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January 6, 2014

The Brand-New Jazz Orchestra Of Philadelphia Debuts In A Gala Concert With Appearances By Bill Cosby, Wynton Marsalis And More, Tuesday, January 7

On Tuesday, January 7, the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia presents a home debut concert emceed by Bill Cosby and led by local musician, Terell Stafford. (Photo courtesy The Kimmel Center)

Tomorrow night, January 7, the newly created Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia makes its grand premiere in an evening of live music from some of the most talented jazz musicians in the biz at its debut concert at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

Emceed by the one and only Bill Cosby and led by local musician and jazz director at Temple University, Terell Stafford, the night is sure to bring inspired jazz selections to the stage.

The Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, a group of 17 stellar, homegrown musical artists, take the stage to present Comin’ Home, an evening-length concert in Verizon Hall in The Kimmel Center with amazing guest artists like Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Heath and Bootsie Barnes.

Look forward to musical selections from some of the big names of jazz — Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane — and remarks from none other than Bill Cosby, a Philadelphia-area native.

With tickets starting at just $35, there’s no excuse not to catch the show. Take note, tickets are going quickly, be sure to purchase yours as soon as possible.

Tickets are available online and at the box office at The Kimmel Center.

The evening’s concert will also serve as a fundraiser for the fledgling Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, so score your tickets now to support this new Philadelphia ensemble.

Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia presents Comin’ Home
When: Tuesday, January 7, 7 p.m.
Where: The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 S. Broad Street
Cost: $35-$150
More info: www.kimmelcenter.org

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