Bootsie Barnes

August 2012  Number 66                          

Jazz Doings 
Chicken Bone Beach is partnering with the Atlantic City Free Library this Thursday, Aug. 23rd for a free concert featuring George A. Johnson Jr, at 7 PM and Taeko' with Doug Carn at 8:30. FREE. Kennedy Plaza, 2207 Boardwalk, Atlantic City
The WHYY Connections Festival  will be happening on Sept. 6th and Jazz Bridge is being honored along with other arts organizations in the city. 150 N. 6th Street on Independence Mall.
From 7:30 - 9 pm!
The Mount Airy Cultural Center is sponsoring its 22nd Annual Tony Williams Scholarship Jazz Festival on Labor Day Weekend again this year (Friday 8/31st thru Monday 9/3rd) at the Embassy Suites Airport Hotel. For info, call Verna Edwards (215-248-4415) Lots of wonderful musicians and Bill Cosby too!
The Tri-State Jazz Society is sponsoring a concert by Steve Barbone and the Barbone Street Jazz Band at the Haddonfield United Methodist Church, 29 Warwick Rd, in Haddonfield, NJ on Sun, Sept. 16th from 2 - 5 pm
$20 General Admission
$10 First Timers
Carol and Woody are kicking off the first Philly Jazz Fest called "Remembering Grover" with headliner Pieces of a Dream on Sept. 22nd from 1 pm-12 midnight at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel Ballroom, 17th and Race Streets. Lots of great musicians and singers - for more info: 609-884-8919
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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Pay it Forward  Jazz Bridge just Kicked Off its first Kickstarter Campaign - Jazz in the Neighborhood!!! 


Yes, our president and treasurer Wendy Simon wants to get some sleep this season, so this year we're pre-selling tickets to our expanding Neighborhood Concerts Series to raise money to help us pay the venue rentals.  For just $10 you can buy a ticket to ANY show in five different locations. For $25, you get a tee and a ticket. For $150, you get a season pass. And for $1200, your company can get its logo emblazoned all over our brochures and advertising.


Take a look at all the great people our Jazz Bridge hosts have booked this coming season - they've done a fabulous job - and your support will provide performance opportunities for over 160 local musicians!


Thanks again for all your support - your generosity and our volunteers are perfect together!


logo Calling for nominations for our 3rd Annual

Making A Difference Award!



Now's The 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!


Philly Odds and Ends About Town
Writer Pheralyn Dove wrote an insightful piece on the late Trudy Pitts for All About Jazz that is highly recommendedAnd our new publicist is writer (and drummer) Bruce Klauber, who wrote a terrific article for JazzTimes about the town meeting that Jazz Bridge helped to organize at the Clef Club. A new club is opening up at the old location of the Chestnut Street Caberet, 38th and Chestnut, - it's called The Blockley and on August 30th, they'll be presenting the Rebirth Brass Band. Now, here's the good part, the first one who answers this trivia question gets two free tickets to the show: What was the name of the film where the audience first heard the tune Stella by Starlight? First one who emails me with the correct answer wins! ***The Philadelphia chapter of the NAACP is holding the "This is My Vote Music Fest" on August 25th at the Philadelphia Art Museum from 6-11 pm.- plenty of music and info on how to get registered for the November elections - lots of great music. Call 215-978-7500 for info. A really cool thing came into my inbox the other day from the Philadelphia Free Library - a link to their incredible collections, check it out!  Go GET the MONEY: grant for presenting jazz  is available. Deadline - October12th, Subito Grants - Deadline - Oct. 2nd
And now for your listening and viewing pleasure - another terrific video of a neighborhood concert by Jason Fifield featuring singer Denise Montana doing one of her originals with vibist Tony Miceli, bassist Steve Beskrone, and percusssionist Jim Hamilton.
Denise Montana - Jazz in Media
Denise Montana - Jazz in Media
Anyone who could not make the town hall meeting to pick up their Great Day photo, please contact me to pick up your photo at my house. Note, only the musicians who were in the photo can get one free. If you wish to purchase, please contact the Coltrane House.
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