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Article: Live Review

Chris Oatts Quintet featuring Terell Stafford at Chris’ Jazz Café

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Chris Oatts Quintet featuring Terell Stafford Chris' Jazz Café Live and Streaming Philadelphia, PA September 10, 2021 This was the reviewer's first time at a live performance in a jazz club since the start of the corona virus pandemic a year and a half ago. A ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Gypsy Jazz meets Bluegrass: The Hot Club of Philadelphia double bill with The Cheddar Boys at The Livingroom’s new location

Gypsy Jazz meets Bluegrass: The Hot Club of Philadelphia double bill with The Cheddar Boys  at The Livingroom’s new location

Two of Philadelphia’s acoustic music mainstays perform at one of the city’s hidden gems A city staple of the past 20 years, The Hot Club of Philadelphia Gypsy Jazz Band, (HCP) is slated for their first performance at The Living Room at 35 East’s new larger location (35 East Ardmore Ave), on Friday October 1, joined ...

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News: Advocacy

Become a Jazz Bridge Calendar Sponsor!

Become a Jazz Bridge Calendar Sponsor!

Jazz Bridge helps Greater Philadelphia Metro area jazz and blues musicians in their time of need. As part of our annual fundraiser, we offer sponsorship opportunities for placement in our annual and popular jazz photo calendar. For $25, your name or company will be listed on the back of the calendar as a “Friend of Jazz ...

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Article: Live Review

Ensemble Novo At Kahn Park Summer Concert Series

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Ensemble Novo Kahn Park Summer Concert Series Philadelphia, PA August 18, 2021 This was somewhat of a down time for a concert in the park, in this case Kahn Park, at 11th and Pine Streets in Philadelphia, named after the renowned architect Louis Kahn, who grew up ...

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Article: Interview

Norman David: Forty-Year Wizard of The Eleventet

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A few years ago, a musician friend suggested I go hear a band that was playing at a place in Bella Vista, Philadelphia, a neighborhood with a significant jazz history (violinist Joe Venuti and guitarist Eddie Lang lived there and are honored with several plaques and a mural) -but not much current music to speak of. ...

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Article: Profile

Con Alma: Keeping Pittsburgh Jazz Thriving in Trying Times

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Not mentioned nearly enough as a locale that nurtured some of jazz music's most memorable artists, jny: Pittsburgh can boast a jazz history that is unparalleled, especially for a city of its size. Just a partial list of icons that hailed from the area would include Ahmad Jamal, Art Blakey, Erroll Garner, George Benson, and Stanley ...

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Article: Interview

Dave Liebman: Placing Free Jazz and the Avant Garde in Musical and Historical Perspective

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Like free jazz, this interview arose spontaneously from an informal “how are you doin'" telephone conversation between saxophonist Dave Liebman and All About Jazz contributor Vic Schermer. Schermer phoned Liebman to compliment him on his new e-book The Art of Skill: Establishing the Mindset for Unleashing the Music Inside You published by Michael Lake, and how ...

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News: Recording

Trombonist And Vocalist Hailey Brinnel Brings New Life To Hidden Gems Of The Heyday Of The Swing Era With Her Debut Album, 'I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles'

Trombonist And Vocalist Hailey Brinnel Brings New Life To Hidden Gems Of The Heyday Of The Swing Era With Her Debut Album, 'I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles'

Described as “a versatile talent on so many levels of expression” with “amazing control and grace” by legendary saxophonist Dick Oatts, and as writing “inspired arrangements” that “serve as the perfect channel to highlight her extraordinary talent, with a seamless reverence for tradition and unique, fresh style that keeps the music swinging” by DIVA Jazz Orchestra ...

Musician

Paul Colombo

Paul Colombo is a musician based outside of Philadelphia, PA, USA. Paul is a versatile guitarist, composer and vocalist who has performed and recorded with Grammy winners such as Neil Sedaka, Peter Nero, and The Delfonics and American Idol winner Taylor Hicks. He has been touted for his "virtuoso guitar playing" and "well-traveled artistry". (Lancaster Intelligencer Journal, May 2011).

Paul has also performed with The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, among others, the Philly Pops, played numerous national tours of Broadway shows at Hershey Theatre where he has been the first call guitarist there for twenty years, and was nominated for an excellence in teaching award at a local college

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Article: Live Review

Mary Ellen Desmond: 'Comfort and Joy' 2020 Virtual Stream

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Mary Ellen Desmond Comfort and Joy: Virtual Stream Church of St. Luke and the Epiphany Philadelphia, PA December 13, 2020 In the course of two decades as a jazz reviewer in Philadelphia, it has often been my pleasure to hear Mary Ellen Desmond sing, and for ...


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