Hello all!

For those of you who received the December 2009 CPFJ newsletter, you might have read that CPFJ will combine its newsletters to distribute every other month (due to economic factors) as opposed to the monthly distribution we’ve practiced in the past. Because of this we found it necessary also to change our timeline for distribution (to coincide with the 2-month stretch).

we all have something to offer

...something to offer

Our next newsletter will be mailed out the week of January 18th, where you’ll see something new: an article written by educator/musician Jay Umble. “We All Have Something to Offer” is an encouraging piece that discusses the “traps” that often ensnare jazz musicians. You won’t want to miss this most interesting read.

For those of you who have yet to subscribe to our newsletter, or join the ranks of our membership, now is the time to do so: CPFJ is conducting a membership drive to offer NEW members a 14-month membership, which means YOU GET TWO WHOLE MONTHS ABSOLUTELY FREE (when was the last time you could say THAT?!).

So what are you waiting for? Just step right in…the water’s fine.

‘Til next time,

Judith Brown / Publicist, CPFJ


I need to take a breather. I’m hyperventilating and can hardly contain myself. Why? Bobby Broom, that’s why! (Have you HEARD him play?)

The jazz guitarist will perform on Sunday, January 31st at the Hilton Harrisburg. He starts promptly at 6pm (Lebanon Valley College Jazz Band under the leadership of Tom Strohman begins at 5pm), and I am psyched!

Broom’s latest CD, “Bobby Broom Plays for Monk” features several of the most memorable of Thelonious Monk’s tunes, including “Straight No Chaser” and “‘Round Midnight” – and I’m highly anticipating hearing these in person – up close and personal.

Just as jazz was meant to be enjoyed.