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Jazz Bridge Second Wednesdays Concert Series In Center City Presents "Bootsie" Barnes

Published: 2013-12-20
Robert "Bootsie" Barnes The Jazz Bridge second Wednesdays, Neighborhood Concerts Series at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion Chestnut Street in Center City Philadelphia—presents saxophonist Robert "Bootsie" Barnes on Wednesday, January 8. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., tickets are $10/$5 for students, and are only available at the door. For info: 215-517-8337.

Robert “Bootsie” Barnes embodies the spirit and the tradition—past, present and future—of everything that was and is Philadelphia jazz. There likely isn’t a jazz giant who this multi award-winning tenor saxophonist has not played with. He’s toured the world with the likes of Philly Joe Jones
Philly Joe Jones
Philly Joe Jones
1923 - 1985
drums
, Mickey Roker
Mickey Roker
Mickey Roker
b.1932
drums
, Shirley Scott
Shirley Scott
Shirley Scott
1934 - 2002
organ, Hammond B3
, Jimmy Smith
Jimmy Smith
Jimmy Smith
1925 - 2005
organ, Hammond B3
, Al Grey
Al Grey
Al Grey
1925 - 2000
trombone
, Richard "Groove" Holmes
Richard
Richard "Groove" Holmes
1931 - 1991
organ, Hammond B3
, Milt Buckner
Milt Buckner
Milt Buckner
1915 - 1977
organ, Hammond B3
and dozens of others. “He plays with gorgeous depth,” said Jazz Times. For this Jazz Bridge performance, Bootsie Barnes. An original. And a legend.

The Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Concerts Series is partially funded by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Philadelphia Jazz Project, Philadelphia Fund for Jazz Legacy and Innovation of the Philadelphia Foundation, and Painted Bride Arts Center. Jazz Bridge, a 501C public charity that assists area jazz and blues musicians in crisis, is sponsoring this performance in Center City Philadelphia as well as 40 other events this season on five area stages in the Greater Delaware Valley.


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