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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 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!

 

 

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August 7th-10th

34th Annual CENTRAL PA JAZZ FESTIVAL
Mt. Gretna Playhouse and other Central PA venues

Thursday - August 7 -Riverboat JAZZ CRUISE

DAVE STAHL QUINTET  feat. TOM STROHMAN - City Island Dock, Harrisburg

Friday - August 8 - JAZZ PARTY

at 1500 N. 6th St., Harrisburg

Diane Wilson Bedford, Jimmy Wood, Sammy Banks, Dan Stuber & more!

Saturday - August 9 - JAZZ PICNIC at Indian Echoes Cavern

Larry Marshall, CPFJ Youth Band, Sonia V, Greg & Tom Strohman, No Last Call

Sunday - August 10 - -JAZZ JAM SESSION

 The Timbers, Mt. Gretna w/ Jonathan Ragonese, Andy Roberts, Peter Paulsen

Sunday - August 10 -JAZZ CONCERT

in association w/ Music at Gretna

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

 

LEE SMITH GROUP - Sittin' On A Secret"

& HENDRIK MEURKENS SAMBA JAZZ QUARTET

We thank Premier Wealth Management for their generous grant to underwrite this Festival.  

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2014 FALL CONCERT SERIES

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Friends of Jazz Night @

The Dauphin Co. Jazz & Wine Festival

Friday, Sept 5th, 2014   6:30-10pm

Rene Marie Quartet

Tim Warfield's Organ Band

 

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2nd Fall Concert

 Sunday, Oct 12th - 2 p.m.

Grant Stewart Trio

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Allen Theatre, 36 E Main St, Annville, PA 

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3rd Fall Concert

Sunday, Nov. 9th  3 p.m.

Charenee Wade

Leffler Chapel, Elizabethtown College

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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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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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