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May 2011  Number 34                               


On Sunday, June 12th Germaine Ingram

dancer/ choreographer Germaine Ingram, composer/musician Bobby Zankel, and visual artist John Dowell will present the latest version of their ongoing creative collaboration commemorating the nine African Americans enslaved by President George Washington in the President's House, the first American "white house" that stood just steps away from where the Liberty Bell is currently housed. Two shows: 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Location: Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St., Phila. 19106 (next to Christ Church, 2nd Street above Market, Phila. 19106) Tickets $20 are available online.

Jazz Doings


Bright Moments-Remembering Dr. Trudy Pitts at the Kimmel Center on June 4th between 5-7 pm. Free. Come celebrate the life of our own Trudy, one of Jazz Bridge's biggest boosters.


Chris' Cafe will be featuring a musical tribute to Grover Washington Jr. (with members of his original band) Proceeds will go to the Protect a Dream Foundation. Shows on 6/3 and 6/4. For info on tickets: 215-568-3131

Grover Washington Jr. Tribute Band 


LaRose Jazz Club, 5531 Germantown Ave. in Philadelphia, will be hosting a Legends Ball with the Tony Williams Quartet to honor noted Philly drummer Charlie Rice from 7-11 PM $20 on Saturday June 4th. For info: 215-844-5818


The Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation is opening a Summer Youth Jazz Camp in collaboration with Stockton State College. Starts July 5th! For info call, 856-577-8337


And the Blue Moon Brewery Summer Jazz Series sponsored by the Somers Point Jazz Society continues!


Cool stuff you might want to pass on . . .

The PA House wants to slash funding for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) and cut their grants by 70%. Jazz Bridge receives funding from the PCA for our Neighborhood Concerts Series and last year Jazz Bridge pumped over $16,000 into the economy by employing musicians and providing top quality music to families in Pennsylvania. Cutting the arts budget is bad for Pennsylvania's economy and bad for families. The cultural sector supports 62,000 jobs, adds $2 billion into our economy, generates $283 million in tax revenues...not to mention arts education for our kids.  
Please tell your representatives to support the PCA today. I called and their legislative aides are totalling up the folks who are calling in. Do it now! They just came into session.
Find your legislator by clicking here.
Paying Gig Alert!: Pastor Peter Friedrichs of the Universalist Unitarian Church in Media (where we'll be presenting a full schedule of concerts next season) needs a pianist/ music leader for his church.
Go get this terrific gig . . .
Free Computer Access!
I met this wonderful guy named Khaleef Aye at a seminar and he's in

charge of the Free Library Hot Spots that bring computer access, classes, and the internet to neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. Each Hot Spot includes computers, a printer, and all necessary broadband equipment, as well as a reference collection of Free Library materials. Hot Spots are staffed by computer assistants trained to provide you with guided instruction as well as open-access computer time. For more information, contact the Free Library at 215-686-5372. It's FREE!!!


Don't Miss the 4th Annual Zannie Do Fest for Jazz Bridge this Saturday!


zan gardner


Every year drummer and vocalist Scott Shore wears himself out organizing a tribute in memory to a dear friend - blues singer Zan Gardner - a founding member of Jazz Bridge. 

So every year, Scott pulls together a great night of blues at the Mermaid Inn  in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. 

8 pm - till!

Some of the best blues in Philly will be on hand featuring the Dukes of Destiny, the Sacred Cowboys, and the Flashpoints!

Dukes of Destiny

Tickets: $15 No Advance Sales


Mr. C - Trudy Pitts Memorial @ Kimmel Center June 4th 2011

Mr. C - Trudy Pitts Memorial @ Kimmel Center June 4th 2011

Click on the cute video above for a personal invitation from Mr. C to the memorial for his wife Trudy at the Kimmel Center . . . hope to see everyone there to celebrate this incredible woman!

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.
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