LOS: Joe Truglio Trio & Sonic Liberation Front

Friday, December 10 Doors: 8:30 p.m. Show: 9 pm sharp – BYOB – Jazz – $10 at the door / $8 in advance (at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/138405)

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JOE TRUGLIO TRIO (CD Release!): Joe Truglio, drums; John Stenger, piano; Ken Pendergast, bass

SONIC LIBERATION FRONT: Kevin Diehl, bata, drum kit; Baba Joe Bryant, bata, vocals; Latif Ezekiel, bata, Afro- Cuban percussion; Tom Lowery, Afro-Brazilian percussion, drum kit; Todd Margasak, cornet;
Bryan Rogers, tenor & soprano sax; Connor Przybyszewski, trombone; Matt Lee, alto sax; Matt Engle, bass;
Dave Hotep, guitar; Bill Moos, keys

JOE TRUGLIO is one of Philadelphia’s most in-demand drummers, a frequent sideman with jazz, rock, Latin, hip hop, and R&B groups.  He has performed with Robin Eubanks, Kurt Elling, Tim Hagans, Gerald Veasley, Diane Monroe, Slide Hampton, Grammy Award winner Dave Valentin, Cuban pianist Elio Villafranca, Venezuelan vibraphonist Alfredo Naranjo, Universal recording artist Melody Gardot, comedian/singer Joe Piscapo, and many others.  Joe also composes for his own group, the Joe Truglio Trio.  In June 2010, Joe was awarded a grant from the American Composers Forum to begin work on his second album, the release of which will be celebrated tonight.  His first album, entitled Live, was released earlier in 2010.  Joe started playing the drums at the early age of four. He began learning from his father who was a music teacher at the local high school in Ronkonkoma, N.Y.  By age fifteen Joe began performing professionally at jazz clubs, rock venues, and private concerts in and around Long Island.  While in high school he participated in numerous competitions and received the Woody Herman Big Band award upon graduating.  At age eighteen Joe moved to Philadelphia to attend the University of the Arts after receiving their Promising Artist scholarship. Here he studied percussion with Jim Paxson and Joe Nero.  In 2004 Joe had the opportunity to open for Herbie Hancock at the Kimmel Center with the Ross Bellenoit Quintet.  The group was also featured in JAZZIZ magazines student music addition sampler CD.  In 2005 Joe graduated with a Bachelor’s in music performance and received the John Alberti Memorial Drumset Award.  Shortly after college Joe performed with the Subliminal Orphans as part of the Van’s Warped Tour and did a number of shows opening for legendary hip hop group Cypress Hill.  In 2006 he traveled to Shanghai, China for a three-month residency at the House of Blues and Jazz performing with Philadelphia jazz/R&B artist Eric Wortham.

SONIC LIBERATION FRONT is the Afro-futuristic creative super-group.  Its members are a who’s who of Philly’s finest genre-bending improvisers, composers, and folkloric musicians.  “Sonic Liberation Front is well on its way to becoming one of the more important American ensembles of the decade. Their mix of post-Coleman jazz, Afro-Cuban folkloric music, and electronica manages to be immediately accessible without diluting any of its constituent parts” [Point of Departure, Bill Shoemaker, Jan 2007].

Lucky Old Souls @ Moonstone is a monthly event, showcasing some of Philadelphia’s most creative musicians in a laid-back, BYOB venue that combines the intimacy of a club with a concert hall’s respect for the music. A Lucky Old Souls production www.luckyoldsouls.com

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