Bootsie Barnes

July 2012  Number 65                          

Jazz Doings 
Art Reach,  a terrific organization that provides free tickets for disabled people to area events, is having its pledge drive right now. Jazz Bridge has been pledging for two years and we love it. If you are producing any kind of concerts this fall, please contact them and say you'll donate some seats 
 There will be a tribute concert for the late Nathan Ingram at the Clef Club on July 29th from 3pm-7pm. Organized by drummer Webb Thomas, there are sure to be tons of musicians there - check it out and help out Nathan Ingram's children by donating to the Nathan Ingram Memorial Fund set up by Jazz Bridge.
Trumpeter Eddie Morgan has put together "Jazz 4 Kidz & U" - free jazz concerts and master classes for kids at Oscar E. McClinton, Jr. Park in Atlantic City on August 7th and 14th. For more info: 609-350-6608 or email
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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The Town Meeting is Right Around the Corner . . . 


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

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



Buffet: About $10


Please register for this FREE event HERE!


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.


Panelists for the evening will be: Michael Ricci (ceo of All About Jazz); Patricia Washington (Greater Philadelphia Tourism and Marketing Corp); Lovett Hines (Clef Club); Graziella D'Amelio and Warren Oree (Lifeline Coalition); Jason Fifield (Slife Productions); Bobby Zankel (saxophonist); Ivan Barias (president of the Philadelphia chapter of NARAS); Randy Brown (Philadelphia Music Alliance; Megan Fitzgerald (Kimmel Center); Howard Mandel (Jazz Journalists Assoc.); Jeff Duperon (WRTI); Suzanne Cloud (Jazz Bridge)


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 

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 Kim Tucker at


Yes, you can nominate yourself!

And Now for your viewing and listening pleasure..... 

Trumpeter Josh Lawrence playing an original during jazz month at Society Hill Playhouse. With pianist Luke Carlos O'Reilly, drummer Anwar Marshall, and Leon Boykins on bass.

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Josh Lawrence - Jazz at the Playhouse
Josh Lawrence - Jazz at the Playhouse
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