Jazz Bridge http://wrti.org en Jazz Is...Charlie Rice http://wrti.org/post/jazz-ischarlie-rice <p></p><p>Steady work is a coveted and rare prize among many jazz musicians. WRTI’s Meridee Duddleston visits a force in the local jazz scene who never had a problem getting gigs. Recognized by Mayor Michael Nutter for his enduring contribution to the city’s jazz scene,&nbsp; jazz drummer Charlie Rice has been keeping the beat for more than 70 years and counting.</p><p><a href="http://www.jazzbridge.org/events/neighborhood-concerts/suzanne-cloud/" target="_blank"><strong>Information about Jazz Bridge concerts at Collingswood Community Center</strong></a></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Meridee Duddleston 6555 at http://wrti.org Jazz Is...Charlie Rice Last Call at the Downbeat: The Dizzy Gillespie Story http://wrti.org/post/last-call-downbeat-dizzy-gillespie-story <p></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:22:57 +0000 Meridee Duddleston 7149 at http://wrti.org Last Call at the Downbeat: The Dizzy Gillespie Story Where Music Lives: At the Collingswood Senior Community Center in Camden County http://wrti.org/post/where-music-lives-collingswood-senior-community-center-camden-county <p></p><p>Music lives in South Jersey, where WRTI's Meridee Duddleston finds jazz creating connections in the neighborhood.<a href="http://www.jazzbridge.org/upcoming-events/" target="_blank"><strong> The “Jazz Bridge" project</strong></a> deepens the region’s rich jazz roots with a series of neighborhood concerts featuring the area’s great jazz musicians. At the same time, the concerts enable the non-profit Jazz Bridge to provide emergency financial support to local jazz musicians in crisis. It’s a win-win.&nbsp;</p><p>The concerts, at five sites in the Philadelphia area, tackle an all-too-common problem for jazz musicians and bring live jazz to close to home.</p><p>Meridee Duddleston attended a "First Thursday"concert at the Collingswood Senior Community Center to see how it works. The evening featured the distinguished Bob Pollitt Jazz Quartet: Bob Pollitt on saxophone, Henry Miller on drums, Craig Thomas on bass. and Bill Schilling on piano. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 10:02:00 +0000 Meridee Duddleston 5250 at http://wrti.org Where Music Lives: At the Collingswood Senior Community Center in Camden County