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.   We proudly celebrated our 35th year in 2015!!    

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, 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 10 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:

 
 

Sun., April 30th

International Jazz Day 

Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center 3pm

          featuring the 

JOHNNY O'NEAL TRIO

 

 o'neal
 

Friday, June 16th  

BEN WOLFE TRIO 

Tribute to Thelonious Monk

        7:30pm - Messiah College’s High Center 

B. Wolfe (b) Victor Gould (p) Donald Edwards (dr)

         Celebrating Monk's 100th Year!!

 
 

2017 SPECIAL EVENTS:

Sat., May 27th - Sun., May 29th - Mon. May 30th

Front & Walnut Sts.- Riverfront Park, Hbg PA

Central PA Friends of Jazz Tent and Stage 

@ Arts Fest of Greater Harrisburg

 artfest

 June 14 - 17, 2017 

Central PA Friends of Jazz Camp

Messiah College

 

 August 10th to 13th 

37th Annual 

Central PA Jazz Festival 

 
2017 FALL CONCERT SERIES:

Fri., Sept. 8th - Dauphin Co. Jazz & Wine Fest

 Joey DeFrancesco + the People

and the Jost Project

               1st Fall Concert

Central PA Friends of Jazz Night 

 

 October 15

Ware Center  Lancaster PA   

2nd Fall concert

live from New Orleans

JEREMY DAVENPORT

 
 November - 3rd Fall Concert  TBA  
 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!
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