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Jawanza Kobie - Available for Booking Worldwide
Jawanza Kobie
Home Base : Wilmington DE USA
Music Style : Traditional, Progressive & Contemporary Jazz

INSTRUMENT(S) : Piano/ Keyboards


• Billy Paul 
• MSFS Lou Rawls 
• Grady Tate (Drummer/Vocalist)
• Bill Pierce (Music Dir. Art Blakey Jazz Messengers)
• 'Doc' Gibbs (Percussionist)
• Ernie Wilkins (Arranger Educator)

• Clifford Brown Jazz Festival - Wilmington DE
• Idlewild Jazz & Blues Festival - Idlewild MI
• The World Stage - Los Angeles CA
• South Jazz Kitchen - Philadelphia PA
• Chris’s Jazz - Philadelphia PA
• CEC - Philadelphia PA
• City Winery - Philadelphia PA
• Kimmel Center - Philadelphia PA
• The Mann Center for The Performing Arts
 Philadelphia PA

• Jazz Congress at Lincoln Center NY Video Pitch award
• Philadelphia Kimmel Center Jazz Residency
• Mann Performance Center - Artist in Residence
• 6 ABC ’The Art of Aging’ Video
• PBS Philadelphia ‘Brick School Legacy
• PBS Boston “Hear The Drum'

  #1 Top 50 Chartbound  
  #24 JazzWeek Chart
  #28 Radar Chart

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Jawanza Kobie
Jawanza Kobie

"...the glorious, stylistically diverse result of the inventive pianist, composer, arranger and producer. It offers a spirited blend of a multitude of pop, rock and jazz influences, from The Beatles, Bob Dylan and James Brown to Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock." ~Jonathan Widran (The JW Vibe) 
"Jawanza Kobie Jazz Composer covers a lot of musical ground yet is consistently rewarding and just plain fun...”
  ~ Scott Yanow (Jazz Journalist / Historian)

"...Jawanza Kobie’s whimsical, high octane, super-funked, piano pleaser “Imagine That” marks the versatile Philly bred keyboardist, composer and arranger’s first collaboration with guitarist, producer and mega Smooth Jazz hitmaker Nils. As wildly melodic and infectious as the tune is, it’s just the tip of the iceberg artistically for Kobie, a prolific veteran sideman and film and TV composer who writes and records it all (often on the same collection!) – swing/traditional jazz, electric fusion, fiery blues, Latin and flamenco. Imagine that! Be sure to check out the entire album collection, as this jazz composer is essential for jazz aficionados!" Global 

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