CENTRAL PA FRIENDS OF 

Welcome!

The Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz is dedicated to the education, promotion and presentation of Jazz, America's original art form.

Embracing tradition....moving it forward to create new legacies...

Formed in 1980, CPFJ is a non-profit organization serving a diverse community of jazz lovers and students in South Central Pennsylvania.      

Become a contributor - go to our Membership Page to join!

EVENTS:  We produce a Spring & Fall Concert Series, six concerts annually; the Central PA Jazz Festival; our annual Picnic, CPFJ Jazz Stage at the Arts Fest of Greater Harrisburg, Jam Sessions, and other events.  

EDUCATION:  CPFJ annually hosts the Central PA Jazz Camp for students aged 10 - 21, a college scholarship program, and the CPFJ Youth Band - an improvising ensemble that performs frequently throughout Central PA.    

THE ViBE, Central PA's Jazz Newsletter, is published 9 times a year and is also available on this web site - if you're looking for news of jazz events, concert or clubs, stay up to date by reading The ViBE! 

Please enjoy our web site and come back often to see updated concert news, order tickets, or read the latest issue of The ViBE.  Please join the Central PA Friends of Jazz or contribute to CPFJ - your support keeps Jazz alive in Central PA!

Visit our ONLINE STORE  or call the Office 717-540-1010 to contribute.

 2017 CPFJ EVENTS

 

2017 SPRING CONCERT SERIES: 

APRIL 2 - BUSTER WILLIAMS      

APRIL 30 - JOHNNY O'NEAL 

JUNE 16  - BEN WOLFE TRIO - Tribute to Thelonious Monk

August 10th to 13th 

37th Annual 

Central PA Jazz Festival 

Various sites - concerts, picnic, riverboat cruise, big band dance at the jazz party & more!!

Delfeayo Marsalis appears 8/12 at Mt. Gretna Playhouse

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 2017 FALL CONCERT SERIES:

Fri., Sept. 8th       1st Fall Concert

Central PA Friends of Jazz Night 

6:30-10p.m. at the 

Dauphin Co. Jazz & Wine Fest

Joey DeFrancesco + the People  (8:30PM)

The JOST PROJECT  (6:30PM)

TEEN TOWN   (5:30PM)

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October 15 - 3pm

Ware Center  Lancaster PA   

2nd Fall concert

live from New Orleans

JEREMY DAVENPORT

 

November 12

JONATHAN RAGONESE

Special Chamber Jazz Children's Concert featuring Jonathan's compositions including Mother Goose and Other Tales, with narration and Wind Octet with special guests - For children of all ages!

High Center, Messiah College, Mechanicsburg PA


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 November - Extra Ordinary GIVE - donate to CPFJ and many other charities!!  
 Friday, December 29  7:00 pm  Ron Waters Scholarship Fundraiser  
   JAZZ - because life is improvised!

 PHONE: 717-540-1010

ADDRESS: CPFJ, 5721 Jonestown Rd., Harrisburg PA 17112

PLEASE NOTE: mailing address is NOT the address of our performances. Please see specific concerts for VENUE LOCATION.

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