Enjoy Philly Celebrates Jazz Month at the Free Library!

By Perry G. RSS Fri, April 8, 2022

Spring symbolizes resurrection. The awakening from Winter into new birth, new spirit, new possibilities. During April 2022 - Jazz Appreciation Month, Philadelphia Jazz Project in collaboration with the Free Library of Philadelphia's Music Department are featuring three amazing shows, two of which are at the Parkway Central Library!

  • Big Brass 4tet

    Mon, April 18, 2022 7:00 p.m.

    Join BIG BRASS 4TET at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Big Brass 4tet is an ensemble formed for the 2018, Visit Philly - Summer Sounds Pop-Up concert series in Old City Philadelphia. The members of this group are composers who write their own music and are all leaders of their own groups. At the upcoming concert, this crafty group will continue its mission of inspiring joy, magic and good times.

    This FREE concert is a collaboration between The Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, The Free Library of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Jazz Project.

    Featuring Rob H. Henderson - drums, Dan Nosheny - tuba/sousaphone, Frank Rein - trombone & Koof ibi Umoren: trumpet & flugelhorn

  • TRIBUTE, featuring the Mysterious Traveler All Stars

    Monday, April 25th 2022 - 7:00pm

    The Mysterious Traveler All Stars are comprised of some of the best composers and performers culled from the six year old, Mysterious Traveler Concert Series, presented as a collaboration between the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Jazz Project. In this concert, the All Stars pay TRIBUTE to those musicians whom we have lost over the course of the pandemic.

    This concert is a collaboration between The Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, The Free Library of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Jazz Project.

    Featuring Tim Brey - keyboards, Madison Rast - bass, Wayne Smith Jr. - drums, Matthew Stewart - trumpet, DM Hotep - guitar, Matthew Clayton - alto sax

Here's another stellar free Jazz Project concert at the Shofuso House:

  • PEACE ON EARTH

    Sunday, April 10th 2022 - 3:00pm

    We present, PEACE ON EARTH - Cherry Blossom Festival at the Shofuso Japanese House & Garden. This FREE concert is a collaboration between Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy and Philadelphia Jazz Project.

    Featuring Richard Hill - bass, Alan Nelson - drums, Adam Faulk - piano, Terry Lawson, Dylan Band & Dahi Divine - saxophones

Both the Big Brass 4tet and TRIBUTE take place at the Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA. An accessible entrance is located behind the library on Wood Street and the library has many public elevators. For more information email erefmus@freelibrary.org or call 215-686-5316.

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation month with us!


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