebration Concert at the Painted Bride

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William Parker and Friends Painted Bride Arts Center William Parker 65th Birthday Celebration Philadelphia, PA January 21, 2017 To celebrate the 65th birthday of legendary bassist William Parker, the Painted Bride Arts Center, Ars Nova Workshop, and Bobby Zankel's Warriors of the Wonderful Sound joined forces to sponsor a ...

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Bobby Zankel's Warriors of the Wonderful Sound with Rene McLean at the Painted Bride

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Warriors of the Wonderful Sound Special Guest Artist Rene McLean Painted Bride Art Center Philadelphia, PA November 10, 2016 Philadelphia's own Bobby Zankel and the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound keep reeling off exciting concerts in their ongoing series at the Painted Bride. This one featured saxophonist Rene McLean ...

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Bobby Zankel and Friends at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Bobby Zankel and Friends Philadelphia Museum of Art Art After 5 Philadelphia, PA June 24, 2016 Art After 5 is a long standing concert series held in the Great Hall of the Philadelphia Art Museum featuring local and international jazz and other musicians, often with the intention of breaking ...


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