Chicken Bone Beach Winter Jazz Series Returns to Claridge AC

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The Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation Inc., is returning with its second Winter/Spring concert series, set to take place at the Claridge Hotel, in "The Club" on the third floor starting February 23rd. 

The concert series then runs the second and fourth Fridays in March, April and May 2018 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The cost will be a $10 donation at the door. 

The CBB Historical Foundation is a non-profit organization formed and titled in homage to the historical segregation of African-Americans on Atlantic City’s world-famous beaches. In a colloquial nod to the most popular leftover from many beach picnic baskets on the avenue, the term “Chicken Bone Beach” became synonymous with this famous stretch of beach in Atlantic City.

Nat Adderly jr. cbb 2018 acThe schedule for the series, as well as information about each act, provided by CBB Historical Foundation, are as follows:

  • Friday, February 23: Nat Adderley Jr. Trio (pictured) 

    "Nat has played piano on quite a few recordings of many renowned jazz artists and R&B Artists and served as Luther Vandross' music director." A Black History Program featuring Past Pictures of bathers on Chicken Bone Beach and a book signing with Cheryl Woodruff Brooks, book title “Chicken Bone Beach Book” will be held as well.

  • Friday, March 9: Aaron Graves Trio

    "Aaron Graves, Pianist, Composer, Arranger, Conductor, raised in North Carolina, is the son of a musical preacher. He attended Howard University and the University of the District of Columbia."

  • Friday March 23: Cintron Latin Jazz Band

    "Percussionist Edgardo Cintron is a second-generation Puerto Rican and a second-generation musician. Born on August 28th, 1958 in Fort

    Riley, Kansas."

  • Friday April 13: Tony DeLuca Band 

  • "Tony is a great jazz piano player, he picked up his first instrument at age 6. Tony’s Musical Influences include Louis Prima, Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole."

  • Friday April 27, Keith Hollis Quartet

    "Born and raised in Atlantic City, Keith Hollis started playing the drums when he was nine years old. His musical talent also includes playing the trumpet from the time he was in elementary school all the way through high school."

  • Friday May 11, Steve Cain Quartet

    "Steve Cain, born in Philadelphia, is a 40 year veteran of the music business. Steve is a vocalist, saxophone, and flute player who has toured the United States and Canada."

  • Friday May 25, Teddy Royal Trio

    "We are honored to have the Teddy Royal Trio play jazz and some blues for our jazz concert on the 25th of May."

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