Last night @olabaldych and I (with our friend Ula) braved the frigid weather to see the West Philadelphia Orchestra perform at Tritone on South Street. The bar was packed tight and grooving to the WPO’s own take on Eastern European folk music. The 12-piece brass band pounded through 3 sets of intense music incorporating jazz and rock influences. Yeah, I recognize that Mingus tune y’all!
The WPO, John Swana and Chris’ Jazz Cafe – Modern Angles in Sound and Soul.
Harlem’s own Lu Reid hosts an evening of music from a collective of artists based in NYC and Philly at the Shrine World Music Venue on February 22, 2011. The Jazz (R)Evolution Showcase features three bands representing different perspectives on classic genres.
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Jazz (R)Evolution 2/22 @ShrineNYC | joshlawrencejazz.com.