Jazz City

 

Neal Santos, for City Paper

Neal Santos, for City Paper

  • Philadelphia has joined the ranks of other American cities and has gotten itself a professional Jazz Orchestra. Deena Adler, the managing director of the newly organized, 17-musician ensemble, admits to City Paper that she is “incredibly excited to have the opportunity to present Philadelphia jazz at its finest. I see its potential as parallel to the music itself: energy in motion, expanding to larger and larger audiences while bringing people together.” The Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia will offer the public a free performance in the City Hall courthouse on April 30 at noon.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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