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***SPECIAL REQUEST - "Bonus Spotlight Performances"

**** We have been receiving many requests from many

Worldwide Visitors to recap . . .

"Bonus Spotlight Performances"

which were highlighted in our published book

"JAZZ Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow" 

Within the coming weeks we will be posting many of our produced favorite video clips beginning with the following: Gene Ammons playing "Two Different Worlds"



DL Digest *** I M N A R - Announcement Volume 1* 


Something new is Coming Soon!


Our research staff have been collecting many news releases from various parts of the country. It is our intentions to fulfill the numerous requests from our global website visitors from National and International locations.

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The collection of articles will highlight various topics of interest - past and present relating to the "Ladies and Gentlemen of Jazz" plus interesting pages of our published book


 "Jazz Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow”

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<>  A Bonus addition will also be listed of video links to YouTube & Vimeo that were posted by other visitors and friends from the world of entertainment. 





Recently we have been having many requests from many friends and fans of Joe Fortunato for a recording of a popular song from

The American Songbook entitled “Out of Nowhere”

 >>   May 5, 1930 - October 28, 2011  <<

As a Memorial Tribute . . . I have located this recording plus various instrumental tracks recorded from a local Philadelphia studio . . . that was never released publicly, but was always requested at every club date and live performance from Joe Fortunato.  

The sharing of this duo recording by Joe Fortunato & Lou Gagliardi by exemplifies his soulful approach to the tenor saxophone with the tasteful guitar accompaniment of longtime friend Lou Gagliardi.




LORRIANE YARBOROUGH: "Jazz On The South Side" - Exciting News!

**** Exciting News! ****

 During the past few months, my friend and associate 

Lorraine Yarborough, Executive Director of JOTSS (Jazz On The Southside)

has spent many hours of hard work in meetings throughout the Delaware Valley contacting her friends, associates, and colleagues in order to find a new home for JOTSS (Jazz On The Southside.)

 She has contacted me with the exciting news that she located a perfect venue for Jazz, called The Bainbridge Club located at 1529 Bainbridge Street which is in the historic section of center city Philadelphia, The City of Brotherly Love. The amenities of this venue has hosted various types of entertainment thru the years.


Located on the second floor of The Hotel Brotherhood, This club is set up for parties with tables and comfortable chairs with plenty of room for other activities such as dancing or performances

 The banquet hall features a great sound system for a DJ or live music especially Jazz.  Other amenities include a beautiful grand piano, full cocktail bar area, soft lights provided by the many wall sconces for the intimate evening hours to enhance any musical presentation from a small stage for entertainment.

 Currently, Lorraine and her staff have been diligently consulting on various projects within “The Avenue of the Arts” section of Broad Street in Philadelphia, plus other areas in the Tri-State vicinity to help enhance the future of “Jazz and the Cultural Arts.” 

The achievement of these successful goals plus visits to New York’s 966 Jazz club and discussions with the famous Jazz artists, Wynton Marsalis & Lou Donaldson, afforded Lorraine the opportunity to serve as a project consultant to many associations within the famed Philadelphia Avenue of the Arts section of the city including, The Clef Club, The Kimmel Center, St. John Neumann Place Diversified Community Services and presently with The Bainbridge Club and Hotel Brotherhood.

Lorraine Yarborough also provided me with a Calendar of Events schedule for the coming months of this 2015 year that will feature notable jazz musicians from the area that will include the Tony Williams - ClickLegendary Tony Williams Ensemble plus The Ed Dennis Quartet who are keeping Straight-Ahead & Mainstream Jazz alive.

 Ed Dennis Quartet - Click


We appreciate all efforts from Lorraine Yarborough for sharing this Calendar of Events from JOTSS

. . .to inform all Jazz fans throughout the Tri-State area in addition to more important information of the participating musicians and scheduled performances for the promotion of

Jazz & Cultural Arts within the City of Brotherly Love.




A few years ago while traveling and flying to Las Vegas with a over-night stay in Houston, Texas on Continental Airlines, which is now presently merged with United Airlines. During this dinner meeting at a nearby restaurant named Pappasito's Cantina located on Terminal Road close to Intercontinental Airport (IAH). We had discussions of the many music venues of the past that always featured Jazz musicians that were part of the straight-ahead & mainstream style of those years.  

Topics were mentioned about The Balcony Club on Abrams Road and other places that are currently featuring Jazz. Many of the musicians and vocalists from the past decades were always talked about including Ernestine Anderson, Kenny Dorham, Red Garland, Herb Ellis and the saxophones of "The Texas Tenors" including Buddy Tate, James Clay, Arnett Cobb, and Illinois Jacquet.

I have been requested to post this short video clip of Illinois Jacquet playing "Flying Home" for Mike Melloni, Dave Bennett, Bill & Susan Glassman plus other friends at this excellent Tex-Mex Restaurant.