Bootsie Barnes

July 2012  Number 64                          

Jazz Doings 
Henrietta Shelten's Summer Schedule for Chicken Bone Beach is in! Check it out! CBB is also presenting a 3-week jazz camp starting on July 10th in Atlantic City - call 609-841-6897 or email for details
  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.
The Cape May Traditional Jazz Society is presenting the Atlantic City Jazz Band on Sunday July 8th at the VFW Post 386 in Cape May to help the Food Bank of Southern New Jersey. Save the date!
Don't miss the ongoing Somer's Point Jazz Society  2012 Summer Jazz series at Gregory's Restaurant - Check it out!
Pianist Jim Holton and flutist Cindy LeBlanc head the terrific jazz vespers at St. John's Lutheran Church in Ambler, PA, every 1st Sunday starting at 7 pm -it's a wonderful musical experience.
 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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Save the Date!


The Philadelphia Jazz Coalition is holding an old fashioned Town Hall Meeting at the Philadelphia Clef Club

Tuesday, July 31st from 5:30 - 8 pm.



All jazz and blues musicians, presenters, music and arts organizations are invited. There will also be panel discussions about what a great resource the city of Philadelphia has in its jazz community.

Come help us develop our own collective voice in the Philly metro area!


Everyone who was in the photo shoot at the Coltrane House in April will receive a free copy of the historic photo taken by Elena Bouvier at the Town Hall Meeting.

Great Day in Philly 

Hey, people are starting to notice the fabulous work Jazz Bridge has been doing with YOUR help. Our organization was honored to be spotlighted in the online journal Philadelphia Social Innovations that recognizes social innovation in the nonprofit world. Check out the article online or read it here: The Jazz Bridge Project: A Medley of Advocacy and Aid , by Hadiyah N. Muhammad.

logo Calling for nominations for our 3rd Annual

Making A Difference Award!


Last year, Jazz Bridge  honored jazz advocate Thelma Anderson for her wonderful work with the jazz community for many decades and the year before that we honored the late Trudy Pitts, one of our most treasured jazz musicians.


Now it's time to nominate the person YOU think should get the award this year at our December benefit. The nominee does not have to be a musician, but he or she MUST have a strong record of service to the jazz community. This honor also carries a cash award of $250.


Please send a nominating paragraph of a least 150 words to Wendy at


Yes, you can nominate yourself!

Grants! Come and get 'em.....


Carol and Woody (we all know them from producing the award-winning Cape May Jazz Festival) are in town and raising money for their first Philly Jazz Festival - Remembering Grover on September 22nd on Kickstarter! Check it out and throw a few bucks their way!

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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 Please take time to attend our neighborhood concerts around the area: Your support for the music
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