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For Release: Immediately
Contact: Communications and Development

Free Library Presents the Mysterious Traveler Concert Series at the Parkway Central Library

 PHILADELPHIA September 2, 2014—To satisfy the universal need for deep grooves and sweet sounds, the Music Department at Parkway Central Library, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Jazz Project and the Producers’ Guild, presents The Mysterious Travelers Concert Series. In eight 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.

“The Music Department’s conservatory-quality collection of recordings, scores, sheet music, lead sheets, practice methods, scholarly tomes, and popular books on every conceivable musical topic has nurtured generations of musicians and their fans in Philadelphia,” says librarian Adam Feldman. “It’s our great privilege to turn our lecture hall over to these eight ensembles which will school us in the mysterious sonic pathways of our local jazz talents.”

Performances include:

o   Monday, September 8, 2014 | 7:00 p.m.
Featuring saxophonist Matthew Clayton

o   Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | 7:00 p.m.
Featuring saxophonist Mike Cemprola

o   Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | 7:00 p.m.
Featuring trumpeter Vince Turnbull

o   Monday, December 8, 2014 | 7:00 p.m.
Featuring drummer Wayne Smith, Jr.

o   Monday, January 12, 2015 | 7:00 p.m.
Featuring jazz guitarist Dan Hanrahan

o   Monday, February 9, 2015 | 7:00 p.m.
Featuring drummer Anwar Marshall

o   Monday, March 9, 2015 |  7:00 p.m.
Featuring percussionist Karen Smith

o   Monday, April 13, 2015 | 7:00 p.m.
Featuring bassists Nimrod Speaks, Brian Howell,  and Jason Fratiecelli, plus drummer Anwar Marshall


For more information, full biographies, and the most up-to-date details, visit

The Mysterious Traveler Concert Series is brought to you by the Free Library of Improvisation!


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The 61-location Free Library of Philadelphia system advances literacy, guides learning, and inspires curiosity with millions of digital and physical materials; 25,000 yearly programs and workshops; free public computers and extensive Wi-Fi; and rich special collections, including  those at Parkway Central Library and at The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia. With more than 6 million in-person and 9 million online visits annually, the Free Library and the Rosenbach are among the most widely used educational and cultural institutions in Philadelphia and boast a worldwide impact.


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(215) 567-7710, FAX (215) 567-7850