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Club Quarantine Recap 

This past weekend was a serious musical and cultural experience of fellowship among musicians from all across the country convening in the Kennedy Center's Opera House in Washington, D.C. Club Quarantine Live with D-Nice and Igmar Thomas' Revive Orchestra. A 31 piece melanated orchestra. The special guests included Faith Evans, Too $hort, Israel Houghton, EPMD, Letoya Luckett, Digable Planets, Eric Benet, DJ Clark Kent, and suprise guests Sugar Bear and Kathy Sledge. The house energy was level 100 the entire night.  

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Philadelphia is a Saxophone City! 

Saxophone City - A tribute to Philadelphia's great saxophone legacy

 

I was awarded a Black Music City grant from REC Philly for this project, celebrating Juneteenth. Featuring Philly Saxophonists Yesseh Furaha Ali, Josh Lee, Tim Warfield, and Kynoebi Simpson. In this video, we play homage to John Coltrane on Impressions. Although he was born in North Carolina, Coltrane began playing saxophone when he moved to Philadelphia at age 17. His North Philadelphia home still stands. He left a profound impact on the city that is still felt today.

 

Sixers Playoff Halftime Show 

Here's a picture from the Philadelphia 76ers halftime show. Round 1, Game 1. An electrifying experience as the Sixers were up during halftime and subsequently won the game. The dancers, entertainers, stuntmen and drum line were featured. The four SnackTime horns filled up the stadium with brass. I've never been in a marching band before, so this was the closest experience because our music, dance, steps and other movements were carefully choreographed. With trumpet players Elliot Bild, Charles Washington, and Banks Sapnar.

Upcoming Events

Date Event Location
Philly POPS Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia’s performances of Harlem Nutcracker and McCoy Tyner World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA
Philly POPS Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia’s performances of Harlem Nutcracker and McCoy Tyner World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA
Siempre Salsa Philly Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #5, Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #5, Philadelphia, PA
Princeton University Big Band Princeton, NJ Princeton, NJ
South Philly Big Band Christmas Special Unitarian-Universalist Church at Washington Crossing, Titusville, NJ Unitarian-Universalist Church at Washington Crossing, Titusville, NJ
Choir School of Delaware performs John Rutter's Gloria Grace United Methodist Church, Wilmington, DE Grace United Methodist Church, Wilmington, DE
South Philly Big Band Christmas - Not So Big Band Series 1440 W. Ritner St, Philadelphia, PA 1440 W. Ritner St, Philadelphia, PA
Brothers. Ink Avenue of The Arts Live - Kimmel Center Outdoors, Philadelphia, PA Avenue of The Arts Live - Kimmel Center Outdoors, Philadelphia, PA
The Christmas Spirit - A Concert Presented By The Marian Anderson Historical Society Chapel of Four Chaplains, Philadelphia, PA Chapel of Four Chaplains, Philadelphia, PA
Christmas Eve Service Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA
Christmas Morning Service Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Ambassador Big Band with special guest Kurt Rosenwinkel Chris’ Jazz Cafe, Philadelphia, PA Chris’ Jazz Cafe, Philadelphia, PA
Jazz Lives Philadelphia Masterclass Manhattan, New York City Manhattan, New York City

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