Dreambox Media

Dreambox Media Philadelphia jazz record label since 1985 Dreambox Media is an independent musicians' label dedicated to promoting the rich tradition of distinctively original and creative Philadelphia jazz artists.

Encounter Records was originally started in 1986 to release works by under-recorded veterans and deserving newcomers. The re-named Dreambox Media was formed in 1995 to enable these recordings to reach a wider audience through our website (www.dreamboxmedia.com) in addition to live performances (in cooperation with jazzbridge.org).

Encounter Records was originally started in 1986 to release works by under-recorded veterans and deserving newcomers. The re-named Dreambox Media was formed in 1995 to enable these recordings to reach a wider audience through our website (www.dreamboxmedia.com) in addition to live performances (in cooperation with jazzbridge.org).

Operating as usual

Philadelphia Jazz Legacy Project
12/24/2020

Philadelphia Jazz Legacy Project

Yes, it has been quite a year. Not all of us came through unscathed, and we will miss the ones who won't be greeting 2021 with us. The Philadelphia Jazz Legacy Project looks to the stories of the past to help us move through the difficulties of the present. May your memories stand you well at this time of year as we look forward to the future. Happy holidays and a bright New Year to all of you! 💖

Check out the live streams that are happening, folks. We have two good ones coming up this Thursday.
05/26/2020
Mike Boone presents a livestream of pure improv jazz

Check out the live streams that are happening, folks. We have two good ones coming up this Thursday.

Since its launch in 2005, BSR promotes the exchange of viewpoints rather than any particular point of view, with respect for people of all identities. To that end, our professional editors welcome commentary from professionals and amateurs alike about arts and culture in the greater Philadelphia ...

Great afternoon w/ Dave Posmontier & Mike Boone...photo by Anthony Dean.  Some of Dave's, Mike's & my stuff is available...
02/20/2020

Great afternoon w/ Dave Posmontier & Mike Boone...photo by Anthony Dean. Some of Dave's, Mike's & my stuff is available from www.dreamboxmedia.com

Suzanne Cloud
12/03/2019
Suzanne Cloud

Suzanne Cloud

Go Out and Hear Some Singing!

First, I want to thank everyone who donated to the Dreambox Concerts Series. Unfortunately, we had to cancel the series ...
11/24/2019

First, I want to thank everyone who donated to the Dreambox Concerts Series. Unfortunately, we had to cancel the series after the second concert for a lack of support and attendance. There was also the difficulty with parking in the section of the city where the venue is located...so, we are now looking to relocate the series. All of you who donated but did not get a chance to attend this first time, your support will be honored at the next venue. I'll keep you posted. Have an absolutely wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!

11/24/2019
Jef Lee Johnson - Today

A Dreambox artist.... beautiful!

Hard for me to have just one favorite song from this man, but this is definitely one of them. He's not only one of the greatest guitarists of all time, but w...

Thanks to City Suburban News for including our Dreambox Concert event this Wednesday! Page 2!
11/10/2019
City Suburban News 11_6_19 issue

Thanks to City Suburban News for including our Dreambox Concert event this Wednesday! Page 2!

City Suburban News, Year 35, No. 12, November 6 - November 12, 2019 issue. Free weekly community newspaper covering the Philadelphia/Main Line area.

10/31/2019
Dreambox Concert Series -10-9-19

Our first Dreambox Concert! And a wonderful, multigenerational talkback!

Pianist Aaron Graves, bassist Mike Boone, drummer Mekhi Boone, and singer Maya Balardo discuss gun violence with Barbara Montgomery, past president of the Mi...

Thanks to Kimberly Roberts of the Philadelphia Tribune for the shout out! Please note, the Philadelphia Heritage Art Ens...
10/01/2019
Suzanne Cloud continues her jazz journey with 'The Dreambox Concerts'

Thanks to Kimberly Roberts of the Philadelphia Tribune for the shout out! Please note, the Philadelphia Heritage Art Ensemble will appear in Nov. and Gina Roche and her band will be featured in Dec. Hope to see everyone at our opener!

Singer-songwriter Suzanne Cloud, founding director of Jazz Bridge, recently retired, but her passionate advocacy for the uniquely American art form continues.

Music addresses injustice...hmmm. "That happened to coincide with some divisive times in our country, and rather than av...
09/23/2019
Hearing injustice

Music addresses injustice...hmmm. "That happened to coincide with some divisive times in our country, and rather than avoid that and be in our ivory tower of abstract work, what if we lean into that and explore how music written today can relate to the world we’re experiencing? All sorts of ideas opened up when I started to look at it that way. Since then we’ve given a lot of focus to composers whose voices historically have not been heard as easily — women composers, immigrants, political dissidents. It’s invigorated us.”

A FearNoMusic concert features new music composed in response to a Supreme Court confirmation battle.

Dreambox Media's cover photo
09/21/2019

Dreambox Media's cover photo

The Dreambox Concerts are almost upon us and we're happy to announce that pianist/composer Aaron Graves will be opening ...
09/14/2019
Click here to support The Dreambox Concerts organized by Suzanne Cloud

The Dreambox Concerts are almost upon us and we're happy to announce that pianist/composer Aaron Graves will be opening the series on October 9th! Please share and support! https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-dreambox-concerts?sharetype=teams&member=2778064&rcid=r01-156847895418-797e06c569a14a73&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_w

Suzanne Cloud The Dreambox Concerts I am Suzanne Cloud , a longtime jazz singer songwriter and Philly jazz advocate, and I'm partnering with drummer Sherrie

The wonderful artists who will be combining art and activism.  Have a terrific Labor Day weekend celebrating the working...
08/31/2019
Click here to support The Dreambox Concerts organized by Suzanne Cloud

The wonderful artists who will be combining art and activism. Have a terrific Labor Day weekend celebrating the working people of the world!

Suzanne Cloud The Dreambox Concerts I am Suzanne Cloud , a longtime jazz singer songwriter and Philly jazz advocate, and I'm partnering with drummer Sherrie

Hi Everyone, I hope you'll take a moment to check out my first GoFundMe Campaign for a series of concerts starting this ...
08/26/2019
Click here to support The Dreambox Concerts organized by Suzanne Cloud

Hi Everyone, I hope you'll take a moment to check out my first GoFundMe Campaign for a series of concerts starting this Fall that will join music and social justice in a world that needs both right now. After reading about what we're seeking to do, I hope you donate. ALL of the money will be going to the musicians. ❤❤❤

I am Suzanne Cloud , a longtime jazz singer songwriter and Philly jazz advocate, and I'm partnering with drummer Sherrie Maricle , the leader of the DIVA Jazz Orchestra , and we are looking to fund The Dreambox Concerts at "Drummers," an intimate venue, that will feature monthly performances by...

It starts in October - Second Wednesdays - at Drummers, a unique new place for music
07/30/2019

It starts in October - Second Wednesdays - at Drummers, a unique new place for music

Timeline Photos
06/15/2019

Timeline Photos

The Music Industry Task Force (MITF), created by Philadelphia City Council, has been meeting regularly to develop recomm...
02/02/2019
City of Philadelphia Music Industry Task Force Feedback on Draft Recommendations

The Music Industry Task Force (MITF), created by Philadelphia City Council, has been meeting regularly to develop recommendations on how to support the growth and promote Philadelphia’s dynamic music sector. The MITF has come up nine (9) recommendations that would be most impactful; however, before we finalize these recommendations and submit them in a final Report to City Council, we would like your feedback. Please take this brief 10 question survey on MITF’s recommendations to ensure your insights are taken into consideration:
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12/25/2018
Duncan Phillips

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This is perfect! Happy Holidays, everyone! Thanks to Erik Marley for sending.

#Repost Rich Redmond

Merry Christmas to all my drummer pals? ...and.. EVERYONE! Thanks @thedrumschool @markyplanet Lester Estelle Ledger @jeff__gilbert @davidniacaris Peter Furler newsboys Drum Workshop Inc. (DW Drums) Paiste Cymbals Evans Drumheads Promark Audio-Technica USA 64 Audio #drums #dwdrums #drummer 🥁

Please read, share and be our jazz detectives!
11/19/2018

Please read, share and be our jazz detectives!

Hi Everyone, we have a flyer we'd like you to pass around at gigs, vespers, anywhere to get the word out about our archival work. We have a pdf we can send you to print out too. Please share this with everyone you think might help with this terrific project.

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241 Haddon Ave
Philadelphia, PA
08108-1139

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(267) 250-8506

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Jim Miller, president of Dreambox Media, died unexpectedly of sepsis yesterday, February 25th. His passing is a great loss to the Philadelphia jazz community and to his friends and family. This page will continue, however. If you have any questions about the label, please don't hesitate to contact me in about a week. Thanks. Suzanne Cloud