Mysterious Travelers' Concert Series | Up Next! Anthony DeCarlo | Recapping Bernard Samuels

By Perry G. Mon, December 21, 2015

On Monday, December 28th, join the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Jazz project for our latest installment of the Mysterious Traveler’s Concert Series.  One of our most popular series of concerts, Mysterious Travelers is the logical endpoint of a musician, the layperson, or even the researcher’s interaction with the resources of the Free Library of Philadelphia's Music Department, or any public library for that matter -- exhibition.  Practically a people's conservatory, the Free Library of Philadelphia offers jazz fakebooks, books on instrument playing and methods, and biographies and autobiographies of successful musicians.  With these tools, humble Philadelphians have the power to transform into musical masters.   Come bear witness!

Up Next: Anthony Decarlo
To reserve your spot at this concert, you can get FREE tickets through Free Library of Philadelphia's Music Department.

To see the lineup for the entire series, past and future, please take a look at our program guide.

From Philadelphia Jazz Project:
Trenton made guitarist Anthony DeCarlo, and Philadelphia has taken him. A founder of South Philadelphia’s emergent musical hub, Tasker House, DeCarlo stands at the center of growing community of young musicians. Anthony DeCarlo has performed in four high profile projects with the Philadelphia Jazz Project. On Halloween night in 2013, Anthony DeCarlo participated as the guitarist in our Spooky Jazz Concert and Dance Party called Boo at the Painted Bride Art Center. In February of 2014, he served as guitarist for Philadelphia Songbook Volume #1 Concert at TPAC and in August of 2014, he again served as guitarist for the Philadelphia Block Party at The Dell Music Center. In October of 2014, he again performed his role as guitarist for Boo2 at TPAC. Anthony DeCarlo is a talented, young musician that we are proud to know and to have worked with. He has also worked with Kenny Lattimore, Dwele, Laurin Talese, Jeff Bradshaw, Tweet, Jason Nelson, and Matt McAndrew. With his guitar in hand, DeCarlo hopes to change the world with the positive force of music.

Recapping Bernard Samuels
On November 28th, Bernard Samuels treated about 150 concertgoers to an evening of jazz standards.  Folks clapped their hands on the quicker numbers, and some of our more dedicated citizen scholars swapped stories from the seats to the musicians on stage.  Samuels's set-list collected classics from across the jazz spectrum.  Dedicating two numbers on to the November 13th Paris attacks, John Lewis's Afternoon in Paris, and an original composition called Peace brought a somber air to the set.

You can access many of the songs Bernard Samuels played during his set using our high-quality streaming resources.  Take a listen to Afternoon in Paris from Jazz Music Library, and be sure to come down to the Parkway Central Library for the next concert with Anthony DeCarlo.

Mysterious Travelers 2: Great Migrations
Mysterious Travelers 2: Great Migrations
Anthony DeCarlo, our December Travler
Anthony DeCarlo, our December Travler
Bernard Samuels, our November Traveler
Bernard Samuels, our November Traveler

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