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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 are proudly celebrating our 35th year in 2015!!     

 

SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP PROMOTION UNTIL MAY 31ST - JOIN CPFJ AND HAVE YOU NAME ENTERED INTO A DRAWING FOR A GRAND PRIZE OF $1000        Go to our membership page to join

 

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..

 

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!

 

 2015 CPFJ SPRING CONCERT SERIES

 

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  Bacas

CHRIS BACAS & VOYAGE WEST

featuring vibraphonist Stefan Bauer

Sunday, April 12, 2015    

TWO SHOWS -3:00 & 6:30 p.m.

3PM Show        6:30PM Show

Wyndridge Farms

885 South Pleasant Avenue, Dallastown, PA 17313

 

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 Nelson

STEVE NELSON GROUP

Sunday, May 31, 2015   3p.m. 

Rose Lehrman Arts Center, Harrisburg Area Community College

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This series is underwritten in part by a generous grant from the Shearer Family Fund of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, R. Scott Shearer

 

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Past 2015 Events:

 

3/16/14

CHRISTIAN McBRIDE TRIO

  FEATURING PIANIST CHRISTIN SANDS 

& DRUMMER ULYSSES OWENS, JR.

 

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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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5/25/14

Ehud Asherie & Ken Peplowski

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5/24-26/2014

Harrisburg ARTS FEST

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6/18-20/2014

CENTRAL PA JAZZ CAMP w/ Wycliffe Gordon

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BENEFIT CONCERT for Keith Mohler

July 17, 2014  7pm    Ware Center, Lancaster PA 

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August 7th-10th

34th Annual CENTRAL PA JAZZ FESTIVAL

 2014-Festival-PARTYposter-11x17.pdf   2014FestFlyer-11x8-color.pdf

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 9/5/2014

Dauphin County Jazz & Wine Festival

Friends of Jazz Night - Rene Marie Quartet

Tim Warfield Organ Band

6:30pm    Ft. Hunter Park, Harrisburg PA 

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 10/12/2014 - 2 p.m.  Allen Theatre, Annville PA

 GRANT STEWART QUARTET

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 11/8/2014 - 3 p.m.  Leffler Chapel, Elizabethtown College

 CHARENEE WADE QUARTET

& Kirk Reese Trio

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12/14/2014   6pm 

  40th Anniversary Celebration for THIRD STREAM

 The Central Hotel - 800 East Park Drive, Hbg. PA

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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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