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Who Got The Jazz #5

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Philadelphia Jazz Project and Philadelphia’s leading hiphop presenting vehicle, Veteran Freshman and its chief, Yusuf Muhammad join forces to present a series of live hip-hop/jazz music events at World Cafe Live continuing on Tuesday, May 27th.


World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 222-1400


It's May and the music continues. Don't miss out on a special night. The Who Got The Jazz series, inspired by the classic “Jazz” by A Tribe Called Quest, Who Got The Jazz, brings together live jazz and hip-hop performers collaborating together and paying homage to a jazz legend.


This month's featured jazz artist is the one and only Miles Davis: a St. Louis trumpet player who had a hand in damn near every phase of Jazz music development during the second half of the 20th century. A colleague of Dizzy Gillespie, student and bandmate of Charlie Parker's, Bebop practitioner, architect of Cool Jazz, Hard Bop innovator, Jazz Fusion pioneer, Miles Davis is easily one of the most influential figures in Jazz music.


Due to the length of his career and his prodigious musical legacy, it is almost fair to say that there was more than one Miles Davis. Each phase of his career, he led or adapted to make new creative challenges for himself and his audience. And where he led, many others followed. Miles brought such important players as Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and Tony Williams to the world stage and was such a broad based influence on Ameerican culture, that his impact transcended the music and even impacted fashion.


The special guests for May’s show are Hiphop and R&B artists, C-Young, Lee Mekhai, Pooda Dappa and Chris Vance. They will be joined by the awesome, Who Got The Jazz house band, which features musical director, Nimrod Speaks on bass, keyboardist Luke Carlos O’Reilly and Khary Shaheed on drums. Sitting in to pay special tribute to Miles Davis, is the smooth and sophisticated trumpeter, Gerald Chavis.


Who Got The Jazz will be hosted by Sonny The Host. There will be raffles, prizes and more. Click here for tickets and more information.





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