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First Friday! At the Barnes: Philly Makes The World Go Round

Philly Makes The World Go Round

First Friday! At the Barnes: PHILLY MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND

Featuring Alfie Pollitt & Tony TNT Jones

January 4th, 2019 at 6pm

The Barnes Foundation

2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

Philadelphia, PA 19130

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Philadelphia Jazz Project is thrilled to bring the magic to the new year as part of the Barnes Foundation’s First Friday Concert Series! Philly Makes The World Go Round is a Soulful, Jazzy evening of world class, yet homegrown, Philly music. Two musical powerhouses take the stage to present this rich musical tour of the Philadelphia Jazz Scene. Master pianist, Alfred Pollitt, known to many in the music world as "Alfie", has been studying and playing music since receiving his first piano lessons at the tender age of three. Since his first piece of musical composition in 1958 entitled "‪15th Street‬", Alfie has written well over one hundred songs. Alfie toured extensively with legendary R&B superstar Teddy Pendergrass, which earned Alfie, two platinum recording credits to his impressive list of achievements. Tony TNT Jones is a master bassist who has worked with many musicians including Nina Simone and Norman Connors. Tony realized his passion for music at the age of five and never looked back. He got the name TNT while touring with the legendary " Sister Sledge " as bassist and music director (1985-1997).

 

Alfie Pollitt And Tony TNT Jones

 

These two masters will be joined by a super-talented ensemble of musicians each with a litany of their own credits.

 

MEMBERS OF THE ENSEMBLE:

 

Alexa GoldAlexa Gold aka Alexis Simmons is talented, Philly-based vocalist, songwriter and photographer. She was nurtured within the demanding Philadelphia music scene, and honed her craft by incorporating her love, skill and versatility in music to her work as an open-mic aficionado, highly requested background singer for a wide variety of acts, including famed Hip-hop/Soul singer, Jaguar Wright of the Legendary Roots Crew and a magnetic solo act. Alexa Gold brings together a reverence for Jazz, a love of Soul and R&B classics, as well as a strong dash of House and Techno flavors, all with an ear to street and the church.

 

 

Anthony DecarloAnthony DeCarlo is a Trenton born and bred guitarist, who has made Philadelphia his home. A founder of South Philadelphia’s emergent musical hub, Tasker House, DeCarlo along with his colleagues, Anwar Marshall, Dexter Issac and Gusten Rudolph. DeCarlo is a graduate of the University of the Arts with the amazing ability to graciously merge the dynamic energy of Jimi Hendrix with the smooth articulation of Wes Montgomery. Anthony Decarlo has worked with numerous artists, including Kenny Lattimore, Dwele, Jeff Bradshaw, Queen Latifah, DJ Jazzy Jeff, ILL DOOTS, Bilal, Vivian Green and more.

 

 

Paul GiessPaul Giess is a versatile trumpet player, composer, and educator from Philadelphia, PA. He is well-versed in classical, jazz, and otherl music styles. Giess earned his Master of Music Degree from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor of Music Degree from James Madison University. He has performed in various venues in the Delaware Valley including, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, The Free Library of Philadelphia, Ortlieb’s Lounge, Philadelphia Museum Of Art, The Planetarium At The Franklin Institute, Johnny Brenda's, Chris' Jazz Cafe, LaRose Cafe and others.

 

 

Tim PriceTim Price is a saxophonist, educator and composer from Reading, Pennsylvania. He teaches jazz saxophone at the New School University in New York City. Price has authored three books on sax playing and maintains one of the most innovative sax education websites. Price's writing on jazz appears regularly in the Saxophone Journal, where he has been a writer for 18 years. During his career, Price has performed with musicians like Bennie Green, Lew Tabackin, Ray Drummond, Jon Mayer, Don Patterson, Alan Dawson, Bill Doggett and many others. Tim Price performs and facilitates music clinics around the globe.

 

 

Butch ReedHarry “Butch” Reed is an exceptional drummer and percussionist from Philadelphia. Reed started playing drums at a very early age educated at the Settlement Music School, and through private instruction with Carl Mottola and Skeets Marsh. He has toured with several artists including John Blake, The Onus, The Andrew Neu Group and The Electric Mingus Project. He has also been a member of the Philadelphia Clef Club Jazz Big Band and the Don Wilson Big Band. His percussion skills have been showcased at the Berks, Trenton, Lancaster, Lebanon and Bethlehem Jazz Festivals.

 

 

If you love music by artists like The Stylistics, John Coltrane, Lee Morgan and others, then this is the evening for you.

 

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Philly Makes The World Go Round is a soulful, jazzy evening of worldclass, yet homegrown, Philly music.

 

Hope to see you there.

 

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First Friday! At the Barnes: PHILLY MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND

Featuring Alfie Pollitt & Tony TNT Jones

January 4th, 2019 at 6pm

The Barnes Foundation

2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

Philadelphia, PA 19130

FOR TICKETS

 

 

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