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Philadelphia Jazz Stories Illustrated - Volume One Available Now!

Philadelphia Jazz Stories Illustrated - Volume One Available Now!

Quietly working behind the scenes for almost five years, the Philadelphia Jazz Project has assembled Philadelphia Jazz Stories Illustrated: Volume One—a colorful collection of memories and historical accounts about some of the amazing people, places and things that abound in the Philadelphia story. As part of our work with the Philadelphia Jazz Project, we encourage the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Bassist Nicholas Krolak Inspires Listeners To Find And Use One’s Voice To Impact The World Around Oneself With His Sophomore Album, 'Voice = Power.

Bassist Nicholas Krolak Inspires Listeners To Find And Use One’s Voice To Impact The World Around Oneself With His Sophomore Album, 'Voice = Power.

Bassist, composer, and lyricist Nicholas Krolak is no stranger to the complexities of the modern world in which we live. As a musician, Krolak understands it is not enough for him to merely preserve tradition, but it is not possible to move forward without it. As a person, he understands the dual necessity of walking in ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Collaborative Jazz Trio Multi Mansions Releases Its Debut Album, Vehicles, On May 8th

Vehicle (noun) a thing used to express, embody, or fulfill something. The collaborative Avant-jazz trio, MULTI MANSIONS, are releasing their debut album, vehicles, on Earth Day 2020 to all streaming and digital platforms. A band that started as a sonic homage to late great Avant-guitar hero Sonny Sharrock, MULTI MANSIONS’ debut showcases a band poised to ...

NEWS: WEBSITE

WRTI 90.1 FM in Philadelphia To Feature Artists Who Upload their Livestream events to Jazz Near You

WRTI 90.1 FM in Philadelphia To Feature Artists Who Upload their Livestream events to Jazz Near You

Jazz Near You's effort to promote livestream jazz events has received an added boost thanks to a collaboration with WRTI 90.1 FM in Philadelphia. In addition to accessing livestream events from the Jazz Near You website, the weekly Jazz Near You newsletter, the Jazz Near You app, and from external websites & blogs that embed the ...

Bruce Hornsby and yMusic at the Merriam Theater

Read "Bruce Hornsby and yMusic at the Merriam Theater" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Bruce Hornsby and yMusic The Merriam Theater jny: Philadelphia, PAMarch 4, 2020 “It's, what, our fourth show? We should have it together by now," Bruce Hornsby laughed during one between-song lull while a couple of his cohorts quickly tuned up. The joke was that he'd forgotten the planned order of songs ...

ARTICLE: HISTORY OF JAZZ

The John Coltrane Home in Philadelphia: The Fight to Preserve an Historic Landmark

Read "The John Coltrane Home in Philadelphia: The Fight to Preserve an Historic Landmark" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

John Coltrane (1926-1967) was in the upper echelon of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. He, along with Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, Miles Davis, and other innovators, changed the face of jazz forever. Beyond such encomiums, Coltrane has become a great African American hero, overcoming his heroin addiction, experiencing a spiritual ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Eric Alexander, Steve Davis, John Swana and the Philly All-Stars: Chris’ Jazz Cafe

Read "Eric Alexander, Steve Davis, John Swana and the Philly All-Stars: Chris’ Jazz Cafe" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Eric Alexander, Steve Davis, John Swana and the Philly All-Stars Chris' Jazz Café Philadelphia, PA February 22, 2020 This first set on the second night of a two night stand with a packed house featured three superb and well-known hard bop masters backed by a local rhythm section ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Mike Lorenz & The Witherbees Release Tribute Valley - Available Streaming March 13th, 2020

The jny: Philadelphia area folk-jazz band, Mike Lorenz & the Witherbees, is the newest creation of guitarist/composer/bandleader Mike Lorenz. Having released their first LP of new original music and folksy covers in the summer of 2019 to positive reviews, the group continues to write and arrange new material to develop their sound and reach. With the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Jost–Adler Ensemble at Jefferson Alumni Hall

Read "Jost–Adler Ensemble at Jefferson Alumni Hall" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Jost-Adler Ensemble “Taking Flight" Tuesdays at Twelve Concert Series Jefferson Alumni Hall Philadelphia, PA February 11, 2020 Paul Jost is an innovative vocalist whose rhythmic and exploratory approach has garnered him a special status among his peers and led to an expansive career of recordings and ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Mary Ellen Desmond: Comfort and Joy 2019 at the Church of St. Luke and the Epiphany

Read "Mary Ellen Desmond: Comfort and Joy 2019 at the Church of St. Luke and the Epiphany" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Mary Ellen Desmond Comfort and Joy Church of St. Luke and the Epiphany Philadelphia, PA December 10, 2019 In the course of my years as a jazz reviewer in Philadelphia, it has always been a pleasure to hear Mary Ellen Desmond sing, and for the ...


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