LOS: Madison Rast Trio & Behn Gillece Quartet

Friday September 9 – Doors: 8:30 p.m. Show: 9 pm sharp

BYOB – $10 at the door / $8 in advance (only at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/186932)

Lucky Old Souls @ Moonstone Presents
Madison Rast Trio & Behn Gillece Quartet

BEHN GILLECE QUARTET: Behn Gillece, vibraphone; Ken Fowser, tenor sex; Justin Sekelewski, bass; Kevin Daly, drums

Vibraphonist BEHN GILLECE, from the Philadelphia area, started playing music as a percussionist at age 14. He made a full-time commitment to jazz vibraphone at age 22, influenced by such greats as Milt Jackson and Bobby Hutcherson. Since 2006, Gillece has made a name for himself on the New York jazz scene. The ensemble he co-leads with tenor saxophonist Ken Fowser just released its third record, Duotone, on the Positone label. It features their originial music that they have played the past few years at their regular Tuesday gig at Smalls in West Village. Gillece has also played with Spike Wilner, Ryan Kisor, Roy Hargrove, Joe Magnarelli, Joel Frahm, and Steve Wilson and can be heard on the singer/songwrite Melofy Gardot’s 2009 Verve release My One and Only Thrill.

MADISON RAST QUARTET: Madison Rast, bass; Josh Richman, piano; Dan Monaghan, drums; Wesley Rast, percussion

North Carolina native MADISON RAST graduated from the pretigious North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem and received his MA from Virginia Commonwealth University. He moved to Philadelphia in the fall of 1999 to pursue a career in jazz. Since that time he has become one of the area’s most in-demand sidemen. His solid and steady bass lines have supported many notable musicians including Mickey Roker, Jimmy Cobb, Terell Stafford, Orrin Evans, and Eric Alexander. Madison is currently a faculty member at Temple University and Bucks County Community College. Tonight’s performance is a rare opportunity to hear Madison as a leader; the group will play his original compositions and arrangements.

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