Bootsie Barnes

October 2010  Number 16               Forward to a Friend                


 To drummer Ed Dennis and the Jazz Vespers at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion, 2110 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia. They hold jazz vespers every third Sunday evening of the month at 5 p.m. It's free with refreshments too! On October 17, the EDQ 1 band wil be featured.
Please support them by checking out their concerts! EDQ 1
Tribute and Memorial to be held at the Clef Club
Philly drum legend Hakiem Emanuel Thompson recently passed away after a long illness and a tribute will be held in his memory on October 11th at 6 p.m. at the Philadelphia Clef Club at Broad and Fitzwater Streets. Thompson played with such luminaries as Jimmy Smith, Horace Silver, Freddie Hubbard, Sun Ra, Billy Paul, Stanley Clark, and  many others. He will be missed! 

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Michael Pedicin Jr.
Michael Pedicin
After so many memories and years, saxophonist Michael Pedicin Jr. will be returning the Palombaro Club, 2632 E. County Line Road, in Ardmore, PA, on Wednesday, October 13th. This historic Italian-American social club, in the heart of the neighborhood where Pedicin grew up (and where he played his first gig at the age of 13!), is where he has decided to host a new Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Concert Series and joining him will be pianist Dean Schneider, bassist Tim Lekan, and drummer Bobby Shomo.Pedicin has recorded and performed with many jazz and pop giants through the last three decades, including Maynard Ferguson, Dave Brubeck, Peter Erskine, Stanley Clarke, David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, The Funk Brothers, Gino Vanelli, and Pat Martino. Michael's debut album, Michael Pedicin Jr., was cut for PIR/CBS Records in 1980, followed by City Song (1987), Angles (1989), You Don't Know What Love Is (1992), Because of Love (1996) and Downtown Found (2002). His latest CD Everything Starts Now has been getting rave reviews. Many of his old friends and neighbors will be at the first concert to wish him well.   
Rob Henderson
Rob Henderson
On October 14th, another new Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Concert Series will be starting up upder the capable hands of drummer Rob Henderson and it will run every second Thursday through May at the Mt. Airy Prebyterian Church, 13 E. Mt. Pleasant Avenue in Mt. Airy. Rob Henderson's career as a jazz musician spans over two decades, and his inimitable style combines influences from  legendary stick men, such as Art Blakey, Arthur Taylor, Kenny Clarke, and "Big" Sid  Catlett. Henderson has studied and worked with Hank Mobley, Bootsie Barnes, Donald Byrd, "Philly" Joe Jones, Shirley Scott., Billy James, Christian McBride, and Larry McKenna.  Henderson has toured in Europe six times with various European and American musicians as well as with his own band The H Factor, which will include tenor saxophonist James Stewart, pianist Jim Holton, and bassist Mark Przybylowski for this upcoming concert.  Henderson has released two CDs on the Philly Breakdown record label.  His debut CD 'Less is More' is a collection of hard bop standards and originals and his newest CD 'RH Positive' has garnered wonderful reviews from the jazz press. You know him from La Rose, so come on down!
As always, all neighborhood concerts are one show from 7:30-9PM. Tickets: $10/$5 for students. No advance sales. Free Refreshments! 
For info: 215-517-8337

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. So bring your old cells and cartridges to any of our neighborhood concerts! 

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Orrin EvansFor your viewing and listening pleasure, pianist Orrin Evans and his quartet, courtesy of Jason Fifield at Slife Productions. Please check out the fabulous review of Evans' big band by the New York Times!