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

Embracing tradition...moving it forward to create new legacies...

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

EVENTS:  We produce a Spring & Fall Concert Series, six concerts annually; the Central PA Jazz Festival; an annual Jazz Picnic, CPFJ Jazz Stage at the Greater Harrisburg ArtsFest, Jam Sessions, and other events.  

EDUCATION:  CPFJ annually hosts the Central PA Jazz Camp for students aged 10 - 21; a college scholarship program; the CPFJ Youth Band - an improvising ensemble that performs frequently throughout Central PA; CPFJ Jam Sessions  are held three times monthly in area venues; and a "Jazz in the Schools" program sends professional artist/educators to area public and private schools to help area band directors with their jazz ensembles.    

THE ViBE, Central PA's Jazz Newsletter, is published 8 times a year and is also available on this web site - if you're looking for news of jazz events, concert or clubs, stay up to date by reading The ViBE! 

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 or contribute to CPFJ - your support keeps Jazz alive in Central PA!

We can't make a sound without you!! 

Visit our ONLINE STORE  or call the Office 717-540-1010 to contribute.

 

NEXT CPFJ EVENTS:

 

 

CPFJ FALL CONCERT

Friends of Jazz Night

at the Dauphin County 

NEW YORK GUITAR SUMMIT

& Alphoso Horner & Gotham City

September 6th from 6:30-9:30pm

Ft. Hunter Park, Harrisburg PA 

CPFJ FALL CONCERT

October 20th 6pm

jazz vocalist from NYC

Lucy Yeghiazaryan 

Susquehanna Art Museum

1401 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg

Lucy

CPFJ FALL CONCERT

November 17th 3 pm

master jazz pianist

Geoff Keezer's Trio featuring Gillian Margot 

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THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPRING CONCERT SERIES WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

 

 

 

 

FRIENDS OF JAZZ STAGE at the GREATER HARRISBURG ARTSFEST

 

MAY 23-25, 2020

Riverfront Park, Harrisburg

 artsfest

CENTRAL PA JAZZ CAMP 

CAMP

JUNE  2020 - MESSIAH COLLEGE

Stay Tuned for 2020 Camp Dates & Info -

We hope to see you there!

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 THANKS TO THESE ORGANIZATIONS 

FOR THEIR CONTINUING SUPPORT!

 Jazz  -

because life is improvised!

 

 
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CPFJ OFFICE

5721 JONESTOWN RD

HARRISBURG PA 17109

 717-540-1010  friends@friendsofjazz.org