Mon, October 24, 2016 7:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library
The Free Library of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Jazz Project invite you to a third season of free concerts: Mysterious Travelers 3 : Internal Investigations. This time we’re turning inward to explore, through sound, the collections that constitute the Parkway Central Library. Every third Monday from September 2016 through May 2017, emerging and veteran musicians, all calling Philadelphia home, will debut new works. This season, our librarians sat in on the compositions: musicians met with librarians just like our city’s students do, except not with term papers as the goal, but new artistic expression. Librarians steered musicians toward inspiration within the Library’s world class collections, band leaders responded, and these reference jam sessions surged to life. We’re thrilled for you to hear the results of these shared intellectual and musical improvisations. Join us this season for librarian jazz!
Featuring: Brent White
Featured Department: Children's
Trombonist and Philadelphian Brent White has toured the globe with the likes of Roy Ayers, John Legend, Kindred the Family Soul, and the Sun Ra Arkestra. He has performed with Zap Mama, Orrin Evans, Harlem Renaissance Orchestra, Fresh Cut Orchestra, and he has recorded with Patti Labelle. A fixture of the scene at Ortlieb’s Jazzhaus in the past and across Philadelphia and New York today, Brent is a master of his instrument and fluent across a variety of styles. So much so, that the legendary Mickey Roker has been heard exclaiming: “You got it, Brent, … that sound!”
All events in this series are free. All concerts start at 7:00 p.m. and will be held in the Montgomery Auditorium.
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The 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. www.philajazzproject.org
Parkway Central Library | Montgomery Auditorium
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Accessibility: A wheelchair ramp is located at the Library’s Wood Street entrance, and an elevator for the public is located next to the building’s northeast courtyard.
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