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Welcome!

 

The Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz is dedicated to the education, promotion and presentation of Jazz, America's original art form. 

 

Formed in 1980, CPFJ is a non-profit membership organization serving a diverse community of jazz lovers and students in South Central Pennsylvania.    

 

We produce a Spring & Fall Concert Series, six concerts annually; the Central PA Jazz Festival; our annual CPFJ Picnic, Jam Sessions, and other events.  

 

CPFJ annually hosts the Central PA Jazz Camp for students 12 - 21, a scholarship program, and the CPFJ Youth Band.    

 

THE VIBE, Central PA's Jazz Newsletter, is published 10 times a year and is available on this web site.

 

Looking for news of Central PA concerts and clubs - go to the latest issue of our newsletter - The ViBE - pages 4 & 5.

 

Wondering what our associated organizations are presenting - the Pride of the Susquehanna, Music at Gretna, the Berks Jazz Festival, Dauphin County Parks - check out the "Associate Events" page.

 

Interested in joining the Friends of Jazz - click on Membership!

 

Please enjoy our web site and come back often to see updated concert news, order tickets, or read the latest issue of The ViBE.  Please join the Central PA Friends of Jazz - we need your support!

 

Upcoming Events...

 2014 SPRING CONCERT SERIES 

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MAY 25   3 P.M.

WITF PUBLIC MEDIA CENTER, Harrisburg PA

An intimate evening with

 EHUD ASHERIE AND KEN PEPLOWSKI

  COMPLETE INFO & TICKETS HERE!

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June 18-20th - Central PA Jazz Camp
WYCLIFFE GORDON, TIM WARFIELD, JR, KIRK REESE,

STEVE MEASHEY, JEFF STABLEY AND MORE!

Messiah College, 1 College Ave, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Closing Camp Concert 6/20 open to the public - FREE

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August 8th-10th

34th Annual Central PA Jazz Festival 
Mt. Gretna Playhouse and other venues TBA

JazzWalk, Picnic, Workshops & More!!

Sunday Concert - August 10 - in association w/ Music at Gretna

7:30 P.m. @ Mt. Gretna Playhouse

LEE SMITH GROUP

& HENDRIK MEURKENS SAMBA JAZZ QUARTET

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2014 FALL CONCERT SERIES

Friends of Jazz Night @

The Dauphin Co. Jazz & Wine Festival

Friday, Sept 5th, 2014   6:30-10pm

Rene Marie Quartet

Tim Warfield Organ Group

 

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Past 2014 Events:

3/16/14

JOEY DeFRANCESCO 

 FEATURING GUITARIST PAUL BOLLENBACK

& DRUMMER GEORGE FLUDAS

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4/6/14

Cecile McLorin Salvant

 FEATURING The Aaron Diehl Trio

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Past 2013 Events

March 17th       Clarence Penn 

2013-PENN-FLYER-8.5X11.pdf

 

April 21st     Stan Kenton Alumni Band

 kenton-flyer8.5X11color.pdf

 

May 19th     Anthony Wonsey "Spiritrio"

2013-May19-ConcertPoster.pdf

 

Aug 8-11     Central PA Jazz Festival w/ Dave Stahl Big Band,

Justin Faulkner, Jonathan Ragonese and more!!

 PREMIER WEALTH MANAGEMENT

Sept 28th, 2013  

Tribute to Dave Brubeck w/

Cyrus Chestnut Trio and Sharel Cassity

 

Oct 13th, 2013

Violinist Christian Howes and Southern Exposure

Nov 10, 2013

Freddy Cole Quartet

 

 Click on the link below to read about 2012 events!

 

2012-yearinreview-webposter.pdf 

 

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