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Street Corner Symphonies




From Friday, June 1 through Friday, September 7, the Summer Sounds In The Historic District free music series produced by VISIT PHILLY delivers sweet tunes at nearly a dozen locations in Old City, Society Hill and along the Delaware River waterfront. Street Corner Symphonies by the Philadelphia Jazz Project feature small, but mighty musical ensembles doing their thing at popular spots throughout the Historic District on select weekdays June through August 2018. Be sure to post your Summer Sounds photos with these hashtags: #streetcornersymphonies #pjpsummersounds #phillysummersounds #summersounds

 

SUMMER SOUNDS - STREET CORNER SYMPHONIES SCHEDULE:

 

CLICK TO SEE:   MAY | JUNE | JULY | AUGUST | VENUES | PERFORMERS

 

Old City Sax Quartet

 

 

MAY:

 

Friday, May 25: Old City Sax Quartet, 1 & 3pm / African American Museum

Monday, May 28: Old City Sax Quartet, 1 & 3pm / National Constitution Center

Wednesday, May 30: Old City Sax Quartet, 1 & 3pm / Carpenters’ Hall

 

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Josh Lee

 

JUNE:

 

Friday, June 1: Old City Sax Quartet, 1 & 3pm / IVCC Café

Monday, June 4: Old City Sax Quartet, 1 & 3pm / Betsy Ross House

Wednesday, June 6: Old City Sax Quartet, 1 & 3pm / Franklin Square

Friday, June 8: Old City Sax Quartet, 1 & 3pm / Franklin Square

Sunday, June 10: Josh Lee Trio, 2 & 4 pm / Spruce Street Harbor Park

Tuesday, June 12: Josh Lee Trio, 10am & 12 noon / National Museum of American Jewish History

Thursday, June 14: Josh Lee Trio, 2 & 4pm / Christ Church

Sunday, June 17: Josh Lee Trio, 2 & 4pm / SummerFest Lodge

Tuesday, June 19: Josh Lee Trio, 2 & 4 pm / Spruce Street Harbor Park

Thursday, June 21: Josh Lee Trio, 2 & 4pm / Franklin Square

Sunday, June 24: Josh Lee Trio, 2 & 4pm / Spruce Street Harbor Park

Tuesday, June 26: Josh Lee Trio, 2 & 4pm / Museum of the American Revolution

Thursday, June 28: Josh Lee Trio, 10am & 12 noon / National Museum of American Jewish History

 

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Simmons Greenfield

 

JULY:

 

Monday, July 2: Simmons & Greenfield, 1 & 3pm / Christ Church

Wednesday, July 4: Simmons & Greenfield, 1 & 3pm / IVCC Café

Friday, July 6: Simmons & Greenfield, 1 & 3pm / National Constitution Center

Monday, July 9: Simmons & Greenfield, 10am & 12 noon / The Bourse

Wednesday, July 11: Simmons & Greenfield, 1 & 3pm / National Constitution Center

Friday, July 13: Simmons & Greenfield, 1 & 3pm / Spruce Street Harbor Park

Monday, July 16: Simmons & Greenfield, 1 & 3pm / IVCC Café

Wednesday, July 18: Simmons & Greenfield, 1 & 3pm / Franklin Square

Friday, July 20: Simmons & Greenfield, 10am & 12 noon / National Museum of American Jewish History

Monday, July 23: Big Brass 4tet, 1 & 3pm / Betsy Ross House

Tuesday, July 24: Big Brass 4tet, 10am & 12 noon / National Museum of American Jewish History

Thursday, July 26: Big Brass 4tet, 2 & 4 pm / African American Museum

Monday, July 30: Big Brass 4tet, 10am & 12 noon / The Bourse

Tuesday, July 31: Big Brass 4tet, 2 & 4 pm / Spruce Street Harbor Park

 

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Big Brass 4tet

 

AUGUST:

 

Thursday, August 2: Big Brass 4tet, 2 & 4 pm / African American Museum

Monday, August 6: Big Brass 4tet, 2 & 4 pm / Christ Church

Tuesday, August 7: Big Brass 4tet, 2 & 4 pm / Museum of the American Revolution

Thursday, August 9: Big Brass 4tet, 2 & 4 pm / African American Museum

Monday, August 13: Victor North, 1 & 3pm / National Constitution Center

Wednesday, August 15: Victor North, 1 & 3pm / Franklin Square

Friday, August 17: Victor North, 10am & 12 noon / The Bourse

Monday, August 20: Victor North, 1 & 3pm / Christ Church

Wednesday, August 22: Victor North, 1 & 3pm / Franklin Square

Friday, August 24: Victor North, 1 & 3pm / IVCC Café

Monday, August 27: Victor North, 1 & 3pm / Museum of the American Revolution

Wednesday, August 29: Victor North, 1 & 3pm / Betsy Ross House

Friday, August 31: Victor North, 1 & 3pm / Spruce Street Harbor Park

 

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Victor North Red 1

 

VENUE ADDRESSES:

African American Museum In Phila  701 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 / (215) 574-0380

 

Betsy Ross House: 239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 / (215) 686-1252

 

Carpenters’ Hall: 320 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 / (215) 925-0167

 

Christ Church: 20 N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (near 2nd & Market Streets) / (215) 922-1695

 

Franklin Square: 200 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 / (215) 629-4026

 

IVCC Café 50 N Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (between 5th & 6th Streets and Arch & Market Streets - closest to Arch street) / (215) 965-2302

 

Museum of the American Revolution: 101 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 / (877) 740-1776

 

National Constitution Center: Independence Mall, 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 / 215-409-6600

 

National Museum of American Jewish History: 101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (at 5th & Market Streets) / 215-923-3811

 

SummerFest and Spruce Street Harbor Park: 301 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106 / (215) 922-2386

 

The Bourse: 111 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (on 5th Street between Chestnut & Market Streets) / 215 625-0300

 

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PERFORMERS:

 

Old City Sax QuartetThe Old City Sax Quartet is a newly formed ensemble, which consists of master reedman, Derrick El: Alto Sax, Terry Lawson: Tenor Sax, Elliot Levin: Soprano & Tenor Sax and Tim Price: Baritone Sax. Between them there is over 150 years of musical experiences within this group. Summer Sounds In The Historic District provides us with the opportunity to experience this special group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Josh LeeJosh Lee is a multi-instrumentalist who specializes in soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxopones. Lee is a graduate of Temple University - Boyer College of Music. Josh 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Simmons-Greenfield QuartetSimmons/Greenfield Quartet is a new group of young, talented Philadelphia Jazz musicians. led by Trombonist, St. Clair Simmons and tenor saxophonist, Sam Greenfield. Simmons adores the straight-ahead influences of Ellington and Blakey. Greenfield enjoys the risky-taking sway of Shorter and Rivers. Together they provide a beautiful push-and-pull that is thoroughly entertaining and engaging.

 

 

 

 

 

Big Brass 4tetBig Brass 4tet is an ensemble formed expressly for this Pop-Up concert series. The members of this group are composers who write their own music and are all leaders of their own groups. Summer Sounds In The Historic District provides us with the opportunity to experience this special group. Big Brass 4tet consists of Rob H. Henderson: Drums, Dan Nosheny: Tuba/Sousaphone, Frank Rein: Trombone and Koof ibi Umoren: Trumpet.

 

 

 

 

 

Victor NorthVictor North is a tenor saxophonist, who migrated south from Alaska to Philadelphia to immerse himself in our rich jazz culture. Since his arrival, he’s worked with Mickey Roker, Charles Fambrough, John Swana, Terell Stafford, Jimmy Bruno, Duane Eubanks, Elio Villafranca, Orrin Evans and for 15 years collaborated with organist, Lucas Brown and drummer, Wayne Smith Jr., who together comprised, Three Blind Mice. Victor performs at Chris' Jazz Cafe every Friday Late Night with his trio through the end June.

 

 

 

 

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For more info about Summer Sounds in the Historic District go to VISIT PHILADELPHIA Website.

 

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