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The Remedy Project: The Arts Of Healing is a musical collaboration between local Jazz Musicians, Healthcare Workers and Medical Professionals working together to create and interpret classic, as well as new and original music. This mixtape series acknowledges the critical role our medical professionals and healthcare workers play in our regional health and examines their impact on our personal lives.

 

 

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The artists participating in this mixtape series are listed in alphabetical order by Last Name.

 

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Remedy - Kareem Idris Kareem Chappelle who performs under the name Kareem Idris is a world traveling social worker, educator and performer. He has worked in the Mental Health field for the past 12 years. He has worked populations with diagnosis ranging from Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, ODD, and ADHD. His current position is Case Manager for the Focus on Fathers Program via the Health Promotion Council at the Public Health Management Corporation. Fluent in Arabic, Chappell has served as an English professor in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and in Cairo, Egypt. Currently Chappell, an initiated priest in the Yoruba/Lukumi tradition, Kareem Idris utilizes his experience and expertise to create a bridge musically and a platform of awareness and healing through words to positively impact the listener and utilize music as a therapeutic tool.

 

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Remedy - Keith DeStefano Keith DeStefano is a Philly-based, bassist, composer and leader of the ensemble Puzzlebox. He has been featured on radio broadcasts at NPR, WHYY and WRTI. In 2014, he was Music Director and arranger for a 17 piece big band at the OutBeat Jazz Festival in Philadelphia. He has performed with Puzzlebox at the Cape May Jazz Fest, World Café Live, Clef Club of Jazz, West Chester University, Chris Jazz Café, University of Pennsylvania, Trenton Grounds for Sculpture, West Oak Lane Jazz Festival, Twins, Ortleibs and other venues in the region. Keith DeStefano has done front line mobile crisis work for more years than he'd care to admit. He presently works for the Mobile Emergency Team of the Philadelphia Office of Mental Health. His job gives him a deep appreciation for the environmental and socio-economic challenges faced by those with mental health and substance abuse issues.  

 

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Remedy - Jim DragoniJim Dragoni is Philadelphia-based guitarist, whose clear, sharp and warm style and influences fit into that dynamic region occupied by John McLaughlin, Frank Zappa, Wes Montgomery and Larry Coryell. He has performed with Mose Allison, Coryell, Odean Pope, Gloria Galante. Jim Dragoni has performed at many music venues, including The Lincoln Center, Philadelphia Folk Festival, River Blues Festival, etc. Dragoni studied with the legendary, Dennis SandoleDr. Llamani Misra and Phila vibesman, Bill Lewis. He has studied the styles of blues players such Mississippi Fred McDowell, John Hurt, Chris SmitherJim Dragoni's current focus is recording a tribute album reinterpretating the music of Mose Allison.

 

 

 

 

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Remedy - Sandy EldredSandy Eldred is a bassist from Atlantic City, NJ. He holds a Masters Degree in Bass Performance / Jazz Studies from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Eldred is a member of notable east coast ensembles including, Norman David and the Eleventet, Jamal Jones’ Bureau of Sonic Wonderland, Ian O'Beirne's Slowbern, and the Earl Phillips Big Band. He has also performed with the South Philly Big Band, the Lars Halle Jazz Orchestra, Matt Gallagher’s Philly Big Band, and Bobby Zankel & the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound. Eldred is a member of small groups: Mars Apes, the Bogdan Gumenyuk Quintet, Norman David's Fivesound, Mike Lorenz & Friendz, Many Mansions, Buzz (Talk), Eldred/Scarano/Urbina, and the Sandy Eldred Trio. Eldred has worked with studios, labels, and artists across the globe.

 

 

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Remedy - Wanda FarmerWanda Farmer is a lifelong Philadelphian who works in the Security Department at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She is also working toward becoe a Jazz singer. Famer began singing as a result of entering an online Sarah Vaughan Music Competition in 2012. Music is life to Wanda Farmer. While working amongst the well and the sick, she has learned that music seems to resonate a healing vibration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remedy - Adam FaulkAdam Faulk is a pianist, educator and composer who was raised between both the Boston suburb of West Medford, and Philadelphia. He was exposed to music through his mother, aunts and grandmother. He studied at the New England Conservatory with George W. Russell Jr., and later earned his Bachelor's degree from The Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He has worked with: Billy Paul, Aretha Franklin, James Carter, Gerald Veasley, Terrence Howard, Ronnie Burrage, MC Lyte, James McBride, Jon Blake Jr., and a host of others. Adam Faulk has also placed his gift in the world of music education as the co-creator and member of "Toque de Vida" (A Touch of Life) where he uses music to educate, inspire, and include At-Risk children hailing from Brazil's impoverished favela communities.

 

 

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Remedy - V Shayne Frederick V. Shayne Frederick is a pianis and vocalist. He began his formal musical study at Dartmouth College, and later, in a Jazz ensemble in Philadelphia led by legendary organist, Trudy Pitts. His craft has been honed at a multitude of local venues including, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Barnes Foundation, SugarHouse Casino, Suzanne Roberts Theatre, Resorts Casino, Society Hill Playhouse, Clef Club, African-American Museum in Philadelphia and others.  Frederick has a melodic classic sound with a contemporary and creative personal touch. At his day gig, V. Shayne Frederick has been working in healthcare administration, staffing, and recruiting for over a decade -- and also moonlighting as a hard working Jazz vocalist, pianist, and curator for just as long. In both settings, the human connection has been his lifeblood.

 

 

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Remedy - Beth Gilbert Beth Arnold Gilbert is a musician, singer, songwriter and Physician Assistant working at The Abramson Cancer Center at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Gilbert intertwines her interests (music and medicine) on a daily basis. She has has been singing and playing guitar seriously for the last 3 years with her alternative rock band, Karmalatta. The band also includes Brien Mick on guitar and vocals, as well as, Greg Beltz on bass and Andrew Owens on drums. They have performed at The Fire, The Grape Room and The Trocadero Theater in Philadelphia and at The Ladybug Music Festival in Wilmington, Delaware. Karmalatta's new CD is entitled, "Sheep Eater." Their sophomore effort is planned for release at the end of this year. Writing, singing, playing guitar and performing their music is Beth Arnold Gilbert's passion, challenge and inspiration.

 

 

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Homer JacksonHomer Jackson is an interdisciplinary artist. As a young art student, jazz nurtured Jackson’s creativity. In 1980, Temple University’s jazz radio station WRTI recruited Jackson to host a weekly radio program. Jackson has created performances in collaboration with artists such as the late AACM violinist, Leroy Jenkins, Twin Cities-based instrument maker and former AACM president, Douglas Ewart, as well as the Philly-based hip-hop band, The Roots. He has exhibited and performed works at spaces such as Philagraphika, Painted Bride Arts Center, and ICA/Philadelphia. Jackson has received grants for his work from various funders including the Pew Charitable Trusts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Homer Jackson is the director of the Philadelphia Jazz Project and the executive producer of the Remedy Project Mixtapes.

 

 

 

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Remedy Project - Zita JacksonZita M. Jackson is the Executive Administrative Assistant at Thomas Jefferson University in the College of Population Health, where she has worked for the last 10 years. She has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and she is a Certified Medical Transcriptionist. Jackson is a Blues singer who is known around Philadelphia as the lead vocalist with the blues band, Tattar, Tucker, Moog & Jackson. She hails from Oklahoma City, the daughter of a Baptist Minister, Jackson has a strong gospel background from singing in church choirs from childhood. She has also collaborated with other local bands and performed at blues festivals in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. Zita Jackson has recently been inspired to write and then “sing” her memoirs, and is currently working on that personal project.  

 

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Remedy - Jazz Doctors 1The Jazz Doctors, Pianist Joe Camardo and bassist Justin Fink have been delighting East Coast jazz fans for over 40 years. Whether it’s jazz deficit syndrome, musical affective disorder or musical anemia, the Docs et al diagnose the condition at hand, and provide just the right treatment. Over the years, the Jazz Doctors have performed as a duo, trio, quartet, quintet and sextet, and been privileged to feature many outstanding musicians as guests in a variety of indoor and outdoor venues. When not playing piano, competing in dance contests or flying small airplanes, Joe Camardo works as a physician executive in the pharmaceutical industry. When not playing bass, Justin Fink, renovates, cooks daily from scratch and provides organizational wellness and business development services as a consultant to community agencies in health, human services, and education.

 

 

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Remedy - Tony TNT JonesTony "TNT" Jones is a superb and versatile Philadelphia-bred, bassist and composer who easily moves from Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Funk, Blues and Jazz Fusion. Jones has traveled the world, performing and sometimes, living in cities like Istanbul, Cologne, Brussels, Rome, Madrid, Paris and others. He has performed and/or recorded with Nina Simone, Billy Paul, Grover Washington Jr., Sister Sledge, Sonny Stitt, Norman Connors, Buddy Guy, Larry Coryell, Pacquito d’Rivera, Taj Mahal, Angela Bofeld, Big Mama Thornton, Pharoah Sanders, Lonnie Liston Smith, Ronnie Laws and others. In 2012, Jones underwent Heart Transplant surgery to replace his defective heart. Since then, he has been a vocal supporter of Organ Donation and Organ Donors after receiving a heart himself. Tony "TNT" Jones is a co-producer of the Remedy Project Mixtapes.

 

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Remedy - Russell KlenkRussell Klenk’s career in clinical laboratories spans over 40 years. Presently, he works as a lead technologist in the University of Pennsylvania Health System's Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine coordinating the referral testing activities. Klenk is also a long time student and player of classical guitar. Currently, his performances are limited to occasional open mics, salons/recitals, a monthly bluegrass jam. Russell Klenk also composes songs and instrumental pieces for the classical guitar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Remedy - Josh LeeJosh Lee is a multi-instrumentalist who specializes in soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones. Lee, the son of a medical doctor who is also a saxophonist, is a graduate of Temple University - Boyer College of Music. Josh Lee has performed with ensembles like Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, Norman David and the Eleventet and the New York Classics. He is co-founder of Jazz Lives Philadelphia and leads Josh Lee and the Family, The Life Brass Band and the Jazz Lives Philadelphia Big Band. Josh Lee is currently baritone saxophonist for the Count basie Orchestra.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Remedy - Nick LombardelliNick Lombardelli is a New Jersey native and lifelong musician. He graduated from The University of the Arts, obtaining his bachelor's degree in Jazz Studies and his Master of Arts in Teaching. Lombardelli has worked with many great Philadelphia area musicians on a regular basis, including Pablo Batista, Ian O'Beirne's Slowburn, Tre Lambert, Puzzlebox, and the Jack St. Clair Orchestra. Lomdarbelli has also performed in a number of Philadelphia Jazz Project events such as Philadelphia Songbook Concert Vol. 2, Another Holiday For Skins, and Polished Brass Ensemble's Pop Up Concert at The Reading Terminal Market. A few of the biggest influences in hss music are Horace Silver, Pat Metheny, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Elliott Smith. Nick Lombardelli hopes to continue performing, writing and teaching music for years to come.

 

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Mark MargoliesDr. Mark Margolies has been playing the guitar and singing the blues since his teenage years. He has sat in with many of the local blues artists in the Philadelphia area such as: Mikey Junior, Tom Craig and Gypsy Joe Alves. On Sunday nights he can be found  playing in the house band at the Blues Jam at the  the Twisted Tail. Some of his influences are Robben Ford, Duke Robillard, Ronnie Earl and Robert Cray. Margolies is a graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Philadelphia and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. He has also served as the President of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association in 2016. Since 1994, Dr. Mark Margolies has maintained a private practice in Levittown PA.

 

 

 

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David MiddletonDavid Middleton aka DmHotep has worked for over 30 years, with a diverse array of Philly-area musicians; including Halfro Productions, Philly's Jazz Composers Forum, La Tumba, Sonic Liberation Front, Miller Time Ensemble, and Mogauwane Mahloele. DmHotep co-led the ensemble JazGuardian with drummer, Kim Pedro for nearly 20 years. Since 2000, he has worked as member of the Sun Ra Arkestra; Under The Direction Of Marshall Allen. Currently, DmHotep has delved into experimental audio/visual projects with Eric Ruin's Ominous Cloud and German visual artist Gabriele Worgitzki. DmHotep continues to explore electronic & untempored music with his own Akimbo Research Project.

 

 

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TaraTara Middleton is a dynamic musician, who serves as the lead vocalist and violinist for the Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen. The first woman to do so, in over 20 years. Tara has worked with JazGuardian, LaTumba, Sonic Liberation Front and the Sun Ra Arkestra. She co-founded The Foundations Singers, the African-oriented A Capella trio with singer Janet McDonald. Middleton has also co-written music with Craig Thomas, as well as Marshall Allen of the Sun Ra Arkestra. Tara Middleton holds an AAS in Ophthalmic Science and Technology from Camden County College and is an ABOC/NCLE, board certified optician. For 11 years, Middleton served as General Manager of Ophthalmic Science at National Vision.

 

 

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BMontgomeryBarbara Montgomery is a certified Integrative Wellness Practitioner/Holistic Health Practitioner specializing in women’s health, chronic degenerative disease, pediatric neurological organization and development, orthomolecular medicine, and optimal wellness. Ms. Montgomery also teaches seminars on wellness and preventive care internationally, along with her consultation practice to allopathic and allied health professionals. She has had a parallel career in the entertainment field that has encompassed being an international recording and performing jazz vocalist, music industry executive, music producer and publisher, as well as working in film and television as a director and producer.  

 

 

 


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Remedy - Carol MoogCarol Moog, PhD served as clinical director of the Social Learning Disorders Program at the University of Pennsylvania and was the Consulting Psychologist for The Miquon School for over 40 years. Currently, she collaborates with Autism Inclusion Resources (AIR), and works extensively with children, teens, and adults with a range of developmental differences. Moog was artist-in-residence at Green Tree School and consultant to the Social Competency Program at the Center for Autism, creating theater-based social skills programs for teens. Most recently, she co-authored, The Autism Playbook For Teens with Irene McHenry, PhD. Moog also headed Creative Focus, where she authored “Are They Selling Her Lips?Carol Moog maintains a busy practice, a stellar musical career playing harmonica, and is a member of Tongue And Groove Spontaneous Theater.

 

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Remedy - Night Float2Night Float is a musical group of medical and graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania. The band performs at campus events and local parties in West Philadelphia. They present a music that bridges the genres of Rock, Funk and Pop. The members of the group are Joe Park, Peter Schwab, Dan Gratch, Jake Seidman, Jon Peterson and David Kersen. The name, Night Float is a common term used by healthcare workers for the late shift in hospitals.

 

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Remedy - Victor NorthVictor North is a tenor saxophonist and composer, who migrated from Alaska to Philadelphia to immerse himself in its rich jazz culture. He’s worked with Mickey Roker, Charles Fambrough, Joey DeFrancesco, Terell Stafford, Elio Villafranca, Orrin Evans, and for 15 years, he collaborated with organist, Lucas Brown and drummer, Wayne Smith Jr. as the organ trio, Three Blind Mice. In 2012, North experienced a highly dangerous, viral infection called Meningoencephalitis. The illness give him symptoms of a stroke and like a stroke victim, he had to re-learn many simple daily tasks, including how to play his saxophone. Since his recovery, Victor North has been working on his music and valuing the preciousness of time. He can been heard on Fridays Late Night at Chris' Jazz Cafe and is a co-producer of the Remedy Project Mixtapes.

 

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Remedy - Odean PopeOdean Pope is a legendary and world renowned Jazz musician from Philadelphia. As a young Philly artist, he was associated with musicians, John Coltrane and Jymie Merritt. Pope began his music career performing at Philadelphia’s, Uptown Theater where he worked with Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and James Brown. In the 1960s, Pope performed with Jimmy McGriff and Max Roach, building a strong relationship with the later that led to decades of international touring and recording. Pope began working more as a band leader, most notably with the Odean Pope Saxophone Choir and Odean Pope Trio. Pope has also been battling with Bipolar Disorder for over 30 years and has become a public advocate for individuals struggling with the disease.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Remedy - Kim Pedro Kimpedro Rodriguez is product of the culturally diverse Spring Garden section of Philadelphia. Rodriguez is a visual artist and musician with 20 years of experience. Rodriguez created Kimpedro's NU GRuV Network in 2012. NU GRuV Network is a diverse collective of artists. Kimpedro has worked with artists like, Pheralyn Dove, Tyrone Brown, DM Hotep, Robert Kenyatta, Byard Lancaster, Raphael Xavier, Marcell Bellinger, Monica Herzig, Reut Regev, Kendrah Butler, Adam Faulk and Tony TNT Jones. Kimpedro has performed at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Barnes Foundation, Ardmore Music Hall, World Café Live, The Kimmel Center, The Planetarium of The Franklin Institute, Welcome Americas Festival and many other venues.

 

 

 

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Remedy - Matt ScaranoMatt Scarano is a drummer, composer, and educator living in Philadelphia. Matt has performed throughout the world, sharing the stage with numerous world-class musicians and artists including Chris Brubeck, Time For Three, Ben Schachter, Matisyahu, Dick Oatts, John Swana, Larry McKenna, and Dave Allen. He has performed with The Boston Pops at Carnegie Hall and the BBC Concert Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall. He is currently performing and touring with numerous groups including Time For Three, Son Step, and his own ensemble. Matt attended Temple University where he received a B.M. and M.M. in Jazz Performance. He is on faculty at University of The Arts, Camden County College, The Boysie Lowery Living Jazz Residency and the Education Committee of Philly Drum Project. Matt proudly endorses Vic Firth drumsticks.

 

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Remedy - Stan SlotterStan Slotter is multi-instrumetalist musicain, best known ofor his worker as a trumpeter. Slotter has been active on the Philadelphia, PA music scene for many years. Classically trained on trumpet and flute, he decided early on that jazz, Latin and popular music were closer to his heart. Stan began playing professionally at age 15, and has since developed a successful career as a versatile freelance player. Stan Slotter's favorite musical styles include jazz and Latin jazz, salsa, and world music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Remedy - James SolomonJames Solomon is a Philadelphia songwriter who began his career in the mid 1960’s working with singer Eddie Holman. In 2017, he collaborated with Alfie Pollitt and Walter Sorey to create the Juneteenth song, “No Longer Bound.” Solomon has contributed songs to several Philadelphia Jazz Project productions including The Philly Song Book, Love Notes, Feathers, Celebrating Ted Curson & Bill Barron and more recently The John Henry-Sounds Of Progress Suite. James Solomon worked for 20 years as a Claims Representative for the Social Security Administration. As a Claims Representative he took several disability claims daily and learned first hand through extensive interviews how wide spread and debilitating any number of illnesses can be. James Solomon is a co-producer of the Remedy Project Mixtapes.

 

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Remedy - Vince TampioVince Tampio is a Philadelphia-based, trumpeter, arranger, composer, and multi-instrumentalist. Although firmly rooted in jazz, he is comfortable with a wide variety of genres including rock, soul, funk, folk, classical, and electronica. His music is featured in the Philadelphia Real Book Volume 1. Tampio has appeared as a side man on 30+ albums. He is the trumpeter and arranger with the York Street Hustle, the John Byrne Band, the Cat’s Pajamas, and You Do You. Vince founded the Philly Phatness horn section, which has recorded with regional, national, and international artists. Vince earned the Masters of Music degree in Jazz Performance from the University of the Arts; and earned the Bachelor of Science in Music degree concentrating in Jazz Studies and Theory & Composition from the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz.

 

 

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TwizzTwizzMatic is a rapper, producer, and musician from South Philadelphia. Taking after his father, he developed an ear for drums and organic sounds at a very young age. Fusing his influences from hip-hop, jazz, r&b, and soul, he found a sound that can hang with the best of them, while still maintaining some originality. As a teen, TwizzMatic started his work career doing maintenance at a Nursing Home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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