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FEBRUARY 2014


Saturday, February 8
The Philadelphia Jazz Project
proudly presents
PHILLY SONGBOOK CONCERT Volume !
Featuring Philadelphia Artists and Their Music
Musical Direction by ALFIE POLLITT & DENISE KING
Hosted by HOMER JACKSON

@Temple Performing Arts Center, Broad & Berks Streets in Philadelphia
Admission is FREE
For more info call 215-222-1400


Sunday, February 9, (2 Sets from 1:00p to 4:00p)
Glen Foerd on The Delaware
proudly presents "A Jazzy Brunch at The Mansion" featuring
Jazz Vocalist ELLA GAHNT & Her Trio
with AARON GRAVES, piano; LEE SMITH, bass; and HARRY "BUTCH" REED, drums

5001 Grant Avenue in Northeast Philly
Advance Tickets $35.00 by Reservation Only - NO tickets at the door
Virgin Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar - BYOB to complete your drink
For Tickets & More Information Call Dorothy at 215-632-5330


Sunday, February 9 from 4:00p to 6:30p)
Jazz, Jive and Praise on The Avenue of The Arts"
proudly presents
Saxophonist TONY WILLIAMS & His Group
Tindley Temple United Methodist Church
750-762 S. Broad Street (On The Avenue of the Arts) in Philly
Admission $20.00 - Food will be available for purchase
For Tickets & More Information Call the church office 215-735-0442
Rev. Lillian Smith, Sr. Pastor


Saturday, February 14 (Valentine's Day) from 8:00p to 11:00p)
The Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel
proudly presents
M-I-N-A-S with ORLANDO & PATRICIA
17th and Sansom Streets in Philly
Admission is FREE


Tuesday & Wednesday, February 18 & 19
Both dates 7:00p and 9:30p

The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Prforming Arts
proudly presents A Tribute to John Coltrane & McCoy Tyner
Featuring Saxophonist JAMES CARTER and Pianist GEORGE BURTON'S Group
736-38 S. Broad Street (at Fitzwater on The Avenue of The Arts) in Philly
Advance Tickets (on The Web ONLY) $25.00, At The Door $30
For More Information Call 215-893-9912


Wednesday, February 19 from 8:00p to 10:30p
The La Stanza Restaurant
proudly presents In Concert
Drummer PHIL GIORDANO & His Jazz Orchestra
2001 Oregon Avenue in Philly
Cover Charge $10.00
For More Information Call 215-271-0801


Saturday, February 22 from 8:30p to 11:00p
The Friends of Jazz Night at The James A. Michener Art Museum
proudly present
UOJ - URBAN ORGANIC JAZZ Group
with BERNIE CAPODICI, Percussion & Leader; RICHARD ORR, sax; JIMMY DELL' OREFICE, piano;
GENE TERRAMANI, guitar; CHRISTOPHER FRIEDRICH, bass; and MIKE PIPER, drums

138 S. Pine Street in Doylestown, PA
Advance Tickets ONLY Member $40.00 / Non-Member $48.00 - Student with Adult $20.00
For Tickets & More Information Call Ms. Zoriana Siokalo at 215-340-9800



MARCH 2014


Saturday, March 1 at 7:30p
The Trinity Memorial Church
proudly presents "A Progressively Sacred Sound of Jazz"
Featuring Multi-faceted vocalist WARREN COOPER & The Faith Fusion Contusion
22nd and Spruce Street in Philly
Tickets $25.00
For More Information and Tickets Call 215-732-2515 or Visit Warren Cooper' s website


Friday, March 7 from 6:00p to 9:30p
Every First & Third Friday of The Month

The Reserve Wine Bar & Lounge
proudly presents "The Jazz/R&B Happy Hour"
Featuring Vocalists Shayne Fredrick, Angie Williams; Kevin Valentine; and Ella Gahnt
with Musicians James Collins, organ and Jeff Scull, guitar

724 Arch Street in Philly
Admission is FREE All Night Long
$5 Wine & Food Available To Order


Sunday, March 9 from 10:00a to 1:00p
Band Boosters for Creative Arts
proudly presents its Annual Fundraiser Jazz Brunch
Featuring Philly Jazz Legend BOOTSIE BARNES and His Band
@ Adelphia's, 1750 Clements Bridge Road in Deptford, NJ
Tickets $35.00
For tickets & more info call 856-397-6587


Monday, March 10 at 6:30p
The Philadelphia Jazz Project
proudly presents Community Cpnversations
This time "A CRISIS IN BLACK CULTURE
@ First District Plaza, 3801 Market Street in Philly
Special Guests: Ewuare Osayande; Naomi Roberson; Dr. Tony Montierio; Bunmi Samuels;
Dr. Sonja Peterson-Lewis; Maida Odom; and Shantrelle Lewis.
Your Host Homer Jackson
Admission is FREE but you must RSVP at rsvp@philajazzproject.org
For More Information Visit The Project's Website


Thursday, March 13 from 7:00p to 10:00p
Chris' Jazz Cafe
proudly presents
Saxophonist DAVE WILSON & His Quartet
with BOBBY AVEY, piano; TONY MARINO, bass and ALEX RITZ, drums

1421 Sansom Street in Philly
Admission is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students
For more info call 215-568-3131 or visit Chris' website


Saturday, March 15 at 8:00p
The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz
proudly presents "A Salute to Women in Jazz"
PHYLLIS HYMAN; NINA SIMONE; SARAH VAUGHN; ETTA JAMES; BETTY CARTER
And Others!!!!!!!
Featuring SHERRY WILSON BUTLER; MONNETTE SUDLER; and MALYKA SANKOFA
Music Director TONY "TNT" JONES

736-38 S. Broad Street (at Fitzwater on The Avenue of The Arts) in Philly
Tickets $30.00 / $35.00 at The Door
For Tickets Call 215-681-2268, 267-872-4932 or 215-893-9912
To Benefit The P.A.C.C. Scholarship Fund


Sunday, March 16 at 5:00p
The Lutheran Church of Holy Communion
proudly presents Jazz Vespers - "Jazz With A Soulful Feel"
with E-D-Q-1 In Concert
In The Sanctuary 2110 Chestnut Street in Philly
Admission is FREE - Free Will Offering - Discount Validated Parking Next To Church
For more info call 215-567-3668
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!!!


Tuesday, March 18 (And Every Tuesday) at 7:30p
D'Angelo's Ristorante
proudly presents "The Tuesday Night House Party Is Back"
Hosted by PIANIST TOM ADAMS
256 S. 20th Street in Philly
Please call for additional information 215-546-3935


Saturday, March 22 at 8:00p
The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts
proudly presents A Free Concert
Featuring THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE RHYTHM IN BLUES JAZZ ENSEMBLE
738 S. Broad Street in Philly
For more information call 215-893-9912


Saturday, March 22
Kelsey's
proudly presents
Trumpeter EDDIE MORGAN & His Band In Concert
Kentucky and Pacific Avenues in Atlantic City, NJ


Tuesday, March 25 at 8:00p
Philadelphia Jazz Project, Veteran Freshman and WXPN 88.5
proudly present "Who Got The Jazz" In A Tribute To
Guitarist/Vocalist GEORGE BENSON at World Cafe Live
with Music by Bassist NIMROD SPEAKS and Friends
and performances by Domi Jo; Justin Graham; and Joey Mannarino
Hosted by Sonny The Host

World Cafe Live at 3025 Walnut Street in Philly
Admission $10 and $12.00 - All Ages - Tickets at Philly.WorldCafeLive.com


Friday and Saturday, March 28 & 29 at 7:00p, 8:30p & 10:00p
and Sunday, March 30 at 6:00p, 7:30 & 9:00p

The Paris Bistro & Jazz Cafe
proudly presents
Vocalist MICHELLE LORDI & Her Band
with MIKE FRANK, piano; LEE SMITH, bass; and ELI SKLARSKY, drums

8229 Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia
Cover $5.00 - For More Information Call 215-242-6200


Saturday, March 29 from 7:00p to 10:00p
The Philadelphia Jazz Project
proudly presents its
LISTENING PARTY #5
with Music from CDs by ERNEST STUART; RICK LAWN/Power of Ten;
KEVIN VALENTINE; and ELLA GAHNT

Cliveden Carriage House, 6401 Germantown Avenue in Philly
Refreshments & Admission are FREE but You must RSVP at rsvp@philajazzproject.org


Saturday, March 29 from 7:00p to 11:00p
The Saloon Restaurant
proudly presents
Clarinetist STEVE BARBONE & The Barbone Street Trio
with PAT MERCURI, guitar and MIKE PIPER, bass

750 S. 7th Street in Philly - Free parking 1/2 block south on 7th Street


Sunday, March 30 from 4:00p to 6:00p
Indigo Writings and Sistas In The Front
proudly present "The (Finale) Last Stop on The Women in Jazz Philly Tour"
Featuring ARNETTA; JULIE; KENDRAH; LAUREN; RHENDA; SADAYAH; SHAMIKA
and INDIGO WRITINGS!

@ St. Terese Church, 6611 Ardleigh Street in Philly
Tickets $20.00
For Tickets & More Information Call 267-664-1947


Monday, March 31 from 5:30p to 7:30p
Reception 5:00p to 5:30p

AARC Productions
proudly present "JAZZ iS NOT AN ALL BOYS CLUB"
Film Screening of Philly Women In Jazz - Evelyn Simms; Shirly Scott; Trudy Pitts;
Denise King; Malyka Sankofa; Barbara Walker; and more!
Moderated by: Dr. Guthrie Ramsey; Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Prof. of Music
In Person Artists Vocalist ELLA GAHNT; Violinist DIANE MONROE;
Guitarist MONNETTE SUDLER
and Film Montage Producer STEVEN R. BERRY

@ Du Bois College House, 3900 Walnut Street in Philly
YOU MUST HAVE PENN OR STATE ID TO ENTER



APRIL 2014


Sunday, April 6 at 4:30p
The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts
proudly presents The Jazz Lab Workshop Recital "Swing Into Spring"
Celebrating Adult Music Education with The Jazz Lab Band
Under The Direction of Instructor RAY WRIGHT
738 S. Broad Street in Philly
Admission $15.00 - For tickets call 215-893-9912 or visit Ticketleap.com


Monday, April 7 from 5:00p to 7:00p
The Philadelphia Jazz Project
proudly presents "Dizzy Hours"
Celebrating The Legend & Contributions of Philly BeBop Pioneer DIZZY GILLESPIE
Your Moderator LENORA EARLY of The John Coltrane House
@ The Gershman Y Chapel, 401 S. Broad Street in Philly
FREE Admission, Refreshments - incuding Beer & Wine, Games, Prizes and Entertainment


Wednesday, April 9 at 7:30p
The Lutheran Church of The Holy Communion & Jazz Bridge
proudly present
Poet & Author PHERALYN DOVE a.k.a. LADY DOVE
With ALFIE POLLITT, piano; TYRONE BROWN, bass; and TERRETT FLOYD, drums

@ 2110 Chestnut Street in Philly
Tickets $10.00/$5.00 students One Show (No Advance Sales)


Friday & Saturday, April 11 & 12 at 8:00p
and Sunday Matinee, April 13 2:00p

Jazz Bridge and The Society Hill Playhouse
proudly present
"Last Call at The Downbeat"
Starring Philly Trumpeter DUANE EUBANKS as Philly Trumpeter DIZZY GILLESPIE
With Book by SUZANNE CLOUD; Choreographer GERMAINE INGRAM; and
Set Design by RIDDLESBLOOD

@ The Red Room of Society Hill Playhouse at 507 S. 8th Street in Philly
Tickets $25.00 - available in "Will Call" NO Shipping - Group Rates Available
For information call 215-923-0210


Friday, April 11 Doors at 7:00p - Show at 8:00p
The Annex
proudly presents
Vocalist/Pianist ALEXANDRA DAY and Company
In Concert

Berwyn, PA
Cover $10.00
For More Information visit Alexandra Day


Sunday, April 13 at 7:00p
The Off-Broadway Thatre
proudly presents "Her History"
The 25th Anniversary Performance of
Jazz Vocalist WENONAH BROOKS
with Special Guest Saxophonist HOUSTON PERSON

5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, NJ
Advance Ticket $30.00 - $35 Cash At the Door
For Tickets & More Information call 908-249-3403


Sunday, April 13 (And Every Sunday) from 6:00p to 10:00p
The LaRose Jazz Club
proudly presents
Drummer ROB HENDERSON's Sunday Sessions
5531 Germantown Avenue (At Schoolhouse Lane) in Philly
For More Information call 215-844-5818


Monday, April 14 from 5:00p to 7:00p
The Philadelphia Jazz Project
proudly presents "Dizzy Hours"
Celebrating The Legend & Contributions of Philly BeBop Pioneer DIZZY GILLESPIE
Your Moderators MICHAEL RICCI of Jazz Near You & All About Jazz and Comedienne MS. DARKCHILD
@ The Gershman Y Chapel, 401 S. Broad Street in Philly
FREE Admission, Refreshments - incuding Beer & Wine, Games, Prizes and Entertainment
You must RSVP at rsvp@philajazzproject.org with date you plan to attend!


Tuesday, April 15 at 7:30p
D'Angelo's Ristorante
proudly presents "The Cat's are Back"
Featuring Pianist TOM ADAMS and Guests
@256 South 20th Street in Philly
NO Cover - Great Food & Music


Friday, April 18 from 6:00p to 9:30p
Every First & Third Friday of The Month

The Reserve Wine Bar & Lounge
proudly presents "The Jazz/R&B Happy Hour"
Featuring this time Vocalists Shayne Fredrick; Jaye Sanders; Kevin Valentine;
and Yolanda Wisher, Poet
with Musicians Jeff Scull, guitar; Khary Shaheed, drums; and Nimrod Speaks, bass

724 Arch Street in Philly
Admission is FREE All Night Long
Wine & Food Available To Order


Saturday, April 19 at 9:00p
The Paris Wine Bar
proudly presents
Guitarists MATT RICHARDS and TONY HUGHES
2303 Fairmount Avenue in Philly
For more information call 215-978-4545


Saturday, April 19 from 7:00p to 11:00p
The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts
proudly presents A Jazz Appreciation Month Celebration
JAZZ SOCIAL AND JAM SESSION
Featuring Bassist JON MICHEL's LXG Trio

736-38 S. Broad Street (At Fitzwater) in Philly
Member tickets $5.00 - General Admissionn $8.00 - FREE admission with CC Jazz Fest stub
For more information call 215-893-9912


Sunday, April 20 at 5:00p
The Lutheran Church of Holy Communion
proudly presents Jazz Vespers
with The "Guitar Heroine" MONNETTE SUDLER and Her Group
In The Sanctuary 2110 Chestnut Street in Philly
Admission is FREE - Free Will Offering - Discount Validated Parking Next To Church
For more info call 215-567-3668
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!!!


Monday, April 21 from 5:00p to 7:00p
The Philadelphia Jazz Project
proudly presents "Dizzy Hours"
Celebrating The Legend & Contributions of Philly BeBop Pioneer DIZZY GILLESPIE
Your Moderator THELMA ANDERSON of The Coalition of Jazz Advocates
and TONY WILLIAMS of Mount Airy Cultural Center

The Gershman Y Chapel, 401 S. Broad Street in Philly
FREE Admission, Refreshments - incuding Beer & Wine, Games, Prizes and Entertainment


Monday Brunch April 21 at 10:00A
Murray & Susan Bloom
proudly present "A Fundraiser Concert" Benefiting
THE CLEF CLUB COMMUNITY BIG BAND
Under The Direction of Trumpeters LOU CIOCI and BUDDY CIFONE
With Special Guests Saxophonist LARRY McKENNA and Trombonist BRIAN PASTOR

@ The Clef Club, 736 S. Broad Street (At Fitzwater on The Avenue of The Arts) in Philly
Tickets 25.00
For Tickets & More Information call Lou, 609-823-1906 or The Clef Club, 215-893-9912


Friday, April 25 at 8:00p and 10:00p
Cats In Hats Productions & The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz
proudly present
"WE REMEMBER SID" A Tribute to the Legendary SID SIMMOMS"
Featuring The Philadelphia Heritage Art Ensemble

736-38 S. Broad Street (at Fitzwater On The Avenue of the Arts) in Philly
For Tickets & More Information call 215-893-9912


Friday, April 25 at 7:30p
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
proudly presents In Concert
JON BATISTE and His Modern Jazz Ensemble "STAY HUMAN"
In The Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater, 300 S. Broad Street in Philly
For Tickets & More Information call 215-893-1999


Sunday, April 27 from 12:00noon to 2:00p
The Reading Terminal Market Center Court
proudly presents "Music @ The Market"
This Time Featuring Philly's Class Act, Jazz Vocalist ELLA GAHNT & The EG Trio
51 N. 12th Street (at Arch Street) in Philly
NO COVER - Discounted parking at The Hilton garage, 11th & Arch and The Parkway
Garage at 12th & Filbert. Do Not Use A Credit Card. We can validate a paper ticket.
For More Information call 215-922-2317


Sunday, April 27 from 4:00p to 6:00p
The African American Museum in Philadelphia
proudly presents "Memphis Soul Stew: Stax Records with A Jazz Flavor"
Featuring WARREN OREE and The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble
701 Arch Street in Philly
General Admission $15.00 - AAMP Members $10.00
For More Information call 215-574-0380 x243


Monday, April 28 from 5:00p to 7:00p
The Philadelphia Jazz Project
proudly presents "Dizzy Hours"
Celebrating The Legend & Contributions of Philly BeBop Pioneer DIZZY GILLESPIE
Your Moderator MARK CHRISTMAN of ARSNova Workshop
@ The Gershman Y Chapel, 401 S. Broad Street in Philly
FREE Admission, Refreshments - incuding Beer & Wine, Games, Prizes and Entertainment



MAY 2014


Saturday May 10 at 7:30p and Monday May 12 at 6:30p
Murray & Susan Bloom
proudly present "A Fundraiser Concert" Benefiting
THE CLEF CLUB COMMUNITY BIG BAND
Under The Direction of LOU CIOCI and BUDDY CIFONE
With Special Guests LARRY McKENNA and BRIAN PASTOR
And featured vocalists TONY VICOLA, ELLA GAHNT, and MICHAEL ANDREWS

@ The Clef Club, 736 S. Broad Street (At Fitzwater on The Avenue of The Arts) in Philly
Tickets 25.00
For Tickets & More Information call Lou, 609-823-1906 or The Clef Club, 215-893-9912


Sunday, May 18 from 2:00p to 4:00p
The Cape May Traditional Jazz Society
proudly presents
The JACK MLTON DIXIELAND JAZZ BAND
@The VFW Post 386, 419 Congress Street in Cape May, NJ
$20.00 at the door
All Are Welcome





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