The Jazz Bridge “Jazz at the Center,” First Wednesdays Neighborhood Concerts Series at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Ashbourne Road in Cheltenham—presents bassist Ed Wise
and his New Orleans Jazz Band on Wednesday, December 3. One show starts at 7:30 p.m., tickets are $10/$5 for students, and are only available at the door. For info: 215-517-8337.
As a bassist, bandleader and arranger, Wise has a wealth of experience in both mainstream and traditional jazz, having worked with artists ranging from Red Garland
and Al Hirt
to Herb Ellis
and Mose Allison
. Wise came to Philadelphia in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, after spending a dozen years in New Orleans, and formed his New Orleans Jazz Band, which has become one of the most popular attractions on the East Coast traditional jazz circuit. And his Jazz Bridge appearances have—deservedly—often been sell-outs.
Jazz Bridge, an award-winning nonprofit dedicated to assisting Greater Philadelphia Metro area jazz and blues musicians and vocalists in times of crisis, sponsors these neighborhood concerts throughout the region to keep the sound of Philadelphia alive.