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News: Career

Jazz Bridge Project Names Kim E. Tucker As New Executive Director

Jazz Bridge Project Names Kim E. Tucker  As New Executive Director

Jazz Bridge Project, the non-profit organization devoted to assisting Philadelphia-area jazz and blues artists with their crisis needs, has named Kim E. Tucker as its new Executive Director. Ms. Tucker is the fourth person to hold this position in the organization’s 17 years of existence. “We believe Kim is the perfect choice to lead the organization,” ...

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News: Event

Jazz Bridge on the Waterfront with Duane Eubanks on June 3 at 1pm

Jazz Bridge on the Waterfront with Duane Eubanks on June 3 at 1pm

Jazz Bridge, Philadelphia’s award-winning nonprofit devoted to helping musicians in crisis, will have a joyous celebration of jazz that will directly benefit the essential work that Jazz Bridge has been doing for many years: assisting our area's jazz and blues musicians and vocalists in need and in times of crisis. This important event will be held ...

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Article: History of Jazz

Philadelphia Jazz: A Brief History

Read "Philadelphia Jazz: A Brief History" reviewed by Jack McCarthy


This article was first published at the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia website. Jazz began to emerge as a distinct musical style around the turn of the twentieth century, a merging of two vernacular African American musical styles—ragtime and blues—with elements of popular music. New Orleans, the “cradle of jazz," was the most important city ...

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News: Advocacy

Jazz Bridge Opens "Kwame Hall Fund" For Saxophonist With Brain Tumor

Jazz Bridge Opens "Kwame Hall Fund" For Saxophonist With Brain Tumor

Starting today, Jazz Bridge opens the tax-deductible “Kwame Hall Fund" for Kwame Hall, an alto saxophonist and composer born and raised in jny: Philadelphia who was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. Tomorrow is a big day for Hall. He'll undergo a 12-hour surgical intervention at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania for a condition only ...

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five With Suzanne Cloud

Read "Take Five With Suzanne Cloud" reviewed by Suzanne Cloud


Meet Suzanne Cloud: Jazz singer-songwriter, educator, writer, and executive director of Jazz Bridge, a nonprofit that helps professional jazz and blues musicians in crisis. Instrument(s): vocals, piano Teachers and/or influences? My influences were wide and varied from the Broadway singer Mary Martin to jazz icon Sarah Vaughan to songwriter ...

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News: Recording

Reissue Of "With A Little Help From My Friends" Before The Election

Reissue Of  "With A Little Help From My Friends" Before The Election

It all started with an interview request by podcaster Jacob Haller asking Suzanne Cloud if he could talk to her about the tune “Below the Beltway” for his show “Tell Me About Your Song." It had been some time since she had heard it—she first recorded this song about money in politics in 1995—but after hearing ...

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Article: Live From Philadelphia

Jazz Appreciation Month 2014 in Philadelphia: A Recap

Read "Jazz Appreciation Month 2014 in Philadelphia: A Recap" reviewed by Jason Fifield


This April was a month of truly spectacular music on all fronts in jny: Philadelphia. I know I missed a whole lot (see Philadelphia Jazz Project and Ars Nova Workshop) but here's my take. I kicked off the month with my trio Mischa Machez at our monthly First Friday Happy Hour at the Dog ...

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News: Event

Philadelphia's Mayor Nutter Launches Jazz Appreciation Month With City's Award To Benny Golson

Philadelphia's Mayor Nutter Launches Jazz Appreciation Month With City's Award To Benny Golson

In jny: Philadelphia, and across the country, April is celebrated as Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM). To honor jazz as an original American art form, JAM was created in 2002 by John Edward Hasse, curator of the Smithsonian Institute National Museum of American History. jny: Philadelphia has been one of the cities celebrating JAM for several years ...

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News: Website

Jazz Near You receives grant from Philadelphia Fund For Jazz Legacy and Innovation

Jazz Near You receives grant from Philadelphia Fund For Jazz Legacy and Innovation

The Painted Bride Art Center in collaboration with the Philadelphia Fund For Jazz Legacy & Innovation have designated Jazz Near You a grant recipient to fund a Jazz New Year promotional campaign in the jny: Philadelphia metropolitan region. “I'd like to thank the Painted Bride Art Center, the jny: Philadelphia Jazz Project and the Philadelphia Foundation ...

News: Performance / Tour

Pianist Bob Cohen Presents Special Concert Tribute To Bill Evans Wed. March 19th In Media, Pa!

Pianist Bob Cohen Presents Special Concert Tribute To Bill Evans Wed. March 19th In Media, Pa!

The Jazz Bridge Third Wednesdays Neighborhood Concerts Series in Media at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 145 West Rose Tree Road in Media, presents pianist Bob Cohen and his trio on Wednesday, March 19th. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., tickets are $10, $5 for students and are available only at the door. For info: 215-517-8337 or visit Jazz ...


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