Eric McGarry (guitarist/composer), performs a program of original creative music, and selections from the standard repertoire. While being rooted in the jazz tradition McGarry’s music pushes forward while remaining authentic to himself and the idiom.
Guitarist and Composer Dave Allen has been praised by critics as "an exciting and unique player in the mold of Pat Metheny, Ben Monder and Adam Rogers. Fantastic technique, a strong melodic sense, great compositions". At the age of 16 years old, Allen was recognized by Guitar Player Magazine as a talent to watch. Born in Philadelphia, Allen moved to New York to attend the Manhattan School of Music and developed is his career there over the past 25 years. His critically acclaimed recordings have been written about in the New York Times, Downbeat Magazine, Jazz Times Magazine and All About Jazz. He has performed and toured with his own projects throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia and worked with many of the most respected musicians in jazz today.
Trombonist, vocalist and arranger Hailey Brinnel, along with her always energetic band, focuses on bringing back old favorites and forgotten gems of early 20th century Jazz in her original arrangements.
"Pascale’s singing is the stuff of dreams, whether on the achingly beautiful “I Wanna Be Loved” or the reliably uplifting “Ill Remember You,” where she shines with halogen brightness. " - Nick Bewsey, Icon Magazine
Chris' Jazz Cafe is thrilled to have Joanna for one evening only and what a special evening it will be. Bring your Valentine and experience the soulful voice of Philly's very own Joanna Pascale.
Nothing says Mardi Gras like the Hoppin John Orchestra. Join the parade down the street and then come in for this NOLA experience with drink specials, Abita, hurricanes, sazarac, buckets of crawdads, crawzones, crawdad mac & cheese, crawdad cheesesteaks, jambalaya, beads, feathers and lots and lots of FUN!! Party, eat & drink all night long.