Performers: Eric Alexander, Dave Stryker, Mike Pedicin, John Swana, Jimmy Bruno, Pat Bianci & many others
Sets: 7PM & 9 PM ~ $40
Internationally beloved jazz guitarist Pat Martino (Patrick C. Azzara) has not worked since November 2018 due to severe health issues and his ability to keep financially afloat has been greatly impacted by his current disabilities. This legendary artist from Philadelphia has exhausted his savings and sees no other options before him other than to appeal to the larger community for help. He needs your donations and your good will to keep his household intact and pay medical bills while he concentrates on getting healthy.
It is hard to give a paragraph, or even a few, about the history and/or biography of a musician / composer / teacher / phenom such as Pat Martino. His life has encompassed artistry on many levels. He grew to soaring heights as a young musician, overcame medical issues that deconstructed (and should have ended) his jazz career, and rebuilt his life again around jazz guitar. He is known world wide as one of, if not the, best jazz guitarist of all time
He is a mentor, a scholar, a Philadelphia hero and an inspiration to musicians all over the world while maintaining the humbleness, kindness and generosity that he learned in the South Philly streets where he grew up and still calls home.
We are privilaged and excited to have Mr. Martino back for his traditional Thanksgiving Weekend at Chris' Jazz Cafe where he has played for so many years.