Bootsie Barnes

February 2012  Number 52                                        www.jazzbridge.org

Jazz Doings 
 Check out our new calendar, compliments of All About Jazz and all the jazz dates within 50 miles of the city! 
 The Somers Point Jazz Society is kicking off their four-day jazz festival - Cape Bank Jazz @ the Point - from March 8th-11th. Some terrific people will be appearing! For tickets and info, visit their website or call 609-927-6677
 One lucky person won two free tickets to the Boney James concert on March 31 at the Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood. Come out to the J. Jody Janetta concert this week - you may be lucky next!
 
 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! 

 

AND...

Rob Henderson's

Sunday Sessions at the LaRose Jazz Club every Sunday from 6-10 pm.

Bring your ax!

 

Shout out to the Firecreek Restaurants in Downington, PA, and Voorhees, NJ, for having jazz on a regular basis and for giving our volunteers some wonderful gift certificates. Another commercial enterprise supporting local jazz and Jazz Bridge!!!

Dear Friends,
You may have already heard that our son and brother, Nathan Ingram III, passed away suddenly of a heart attack on January 14, 2012 at his home in Fukushima, Japan. He was 61 years old. Nathan had been sharing and teaching the beauty and uplifting power of African-American art and culture in Japan for two decades. Nathan is survived by three sons, Nathan IV (age 22, US); Dorian (age 3 1/2 , Japan); and Neuboi (age 10 months, Japan); his mother, Doris Ingram; siblings Ruth Craigen, Germaine Ingram, Kevin Ingram, Karen Ingram-Brown, and Karl Ingram, and several nephews, nieces, grand-nieces, cousins, and an aunt. Anyone who wishes to contribute to a memorial fund to help support the needs of Nathan's three children can make a tax-deductible contribution online or by writing a check to the Nathan Ingram III Memorial Fund and sending it c/o Jazz Bridge, 3008 Limekiln Pike, Glenside, PA 19038.
Thanks,
Kim Tucker
Board Member

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Appearing at the Collingswood Community Center on March 1st will be drummer J. Jody Janetta and Adelante, featuring Paul "Woz" Woznicki on piano, synths, and flute and Stephen Testa on bass. J. Jody Janetta and Adelante
Drummer J. Jody Janetta is the founding member of Adelante, a group that fuses jazz, improvisational music, world/folk traditions, contemporary, classical, and ambient/electronic music. Janetta has performed with top people and groups, including saxophonist Elliot Levin, singer Paul Jost, the Nubian Percussion and Dance Ensemble, Equinox, and Solstice World Music Ensemble. But to experience the music of Adelante is to be taken on an aural journey that touches mind, body and spirit. Adelante is rooted in the improvisational approaches of Modern Jazz, but the group creates a musical brew that knows no musical boundaries, relishing in the challenge that all musical styles can be complimentary and woven together to create something musically and sonically beautiful, new and unique. It's been said that listening to Adelante is like "hearing a rainbow".  
 
Coming Up! Kombu Combo at the Kennett Flash and saxophonist George Barron at Cheltenham on March 7th.
For info: 215-517-8337 or 856-858-8914. 
Onsite free parking Cheltenham and Media. Parking right across the street from Society Hill Playhouse or folks can take the High Speed Line to 9th/10th and Locust stop and walk two blocks to 8th street to the Society Hill Playhouse. Free parking in lot at Kennett Flash and on street. Metered parking in Collingswood.
As always, Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Concerts start promptly at 7:30-9 p.m. One show. $10/$5 students. No advance sales.

The Volunteers Went Wild at Campbell's Place in Chestnut Hill! 

Jazz Bridge Volunteer Party
From left: Denise Montana, Mike Boone, Howard Pitkow, and George Sinkler

 

Just wanted to say another big thank you to all of our long time volunteers and board members who have put in so many long hours making Jazz Bridge what it is today!

From Wendy's Desk . . . Wendy Simon Sinkler
 I've been working on our 990 form for the IRS and saw some wonderful things as the numbers shook out. Jazz Bridge did pretty well last year! In our 2010/2011 fiscal year, Jazz Bridge spent $25,181 on musicians in need (up from the $17,530 we spent the previous fiscal year)! We also put $15,038 into the pockets of the musicians who played our Neighborhood Concerts and fundraisers last season (up from $10,358 last year)! Yes, we're still small by most standards, but we've come a long way and done a lot of good thanks to everyone in the community!
 SAVE THIS DATE and STAY TUNED!!!
 
APRIL 27th
 
We are planning one of our biggest fundraisers yet at Chris' Jazz Cafe, so just ink in that night and tell everyone you're busy because your're going to Chris' that night to help Jazz Bridge during National Jazz Appreciation Month!
And now, thanks to board member Jason Fifield and SLife Productions, here are two new videos from our latest Neighborhood Concerts in Cheltenham and at the Society Hill Playhouse! 
Denise King - Jazz at the Playhouse
Denise King - Jazz at the Playhouse
Venissa Santi ft. Germaine Ingram
Venissa Santi and Germaine Ingram
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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