“Something about the sound Mike DiRubbo elicits from the alto saxophone –deep, dark, immense, with a machete edge that denotes a ready-for-anything urban sensibility – immediately grabs the ear.” ~ Ted Panken
Enjoy a spectacular evening celebrating the music of Frank Sinatra with vocalist Lou Lanza & The Monday Blues Jazz Orchestra. Don't miss an opportunity to hear some of the most famous music ever recorded, performed by a big band and sung by Philadelphia favorite Lou Lanza.
Guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg has been steadily building his name as one of the most compelling composer/performers in Jazz. Combining timeless melodicism with forward thinking lines and textures, His style and approach has created a strong following of fans around the world. He frequently tours worldwide and records with his own groups as well artists such as Dr. Lonnie Smith, who says of Kreisberg "He is a passionate musician with great vision, and he is constantly in fiery pursuit of innovation."
Pianist - David Zheng, Tenor Saxophone - Daniel Wilkins, Bass - Justin Sekelewski, Drums - Phil Mcneal, Guitar - Jacob Kelberman.
Pianist David Zheng and a group of accomplished young musicians from the New York and Philly area play swinging standards and original arrangements that are sure to get your head bobbing. Lovers of great music are welcome!
Your holiday season will not be complete until you spend a night with composer, director Larry McKenna and the beautiful voice of Joanna Pascale as they bring your favorite songs to Chris' Jazz Cafe for this special evening.
Entirely student-founded, the Philadelphia Ambassador Big Band's mission is to both rejuvenate the Philadelphia jazz big band scene and preserve the legacy and compositional genius of Duke Ellington and other legendary big band composers. The band features the most talented young musicians in the area and will perform regularly throughout the year at both our home base, the Philadelphia Clef Club, and various jazz venues and clubs around the city.
Orrin and Kevin return for one night only at Chris' Jazz Cafe. They play originals and join their music as only life long friends can do. This special event intertwines their musical talents for a superb evening as they end the 2018 year with this final show together.
The Jump City Jazz Orchestra is a dynamic big band orchestra comprised of eighteen of the Delaware Valley's finest musicians and vocalists. With our authentic big band sound, the Jump City Jazz Orchestra has delighted audiences at concerts, dances, weddings and corporate events with its entertaining and exciting performances of the 20th Century's greatest music since its founding in 1994.
Celebrate the end of 2018 with Chelsea's high energy New Year's Eve show. You will dance and sing as she rings in the new year with her Fair Weather Nine. Drawing upon the intensity of powerhouse vocalists, the ingenuity of 20th century composers, and the soul of the dance floor, Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Nine honor the heritage of jazz with fresh arrangements and original songs. They are silly, passionate people who love playing this music.
For a man leading a quartet bearing one of the most distinguished names in jazz, Ravi Coltrane can be a self-effacing presence. John Coltrane’s saxophonist son puts a clear distance between his own work and his late father’s by often playing spry and subtly crafted lines in a murmur rather than unleashing cloudbursts of sound, and mixing originals with those of his personal heroes and the contributions of exceptional sidemen. - John Fordham "The Guardian"
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Brazilian music brings out the poet in the guitarist and vocalist Pizzarelli. Lighting on classic bossa nova, with assistance from the singer Jobim (the grandson of the Brazilian great Antonio Carlos Jobim), Pizzarelli basks in a tropical comfort zone that is as inspiring to him as the work of Sondheim or Ellington. In honor of Frank Sinatra’s centennial, Pizzarelli is also likely to invoke the late-sixties collaborations between Ol’ Blue Eyes and Jobim. ~ The New Yorker