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September 2011  Number 39                               

Jazz Doings


The Walt Whitman Arts Center presents

Cullen Knight's

Life, Deal With It-Live!

Directed by Desi P. Shelton

Music Director: Jamal Dickerson

September 16-18th Gorden Theater, 2nd and Pearl Streets, Camden, NJ Tickets: $15

For info: 856-964-1534


The Joyful Gathering Spiritual Center will be featuring noted blues singer Alexis P. Suter (she's been called "the new Queen of the Blues")and her band at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 401 Kings Highway in Cherry Hill, NJ on Saturday, Sept. 17th at 6 pm.  Tickets: $30 For info: 856-424-1871


Jazz on the Vine series at the Painted Bride opens their season with urban jazz harmonica artist Frederic Yonnet. Sept. 24th. Two shows: 7 and 9 p.m. $25 in advance. $30 Day of.


Big Band Monday at the Sandi Pointe featuring The Ed Vezinho/Jim Ward Big Band with special guest saxophonist Denis DiBlasio  

Somers Point, NJ 08244
(609) 927 - 2300
$5 admission

October 3, 2011

7 - 10 PM


And don't forget Ed Dennis' jazz vespers every third Sunday of the month at Philly's "Jazz Church" - the Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion, 2110 Chestnut Street.  5 PM Free!


Life, Deal with It, Live
Life, Deal with It, Live

Just a little commercial for the fine show Jamal Dickerson put together for this weekend in Camden - Check it out!!! 



Don't Miss Our Pre-Season Fundraiser

"A Tribute to Jelly Roll Morton"


Larry McKenna Larry McKenna,  Al HarrisonAl Harrison




and Friends!


Trombone: Clarence Watson

Piano: Tom Lawton

Bass: Ed Wise

                        Drums: Jimmy Coleman


 Saturday, Sept. 24th - Show time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Trinity Episcopal Church,
708 S. Bethlehem Pike, in Ambler, PA. Free refreshments!
Tickets are only $15 at the door. $18 online (hey, we gotta pay Pal Pal)

All proceeds will be split evenly between Jazz Bridge and Regol Concerts, another fine nonprofit that presents both jazz and classical concerts in the area. Barbara Montgomery


Our Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Concerts Season opens with singer and new host Barbara Montgomery at Jazz at the Flash at the Kennett Flash in Kennett Square on October 5th. With her will be pianist Aaron Graves, bassist Lee Smith, and drummer Craig McIver. Also, on October 5th, Jazz in Cheltenham will open its third season with the stellar blues group Dukes of Destiny at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts

Dukes of Destiny


Lastly, on October 6th, opening our 8th season of Jazz in the Wood! at the Collingswood Community Center  legendary drummer Charlie Rice will be leading his All-Star band with pianist Don Wilson, bassist Ed Wise, saxophonist Bob Howell, and trombonist Clifford Adams.Charlie Rice


All of our neighborhood concerts start promptly at 7:30 PM and tickets are $10/$5 for students (No Advance sales). Each concert offers free give-aways and refreshments!


Hey, Kim Tucker is sending out golden tickets to all of our GOLD STAR donors this week. These tickets are free passes to ALL of our neighborhood concerts (a $320 value this year)! Find out how you can get one of these coveted tickets before the end of our fiscal year (9/30/2011) and enjoy jazz all season long!

Call 215-517-8337 or email Wendy.

Who Should Be Our Honoree? 
Last year Jazz Bridge gave our first annual Jazz Bridge "Making a Difference" award to Trudy Pitts for all of her work supporting Philadelphia jazz with her music and her tireless work for the jazz community. We need YOU to help us find someone who will be honored this year with $250 and an award in December.
Please send us an email with the name of the person you feel should receive the award for 2012 and include a paragraph on how you think your nominee has made a difference to our local jazz community.  
Your nominee does not have to be a musician!

Yo! It's Calendar Time Again Yes, my eyes have gone glassy looking at my computer as I put together the Jazz Bridge 2012 calendar, and I want to make sure I have every jazz and blues musician's name on their birthday. If you are NOT on the calendar, please contact me at You must be a professional jazz or blues musician in the Philly area for five years. Also, we are asking for sponsorships again this year - You can be a sponsor for $25, $100 or $150. Call or email Wendy and she'll give ya the details. Thanks to everyone who sponsored last year!  Your support means so much. . .

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.    Visit our blog