Welcome to the first posted blog of the Central PA Friends of Jazz (CPFJ).

CPFJ prides itself on the outstanding quality of jazz it promotes. We feel privileged to provide only the best jazz artists to the Central PA area, and even more privileged to have had the opportunity of doing so over the past 30 years.

In this, our 30th year, we will continue the trend – however, we’ve raised the bar in terms of direction for the organization: We open our 30th year with a heart-pounding Piano series that will knock your socks off!

September will bring us the improvisational style of Kevin Hays. In October, the jazz phenomenon that is Eldar will perform. And we close our Piano Series in November with National Endowment for the Arts 2010 Jazz Master Cedar Walton.

January, February and March brings us jazz guitarist Bobby Broom, The Allen/Whitaker Project, and the incomparable Freddy Cole, respectively.

And as if these weren’t enough: We are anticipating one of our biggest jazz festivals ever in June 2010. It will be one for the books! Watch for upcoming blog posts as we finalize our arrangements; you’ll be most impressed so make sure to block out those dates once we post them – and GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY!

Buckle your seatbelts…(don’t say I didn’t warn you).