Germantown: Club LaRose Has Turned Into A Home And Hub For All

Germantown: Club LaRose Has Turned Into A Home And Hub For All

Chenet LaRose’s dream was to open a community hub in Philadelphia where he could teach people about his Haitian heritage, but his Club LaRose quickly turned into a popular jazz club. LaRose, a retired dentist, never played music himself but he still calls the jazz club a second home, as do many of his regular […]

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Northwest Philadelphia: Five Venues Where You Can Hear Jazz

Northwest Philadelphia: Five Venues Where You Can Hear Jazz

Looking for a live music performance without traveling into Center City? Philadelphia is a city steeped in jazz tradition and Germantown Avenue is rich in history and in the arts with numerous places along the avenue to experience amazing concerts and events. Here are just a few. Club La Rose 5531 Germantown Ave. Stop by […]

 By Abi Reimold

Germantown: La Rose Jazz Club Offers Appeals to Jazz Enthusists of All Ages

Germantown: La Rose Jazz Club Offers Appeals to Jazz Enthusists of All Ages

Henderson, a drummer who works as an auto inspector during the day, uses his Sunday session to service Philadelphia’s jazz community to cultivate new talent by mixing players of all ages. Henderson insists that there are some things that you can learn only by playing with older musicians. “We need to pass the baton. You […]

 By Andrew Small

Germantown: Jazz Appreciation Month is Year Round For Germantown

Germantown: Jazz Appreciation Month is Year Round For Germantown

As the city honors its history of jazz music this month, Germantown’s jazz schedule looks no different than usual. Jazz Appreciation Month highlights what Germantown appreciates every month and even every week. “I think we need more than a month,” drummer Robert Henderson said. “Since they picked April, you know, we’ll take that for now, […]

 By Max Webber and James Riggio

Germantown: Festival Unites Historic Sites

Germantown: Festival Unites Historic Sites

Germantown’s annual festival celebrating history and culture has historical roots that go deep. “Fest for the Quest” was an annual collaboration among Historic Germantown and students from Germantown High School and Germantown Friends School. The two highlights of this event were the open forum “Germantown Speaks” and the open-air festival “A Great Day On The […]