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NEPA jazz and ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ musician Bob Dorough dies at 94, leaves lasting legacy

NEPA jazz and ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ musician Bob Dorough dies at 94, leaves lasting legacy

Singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer Bob Dorough may not have been born in Northeastern Pennsylvania, but he was well-known and well-loved in the many years he spent here. Dorough died of natural causes yesterday in his home in Mount Bethel at the age of 94, leaving behind a legacy that includes many classic “Schoolhouse Rock!” […]

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Founding Allman Brothers drummer brings Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 13

Founding Allman Brothers drummer brings Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 13

From a press release: Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, led by The Allman Brothers Band founding drummer Jai Johanny Johanson, will visit the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 at 8 p.m. as part of the venue’s “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert series, sponsored by City Market & Café. Tickets, which are […]

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Alumni play ‘A Night of Penn State Jazz’ at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 26

Alumni play ‘A Night of Penn State Jazz’ at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 26

From a press release: Penn State alumni representing four northeast regional campuses will be offering “A Night of Penn State Jazz” at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Oct. 26. A pre-event mixer is planned for 6:30 p.m. when the doors open. The concert, featuring Penn State’s Centre Dimensions jazz ensemble, will begin […]

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Grammy-winning bassist Stanley Clarke, John Pizzarelli, and Royal Scam headline Scranton Jazz Festival Aug. 4-6

Grammy-winning bassist Stanley Clarke, John Pizzarelli, and Royal Scam headline Scranton Jazz Festival Aug. 4-6

From a press release: Two world-renowned artists, jazz icon Stanley Clarke of The Stanley Clarke Band and jazz guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarreli, will be headlining the 13th annual Scranton Jazz Festival, returning on Friday, Aug. 4 through Sunday, Aug. 6 to the historic Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel and several other venues in downtown Scranton. Headlining Sunday […]

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Legendary Duke Ellington Orchestra plays at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 12

Legendary Duke Ellington Orchestra plays at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 12

From a press release: The Duke Ellington Orchestra, originally led by the most prolific American composer of the 20th century, will perform at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. All seats are just $10, plus applicable fees, thanks to underwriting from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Tickets […]

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Free jazz concert series coming to River Common in Wilkes-Barre July 13-27

Free jazz concert series coming to River Common in Wilkes-Barre July 13-27

From a press release: The Riverfront Parks Committee and the Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary will host a free jazz concert series on the River Common in Wilkes-Barre on the remaining three Thursdays in July. “Jazz in July Along the River” will be held from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. on July 13, 20, and 27 […]

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Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue jazz up the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on June 15

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue jazz up the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on June 15

From a press release: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will bring their hard-edged funk, hip-hop beats, rock dynamics, and improvisation in the great tradition of jazz to the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Thursday, June 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $36 for standing general admission and $44 for balcony seats, are on sale […]

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Jump, Jive an’ Jazz at Scranton Cultural Center becomes tribute to late Patrick Marcinko Jr. on Sept. 25

Jump, Jive an’ Jazz at Scranton Cultural Center becomes tribute to late Patrick Marcinko Jr. on Sept. 25

From a press release: Jump, Jive an’ Jazz, which was originally intended to be an intimate evening of world-class jazz featuring the region’s finest jazz musicians, has now somewhat taken on a life of its own. As fate would have it, this event has become a vehicle to celebrate the music and influence of a […]

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Listen to live jazz performances recorded at 2015 Delaware Water Gap COTA Festival on WVIA-FM Nov. 2-13

Listen to live jazz performances recorded at 2015 Delaware Water Gap COTA Festival on WVIA-FM Nov. 2-13

From a press release: For the 18th consecutive year, WVIA-FM’s “All That Jazz” with George Graham presents comprehensive coverage of the Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts Festival. Enjoy 10 nights of extraordinary jazz music starting Monday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. on WVIA-FM. WVIA’s broadcast is presented in memory of COTA co-founders Rick […]

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Listen to jazz performances recorded at 2014 Delaware Water Gap COTA Festival on WVIA-FM

Listen to jazz performances recorded at 2014 Delaware Water Gap COTA Festival on WVIA-FM

From a press release: For the 17th consecutive year, WVIA-FM’s “All That Jazz” with George Graham presents comprehensive coverage of the Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts Festival. There will be 10 nights of extraordinary jazz music starting Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 at 7 p.m. on WVIA-FM. The series will feature music from performances […]