Celebration of the Arts - COTA

Phil Woods
"I have a dream, that musicians will be known in the Delaware Water Gap, like the trees are known. Something that is forever."

Phil Woods, Co-Founder

Next COTA Meeting

Monday, April 14th, 6:30pm - PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME
Deer Head Inn
Main St., Delaware Water Gap

Additional 2014 meeting dates: May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11

Meetings are informal and friendly. Come meet the people involved with planning this year's festival. Your suggestions and comments are always welcome and if you have a desire to participate COTA can always use volunteers to help with various tasks during the year and during the festival weekend.

Confessions of a Sideman

"The luggage call was for 5 a.m., bus departure at 5:30, and we were going somewhere. I don't remember where, but I remember Pat Dorian. He was paying his hotel extras when I came down to the lobby. I said good morning and asked how he was. His reply was illuminating: 'I'm living the dream!' he said. Thanks to Pat and all the good men who helped to make my dream come true as well! I have always wanted to take a big band to Europe during the summer festival season. The following is Pat's superb view of this event." - Phil Woods



CELEBRATION! marks the first recording on which Phil Woods has led a big band of his own design. The members of the Festival Orchestra come from their native Eastern Pennsylvania environs to join their leader in a hard-driving testimonial to the fact that, in Phil's words: "Jazz is international, but it's also local." Augmented here by the members of Woods' quintet, it's also terrific...



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