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Jazz Bridge celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month with drummer Byron Landham and his group.

April 16 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Jazz Bridge – Neighborhood Concert Series

Jazz Bridge Board President, Kevin Johnson and vocalist Shekinah B. will co-host “Jazz in GermantownThird Tuesday Neighborhood Concerts Series at the Settlement Music School Germantown Branch, 6128 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19144. On Tuesday, April 16, 2024, we welcome drummer Byron Landham and his group to perform for this inaugural concert.

This concert is being presented as part of the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) program “Philly Celebrates Jazz 2024,” the City of Philadelphia’s annual celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month in April and is FREE to the public.

Showtime:  The Helen K Schwartz Advanced Jazz Studies Band – from 6:30 – 7:00 pm and the Byron Landham Group will perform from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. 

About Byron Landham: In the ’90s, Byron “Wookie” Landham came to be recognized as one of the top jazz drummers in Philadelphia, where he has been employed by well-known hard bop and soul-jazz improvisers like organist/trumpeter Joey DeFrancesco and the late organist/pianist Shirley Scott. And Landham also has a fine reputation outside of Philly; the non-Philadelphians who have used him as a sideman range from guitarists Lee Ritenour and Randy Johnston to tenor saxophonist Houston Person. Landham has also been employed by the late vocalist Betty Carter, although that association isn’t typical of his résumé — the adventurous, risk-taking Carter had a reputation for being avant-garde, whereas Landham has focused primarily on hard bop and soul-jazz. Philly is Landham’s home town; he was born and raised in the Pennsylvania city where he began playing the drums at the age of seven.

Details

Date:
April 16
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Organizer

Jazz Bridge
Phone
215-517-8337
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Venue

Settlement Music School Germantown Branch
6128 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19144
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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