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Tri-State Jazz Society Presents...
Perseverance Jazz Band - July 20, 2014

PHILADELPHIA - Perseverance Jazz Band will play for Tri-State Jazz Society on Sunday, July 20, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. This concert will be at the Community Arts Center, 414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA 19086. According to jazz veteran Steve Barbone, "They bring youth, vigor, energy and a love of New Orleans Jazz to the table... they are the future of the music we love."  Half-price admission is $10, available for first-time attendees and members; general admission is $20. High school and college students with IDs and children accompanied by a paying adult are free. Pay at the door; there are no advance sales or reservations. The Community Arts Center is less than a mile from the Media-Swarthmore exit of I-476 (the "Blue Route"). There's free parking. For information call (856) 720-0232 or visit:

Perseverance Jazz Band

Jonathan Davenport - Bass, Co-Leader
Cecilia Ferneborg - Vocals, Co-Leader
Adam Hershberger - Trumpet
Larry Toft - Trombone
Bob Rawlins - Clarinet
David Streim - Piano
Chad Brown - Drums

Tri-State Jazz Society favorite Steve Barbone, who has played with jazz greats from Coleman Hawkins to Sydney Bechet to Bob Haggart to Thelonious Monk, says: "Having worked with the Perseverance Jazz Band on numerous occasions, I can attest to the professionalism of their performances. They bring youth, vigor, energy and a love of New Orleans Jazz to the table. And they have a wonderful vocalist. Everyone who supports our kind of music should come out and hear their July 20 offering at the Tri-State Jazz Society Concert. For they are the future of the music we love." 

And Don Jones, Publisher of The American Rag, says: "...Perseverance Jazz Band is off the charts fantastic. I love [their] different approach. It demands that I pay attention and listen for all the vocal/instrumental nuances."

Perseverance Jazz Band was started in a West Philly group house in September 2010 by Jonathan Davenport and an eclectic group of young musicians. Originally organized to play early Dixieland and New Orleans parade music, the band has since expanded its repertoire to include small band Swing. Co-led by Jonathan and Cecilia, and featuring Cecilia's vocals on many songs, Perseverance Jazz Band has become a local favorite for private parties and weddings and has toured the Northeast, South and Midwest playing for swing dance organizations. The band has made a point to play with and learn from tradition bearers in the Tri-State area and has played concerts for the Philadelphia International Festival for the Arts, the Cape May Jazz Society and the Illiana Club among many others.

You can find Perseverance Jazz Band's new album “Hard Times Come Again No More” at:

You can hear them in action at:

Or for more video and audio samples, plus photos and information, you can visit them at their website:

Wallingford Community Arts Center

The Community Arts Center, located near I-476 (the "Blue Route") between Media and Swarthmore in Delaware County, is home to Tri-State Jazz Society's Pennsylvania concerts. Five or six concerts a year, featuring traditional jazz bands and solo pianists are presented in the main art gallery of the center. The piano is excellent, as are the acoustics, and the atmosphere is bright and congenial. Complimentary refreshments are served during intermission. 

CONTACT: Sally Cannon
(856) 720-0232

P.O. Box 896
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Tri-State Jazz Society, formed in 1988, is dedicated to the preservation and live performance of traditional jazz including Dixieland, swing, ragtime, and boogie-woogie. All concerts are open to the public and feature leading professional small jazz bands and soloists. Monthly concerts are presented at venues throughout the Philadelphia area. The society is a non-profit educational corporation supported by its members.

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