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Jazz Bridge Presents Trumpeter John Swana In Cheltenham On Wednesday, May 2nd!

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John Swana Appearing at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts, 439 Ashbourne Rd, Cheltenham, PA for this series' last concert of the season will be trumpeter John Swana
John Swana
John Swana

trumpet
and his band, featuring guitarist Steve Giordano
Steve Giordano
Steve Giordano
b.1952
guitar
, Lucas Brown
Lucas Brown
Lucas Brown
b.1980
organ, Hammond B3
on organ, and drummer Wayne Smith Jr. on May 2nd. One show: 7:30-9PM. $10/$5 for students. No advance sales. Free Buffet. For info: 215-517-8337.

This Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored by Jazz Bridge, a 501C3 nonprofit that assists local jazz and blues musicians in crisis. The Cheltenham Neighborhood Concert series is partially supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.

John Swana
John Swana
John Swana

trumpet
was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, and began studying trumpet at the age of 11. He was drawn to jazz at the age of 17 after hearing Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie
1917 - 1993
trumpet
, and the interest developed into a passion while he was in college, where he began transcribing the solos of Freddie Hubbard
Freddie Hubbard
Freddie Hubbard
1938 - 2008
trumpet
, Clifford Brown
Clifford Brown
Clifford Brown
1930 - 1956
trumpet
, Miles Davis
Miles Davis
Miles Davis
1926 - 1991
trumpet
, and Tom Harrell
Tom Harrell
Tom Harrell
b.1946
trumpet
. Swana has performed and/or toured with the Mingus Big Band
Mingus Big Band
Mingus Big Band

band/orchestra
, the Dave Holland
Dave Holland
Dave Holland
b.1946
bass
Big Band, and has also played with well-known jazz names such as Don Patterson
Don Patterson
Don Patterson
1936 - 1988
organ, Hammond B3
, Shirley Scott
Shirley Scott
Shirley Scott
1934 - 2002
organ, Hammond B3
, Mickey Roker
Mickey Roker
Mickey Roker
b.1932
drums
, Stanley Turrentine
Stanley Turrentine
Stanley Turrentine
1934 - 2000
sax, tenor
, Harold Mabern
Harold Mabern
Harold Mabern
b.1936
piano
, Cecil Payne
Cecil Payne
Cecil Payne
1922 - 2007
sax, baritone
, and Chris Potter
Chris Potter
Chris Potter
b.1971
reeds
, to name just a few.

Swana has recorded five CDs as a leader on Criss Cross Records and also can be heard on recordings with: Benny Golson
Benny Golson
Benny Golson
b.1929
sax, tenor
, Grover Washington Jr., Chris Potter
Chris Potter
Chris Potter
b.1971
reeds
, Ralph Bowen
Ralph Bowen
Ralph Bowen

sax, tenor
, Donny McCaslin
Donny McCaslin
Donny McCaslin
b.1966
saxophone
, John Patitucci
John Patitucci
John Patitucci
b.1959
bass
, Eric Alexander
Eric Alexander
Eric Alexander
b.1968
sax, tenor
, Charles Fambrough
Charles Fambrough
Charles Fambrough
1950 - 2011
bass
, Craig Handy
Craig Handy
Craig Handy
b.1962
saxophone
, Tito Puente
Tito Puente
Tito Puente
1923 - 2000
band/orchestra
, Bill O'Connell
Bill O'Connell
Bill O'Connell

arranger
, Lenny White
Lenny White
Lenny White
b.1949
drums
, Ricky Sabastian, Eric Harland
Eric Harland
Eric Harland
b.1976
drums
, Gregory Hutchinson
Gregory Hutchinson
Gregory Hutchinson
b.1970
drums
, Marlon Simon
Marlon Simon
Marlon Simon
b.1961
percussion
, Ed Simon, Dave Valentin
Dave Valentin
Dave Valentin
b.1952
flute
, Cafe', Garth Webber, Adam Holtzman, Ron Blake
Ron Blake
Ron Blake
b.1965
saxophone
, Peter Bernstein
Peter Bernstein
Peter Bernstein
b.1967
guitar
, Carl Allen
Carl Allen
Carl Allen
b.1961
drums
, Mulgrew Miller
Mulgrew Miller
Mulgrew Miller
1955 - 2013
piano
, Benny Green
Benny Green
Benny Green
b.1963
piano
, Kenny Barron
Kenny Barron
Kenny Barron
b.1943
piano
, Tim Warfield
Tim Warfield
Tim Warfield

sax, tenor
, Lewis Nash
Lewis Nash
Lewis Nash
b.1958
drums
, Clarence Penn
Clarence Penn
Clarence Penn
b.1968
drums
, Kevin Hays
Kevin Hays
Kevin Hays
b.1968
keyboard
, Christian McBride
Christian McBride
Christian McBride
b.1972
bass
, Uri Caine
Uri Caine
Uri Caine
b.1956
piano
, Peter Leitch
Peter Leitch
b.1944
guitar
, Marvin "Smitty" Smith
Marvin
Marvin "Smitty" Smith
b.1961
drums
, Ralph Peterson
Ralph Peterson
Ralph Peterson
b.1962
drums
, Bobby Zankel
Bobby Zankel
Bobby Zankel
b.1949
saxophone
, and Tom Harrell
Tom Harrell
Tom Harrell
b.1946
trumpet
.

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