Joe Bongiovi & PJO

Tue, Dec 21, 2021
Tue, Dec 28, 2021

Joe Bongiovi & PJO

The Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra was founded in 2003 by Joe Bongiovi, Rob Reeve and Yorgo Papadakis. The concept behind the band was to keep motivated and talented students playing their instruments during the summer. The Band had no intentions of ever performing, just rehearsing. At the end of the summer, a few parents suggested a fund raising performance at a Pizza Hut in Buck's County, Pa so that Mr. Bongiovi could be reimbursed for the money he had spent on music. As the "great pizza gig" approached, the band was forced to come up with a name. After being put on the spot with about 30 seconds to think about it, Mr. Bongiovi gave the band the hideous name of "The Summer Swing Fling Big Band". This name would obviously be changed later.

*** Effective Monday August 16th, in compliance with the City of Philadelphia’s option for COVID-19 restrictions, Chris' Jazz Cafe has made the decision to require ALL patrons to provide proof of full vaccination, with a corresponding Photo ID.

Without proof of full vaccination you will NOT be permitted to enter the premises. This step is being taken out of an abundance of caution and will be required for all shows. We hope to do our part to keep our community safe while we continue to enjoy the very best of local, national & international jazz. ***

DINNER & SHOW AVAILABLE (Max of 4 tickets per order, limited seating) $60 per person includes 3 course dinner & show. Beverages, tip & tax not included. Arrival time for 7:30pm show is 6:30pm, General Admission available at 7:00pm

Streaming is Pay-as-You-Wish via PayPal.me/PhillyJazz or Venmo: @ChrisJazz-Cafe

Watch the show online here: December 21st PJO

December 28th shows: December 28th PJO

The Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra was founded in 2003 by Joe Bongiovi, Rob Reeve and Yorgo Papadakis. The concept behind the band was to keep motivated and talented students playing their instruments during the summer. The Band had no intentions of ever performing, just rehearsing. At the end of the summer, a few parents suggested a fund raising performance at a Pizza Hut in Buck's County, Pa so that Mr. Bongiovi could be reimbursed for the money he had spent on music. As the "great pizza gig" approached, the band was forced to come up with a name. After being put on the spot with about 30 seconds to think about it, Mr. Bongiovi gave the band the hideous name of "The Summer Swing Fling Big Band". This name would obviously be changed later.