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WOWS New Season 2015-16

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“Music is an idea, not a style!” - Ornette Coleman

 

This Fall, the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound return their midweek concert series at the Painted Bride Art Center, that began in the spring of 2015 and featured their amazing big band “Bobby Zankel and the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound with guest soloists Dave Burrell, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Don Byron, and Jaleel Shaw. That spring series (half of which was presented at the Clef Club) proved that Philadelphians will come out to hear great music whenever it is presented.

 

They open their fall season on October 13th with a special collaboration with the innovative, hip hop choreographer/dancer, Raphael Xavier and features Philadelphia’s national Jazz treasure Odean Pope, as special guest soloist.

 

On November 4th, their guest soloist will be the multi-dimensional Guggenheim Fellow, saxophonist, Oliver Lake. On December 2nd, they present the music’s future: the brilliant unlimited Doris Duke Fellow, saxophonist, Steve Lehman.

 

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THE SCHEDULE:

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13TH | 8pm
Special Guests: choreographer/dancer, Raphael Xavier and saxophonist Odean Pope
Painted Bride Art Center

230 Vine Street, Phila., PA 19106


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH | 8pm
Special Guest: legendary saxophonist, Oliver Lake

Painted Bride Art Center

230 Vine Street, Phila., PA 19106


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2ND | 8pm
Special Guest: award-winning saxophonist, Steve Lehman
Painted Bride Art Center

230 Vine Street, Phila., PA 19106

 

For more information or tickets visit:

Painted Bride Art Center

 

Warriors of the Wonderful Sound are...

Bobby Zankel (alto saxophone)

Julian Pressley (alto saxophone)

Diane Monroe (violin)

Josh Lawrence (trumpet)

Stan Slotter (trumpet)

John Swana (trombone)

Larry Toft (trombone)

Tom Lawton (piano)

Lee Smith (bass)

Craig McIver (drums)

Francois Zayas (percussion)

 

 

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