Bootsie Barnes

October 2012  Number 70                          

Jazz Doings  
Michael Ricci, CEO of All About Jazz has come up with something pretty darn fantastic - It's called
If you are a jazz presenter, please sign up on the new web site to be represented.
Save the Date!   

The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts, Inc. and its Board of Directors, announces its First Annual Philadelphia "Clef Club Jazz Awards," taking place on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the Philadelphia Clef Club, 736-38 South Broad Street. A VIP Reception begins at 6 p.m. and the Awards Program at 8 p.m. This year's theme is, "Preserving, Presenting, and Educating."


The Somers Point Jazz Society

is presenting "Words and Music - Jazz Behind the Walls" on Wednesday Nov. 7th at 7 pm. Poetry and prose by Rina Terry and music by pianist Jon Pruitt, bassist Andy Lalasis, and drummer Tom Angello. Free at the Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro



On Thursday November 15th, the newly forming Philadelphia Jazz Coalition will be meeting at the Painted Bride at 10 am. If you did not receive an email about this new group that will be the vocie of Philly jazz, please email me and I'll put you on the list!



For the support that Chris' Jazz Cafe,
 The Mermaid Inn and the Sandi Point Coastal Bistro give us every year, we'd like to give them a plug. Click on the links and you'll see their musical lineups this fall!
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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Our acclaimed Neighborhood Concerts Series continues . . .  


Appearing at the Collingswood Community Center this Thursday,  November 1st, will be bassist Andy Lalasis and his group, featuring pianist Tom Adams and drummer Grant MacAvoy. Music fans who have visited Atlantic City over the years could not help but hear this fantastic bassist. His solid artistry has brought raves from "the biggest names in showAndy Lalasis  business" (as his voice mail used to say long ago). But Andy wasn't foolin' - his tenures as the house bassist at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino and later on with Merv Griffin's "Coconut Ballroom Orchestra" at Resorts International lasted 20 years. At the Nugget, the rhythm sections that Lalasis put together were so impressive and so respected that artists would beg to have the Nugget "house trio" accompany them.
His jazz roots are strong, having studied with Dennis Sandole, bassist Al Stauffer and guitarist Joe Federico, and touring with master guitarist Pat Martino.
Andy's latest CD Fret Not is a treasure and features some of our area's best jazz musicians.

If you are unsure whether this concert will go on due to Hurricane Sandy, you can call (610-745-3011) the day of to hear a message letting you know.
Coming up on Wednesday November 7th will be pianist Terri Klinefelter and her band at the Kennett Flash and saxophonist Tony Williams at the Cheltenham Arts Center!
As usual, all Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Concerts start at 7:30 p.m. (one show) and are just $10/$5 for students with ID. No advance sales. Parking at Collingswood is on site metered parking or free street parking. To print out our brochure, click HERE

  Hurricane Sandy Hurricane Preparations

Hey folks, see where that red swirly thing is on the map? I don't know about YOU, but I'm getting a bit freaked out by NOAA's predictions about Hurricane Sandy, so here are some steps to prepare for the predicted storm and its aftermath.

Know your town's evacuation routes.

Store flashlights (with batteries), candles and a transistor radio (with batteries).
Designate a meeting place for your family during an emergency.

Have emergency contact numbers easily accessible.

Make sure that you have a supply of non-perishable food and water.

Make sure your plans include family pets.
Include prescription medications, baby supplies and any additional items for special medical needs.

Place an emergency kit in your car.

Make sure you have a cellphone car charger.

Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management


New Jersey Office of Emergency Management


Delaware Office of Emergency Management


Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA)

The American Red Cross 


You should monitor local radio and television stations for weather conditions and emergency updates.
Don't let this chance get away. Get your voice out there and be a sponsor of the 2013 Jazz Bridge Calendar
 The 2013 Jazz Bridge Calendar is Almost Ready to Roll!
We are happy to announce the amazing musicians we will be spotlighting this year on their birth month 
Jan - Saxophonist Ken Ulansey
Feb - Singer Joanna Pascale 
March - Bassist Jimmy Garrison 
April: Drummer Billy James
May: Singer Ella Gahnt
June: Guitarist Jef Lee Johnson
July: Saxophonist Tim Warfield Jr.
August: Harpist Gloria Galante 
Sept: John Coltrane
October: Dizzy Gillespie
Nov: Bassist Henry Grimes 
Dec: Saxophonist Bobby Zankel
Kathy Ridl is designing the calendar and we are spotlighting some fabulous photographers!


If you want to be a sponsor for the calendar to advertise your business and/or your personal support for the jazz sommunity, please contact me. Space is filling up! $150 gets you a calendar page, your logo on the back, and a free calendar. $100 gets your logo on the back. $20 makes you a "Friend of Jazz Bridge" with your name or website on the back.
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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