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A Dose Of Electricity - The Mixtape

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During the summer of 2015, Philadelphia Jazz Project, Turtle Studios and PhillyCAM recorded a diverse collection of performances by Philadelphia musicians who demonstrate their unique interpretations of the term, “Electricity.” Featuring hot performances by artists like trombonist and Center City Jazz Festival creator, Ernest Stuart, guitarist and Ornette Coleman protege, Charlie Ellerbe, journeyman drummer/educator Ronnie Burrage, sax man and composer Maxfield Gast and others.


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Recorded at PhillyCAM Studios, these performances were gathered together into eight - 30 minute programs called the PhillyCAM Sessions: Electricity, which aired on Sundays at 7 p.m. throughout February and March of 2016 on PhillyCAM [Philadelphia’s Public Access Channel] which can be viewed on Comcast Channels 66 and 966 or Verizon Channels 29 and 30.


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PJP is proud to share the music created by these great artists during those sessions in the mixtape, Electricity Mixtape. The compositions are as follows:


This Electricity Mixtape Features:


Jake KelbermanUrban Equestrian Society

[Composed by Jake Kelberman]



Joseph Plowman - bass

Gusten Rudolph - drums










Maxfield GastDigiKong

[Composed by Maxfield Gast]


MAXFIELD GAST -  alto, soprano, tenor saxes & EWI
Fabian Brown - alto sax

Anam Owili-Eger - piano

Nick Catalano - guitar

Ken Pendergast - bass

Mike Pietrusko - drums







Charles PatiernoVijay Mohan Tribute

[Composed by Jake Kelberman]


CHARLES PATIERNO - drums & samplers

Clay Sears - guitar








Ernest StuartCrazy [featuring Parris Lové]

[Written by Danger Mouse & CeeLo Green]


ERNEST STUART - trombone

Lionel Forrester Jr. - drums

Jon Smith - bass

Josh Nussbaum- guitar

Shakoor Sanders - percussion

Parris Lové - vocals







Charles Ellerbe 1Slide Swipe

[Written by Charles Ellerbe]


Michael Ray - trumpet

Jake Kaplan - bass

Anthony Matthews - drums

Ready Freddie - percussion








Ronnie BurrageFlight Endless

[Composed by Ronnie Burrage]



Kelvyn Bell - guitar,

Jay Rodriguez - sax, bass clarinet, EWI & flute,

Adam Faulk - keyboards, Nimrod Speaks - bass,  






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Released March 2018


Music performed by Ronnie Burrage, Charlie Ellerbe, Maxfield Gast, Jake Kellerman, Parris Lové, Charlie Patierno and Ernest Stuart


Duration: 39 minutes

File Size: 56 MB


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The Electricity Mixtape was recorded live at PhillyCAM Studios in August 2015.

Video was shot and edited by PhillyCAM: Philadelphia's Public Access TV Cablecast

Audio was recorded and mixed by Turtle Studios

Lighting Design by Rich Getzinger of Human+Nature

Video Projections by Gralin Hughes




Ronnie BurrageRonnie Burrage is a St. Louis born and bred drummer, composer and educator. He has toured on all four continents from Siberia to South Africa to Japan and is featured on more than 100 recordings. Burrage has worked with Wayne Shorter, Sonny Rollins, Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, Frank Morgan, Wallace Roney, Jackie & Rene McLean, James Moody, Gary Bartz, Archie Shepp, Reggie Workman, Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Cedar Walton, Woody Shaw, McCoy Tyner, Pepper Adams, Michael Brecker. Burrage has also been an influential teacher. He was Instructor at Penn State UniversityUniversity of the Arts, and he is now a professor at Old Westbury College






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Charles Ellerbe 2Charles Ellerbe is a Philadelphia-based Guitarist/Composer/Arranger with more than 30 years of professional experience. He has worked with such artists as Jazz organist, Charles Earland, classic Philly disco pioneers, The Trammps, violinist Noel Pointer, the Sun Ra Arkestra and most important, he spent 15 years as a member of Ornette Coleman's pivotal band, Prime Time. Currently, Charles Ellerbe leads his own ensemble, Matrix 12:38: A Focused Application Of A Concept On Time.












Max Gast 2Maxfield Gast is a multi-instrumentalist and music producer from Philadelphia with projects used for various tv programs, feature films, web-streaming series and public radio. Gast’s music has been met with publishing and licensing deals including MTV and Sony Classic Films.  It was also featured on five seasons of the Emmy Award winning series, "Louie" on FX Network. Gast has toured internationally, performing on some prestigious stages including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center and Verizon Hall in Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center . Maxfield Gast has several solo albums as a featured artist on the Militia Hill label and has performed with Grammy Award winning bassist Bakithi Kumalo (of Paul Simon) and rock band, Cage The Elephant.





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Jake Kelberman 2Jake Kelberman, a Philadelphia native,  received a bachelors degree from Temple University, where he studied under musicians including Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts, Greg Kettinger, Bruce Barth and Ben Schacter. Jake has performed throughout the United States and Europe, at venues such as Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Lincoln Center in New York, The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, and the Bimhuis in AmsterdamJake Kelberman was a prize winner in the 2017 Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition in Switzerland, the 2016 Wilson Center Guitar Competition in Milwaukeeand the 2013 and 2014 "Keep An Eye" Jazz Competition in Amsterdam.









Parris LoveParris Lové is a talented, Bay Area born-triple threat: singer, actress and dancer, who currently resides in Philadelphia. Trained in dance from the age of four with Bay Area greats like Debbie "Tamu" Beckward and Reginald Ray "Savage" of Savage Jazz Dance Company, Lové has also worked with the great modern dance legend Donald McKayle in the Oakland Ballet. While pursuing her passion in the arts, she earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business. As a triple threat Parris Lové has performed in venues across the US, including musicals such as "Chicago," and with her jazz band "Parris Lové and the Boots Davis Two."






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Charlie Patierno 2Charles Patierno, known as Charlie, is a drummer, percussionist, producer, composer with a background that spans the worlds of Jazz, Funk, Hiphop, EDM and Pop. Born to two musicians in the NJ burbs of NYC, his pro career began in Philadelphia while still studying at the University of the Arts. Charlie has drumming/producing/writing/remix credits on major releases on Universal, UCJ, Decca, Verve, Def Jam, Ropeadope, Epic, Rostrum, Ultra and a handful of indie labels.  He also has worked with The Roots, Melody Gardot, Jef Lee Johnson, Whiz Khalifa, Cypress Hill,  Patty Crash, The Blue Method and others Charlie Patierno is an endorser of TRX Cymbals and Mono Cases







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Ernest StuartErnest Stuart is a trombonist, composer and  the founder/artistic director of the Center City Jazz Festival. Stuart is a graduate of Temple University where he earned a B.A. in Jazz Performance. After college, he moved to New York City, where he performed at clubs such as The Village Vanguard, The Iridium, Smoke and The Blue Note. In 2010 Stuart, returned to Philadelphia to record his debut CD “Solitary Walker” released in 2011 followed by “Love/Loss” in 2014 and “Same Walking Animals” in 2015. In addition, to his solo efforts, Stuart was also a member of the Brooklyn-Bhangra band, Red Baraat.   





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Thanks to all of our collaborators and partners, PhillyCAM, Turtle Studios, Gretjen Clausing, Antoine Haywood, Laura Deutch, Debbie Rudman, Jay Levin, Gralin Hughes and Rich Getzinger. Major shout outs to PJP Staff: Melissa Talley-Palmer, Julia Lopez, Lynn Washington, Gail Fountaine for fully and wholeheartedly engaging in this intense journey with me. Thanks to our many volunteers and other workers who put in some serious sweat and hours as well.



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The Electricity Mixtape was recorded live at PhillyCAM Studios in August 2015. This mixtape is a production of The Philadelphia Jazz Project; which is a sponsored project of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia, with funding provided by The Philadelphia Foundation.





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