Bootsie Barnes

November 2011  Number 44                               

Tickets are on sale Now! 
Don't miss the All-Star, All-Women Jazz Jam at LaRose Jazz Club on December 11th
from 6-10 p.m.
Jazz Bridge is partnering with Rob Henderson's Sunday Sessions to raise money for the Daphne Fund, which will benefit women jazz musicians and the wives of jazz and blues musicians. Appearing that night will be Denise King, Monnette Sudler, Cindy LeBlanc, Denise Montana, Rhenda Fearrington, Gina Roche, Ella Gahnt, Suzzette Ortiz, Karen Rodriguez, Lynn Riley, Dawn Evans, Pearl Williams and many more!
We'll also be giving out our second annual "Making a Difference Award" to Thelma Anderson that night.
Get them while they last!

Jazz Doings  


Jazz Bridge will have a table at the Kimmel Center this Saturday Dec. 3rd at 7:30 p.m. to welcome Benny Golson back to town! Stop over and say hi before you head on in to the concert.


Check out Matt Feldman's Jazz's pretty darn comprehensive about what's happening around town. Support the music whenever you can!


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!


NewsAppearing at the Collingswood Community Center tomorrow, December 1st, will be guitarist and singer Gina Roche with her band, featuring pianist Jim Ridl, bassist Tim Lekan, and percussionist Jim Hamilton.  * * * Born and raised in Philadelphia, Gina Roche has been singing, writing songs and playing guitar since the age of 16. Soon she was performing in nightclubs in the Philly area and beyond. When her band played in Grand Cayman and Aruba, she fell in love with music of Brazil: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Dori CaymmiDjavan, Joao Gilberto and Elis Regina. Bassist Tim Lekan and Roche began getting together regularly, just bass and voice, exploring, singing bop heads and soloing. In 1997, Roche wrote lyrics and sang on bassist Lekan's CD PM. Of that debut, a reviewer said, "Gina Roche is what makes the listener sit up and take notice" -Jazz News. From 1997-1998, Roche sang with the all female Latina group called "Ellas" that played Afro-Cuban, meringue, salsa and Latin jazz. Later she toured with the world music group "World Color," singing in different languages with musicians from Africa, Japan and Mexico. In 2001- 2007, Roche released her debut CD Dawning of a New Way and quickly got a gig opening for McCoy Tyner at Kennedy Plaza for the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts. Currently, Gina Roche is just about to release her latest CD called Thankfully.


Coming up: Monnette Sudler at Jazz at the Flash and the Dirk Quinn Band at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts on Dec. 7th!


Correction!! Please note that alto saxophonist Wade Dean and his band will be performing at Society Hill Playhouse on Dec. 15th NOT the 22nd!


As always, Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Concerts start promptly at 7:30-9 p.m. One show. $10/$5 students. No advance sales. For info: 215-517-8337 or 856-858-8914. Free refreshments and metered parking at the Collingswood concert.  

As everyone knows, Jason Fifield films almost all of our concerts for archival purposes and he's now coordinating other video artists who will be documenting our scene. If you know anyone who also wants to help out with the filming of our creative artists, please tell them to contact me.


And now....

Duane Eubanks - Jazz at the Playhouse
Duane Eubanks - Jazz at the Playhouse

a little taste of what happened last month at the Society Hill Playhouse with Duane Eubanks and his band. And many thanks to ALL who came out to help get this new series off the ground. Film by Jason Fifield.


Use Good Search, Good Shop, and Good Dining to make money for Jazz Bridge....just check out the web site and bookmark it. You don't have to spend ANY extra money. Buy a holiday gift and the store gives Jazz Bridge a percentage. Search the Internet for anything and Jazz Bridge gets a penny. Go out to eat and the restaurant gives Jazz Bridge a percentage. YOU CAN'T BEAT THAT DEAL!!!

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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