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Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia "Comin' Home" Event at Kimmel Center set for January 7th!

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Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia
Terell Stafford, Artistic Director With Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Heath, Kenny Barron, Randy Brecker, Bill Cosby and more Verizon Hall Tuesday, January 7, 7:30pm

The Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia (JOP) is rousing in the new year with its Grand Gala Fund Raising Concert. JOP is dedicated to honoring, presenting and continuing Philadelphia's unparalleled jazz legacy through performance and education. Under the artistic direction of renowned trumpet player and Director of Jazz and Instrumental Studies at Temple University, Terell Stafford, JOP will celebrate Philadelphia's jazz treasure trove with a multi-generational offering of music and musicians that best represent Philadelphia jazz. Joining the Orchestra of extraordinary Philadelphia musicians are: Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Heath, Kenny Barron, Randy Brecker, Larry McKenna, Bootsie Barnes and Tony Williams. Emceeing this over-the-top musical bonanza is the Dean of Philadelphia jazz, Mr. Bill Cosby.

Program:

Passion Dance - McCoy Tyner Arr. Denis Mackrel
Along Came Betty - Benny Golson
Central Park West - John Coltrane Arr. John Fedchock
Candy - Kramer, Whitney, David Arr. Norman David
Baise in Mind - Shirley Scott Arr. Frank Foster
To The Roach - Odean Pope
Evidence - Thelonious Monk Arr. John Clayton
Tuttie for Cootie - Duke Ellington
Perdido - Duke Ellington Arr. Larry McKenna
Freefall - Randy Brecker Arr. Vince Mendoza
Voice of the Saxophone - Jimmy Heath
Gingerbread Boy - Jimmy Heath

Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia Members:

Sax
Dick Oatts, Lead Alto Saxophone
Mike Cemprola, Alto Saxophone
Chris Farr, Tenor Saxophone
Tim Warfield, Tenor Saxophone
Mark Allen, Baritone Saxophone

Trombone
Randy Kapralick
Jared Antinucci
Joe McDonough
Barry McCommon

Trumpet
Nick Marchione
Dennis Wasco
Tony DeSantis
Mike Natale

Rhythm
Greg Kettinger, Guitar
Lee Smith, Bass
Josh Richman, Piano
Chris Beck, Drums

Net proceeds benefit the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia under the fiscal sponsorship of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia a non-profit 501-c-3.

About the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia

Terell Stafford, Artistic Director and Deena Adler, Founding Director, announce the formation of the long-awaited Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia (JOP). Terell Stafford, world renowned trumpet player and Director of Jazz Studies at Temple University, has organized an orchestra of 17 stellar, homegrown musical artists. “I am incredibly excited to have the opportunity to present Philadelphia Jazz in its rich tradition at its finest," says Stafford.

JOP is dedicated to presenting the highest quality jazz to the greatest number of people designed to preserve, represent and continue Philadelphia's unique, rich jazz sound and tradition. JOP aims to become the face of Philadelphia jazz, establishing the city as a nationally and internationally recognized destination for jazz performance.

In addition to embodying Philadelphia's vital jazz legacy with energetic jazz performances, both locally and outside of their home city, the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia will provide an essential educational component as part of its mission. As Director of Jazz Studies in the Boyer College of Music, Terell Stafford will offer a synergy with Temple University that intends to branch out to younger Philadelphia students.

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