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First All-Jazz Induction to Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame Scheduled for Oct. 19

Honorees to be celebrated with two days of live music

Benny Golson is a 2016 Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame inductee
Jaco Pastorius is a 2016 Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame inductee (photo: Bob Perkins)
Bob Perkins is a 2016 Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame inductee
Joey DeFrancesco
Joey DeFrancesco is a 2016 Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame inductee

On Oct. 19, the first-ever all-jazz induction to the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame, presented by the Philadelphia Music Alliance, will take place along the Avenue of the Arts, with the additions of Joey DeFrancesco, Benny Golson, Christian McBride, Jaco Pastorius and Bob Perkins.

The Class of 2016 joins such Philadelphia jazz greats as John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Stan Getz, Stanley Clarke, Gerry Mulligan and Grover Washington Jr., among others, along the Music Walk of Fame.

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