Jazz – tasty, swinging and soulful — returns to Chestnut Hill March 20 and 21 as Paris Bistro  & Jazz Cafe presents the Jazz Doctors. Pianist Joe Camardo (MD) and bassist Justin Fink (PhD) — have delighted jazz fans for over 40 years in clubs, restaurants and private venues throughout the Delaware Valley, New Jersey and New York City venues, including the legendary Knickerbocker Bar & Grill in Greenwich Village and the Harlem Children’s Museum. From 2011–15 they held periodic weekend jazz parties at the old Flying Fish. This will be their debut appearance at Paris Bistro.
Friday, March 20th the Jazz Doctors Quartet celebrate Spring. Straight-ahead, blues, bop, bossa, musica en clave, Jewish jazz – Jazz Docs love it all and play it all. This will be their debut appearance at Paris Bistro, where they are reunited with with longtime jazzbros – amazing multi-reedman Richard Orr, and first-call timekeeper Grant MacAvoy on drums.  Richard Orr has played professionally since 1968. Dynamic, versatile and adept at clarinet, flute and all the saxes, he performs regularly with jazz, rock, R & B, blues, salsa, dixieland, and classical groups. He composes and arranges for various ensembles, and has also taught students of all levels for over 40 years. He has appeared periodically with Jazz Doctors for over 15 years. Grant MacAvoy is a drummer’s drummer, the “first-call“ for so many leaders in Philly’s jazz, blues and R & B community over decades.
On Saturday, March 21st Jazz Doctors introduce dynamic young vocalist, Gary King and joined by multi-reedman Richard Orr, and journeyman timekeeper Tony Green on drums. King has worked as a session vocalist, opened for Stevie Wonder and other major-label artists, and been a member of the Andrae Crouch Gospel Choir, which in 2009 performed at Michael Jackson’s funeral ceremonies.  A graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, he has composed for television and films, including “All About Us” and “Prom Night.” His music can be heard on cable networks like Starz, VH1 Classic, Encore, DirectTV, FX, Chiller, and InDemand.  The consummate singer, King’s talents extend to many styles – pop, rock, R&B, soul, gospel or his true passion, jazz. Together with the energetic and versatile Jazz Doctors, he’ll pay tribute to vocalese and to scat-meister Eddie Jefferson in what promises to be an old-time Saturday night jazz party.
Paris Bistro is located in Chestnut Hill at 8235 Germantown Ave. Phila., PA 19118 at the corner of Southampton Avenue.  Call Paris Bistro & Jazz Cafe 215-242-6200 or visit online to reserve at www.parisbistro.net.
Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21, 2020 with sets at 7pm, 8:30 and 10pm. Seating is limited, and reservations are highly recommended.  Full Dinner Menu Available. $10 entertainment charge.