Bootsie Barnes

May 2012  Number 61                          

Jazz Doings 
 Henrietta Shelten is still cooking up some great stuff this spring at the Trop down the shore. Please check out her flyer and schedule to support the Chicken Bone Beach Foundation.
Please check out all the great shows that are happening through the summer at City Hall for City Hall Presents! by the Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy.

Giving of Self Partnership  is hosting a technology camp for children in the city in the Oak Lane section Mon-Fri from 8:30-3 pm. This summer's theme is "The Sound of Philadelphia" - the history of music in Philly. Ages 9-14. Daily programing consists of leadership and social skills, audio and video production, spoken word, etc. Call 215-927-6100 to register


Jazz Vespers at the Christ Church Ithan, 536 Conestoga Rd, Villanova, PA, will feature saxophonist Neil Wetzel and trombonist Rob Stone with Father Ron Parker on guitari, pianist Tom Lawton, bassist Bill Zino and drummer Jim Miller.

7PM June 10th. Free. For info: 610-688-1110


 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! 



Rob Henderson's

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

Bring your ax!


 Check out our new calendar, compliments of All About Jazz and all the jazz dates within 50 miles of the city!


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 Third Annual All-Star Jazz Jam with Jazz Bridge Down the Shore!Larry McKenna


Jazz fans and supporters are opening up the ocean for our last fundraiser of the spring at the Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro in Somers Point, New Jersey on June 10th from 4 - 7:30 pm. and some of the shore's most esteemed jazz musicians will be on hand to help us reach $6000. Tickets are $25 and the price includes a wonderful buffet provided by the chefs at the Sandi Pointe. For info: 856-858-8914 or 609-927-2300 or 215-517-8337.   Free parking onsite! Door Prizes! Eddie Morgan




Leading the musical evening will be legendary saxophonist Larry McKenna with the Tim Lekan Trio, featuring pianist Dean Schneider and drummer Bob Shomo. Then more special guests arrive! Clarinetist Joe Barrett, trombonist Mike Boschen, saxophonist John Guida, drummer Keith Hollis,Sharon Sable  pianist Barry Miles, trumpeters Mike Natale and Eddie Morgan, saxophonist Mary Lou Newnam, guitarist Shaun Q  with vocalist Sharon Sable, guitarist Bob Sterling, and our own Wendy Simon will be there to sing.
Thanks to bassist Tim Lekan for ALL his hard work organizing this fundraiser!
Heads Up for One Very Cool Thing  Comin' Up!

You are cordially invited to a free screening of "Get Me A Fight" - a documentary film about the life and career of pianist Jimmy Amadie, one of our local heroes who has had world-wide reach as a player, composer, and teacher.
Jimmy Amadie 
Date: June 16th
Time: 7:30
Place: Connelly Center Cinema on the campus of Villanova University.  
Count me in Jimmy!
I have to tell you - this is one of our best Jazz Bridge videos. Guitarist Jef Lee Johnson and his band, which included bassist Chico Huff, were booked for Collingswood and due to circumstances beyond everyone's control, Chico and Jef had to play sans drummer.
What an incredible night of music it was...and Jef flew in from his tour with Esperanza Spalding just to do it
- Take a moment and enjoy this little bit of cool -
Jef Lee Johnson and Chico Huff at  Jazz in the 'wood
Jef Lee Johnson and Chico Huff
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