Joe Bongiovi & PJO

Wed, Aug 11, 2021
Wed, Aug 18, 2021
Wed, Aug 25, 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.

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: Joe Bongiovi & PJO

August shows: PJO August shows


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.