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Another Holiday For Skins

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Another Holiday For Skins: A Drum Celebration

Saturday | February 28, 2015 | 8:00 p.m.

International House - Ibrahim Theater
3701 Chestnut Street, Phila., PA 19104


Another Holiday For Skins is a special performance featuring an all star, Philadelphia-based ensemble of trap drummers, percussionists and other musicians. This event is a 21st century celebration of the classic 1958 album “Holiday For Skins” and its sister projects, “Drum Suite” and “Orgy In Rhythm.” Recorded by master drummer, Art Blakey, "Holiday For Skins" was an early exploration of what we now call “World Music.”


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These recordings feature Blakey working in collaboration with Philadelphians, pianist, Ray Bryant and master drummer, Philly Joe Jones. The albums also showcase virtuoso performances by Art Taylor, Ray Barretto, Sabu Martinez, Donald Byrd and many others. The Another Holiday For Skins concert will bring together some of Philadelphia’s finest percussionists; young and older to pay homage to these important recordings and to illuminate where the music has developed since then.


Featuring Philadelphia Percussionists:
Pablo Batista, Doc Gibbs, Ron Howerton, Robert Kenyatta, Christian Gabriel Noguera, Charlie Patierno, Khary Abdul Shaheed


Joined by:

Pianist & Arranger: Luke Carlos O’Reilly

Bassist - Mike Boone, Vocalist - Shamika Byrd

Brass - Randy Kapralick  & Matthew Stewart

Flutes - Elijah Thomas


Music Directors/Co-Producers: Robert Kenyatta / Doc Gibbs


Tickets $15 [$20 at the door]


Produced by Philadelphia Jazz Project with Jesse Bermudez, Robert Kenyatta & Doc Gibbs.


The Philadelphia Jazz Project is a sponsored project of the Painted Bride Art Center, with funding provided by The Wyncote Foundation.


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