Jazz it Up! this Sunday to Benefit the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Northwest and Northeast Philadelphia.

Posted on: June 7, 2013

Elfant Wissahickon partner Larry DiFranco is an at-large board member of the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Northwest and Northeast Philadelphia and has been for over 9 years: “The NPIHN is an organization of approximately 30 church congregations that provide emergency shelter and hospitality for families in need throughout Northeast and Northwest Philadelphia. Due to cutbacks in funding for organizations like this, we are always seeking alternate ways of fundraising and Jazz it Up! is one of those ways.”

Friends of NPIHN and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Present: JAZZ IT UP!: A Benefit for Interfaith Hospitality Network of Northwest & Northeast Philadelphia (NPIHN)

WHEN: Sunday June 9, 2013

WHERE: 7165 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia PA 19119 (formerly North by Northwest)

Enjoy some of Philly’s most exciting jazz groups and 2 delicious buffets by Centre Caterers!

JAZZ BRUNCH – 12 Noon to 3 PM

JAZZ PARTY – 3 to 7 PM

Half or Full Day tickets available online at: www.philashelter.org/jazzitup or by phone reservation 215-247-4663 Ext. 102


Donors $150 – all-day music/buffet/bar beverage/donor recognition
Patrons $100 – all-day music/buffet/bar beverage
Patrons $50 – Jazz Brunch or Jazz Party w/ buffet/bar beverage (limited number of tickets available)


Jazz Brunch

12 Noon- 1:30 pm – Jeannie Brooks and the Jazz Doctors  (Classic jazz and blues with one of Philly’s most dynamic vocalists – a “singer’s singer”)

1:30 -3:30 pm –“ Jazz Fiddler on the Roof” with the Mark Kramer Trio (Rare performance of all-original arrangements, written and recorded by brilliant pianist/composer Dr. Mark Kramer)

Afternoon Jazz Party and Buffet

3:30 – 5:30 pm –Kevin Valentine Quartet (Creative new interpretations of old jazz favorites by an exciting young singer rapidly winning fans all over the region)

5:30 – 7 pm – Los Medicos de Jazz with very special guest Pablo Batista (Latin jazz grand finale featuring a percussion master who has recorded and toured with Alicia Keys, Patti Labelle, Kirk Franklin, Jill Scott, Gerald Levert, Jeffrey Osborne, Phyllis Hyman, Teddy Pendergrass, Diane Reeves, Norman Brown, Manny Oquendo and Libre, Eddie Palmieri and Musiq.)