Mon, September 8, 2014 7:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library
Monday, September 8, 2014 | 7:00 p.m. | Featuring Matthew Clayton
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!
Saxophonist and Philadelphian Dr. Matthew D. Clayton, II is a music scholar, teacher, composer, and performer. Some of the highlights of his various performances include dates at Carnegie Hall, the Village Vanguard, Birdland, the Academy of Music performing for Grover Washington, Jr., and multiple gigs with the late legendary Count Basie trombonist Al Grey. Dr. Clayton is on the faculty of the prestigious Nelly Berman School of Music and is the Director of Jazz Combos at the University of Pennsylvania. His debut album is scheduled for a Fall 2014 release.
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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