Discover the art of jazz in May with 7 live performances in Greater Philadelphia by The Jazz Sanctuary

The Jazz Sanctuary kicks off the nonprofit performing arts group’s second decade in 2022.

Alan Segal, founder of The Jazz Sanctuary

Jazz Sanctuary Quintet members include (left to right) Randy Sutin, Eddie Etkins, Alan Segal, Leon Jordan Sr. and James Dell’Orefice.

Discover the art of jazz in May with 7 live performances in Greater Philadelphia by The Jazz Sanctuary, Philadelphia’s most innovative music organization

I don’t mind when people ask, how old are you? When I answer 80, I am greeted without any means! I couldn’t feel better, and the question only makes me feel so much better. ”

—Alan Segal

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, USA, May 5, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Jazz Sanctuary, Philadelphia’s most innovative music organization, is hosting seven live performances in the Greater Philadelphia area this month.

The May show schedule begins tonight, Thursday, May 5, with a “Jazz & Joe” night (live music, coffee and sweets) at the Incarnation Holy Sacrament Episcopal Church in Morrisville. The performance, which begins at 7 p.m., features The Jazz Sanctuary Quintet, including James Dell’Orefice (piano), Leon Jordan Sr. (drums), Randy Sutin (vibration/percussion), Eddie Etkins (saxophone) and Alan Segal (low). ), with guest vocalist Maci Miller. The concert is free.

On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, a quartet from The Jazz Sanctuary will perform during morning services at Incarnation Holy Sacrament Episcopal Church in Drexel Hill at 10 a.m.
The services will feature music from David Kenney (piano), Jordan Sr. (drums), Etkins (saxophone) and Segal (bass). Free entry.

“As of May 1, The Jazz Sanctuary has reached 48 scheduled events for this year with several more in the planning stages,” said Segal, founder and CEO of the nonprofit music organization. “My baseline year is 2019, when we booked 88 events. That’s my goal for this year, 88 events or more. That’s a goal that’s more than achievable. We played Main Line Unitarian last month, for the first time in over two years, in front of a wonderful audience, as they all are!The reception was wonderful and has been in all of our events so far.

“We responded to a number of calls to appear in retirement communities, which became an important part of our missionary work,” Segal added. “It’s more than nice, and I don’t mind when people ask, ‘how old are you?’ When I answer ’80’, I’m greeted with ‘no way!’. I couldn’t feel better, and the question only makes me feel much better.Music performance is a great vehicle for a happy and purposeful retirement, as is listening to music.

On Wednesday, May 11, The Jazz Sanctuary returns to Incarnation Holy Sacrament Episcopal Church in Drexel Hill for a ‘Jazz & Joe’ night, again featuring The Jazz Sanctuary Quintet. The performance, which is free, starts at 7:30 p.m.

The Jazz Sanctuary will perform at Trinity Episcopal Church, Buckingham on Thursday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. with Bruce Kaminsky & Friends, a combo from The Jazz Sanctuary led by famed bassist Bruce Kaminsky. Entry to this event is free, however, reservations are required and can be made by emailing [email protected]

On Sunday, May 15, The Alan Segal Quintet perform at The Jazz Sanctuary event at St. Augustine of Hippo’s Episcopal Church in Norristown. The quintet includes Dell’Orefice (piano), Jordan Sr. (drums), Sutin (vibration/percussion), Etkins (saxophone) and Segal (bass). The performance, which is free, starts at 4 p.m.

Main Line Unitarian Church in Devon hosts The Jazz Sanctuary with another evening of ‘Jazz & Joe’ on Wednesday 25 May at 7.30pm, featuring a performance by the Alan Segal Quintet featuring Dell’Orefice (piano), Grant MacAvoy (drums) , Sutin (vibrations/percussion), Etkins (saxophone) and Segal (bass). Admission to this show is free.

The May performance schedule for The Jazz Sanctuary ends Thursday, May 26 at the historic Gloria Dei Episcopal Church (Old Swedes) in Philadelphia with an evening of “Jazz & Joe” with The Alan Segal Quintet, which includes Dell’Orefice (piano), Jordan Sr. (drums), Sutin (vibrations/percussion), Etkins (saxophone) and Segal (bass). Admission to this performance, which begins at 7:30 p.m., is free.

Additionally, The Jazz Sanctuary will perform at private events this month at One Ardmore Square, Bucks County Neighbors and Delaware Valley Music Club.

For information on all of Jazz Sanctuary’s upcoming events, visit their website at https://thejazzsanctuary.com/schedule-of-events-updated-weekly/.

Additional performance dates for The Jazz Sanctuary are pending.

Please note that Jazz Sanctuary is following all current CDC, State, and local guidelines for COVID-19 compliance. Masks are appreciated at all upcoming events. Both events this month are free and open to the public. Voluntary donations to the venue are appreciated.

Donations to support Jazz Sanctuary’s mission continue to be essential to the growth of the organization as it enters its second decade. The Jazz Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides free jazz music to charities, community centers, and places of worship, among others.

Since its founding in 2011, The Jazz Sanctuary has performed more than 640 live shows in Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Additionally, the organization brings its music to healthcare facilities, including regular performances for the Council on Brain Injury and others in the region.

Charitable events in the five county area have served organizations such as Friendship Circle, Cradle of Hope, Ronald McDonald House, Interfaith Hospital Center of the Main Line and Council on Brain Injury and Re-Med golf outing and therapy sessions.

Funding for The Jazz Sanctuary comes from individual donors as well as sponsors, including CBIZ, Compass Ion Advisors, Philadelphia Federal Credit Union, The Big Event, Zled Lighting, LPL Financial, Quantum Think, C&N Bank and DMG Global.

Interested donors or sponsors, as well as local townships, places of worship, community centers or other public venues interested in participating in or hosting live Jazz Sanctuary events are encouraged to contact Alan Segal directly, either by phone at (215) 208-7314 or by email at [email protected] Additional information is available at http://www.thejazzsanctuary.com.

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