Bootsie Barnes

November 2010  Number 18               Forward to a Friend                


 Don't tell anyone, but we're giving out our first "Jazz Bridge Award" on Sunday December 5th at the Sunday Jam Sessions at the La Rose Jazz Club, located in historic Germantown. Great food, in an intimate cabaret setting, and free parking at 5531 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia. The board voted and one special person in the jazz and blues community will be receiving this award. The night is also a fundraiser for Jazz Bridge to replenish our general operating fund that helps our local musicians.

Tickets are $15-No Advance Sales. The fun starts at 6 p.m., so come and have a great time...but don't tell anyone who the award winner is, okay? We wouldn't want to spoil anything.

Keswick Theatre
Jazz Bridge at the Keswick on Nov. 12th!



ArpeggioThe Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble is one of the Philadelphia area's most respected and long enduring jazz groups, playing big arenas, small venues, and touring around the world. Leader bassist Warren Oree has been nurturing this band's unique multi-rhythmic arrangements through nine CDs, the latest being Man Bites Dog. With Oree will be saxophonist Umar Raheem, drummer Greg "Ju Ju" Jones, guitarist Frank Butrey, and Doug "Pablow" Edwards on congas and percussion. See them in Collingswood this Thursday, Nov. 4th!Monnette Sudler
Monnette Sudler has been a Philadelphia treasure for many years through her work with Khan Jamal, Grover Washington Jr., Sonnay Murray, Sam Rivers, and the Change of the Century Orchestra. Appearing with Monnette will be pianist Adam Faulk, bassist Steve Beskrone, and drummer Leesa Dawn Robinson. Don't miss her intimate performance at the Cheltenham Art Center tomorrow, Nov. 3rd! The Cheltenham concerts are partially funded by a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.
All Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Concerts start at 7:30 p.m. and are just $10/$5 for students. Free refreshments and free on site parking.

Last Chance to be a "Friend of Jazz Bridge" on the  5th Anniversary Jazz Bridge 2011 Calendar!

 I'm sending the calendar into the printer at the end of this week folks, so you have to let me know now if you want your name prominently displayed on the calendar this year. This year we're honoring saxophonist Billy Root, Grover Washington Jr., Charles Fambrough, vocalist Pearl Williams, violinist Joe Venuti, pianist Beryl Booker and many others. For $50 you can show that you are a supporter of Jazz Bridge and our local jazz and blues community. Plus, you get to deduct the amount from your taxes too!
Please show your support. In these hard times, our musicians are in great need. 
Please contact me ASAP
Don't Forget Our Other Upcoming Neighborhood Concert Series!                                     Chelsea Baratz in Mt. Airy on 11/11Chelsea Baratz

Pianist Hal Galper in Media, PA on 11/17

For more info  on all of our concerts: Upcoming Events

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For Your Viewing Pleasure. . . Some wonderful clips from Barbara Cooper's Pocono Jazz and Blues Weekend. Her company Harvest Entertainment started a grand tradition for an end of summer get-a-way that we will all enjoy for years. Here's a little taste of what you missed, thanks to Jason and Daphne Fifield. Jazz Bridge You Tube