Ernest Stuart, Founder of CCJF | via erneststuart.com
Get acquainted with some musicians from the upcoming Center City Jazz Festival lineup
The lineup for the fourth annual Center City Jazz Festival has been announced, with some Philly favorites on the list, like Ben Schachter & Re:Trio, Daud El-Bakara Sextet, Dena Underwood, Ernest Stuart, Fresh Cut Orchestra, Max Swan and the beloved West Philadelphia Orchestra.
This year’s festival is set for Saturday, April 25 (tickets). Catch the whole lineup here, and get acquainted with some of the festival’s performers below.
After launching a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2012, local trombonist Ernest Stuart founded the Center City Jazz Festival. Other than currently resurrecting Philly jazz, Stuart released an energetic EP, titled Love/Loss this past July.
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Local 10-piece ensemble, Fresh Cut Orchestra, released their debut album, From the Vineyesterday, a nine-track hybrid of bustling jazz, electronica, and hip-hop. Listen to “Sanguine,” a track that encompasses that mixture, below.
Catch a live performance by Philly saxophonist and producer Max Swan at The Blockley below.