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One Book - Report Concert

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Monday, July 9th 7:00 pm
Shakespeare Park at the Parkway Central Library

1901 Vine St | Philadelphia, PA 19103


FREE EVENT, BUT YOU MUST RSVP

TO RSVP CLICK HERE

 

The 2018 One Book One Philadelphia selection was Jacqueline Woodson’s award winning novel, Another Brooklyn. After an exciting season of discussions and programs about her novel, the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Jazz Project have commissioned drummer and composer, Chad Taylor and the Mysterious Travelers All-Stars to give us a concert-length book report ripped from the pages of Woodson’s novel and the era it evokes.


Another Brooklyn is a 2016 novel by Jacqueline Woodson. The book was written as an adult book, unlike many of the author's previous books and titles. It is a coming of age story told through the memories of an adult, as she reminisces about her childhood friends, their dreams, their familes and the ever-present dangers of the streets.

 

The music of Jazz music of the late 1960s and 1970s plays an important role in the book. In particular, avant-garde Jazz artists like Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman, The Art Ensemble of Chicago are mentioned in the book and are considered a way out. One the very first page of the book, the narrator ponders, "If we had had jazz, would we have survived differently?"

 

 

This special concert features a unique musical ensemble tackling some cutting-edge, challenging and at times, grueling musical works. The performers, led by Chad Taylor, are all artists who have participated in the four year old, Mysterious Traveler Concert Series: a collaboration between the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Jazz Project which showcases the composing and musical artistry of Philadelphia Jazz musicians.

 

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THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER ALL STARS:
    ▪    Chad Taylor - Drums/Music Director
    ▪    Madison Rast - Bass
    ▪    Mike Kennedy - Guitar    
    ▪    Tim Brey - Keyboards
    ▪    Matthew Stewart - Trumpet    
    ▪    Victor North - Tenor Sax    
    ▪    Matthew Clayton - Alto Sax   
    ▪    Alexis Simmons - Vocals
    ▪    Howard Tucker - Vocals

 

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One Book - Report Concert

Monday, July 9th 7:00 pm
Shakespeare Park at the Parkway Central Library

1901 Vine St | Philadelphia, PA 19103


FREE EVENT, BUT YOU MUST RSVP

TO RSVP CLICK HERE

 

 

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Philadelphia Jazz Project is a sponsored project of the Culture Trust | Greater Philadelphia, with funding provided by The Philadelphia Foundation.

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