Bootsie Barnes

September 2010  Number 15               Forward to a Friend                

There are still tickets left for Barbara Cooper's Pocono Jazz Party! Be a part of the fun from October 1-3 at the Fernwood Hotel and Resort. Lots of terrific jazz artists will be appearing including singer Denise King, who just got back from Paris! Check out Harvest Entertainment

Denise King
or call Barbara
Proceeds Benefit Jazz Bridge!


This is a fantastic nonprofit organization who has been a wonderful help to Jazz Bridge and who sponsors some fabulous local jazz artists. Please support them by becoming a member and checking out their concerts!

Be a sponsor of our 5th Anniversary Jazz Bridge 2011 Calendar!

 Don't miss this opportunity to get your name, organization or business out to over
 1,500 jazz and blues fans locally and all over the world!  
 You can have your logo on the calendar, sponsor a page, or just get your name or business listed under
"Friends of Jazz Bridge."  
 Please contact me ASAP The deadline is September 21st. 
Jennifer Leitham
Jennifer Leitham
The Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Concerts Are Starting up!
Dave Posmontier, Wendy Simon and Linda Watson-Patterson have a great lineup this season. Check out all the artists being featured here. To open the presentations at the Cheltenham Art Center, will be the incredible bassist Jennifer Leitham with pianist Tom Lawton and drummer Sherrie Maricle. Renowned jazz critic Leonard Feather called her a "left-handed virtuoso of the upright bass" and Leitham has appeared on over 100 recordings with some of the greatest names in jazz, including Benny Carter, George Shearing, Gerry Mulligan, Peggy Lee and Joe Pass. Leitham was also a member of the Tonight Show All-Stars. Aside from her wonderful work as a giant of the jazz bass, Jennifer Leitham is a transgendered person whose incredible personal story appeared in JazzTimes magazine last year. Don't miss her at the Cheltenham Art Center, 439 Ashbourne Rd, Cheltenham, PA on October 6th. One show: 7:30-9PM. Tickets are still $10/$5 for students.
Jim DeSalvo
Jim DeSalvo
At the Collingswood Community Center, Petra Garnett and I plan some wonderful surprises! Opening up our season will be Jim DeSalvo and his trio. He's a fantastic pianist who joined up with Kenny Dorham and Ahmed Abdul-Malik early in his career, began sitting in regularly with all the legendary players in the creative club environment of late sixties Greenwich Village and was a mainstay of the 1970s New York "loft scene" performing with artists such as Bob Berg and Charlie Haden. He's played with Chet Baker, Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Gonsalves, Philly Joe Jones, and Joe Farrell. Don't miss this rare treat on October 7th in Collingswood at the same low ticket price. Next issue will feature our new Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Concerts in Ardmore and Germantown! Stay tuned . . .

Jazz Bridge is making money by partnering with Planet Green and we're asking YOU to recycle your cell phones and ink-jet printer cartridges. Bring your old cells and cartridges to any of our neighborhood concerts and Jazz Bridge makes up to $5.75 on an ink cartridge and up to $60 on a cell phone! You can also buy recycled stuff and Jazz Bridge gets 15%.

 So Go Green; Save the Planet; and Support the Bridge!
For your viewing and listening pleasure, Trudy Pitts and Mister C at the Daphne Fund Benefit, courtesy of filmmaker Jason Fifield. A truly wonderful performance of What a Wonderful World