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Channel 6abc Interview Link

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Hi everyone, Please click the link below to see my brief interview on the local ABC Chanel in Philadelphia which 1st aired Thursday May 11, 2017. http://6abc.com/health/art-of-aging-jazz-musician-wins-kimmel-residency/1980446/

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New CD In The Works!

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It has been a challenge, but I can now factually state that we are now in the studio recording new music for the next CD. I have been asked on many occasion when will we be releasing a new CD. My subscribers of my newsletter who get more detailed information than I share here on […]

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Philadelphia Children’s Festival at the Annenberg Center May 18-19

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The Jawanza Kobie Band along with Deb Margolin will bring Bird Stories a concept developed for the Kimmel Cenrter of Philadelphia Jazz Residency is for children using an original story of tolerance and being accepted while introducing them to the genre of Jazz Music. Using the classic ‘Peter And The Wolf” by Sergei Prokofiev as […]

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South Kitchen & Jazz Parlor Sunday February 26, 2017

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Delaware Today Magazine February 2017

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Hi Everyone, I have tried for eighteen years to get an interest from Delaware Today Magazine hoping to have folks  aware of my endeavors, and now I finally can announce that it has happened. I am in the current February 2017 edition. Feeling grateful! http://www.delawaretoday.com/Delaware-Today/February-2017/30-Seconds-with-Jazz-Artist-Jawanza-Kobie/  

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South Kitchen & Jazz Parlor February 26, 2017

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Nationally known artist perform at South Kitchen, and now we will be making our 1st appearance Sunday February 26, 2017 for two shows-7p & 8:45p. Would love to see you.

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Kimmel Center Jazz Residency Artist 2016-2017

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Very happy and honored to announce that I am one of three composers selected out of twenty nine applicants for the 2016-2017 Kimmel Center Jazz Residency Artist. The Kimmel Center is the official home of the world renowned Philadelphia Orchestra and other major events. The residency will allow the selected composers to have new original […]

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My Time Spent With Singer – Billy Paul 1934 – 2016

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I believe 2016 will be a year long remembered as the ‘year that the music died’. The artist that we have lost and have passed on thus far in this still relatively new year is shocking to say the least. A passing of note this past week was Philadelphia legend and known throughout the world, […]

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Sir George Martin, The ‘Fifth Beatle,’ Dies At 90

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Most likely by the time you would have seen this, you may already know that record producer/composer/musician George Martin credited for shaping, arranging, and producing the sound and music of the BEATLES as well as other music artist has passed. Below is the official obituary from the Telegraph: Sir George Martin, who has died aged […]

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Nancy Wilson – Singer

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In honor of today February 20, being the birthday of this great singer, I thought it fitting to share this. Hope you enjoy this – Jawanza Background and Early Career Nancy Wilson was born on February 20, 1937, in Chillicothe, Ohio, though she grew up not far from Columbus. She was the oldest of six […]

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