Mon, April 17, 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: Elijah Thomas
Featured Department: Newspaper and Microfilm Center
Elijah Thomas is a Philadelphia native and avid performer in the Philadelphia and Tri-state region. He is a graduate of the Esther Boyer College of Music, with a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Arranging and Composition and an instrumental concentration in flute, and is currently enrolled as a graduate student at the Boyer College of Music and Dance, pursuing a Master of Music degree in Music Education. He also serves as co-director of the Jazz Workshop at the Community Music Scholars Program of Temple University Music Preparatory and is a teaching artist for Tune-Up Philly!, the musical instruction community outreach division of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra.
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.