Kicking off the 8th season of the Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Concerts Series
on Thursday October 6th at the Collingswood Community Center
, 30 W. Collings Ave. Collingswood, NJ will be legendary (and 91 years old!) drummer Charlie Rice
and his band featuring pianist Don Wilson
, bassist Ed Wise
, saxophonist Bob Howell
and trombonist Clifford Adams
Rice has been a mainstay of the Philadelphia scene since the late 1940s when he was in the houseband at the famous Downbeat Club playing opposite visiting stars such as Charlie Parker
, Dizzy Gillespie
, Bud Powell
and Hank Jones
. Then he led the first house band at Club 421 with Vance Wilson
, Red Garland
, bassist Bob Bushnell, and trumpeter Johnny Hughes. Around this time he played rehearsals with Jimmy Heath
's big band until he was tapped for a USO tour to the South Pacific in 1951 with J.J. Johnson
and Howard McGhee
. Later Rice played with Sonny Stitt
, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
, and Leo Parker. He toured and recorded with Chet Baker
in 1964 and 1965.
Showtime: 7:30 p.m. Tickets $10/$5 students. No advance sales. Free refreshments. For info: 856-858-8914
Jazz Bridge is a 510C3 nonprofit dedicated to assisting professional jazz and blues musicians in crisis in the Philadelphia Metro Area.
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