Mon, March 20, 2017 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: Howard Tucker
Featured Department: Literature
Howard “SERGIO” Tucker’s music embodies cultural fusion. He has his finger on the Brazilian poetry scene and the right words on the tip of his tongue. Regularly performing in various spaces—Brazilian lounges, black jazz joints, soul clubs—he proudly delivers his gospel of love with R&B/Bossa Nova/Samba rhythms. His audience nods in approval when they hear his real-talk delivery of phrases like “Doesn’t matter, the salsa has taken over.” He has put these words to paper, compiling a book of poetry, Sergio: A Poet Witness to the City.
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.