Mon, December 19, 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: Alexis Simmons
Featured Department: Education, Philosophy, and Religion
Alexis Simmons (a.k.a. Alexa Gold) has made love a fine art through her music. She has nurtured her talent within the demanding Philadelphia music scene and has exploded all over stages on the East Coast. Her live shows incorporate her love and skill in R&B/soul, pop, house, and rock, and she credits her versatility to her work as a background singer, most recently for hip-hop/soul singer Jaguar Wright. She also developed an ear and style for dance music, writing and performing singles such as the popular “Selene—The Goddess of the Moon”; co-producing her first independent album, called “The Art of Seduction”; serving as sole music producer for alternative performance trio The Femme-mynistiques; and working on her latest EP. Her love of music is also exhibited through her photography, capturing experiences ranging from portraiture to theatrical performances and community gatherings.
All events in this series are free. All concerts start at 7:00 p.m. and will be held in the Montgomery Auditorium.
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.
For more information, full biographies, and the most up-to-date details, visit freelibrary.org or call 215-686-5316.