Tony Williams http://wrti.org en Where Music Lives: At LaRose Jazz Club and Wherever You Find Tony Williams http://wrti.org/post/where-music-lives-larose-jazz-club-and-wherever-you-find-tony-williams-0 <p></p><p></p><p>Music lives at<a href="http://larosejazzclub.com/" target="_blank"><font color="#0c4ca2"> LaRose Jazz Club</font></a> in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. That's where sax player and local jazz legend <a href="http://www.bdgenterprises.org/tonywilliams.html" target="_blank"><font color="#0c4ca2">Tony Williams</font></a> has a steady Monday night gig. WRTI’s Meridee Duddleston spends time with Tony Williams - now in his 80s - and finds out how this mainstay of the Philadelphia jazz scene keeps it fresh today and pursues his vision for tomorrow.</p><p>For over 35 years, Williams' Mount Airy Cultural Center&nbsp;has built a bridge to the next generation - through jazz. <a href="http://www.bdgenterprises.org/tonywilliamsjazzfest.html" target="_blank"><strong>The 2013 Tony Williams Scholarship Jazz Festival is scheduled for Friday August 30th to Monday September 2nd.</strong></a></p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 28 May 2013 12:26:42 +0000 Meridee Duddleston 5539 at http://wrti.org Where Music Lives: At LaRose Jazz Club and Wherever You Find Tony Williams Where Music Lives: At LaRose Jazz Club and Wherever You Find Tony Williams http://wrti.org/post/where-music-lives-larose-jazz-club-and-wherever-you-find-tony-williams <p>Music lives at<a href="http://larosejazzclub.com/" target="_blank"> LaRose Jazz Club</a> in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. That's where sax player and local jazz legend <a href="http://www.bdgenterprises.org/tonywilliams.html" target="_blank">Tony Williams</a> has a steady Monday night gig. WRTI’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Meridee<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Duddleston<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> spends time with Tony Williams - now in his </span>80s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> - and finds out how this mainstay of the Philadelphia jazz scene keeps it fresh today and pursues his vision for tomorrow.</span></p><p>An educator, musician and mentor, Williams has been part of the jazz scene in Philadelphia and beyond for decades. His passion for jazz comes through as he blows on the saxophone in his Mount Airy home. Williams' humble altruism has also spilled out into the neighborhood. In the late 1970s, he spearheaded the formation of a number of teen jazz bands, including “Pieces of a Dream,” and the “Stenton Diner Teenage Jazz Band,” made up of teenagers from Germantown and Mount Airy.&nbsp; And for over 35 years his Mount Airy Cultural Center&nbsp;has built a bridge to the next generation&nbsp; - through jazz.</p><p><a href="http://www.wrti.org/where-music-lives" target="_blank"><strong>Let us know <em>Where Music Lives</em> in your community!</strong> <strong>Add your ideas in the comments section here and check out our other <em>Where Music Lives </em>posts.</strong></a></p><p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 02:28:05 +0000 Meridee Duddleston 5167 at http://wrti.org Where Music Lives: At LaRose Jazz Club and Wherever You Find Tony Williams