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Herman DeJong

Every Tuesday Night <> 7:30 til 11:30





With a lot of help from many musicians and patrons "Herman DeJong & Friends" on Tuesday evenings at the 23rd Street Cafe was started in April of 1990. A core group with an ever growing array of guests. After five years Herman "retired" and now the weekly sessions are being run by drummer 'Big Jim" Dofton, one of the founding friends of the group.
Herman is a Holland born Architect and has been involved in the Philadelphia Jazz scene for decades. The "Vincent Kling Band" in the sixties, the "Reading Terminals" in the eighties and in the nineties: Wednesday nights at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Second Sundays on Main Street in Manayunk, Jazz Vespers at Gladwyne Presbyterian Church, Tuesdays at the 23rd Street Cafe and donations of Jazz to numerous benefits in the Delaware Valley.
At this time Herman is focusing most of his energy on his practice of designing Coastal Post & Beam Homes including his oceanfront property in Delaware. A completion date expected for the Summer ( 2001) and a vision towards promoting Jazz in Delaware City, DE. (45 min. South of Philadelphia)


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