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Hawthorne Park (12th & Catharine) Free Edgardo Cintron Quartet Concert May 15th!


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Edgardo A. Cintron
It’s time to bring those lawn chairs, beach blankets and picnic baskets out of storage! Jazz Bridge is once again partnering with Hawthorne Empowerment Coalition (HEC), sponsor of Friends of Hawthorne Park, for a series of free summer concerts. Jazz Bridge and HEC, both Pennsylvania nonprofit corporations, will sponsor Jazz in Hawthorne Park, a four-concert series to be performed in Hawthorne Park at 12th and Catharine Streets in Philadelphia on May 15th, June 19th, July 17th, and August 21st. Each concert will feature one of our region’s finest jazz groups in concert from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Latin percussionist/vocalist/bandleader Edgardo A. Cintron and his Quartet, favorites at festivals and clubs all over the area, will perform on May 15th (rain date May 22nd). Edgardo Cintron first came on the scene in 1988 with his 12-piece Tiempo Noventa band, an organization that appeared at a number of jazz festivals and concerts on the East Coast. His first recording as a leader came in 1995, featuring noted saxophonist Michael Pedicin and percussionist Pablo Batista. His various bands continue to be among the busiest and most popular on the jazz scene. Among the top working timbaleros on the Latin/jazz scene, Cintron doesn’t sacrifice the rhythm while giving his musicians plenty of room to solo and explore, said Elliot Simon, All About Jazz.

Jazz Bridge is dedicated to assisting professional Greater Philadelphia Metro-area jazz and blues musicians and vocalists in times of crisis by providing confidential and caring support in keeping with their personal dignity. The Hawthorne Empowerment Coalition is a community organization with the mission of improving the quality of life for all residents—approximately 3,500— of the Hawthorne Neighborhood of South Philadelphia.

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