Philadelphia Music Walk Of Fame To Induct 5 In All-Jazz Class Of 2016
October 6, 2016 at 11:51 AM (PT)
The PHILADELPHIA MUSIC ALLIANCE's PHILADELPHIA MUSIC WALK OF FAME is inducting an all-Jazz class this year, with the Class of 2016 including organist JOEY DEFRANCESCO, tenor sax player BENNY GOLSON, bassists CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE and JACO PASTORIUS, and TEMPLE UNIVERSITY Jazz-Classical WRTI/PHILADELPHIA host BOB PERKINS. The five will be honored in a ceremonty unveiling their plaques along the Avenue of the Arts on OCTOBER 19th at noon (ET), kicking off a two-day live music celebration that will include a performance by DEFRANCESCO with the UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS "Z" BIG BAND at the opening evening ceremony and an all-star salute concert honoring the late PASTORIUS at the BRIDGEPORT RIBHOUSE in BRIDGEPORT, PA.
"The ALLIANCE is very excited to be able to specifically honor jazz this year as an extension of PHILADELPHIA’s essential ties to this unique American art form’s rich legacy,” said PMA Board chairman ALAN RUBENS. “It's important to be reminded of the global impact and influence that PHILADELPHIA has continued to bring to the jazz world, since the Roaring ‘20s. Jazz doesn’t always get its due these days, even though it’s current as ever. Jazz is today, and it’s very much got a thriving pulse in our great city.”