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 FALL CONCERT SERIES:

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SEPTEMBER 8, 2017     Dauphin Co. Jazz & Wine Fest

JOEY DeFRANCESCO + THE PEOPLE & THE JOST PROJECT

 

JEREMY

OCTOBER 15, 2017 - 3PM 

JEREMY DAVENPORT

Ware Center, Millersville U., Lancaster PA

Live from New Orleans' Ritz-Carlton Hotel

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November 12   3PM

JONATHAN RAGONESE   Mother Goose and Other Tales

A Concert for Children of All Ages

High Center, Messiah College, Mechanicsburg PA

Special Chamber Jazz Children's Concert featuring Jonathan's compositions including Mother Goose and Other Tales, with narration by Mike Greenwald, wind octet , harp and special guests.       

 

November 17 

Extra Ordinary GIVE

donate to CPFJ and many other charities!!

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 Wednesday, December 27

7:00 pm  

Ron Waters Scholarship Fundraiser

Abbey Bar, ABC Brewery

50 N Cameron St, Harrisburg

 YOUTH BAND

2018 SPRING CONCERTS

 

MARCH 25TH - 3PM

Ware Center, Lancaster 

Co-produced with Millersville University's Ware Center

 

LEGENDARY JAZZ VOCALIST - MARY STALLINGS!

 

SAVE THE DATES:

Spring Concert Series

APRIL 22/2018   Pollock Center, Camp Hill PA

JUNE 15/2018  High Center, Messiah College

Harrisburg Arts Festival Jazz Stage

MAY 29, 30 & 31/2018  RIVERFRONT PARK HBG. PA   Friends of Jazz Stage

Central PA Jazz Camp

June 13-16 - MESSIAH COLLEGE

Central PA Jazz Festival

July 5-8/2018  MT. GRETNA PLAYHOUSE &  VARIOUS CENT, PA SITES

Fall Concert Series:

SEPTEMBER 7TH - JAZZ & WINE FEST

OCTOBER - TBA

NOVEMBER - TBA

   JAZZ - because life is improvised!   

 

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WOLFE


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 PAST 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, 2017

37th Annual  CENTRAL PA JAZZ FESTIVAL - DELFEAYO MARSALIS- concerts, picnic, riverboat cruise, jazz party & more!!

   

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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