Jazz Appreciation Month Special Events

The word "jam" has always had a musical connotation, but at this time of year it also serves as an acronym.  April is Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM), and to help celebrate it, we've lined up a special series of shows at Tellus 360 in Lancaster. 

Each Thursday in April, homage will be paid to a different style of jazz and will feature excellent musicians from the Lancaster and Philadelphia areas.  The April events are an extension of the Jazz On King series, which features Todd Fulginiti Trio every other Thursday.  Here is the April line-up: 

April 7 Dave Wilson Group (modern jazz) 
CD Release show featuring Stretching Supreme, a tribute to the great tenor saxophonist John Coltrane. With Dave on tenor and soprano saxophone, Kirk Reese-Piano, Tony Marino-Bass, and Dan Monaghan-drums; all of whom appear on the recording. 

April 14 Todd Fulginiti Quartet with special guest Bailey Fulginiti (American Songbook) 
These timeless, well known songs are part of the foundation of jazz and have been performed by artists from Ella Fitzgerald to Rod Stewart. 

April 21 The Tailgaters (traditional jazz) 
Also known as New Orleans style jazz, the upbeat style and energy of this music is infectious.  The most notable player of this style is Louis Armstrong. 

April 28- Prime Example (jazz fusion) 
Featuring modern and popular musical elements mixed with traditional jazz concepts, jazz fusion is a wide ranging style defined by artists like Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, The Crusaders and many others. 

These performances are made possible through a grant from the Music Performance Trust Fund, obtained by the Lancaster/York Musicians Union (Local 294 American Federation of Musicians)

All take place at Tellus 360 in Lancaster and begin at 7pm.  All are free- there is no cover charge. 

Attached is a poster you can share with jazz-loving friends.  Let's fill the room and have a good time J.A.M.ing in April. 

See you there!

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