Friday, July 8, Doors: 8:30 p.m. Show: 9 pm sharp
BYOB – Jazz $10 at the door / $8 in advance @ http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/182337
Lucky Old Souls @ Moonstone Presents
Michael Ray’s X-Ray & Josh Lawrence Quintet
Michael Ray’s X-Ray: Michael Ray, trumpet; Jan Simpkins, bass;Rick Taylor, drums
Originally from Trenton, New Jersey, world-reknowned trumpeter MICHAEL RAY is a member of both the Sun Ra Arkestra and Kool & the Gang. Michael has also recorded with Phish, Delfeayo Marsalis, Galactic drummer Stanton Moore, and avant rockers Iris May Tango and performed live with Aquarium Rescue Unit, Medeski, Martin & Wood, Widespread Panic, Porno for Pyros, Col. Bruce Hampton, and Deep Banana Blackout.
Josh Lawrence Quintet: Josh Lawrence, trumpet; Mike Cemprola, alto sax; Luke Carlos O’Reilly, piano; Micah Jones, bass; Mike DeCastro, drums
JOSH LAWRENCE is an internationally acclaimed trumpeter, composer, bandleader and educator. He has performed with artists from Erykah Badu to Charlie Persip and toured extensively throughout North America and Europe. His music fuses influences from New York City and Philadelphia into a fresh new sound called Soul Bop. Lawrence studied at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and became a popular sideman on the neo-soul and jazz scenes. After graduation, he moved to the historic Sugar Hill neighborhood in Harlem, where he was introduced to jazz masters Barry Harris, Frank Lacy, Jimmy Cobb, Lou Donaldson, and Olu Dara. He co-founded the Uptown Brass at the Church of the Intercession in Washington Heights, worked as musical director for the band Harlem PsychaDelic and taught on faculty as brass instructor at Bronx Arts and Bronx Lab. Josh is currently living in Philly, leading his own group and playing with Orrin Evans’s Captain Black Big Band
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.