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Cedar Park Jazz 2015 – THANK YOU!

This year, hundreds of friends and neighbors attended each of the Cedar Park Neighbors’ Live Jazz Fridays with sponsorship, crowd donations, and beautiful weather permitting a total of 11 amazing summer concerts. A particular pleasure was seeing so many familiar faces from Jazz seasons’ past, and watching as new faces became familiar, returning week after week. For two concerts in July, professional photographer and Cedar Park Neighbors’ board member JJ Tiziou was on hand to capture the sheer joy of these evenings. In gratitude to all who attended and made this season possible, we now share some of these beautiful images. Please join us again in Cedar Park in 2016!

Thank you to our Jazz Committee, Algernong Allen, Monica Allison, and Renee McBride Williams, our performers, Progressive Movement, Rich Tucker and the Universal Experience, Brent White Group, Glenn Bryan and Friends, Clef Club Youth Ensemble, Gretchen Elise and Friends, Dahi Divine and Friends, Broke and Blue Band, Side by Soul, Dr. Ketchup, and Clint Washington and Friends, and our sponsors, Cedar Park NeighborsFairmount Park ConservancyHolly Mack Ward and Co. Real EstatePhiladelphia Federal Credit UnionPhiladelphia Parks and RecreationSt. Mary’s Nursery SchoolWayne’s GarageLittle Baby’s Ice CreamDock Street BreweryVIX EmporiumUC Review, and the Baltimore Avenue Business Association (BABA).

Interested in becoming a member of Cedar Park Neighbors? Click here to join. To support Cedar Park Neighbors and its initiatives such as Live Jazz Fridays make a donation here.

 

SEASON EXTENDED: CPN Live Jazz Fridays

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Thanks to outstanding community attendance and support, the Cedar Park Jazz series will extend for an additional two Fridays, ending on August 14th.

If you would like to make a financial contribution please go to: http://www.cedarparkneighbors.org/support/

Sponsored by:

Cedar Park NeighborsFairmount Park ConservancyHolly Mack Ward and Co. Real EstatePhiladelphia Federal Credit UnionPhiladelphia Parks and RecreationSt. Mary’s Nursery SchoolWayne’s GarageLittle Baby’s Ice CreamDock Street BreweryVIX EmporiumUC Review, and the Baltimore Avenue Business Association (BABA).

CPN Live Jazz, Friday July 10th: Gretchen Elise & Friends + College Scholarship Award Presentation

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Gretchen Elise & Friends + College Scholarship Award Presentation

Friday, July 10th, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
49th and Baltimore

Every year Cedar Park Neighbors brings jazz to the park on Baltimore Avenue between 49th and 50th. Please join us this week for the music of Gretchen Elise and Friends plus a special presentation of this year’s College Scholarship Awards at the set break (approx. 7:00 p.m.). These scholarships are awarded to local students each year by the Cedar Park Neighbors’ Gary Bronson Memorial College Scholarship Fund.

Cedar Park Jazz takes place every Friday, ending on July 31st. Nestled between residences, churches, and the commercial corridor, the live music experience captures the urban flair of Philadelphia.

The free event is outdoor fun for the whole family with an on-site playground. Jazz in the park is one of the truly special social events of the West Philly community. From senior to toddler, the evenings are great moments to share. Bring a blanket for a picnic, or a chair to enjoy some great entertainment and neighborhood interaction!

Concert schedule:
  • July 10th Gretchen Elise and Friends
  • July 17th Dahi Divine and Friends
  • July 24th Broke and Blue Band
  • July 31st Side by Soul

If you would like to make a financial contribution please go to: http://www.cedarparkneighbors.org/support/

Sponsored by:

Cedar Park NeighborsFairmount Park ConservancyHolly Mack Ward and Co. Real EstatePhiladelphia Federal Credit UnionPhiladelphia Parks and RecreationSt. Mary’s Nursery SchoolWayne’s GarageLittle Baby’s Ice CreamDock Street BreweryVIX EmporiumUC Review, and the Baltimore Avenue Business Association (BABA).

Cedar Park Neighbors Presents: Live Jazz Fridays in Cedar Park

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Every year Cedar Park Neighbors brings jazz to the park between on Baltimore Avenue between 49th and 50th. This year’s concert series launches with Progressive Movement. Cedar Park Jazz takes place every Friday, starting June 5th, and ending on July 31st. Nestled between residences, churches, and the commercial corridor, the live music experience captures the urban flair of Philadelphia.

The free event is outdoor fun for the whole family with an on-site playground. Jazz in the park is one of the truly special social events of the West Philly community. From senior to toddler, the evenings are great moments to share. Bring a blanket for a picnic, or a chair to enjoy some great entertainment and neighborhood interaction!

If you would like to make a financial contribution please go to: http://www.cedarparkneighbors.org/support/

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Jazz Returns to Cedar Park: Every Friday from 6-8 pm

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Cedar Park Neighbors thanks our sponsors, without whom our jazz series would not be possible, including PFCU, Holly Mack-Ward & Co. (weknowwestphilly.com), the Gold Standard Cafe, Little Baby’s Ice Cream, UC Review, Gregg Mohrmann, and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.
This project is also supported by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, through the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), its regional arts funding partnership. State government funding for the arts depends upon an annual appropriation by the Pennsylvania General Assembly and from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. PPA is administered in this region by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.

Friday Night Jazz series returns 5/27 with Dr. Ketchup

Come to Cedar Park 5/27 7:00 pm to enjoy some funky free live jazz with local faves, Dr. Ketchup.

Dr. Ketchup has been at it, up to it and all about it for a good long while. These Cedar Park residents put their distinct remedy in a saucy blend of instrumentation and feel good rhythms. Don’t miss them as they kick off this years Series in Cedar Park.

Upcoming Shows:

JUNE 3, 2011
Rich Tucker and the Universal Concept

These cats will rock your world! Richard tucker has worked as a professional musician for over twenty years. He is first and foremost a guitarist, but can also play bass. He has a foundation in theory and also loves to play by ear. Featuring Special Guest Vocalist
Suzanne Burgess.

JUNE 10, 2011
TONY “STICKMAN” WYATT CREW

Tony “Stickman” Wyatt, Drums …Tony Wyatt has been a leader and educator for more than thirty years. He has established himself as one of the topdrummers in the tri-state region. Tony has played for Hank Mobley, James Moody, Bootsie Barnes, and a host of others!

June 17, 2011
THE BUDESA BROTHERS & LUCKY THOMPSON

These gentlemen are consummate professional musicians. Their high energy style and showmanship is known throughout the region. Their sound is rooted in the tradition of the great Philadelphia jazz organ/guitar combos.

A quick note about the Friday Night Jazz concerts

We have received a number of comments and concerns about the Friday Night Jazz Concerts – how folks wish it was longer, asking how to support it next year, etc. To answer those questions here’s some background on the Jazz concert series.

It was just as difficult for us to announce the last show as it was for you to hear it. This series is only possible thanks to the hard work, dedication, and yes, money from many different individuals and organizations both new and old to the neighborhood. This year’s series sponsors included: Philadelphia Federal Credit Union, Central City Toyota, Spruce Hill Community Association, Philadelphia Horticultural Society, University City District, Elena’s Soul and Cedar Park Neighbors.

The Cedar Park Jazz series actually starts when the weather is still quite cold.  The volunteers with Cedar Park Neighbors begin soliciting donations, grants and other financial contributions from area businesses, government sources and individuals to make this Jazz Series possible. Once we have an idea how much money we will be able to raise, we set the schedule for the summer, book the talent and organize the publicity, logistics and everything that else goes into this series. This series of eight concerts takes more money than you may think to make happen and it ran exactly as long as we planned for and could afford – and all the funds earmarked for this series goes directly to the musical talent. Time spent organizing, fundraising and hosting these concerts is done for free by volunteers.

We are a small group of volunteers and work on a lengthy list of community projects including helping neighbors with zoning issues, safety needs and block improvement projects; organizing fairs, community education events, neighbor meet & greets,and block leader conferences; maintaining the park; collecting, assembling and distributing to charitable organizations; Holiday Food baskets for nearly 150 neighbors in need; fundraising for and awarding scholarships for student scholars in the neighborhood to help with college expenses; and other projects big and small to help our diverse neighborhood.

We would welcome you to join CPN, donate and/or volunteer for the Jazz Series (or any other neighborhood project that really speaks to you), and encourage friends neighbors and others that enjoy the Jazz Series to do the same. This is the best way to help extend the series and better Cedar Park for everyone.

Thanks again for your interest in the great things happening in Cedar Park.

– Cedar Park Neighbors

Scholarships & Final Jazz Show of the Season

As part of the final jazz concert of the season, scholarships will be presented by Cedar Park Neighbors to 12 neighborhood young people on 7/16/10. Come out to congratulate these local college bound neighborhood kids and enjoy the Jazz.

Concert begins at 6pm as usual.

Jazz Series returns Friday July 2nd

Thanks to a remarkable clean up in the park, Jazz in Cedar Park returns 6:00 – 8:00 pm Friday July 2nd.

Come out to enjoy Showcase Lounge regulars

THE BUDESA BROTHERS & LUCKY THOMPSON

See you there with updates on replacement gigs.

Friday Jazz Cancelled 6/25

Downed tree where Jazz bands

Jazz is cancelled Friday 6/25 while we figure how to clean up the park.

More pictures of tree damage below.