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Jazz Musician of the Day: Dizzy Gillespie

Jazz Musician of the Day: Dizzy Gillespie

All About Jazz is celebrating Dizzy Gillespie's birthday today! John Birks “Dizzy" Gillespie was one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of the 20th century and one of the prime architects of the bebop movement in jazz. Nicknamed “Dizzy" because of his zany on-stage antics, Gillespie, a brass virtuoso, set new standards for trumpet players with his ...

PERFORMANCE

Jazz Near You House Concerts Kicks Off with The Jost Project on October 24

Jazz Near You House Concerts Kicks Off with The Jost Project on October 24

An International Launch Takes Place In Philadelphia Area Jazz Near You Home Concerts With The Jōst Project — October 24, 2014, 7:00-9:00pm. Tickets available at Closeup.fm or EventBrite. jny: Philadelphia, PA – According to Michael Ricci, founder and owner of All About Jazz and Jazz Near You, the largest jazz web-based network in the world, jazz ...

INTERVIEW

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jelly Roll Morton

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jelly Roll Morton

All About Jazz is celebrating Jelly Roll Morton's birthday today! The city of New Orleans has the distinction of being the ‘birthplace of jazz’ so its appropriate that in New Orleans in or around 1885 to 1890 would be born the self-proclaimed “inventor of jazz”. Ferdinand Joseph Lemott (Lamothe) and his story is one of mystery, ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Doylestown-Based Jazz Band Drivetime Inks National Distribution Deal

Doylestown-Based Jazz Band Drivetime Inks National Distribution Deal

Philadelphia, Pa: Urban Organic Jazz sextet Drivetime is pleased to announce they have signed a national distribution deal with GJtunes (Global Journey Media) and their CD’S are available for purchase in major retailers including Wal-Mart, Kmart and Target. Drivetime’s members have been captivating audiences with their Urban Organic style of jazz and high-energy performances for over ...

MUSIC INDUSTRY

The J.F.K. Quintet: 1961-63

Cannonball Adderley was an extraordinary alto saxophonist, but he also was a natural educator and talent scout. It was Adderley who brought Wes Montgomery and many other artists to the attention of Riverside producer Orrin Keepnews in the late 1950s. In early 1960, Adderley discovered five musicians in Washington, D.C.—the J.F.K. Quintet, named in honor of ...

PERFORMANCE

The Jazz Bridge "Jazz In The Sanctuary,” Second Wednesdays Concert Series In Center City Presents Guitarist Jason Klinke And His Trio

The Jazz Bridge “Jazz in the Sanctuary,” Second Wednesdays Concert Series in Center City presents guitarist Jason Klinke and his trio at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion, 2110 Chestnut Street on Wednesday, December 10. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and are available only at the door. One show starts at 7:30. Information: 215-517-8337 ...

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The Jazz Bridge "Jazz At The Library,” Third Thursday Concert Series In Willingboro, NJ Presents Bootsie Barnes

The Jazz Bridge "Jazz At The Library,â Third Thursday Concert Series In Willingboro, NJ Presents Bootsie Barnes

The Jazz Bridge “Jazz at the Library,” Third Thursday Concert Series presents saxophonist Bootsie Barnes at the Willingboro Library—220 Willingboro Way in Willingboro Township—on Thursday, December 18. Tickets are $10, $5 for students One show starts at 7:30 p.m. Information: 215-517-8337. Robert “Bootsie” Barnes embodies the spirit and the tradition—past, present and future—of everything that was ...

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The Jazz Bridge "Jazz On The Mainline,” Third Thursday Concert Series Presents Monnette Sudler And Her Quartet

The Jazz Bridge "Jazz On The Mainline,â Third Thursday Concert Series Presents Monnette Sudler And Her Quartet

The Jazz Bridge “Jazz on the Mainline,” Third Thursday Concert Series presents guitarist Monnette Sudler and her Quartet at The New Leaf Club—1225 Montrose Avenue in Rosemont—on Thursday, December 18. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and are available only at the door. One show starts at 7:30 p.m. Information: 215-517-8337. Guitarist/composer/vocalist/educator/poet/recording artist Monnette Sudler is ...

PERFORMANCE

The Jazz Bridge "Jazz In The Wood,” First Thursdays, Neighborhood Concerts Series Presents Saxophonist/Flutist/Poet Elliott Levin And His Quartet

The Jazz Bridge "Jazz In The Wood,â First Thursdays, Neighborhood Concerts Series Presents Saxophonist/Flutist/Poet Elliott Levin And His Quartet

The Jazz Bridge “Jazz in the Wood,” First Thursdays, Neighborhood Concerts Series at the Collingswood Community Center, East Collings Avenue in Collingswood, NJ—presents saxophonist/flutist/poet Elliott Levin and his quartet on Thursday, December 4. One show starts at 7:30 p.m., tickets are $10/$5 for students, and are only available at the door. For info: 856-858-8914 or 215-517-8337. ...

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The Jazz Bridge"Jazz At The Center,” First Wednesdays Neighborhood Concerts Series In Cheltenham Presents Ed Wise And His New Orleans Jazz Band

The Jazz Bridge “Jazz at the Center,” First Wednesdays Neighborhood Concerts Series at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Ashbourne Road in Cheltenham—presents bassist Ed Wise and his New Orleans Jazz Band on Wednesday, December 3. One show starts at 7:30 p.m., tickets are $10/$5 for students, and are only available at the door. For info: ...


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