Mon, December 8, 2014 7:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library
Monday, December 8 8, 2014 | 7:00 p.m. | Featuring Wayne Smith, Jr.
To satisfy the universal need for deep grooves and sweet sounds, the Music Department at the Parkway Central Library is collaborating with the Philadelphia Jazz Project and the Producers’ Guild to bring you The Mysterious Travelers Concert Series. Through free, monthly concerts running through April 2015, audiences will hear from veterans as well as up-and-coming musicians who are shaping the future sounds of Philadelphia. You heard it here first at your Free Library of Improvisation!
Nurtured in the legendary Philadelphia jazz scene, Wayne Smith Jr.’s career as a drummer is as promising as it is eclectic. He has performed everywhere from Philadelphia’s own Chris’ Jazz Café to the stages of Europe, Canada, and Australia. In addition to being a founding member of Three Blind Mice he recently formed the New York-based The Wayne Smith Quintet. The ambient influenced group marks his progression as he continues to merge his jazz fundamentals with his developing rock edge.
Philadelphia Jazz Project (PJP) works to inspire a network to support, promote, archive and celebrate the diverse elements within the Philadelphia jazz community, with the larger goal of connecting to the global community. PJP is a sponsored project of the Painted Bride Art Center, with funding provided by the Wyncote Foundation.
The Producer’s Guild’s mission is to ensure that the appreciation and enthusiasm for the rich cultural heritage of African American Arts continues to thrive in Philadelphia, especially Black Classical Music, commonly known as JAZZ.
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