Archives

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

Print

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.

Cedar Park Jazz Fridays Schedule

Friday Night Jazz flyer

JUNE 4, 2010
RICH TUCKER & 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.


Rich Tucker / Live @ Warmdaddy’s 11/2007

Richard Tucker & The Universal Concept | MySpace Music Videos

JUNE 11, 2010
THE WEBB THOMAS FLEET

Drummer Webb Thomas

Get Ready for the Ride! Webb Thomas is an accomplished drummer with a resume that extends back to his training at the Berklee Music School.  An extensive resume of recordings and features the fleet puts on a performance you don’t want to miss!

More Info.

JUNE 18, 2010
THE HEATH ALLEN BAND


Awarded Best of Philly® Party Band by Philadelphia Magazine, Heath’s musicians are Philadelphia’s finest—Grammy Award winners, nationally-honored soloists, full-time professionals, who have played with the greats of popular music and jazz.

More info.

JUNE 25, 2010
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!

JULY 2, 2010
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.

JULY 9, 2010
THE JAZZ DOCTORS

To fix what ails you! The band will offer its blend of tasty “old school” jazz and blues, spiced with Cuban and Brazilian styles that often get listeners out of their chairs. The Jazz Docs will be joined by guests Richard Orr (multi-reeds/flute) and Stan Slotter (trumpet/flute) — two of Philly’s hottest frontline horn players.

All shows are 6-8pm Cedar Park, weather permitting.

Dr. Ketchup kicks off 2010 summer jazz series 5/28

Dr. Ketchup live at the Kimmel Center

West Philly locals Dr. Ketchup bring their brand of funk-jazz to Cedar Park Friday 5/28/2010, 6-8 pm. The concert as always is free and in the park, weather permitting. Dr. Ketchup then moves the party inside and across the street to Elena’s Soul starting at 8:30.

This is the kick-off date of the 2010 Jazz in Cedar Park summer series, currently booked through July 9.

Tentative Concert Schedule-

    May 28th- Dr. Ketchup
    June 4th- Rich Tucker and the Universal Concept
    June 11th- Webb Thomas and the Soul Patrol
    June 18th- TBA
    June 25th- TBA
    July 2nd – The Budessa Brothers
    July 9th – The Jazz Doctors

More information about Dr. Ketchup available on the web, MySpace, and Facebook.

Somewhat blurry video of Dr. Ketchup kicking it below.


Dr Ketchup

Dr Ketchup | MySpace Music Videos

Friday Night Jazz slideshow

A great slide show of past Friday Night Jazz concerts both in Cedar Park and its past location in front of the Firehouse. Courtesy of host emeritus Denise King.

Stay tuned for updates on the 2010 Friday night jazz concert season.

More great pics of Jazz in Cedar Park courtesy of VIX Emporium.
http://vixemporium.wordpress.com/2008/05/30/friday-night-jazz/