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Jazz Bridge Philadelphia Real Book Concerts

Phila Real Book Concerts

Jazz Bridge to Present Concert Series Featuring Legendary Musicians Pat Martino, Monnette Sudler, Jimmy Heath and More in Celebration of Philadelphia Real Book Launch!


Jazz Bridge celebrates the publication of the first Philadelphia Real Book, comprised of original musical compositions of Jazz and blues musicians in the Greater Philadelphia area, with an extraordinary concert series spotlighting some of Philly’s finest jazz artists. The Philadelphia Real Book concerts will take place at the University of the Arts’ Terra Hall (211 S. Broad St.) on February 25, March 4, March 11, and April 26, 2017.  The project has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.  For more info: 215-517-8337.

YOUR 12/3 TICKETS will be honored for the Concert re-scheduled on MARCH 11th, 2017!

Before each show, there will be a wine & cheese reception (w/ open bar) @ 6:30 pm.

Concert Schedule

Saturday Feb. 25:
Saxophonist Jimmy Heath and his brother, drummer Tootie Heath, will headline an evening that will also duane eubanksfeature brothers trumpeter Duane Eubanks and Robin Eubanks and their band. A talk in between concerts will present ideas of how a jazz community is sustained generationally over time by the jazz familiesjimmy-albertheath within that community. Both the Heath brothers and the Eubanks come from prominent musical families in the Philadelphia area. Event starts at 7:30 pm, tickets: $25.00 + $2.50 processing.

Saturday March 4:
This evening of music will focus on the impact of the social/political environment on jazz in Philadelphia during the 1960s and how progressive thought liberated music from traditional forms. Saxophonist odean popeOdean Pope and his quartet and pianist Dave Burrelldburrell_bw3 will be featured with video interviews of prominent Philadelphians remembering that time in jazz history. Event starts at 7:30 pm, tickets: $25.00 + $2.50 processing.

 MARCH 11thYOUR 12/3 TICKETS will be honored for this Concert re-scheduled on MARCH 11th!
Pat MartinoGuitarist Pat Martino and his trio will headline an evening that will also feature pianist Uri Caine’s Trio.uricaine147-1024x683  A special panel sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania in between the concerts will focus on the neuroscience of music and improvisation, and explore the brain adapts to different neurological stimulus in the pursuit of the highest form of expression and creativity. Event starts at 7:30 pm, tickets: $25.00 + $2.50 processing.

Wednesday April 26:
christianmcbrideTwo concerts will set off this extraordinary night of music by bassist Christian McBride and his trio and guitarist Monnette SudlerMonnetteSudler and her quartet. This program will take a musical look at what has been written by Philadelphia artists about the people, places and history important to remembering the Philadelphia jazz scene, past and present.
Event starts at 7:30 pm, tickets: $25.00 + $2.50 processing.