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Tyrone Brown

Bassist Tyrone Brown has recorded over 125 CDs to date including six with legendary drummer Max Roach, six with saxophonist Odean Pope, five with Grover Washington, Jr. (two went gold "Live At The Bijou" and "Reed Seed"), four with guitarist Pat Martino, three with Bobby Zankel, and one each with vocalist Rachelle Ferrell and pianist Dave Burrell. An alumnus of the famed Berklee School Of Music, Brown received a fellowship grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and won a grant from the Pennsylvania Council On The Arts for Artistic Excellence in Jazz Composition 2001. Tyrone Brown has also garnered the "Best Acoustic Bass" honors in the Jazz Philadelphia Magazine Readers Choice Poll 1993 and 1994

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Matt Davis: Big Family, Big Picture

Read "Matt Davis: Big Family, Big Picture" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

If there's a defining trait to be found in the value system guiding guitarist Matt Davis and his music, it's most definitely a healthy respect and admiration for kith and kin. A love of community and belonging drives nearly every aspect of this artist's life, including his flagship ensemble, Matt Davis' Aerial Photograph, and it speaks ...

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Jim Miller & Friends At Rowan Planetarium On April 8

Jim Miller & Friends At Rowan Planetarium On April 8

The Rowan University College of Performing Arts Faculty Spotlight Series presents noted drummer Jim Miller and friends for a free concert event, which doubles as a live recording session, in the university’s Edelman Planetarium on Wednesday, April 8 at 8:00 p.m. The program includes six of Miller’s original compositions as part of an event that is ...

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 ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz Bridge Second Wednesdays Concert Series In Center City Presents Bassist Tyrone Brown

Jazz Bridge Second Wednesdays Concert Series In Center City Presents Bassist Tyrone Brown

Jazz Bridge Second Wednesdays Concert Series in Center City presents bassist Tyrone Brown at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion—Chestnut Street—on Wednesday, January 14. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and are available only at the door. Show time is 7:30. Information: 215-517-8337. There’s very little in the jazz industry that bassist/composer/arranger/educator Tyrone Brown hasn’t ...

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 ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

The New NEA Jazz Masters: Jamey Aebersold

The New NEA Jazz Masters: Jamey Aebersold

With a 1962 Indiana University master’s degree in saxophone, Jamey Aebersold might have carved out a career as a performer. He has never stopped playing, but a casual request set him on a course that led to success as the best-known third-party teacher in jazz. In 1966, a student at a workshop asked Aebersold, who is ...

Dreambox Media: The Philadelphia Jazz Label

Read "Dreambox Media: The Philadelphia Jazz Label" reviewed by Mike Oppenheim

Any fan of the great American music that is jazz is surely aware that the art form's history depended on the convergence of geography, individual talents, and inspiration. Cities such as jny: New Orleans, jny: Kansas City, jny: Chicago, and New York are synonymous with particular styles of jazz. One often overlooked city is jny: Philadelphia, ...

Free Summer Jazz Concerts 3rd Thursdays In South Philly!

Free Summer Jazz Concerts 3rd Thursdays In South Philly!

Jazz Bridge is partnering with the Friends of Hawthorne Park to present Jazz at Hawthorne Park, a FREE summer concert series at 12th and Catharine Streets (in South Philadelphia) on the third Thursday of every month this summer. Bring a chair and prepare to groove with the Mike Boone/John Swana Project on June 20th, the Renaissance ...


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