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Jazz Bridge Presents Charlie Rice in Collingswood on October 6th

Published: 2011-09-14
Charlie Rice 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
Charlie Parker
Charlie Parker
1920 - 1955
sax, alto
, Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie
1917 - 1993
trumpet
, Bud Powell
Bud Powell
Bud Powell
1924 - 1966
piano
and Hank Jones
Hank Jones
Hank Jones
1918 - 2010
piano
. Then he led the first house band at Club 421 with Vance Wilson, Red Garland
Red Garland
Red Garland
1923 - 1984
piano
, bassist Bob Bushnell, and trumpeter Johnny Hughes. Around this time he played rehearsals with Jimmy Heath
Jimmy Heath
Jimmy Heath
b.1926
sax, tenor
's big band until he was tapped for a USO tour to the South Pacific in 1951 with J.J. Johnson
J.J. Johnson
J.J. Johnson
1924 - 2001
trombone
and Howard McGhee
Howard McGhee
Howard McGhee
1918 - 1987
trumpet
. Later Rice played with Sonny Stitt
Sonny Stitt
Sonny Stitt
1924 - 1982
saxophone
, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
Eddie
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
1922 - 1986
sax, tenor
, and Leo Parker. He toured and recorded with Chet Baker
Chet Baker
Chet Baker
1929 - 1988
trumpet
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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