Bootsie Barnes

February 2011  Number 26                               

 Silent Auction
Jazz Bridge is throwing a Fat Tuesday fundraiser (see block below) and we still have some places left for donated silent auction items for our big night. Your donations can be anything as long as they are valued at more than $30. You get our undying thanks and a receipt for your taxes! If you have something that might be suitable, contact me.
Also, any restaurants who want to donate fingerfood for the event, please contact me - you'll get tons of free advertising as a sponsor!

Al HarrisonTickets are on sale  (and going fast) for our Fat Tuesday Celebration Benefit. Al Harrison and his Dixieland Band will be appearing on March 8th at the Collingswood Community Center to raise money for Jazz Bridge, Tri-State Jazz Society and Regol Concerts. Cash Bar. Fabulous door prizes and a silent auction.


Tickets are $25 and seating is very limited, so get 'em now!

This is so important and it doesn't cost a thing
I'd like to ask you to go to the link below and share your thoughts about Jazz Bridge for our Guidestar ProfileGuidestar is the nonprofit information resource where donors go to make sure their money is going to a legitimate charity. They are giving away $5000 to the organization that gets the most reviews. It's easy, only takes a few minutes, and you don't even have to give your name, but it would mean so much...these reviews also tell future donors that Jazz Bridge is a worthwhile cause and your feedback helps us build a better organization!
Contest ends February 28th!
Lynn RileySaxophone and flutist Lynn Riley wil be appearing at the Collingswood Community Center on March 3rd with her band, featuring pianist Aaron Graves, bassist Rubin Edwards, and Harry "Butch" Reed on drums. 
Born in Washington, D.C., Lynn Riley has been called the "Superwoman of the Sax" more than once since she moved to Philadelphia. She's performed throughout the US and abroad and has worked with such luminaries as Grover Washington Jr, Philly Joe Jones, David Bromberg, Rachelle Ferrell, the Indigo Girls, and Compay Segundo of the Buena Vista Social Club. In 2000, Riley performed at the Painted Bride Art Center as part of their Women Leaders in Jazz series. Lynn is a faculty member of the Performing Arts Department at Drexel University and her latest CD release "Too Cool" is a mix of driving funk and world rhythms that is totally contageous.  Photo by Michael Donnella
Chcuk AndersonGuitarist Chuck Anderson will be appearing at the Cheltenham Art Center on March 2nd with his trio featuring bassist Eric Schreiber and drummer Ed Rick. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Chuck Anderson has made Philadelphia his home since, at the age of 21, he became the staff guitarist for the Latin Casino where he accompanied legends such as Billy Eckstine, Peggy Lee, Bobby Darin, Nancy Wilson and Sammy Davis Jr. In 1974, Anderson began a musical collaboration with the legendary bassist and teacher Al Stauffer, forming a group with Ray Deeley on drums, which featured may of Anderson's original compositions and unique arrangements of jazz classics. He hasn't looked back and continues to be a force to be reckoned with on jazz guitar. Anderson's latest CD on Dreambox is called "Freefall," and he also has a new DVD out called "The Chuck Anderson Trio - Live at Chaplin's Music Cafe". 
The Cheltenham Neighborhood Concert series is partially supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.
Remember, all Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Concert times are 7:30 - 9 p.m. $10/$5 for students. No advance sales. Free refreshments and free on-site parking. Your support for the music is appreciated!

Shout Out to Our Local Nonprofit Jazz Folks!


Somers Point Jazz Society


Their annual jazz festival Cape Bank Jazz at the Point will be from 3/10-3/13 with some terrific musicians lined up. Also, calling out to young musicians everywhere! Somers Point is offering a FREE clinic to young, up-and-coming jazz musicians on 3/10 from 9:30-2 pm at the Mission Point Church. Call 609-927-6677 for info


The Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion


Tickets are on sale for a New Orleans fundraiser for Philly's Jazz Church and their jazz vespers (hosted by drummer Ed Dennis) on 2/26 at 5pm. Great food and fabulous music by Denise King!

Call the church office for details at 215-567-3668


Pearl Williams 


Legends of the Ball - Honoring Pearl Williams! 


March 12, 2011 at La Rose Jazz Restuarant, 5531 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, from 6:00 - 10:00 PM. Admission: $20.00 For info: call Verna Edwards, 215 248-4415

Please check out our Web site to discover all that Jazz Bridge has been doing and email us if you have any questions, wish to volunteer, or want to help with fundraising.
Also, "like" our Facebook Fan Page and sign up for our Twitter feed!Please take time to attend our neighborhood concerts around the area: Your support for the music, supports the musicians.