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Strings for Schools will pay tribute to jazz pianist, composer, and educator Dr. Billy Taylor, honoring him in the year of his 80th birthday, at the Kimmel Center on April 27, 2002 at 7:30 PM. Led by jazz violinist and Philadelphian, John Blake, Jr., the evening will feature jazz and conversation with members of Dr. Taylor’s Trio, Chip Jackson, and Winard Harper, who will be joined by the nationally recognized jazz talents of artists Geri Allen, Frank Wess and Jimmy Owens. Hosting the evening wi …
Strings for Schools, the premier non-profit music education resource for schools on the East Coast, will hold its Spring Benefit Concert "Celebrating Music 2003" with a gathering of six nationally recognized jazz artists at the Four Seasons Hotel on April 4, 2003. Under the musical direction of Philadelphia born jazz violinist, John Blake, Jr., the concert will feature a trio of jazz violinists Diane Monroe, Regina Carter and John Blake. This all-star trio will …