Archive for June 1, 2018

Music lovers in the tri-state area can enjoy a variety of outstanding music Saturday, August 12 (rain date August 13), from noon to 8:30PM, at the 11th Annual “Jazz on the Ave” Music Festival. Sponsored by Beech Community Services, the FREE, family event features live musical performances from some of the region’s top jazz and R&B artists. Philadelphia’s Cecil B. Moore Avenue will be transformed between Broad and 17th Streets with two stages, a variety of vendors and a Kids Zone. It’s a great community event and an opportunity to celebrate the great musical history of Cecil B. Moore Avenue. Formerly named Columbia Avenue and affectionately called the Golden Strip, the avenue was a famed destination for jazz entertainment during Philadelphia’s golden era of jazz from the 1940s through the early 1960s.

North Philadelphia born and bred trombonist Jeff Bradshaw will headline the mainstage with “Friends” that include Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Tony Rich; Grammy nominee, singer/songwriter/producer Eric Roberson; Canadian, Grammy-nominated neo-soul singer/songwriter Glenn Lewis; Frank McComb, jazz/soul singer/musician/producer; and award-winning Philly R&B singer Suzann Christine, all tied together by Mozaic Flow, a Philly band that plays a variety of styles from bebop to hip hop, funk and blues. The entire line-up will be held together by Jeff Bradshaw & Friends, the North Philadelphia born and bred soul/jazz innovator who has changed the way people view the trombone. In 2012, he released his sophomore double CD, Bone Appetit which debuted on the Billboard contemporary jazz charts three times in the Top 25 and twice in the Top 10 as high as #3. The CD was also nominated for a NAACP Image Award for Best Jazz Album. In 2014 he released Home, the first album recorded live at Philly’s Kimmel Center by an African American. Never one to forget from whence he came, Bradshaw and his musical friends perform each year at “Jazz on the Ave” and takes the audience on a soulful, jazzy adventure!

Saturday, August 11, 2018 – Noon to 8:30 pm

Broad & Cecil B. Moore, Avenue, Philadelphia