LOS: Mike Boone & Friends + Claffy Music Collective
Friday, January 14 – Doors: 8:30 p.m. Show: 9 pm sharp – BYOB – Jazz
$10 at the door / $8 in advance
Lucky Old Souls @ Moonstone Presents
|Claffy Music Collective
Dahi Divine, tenor saxophone
Amaury Acosta, drums
Jason Matthews, piano
Alex Claffy, bassBorn and raised in the greater Philadelphia area, ALEX CLAFFY is an 18-year-old upright and electric bassist currently living in New York City attending the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Alex grew up in a family full of musicians, including his father bandleader Joseph Claffy. While attending high school, he attended the Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts directed by the renowned educator Lovett Hines. Alex has also studied with bass teachers Vernon Lewis, Peter Paulsen at West Chester University, and the legendary Mike Boone. Alex has performed/worked with drummers Justin Faulkner, Rodney Green, and Wayne Smith Jr.; pianists George Burton and Luke O’Reilly; saxophonists Victor North and Chad Lefkowitz-Brown; and Jeff Bradshaw’s Brass Heaven.
| Mike Boone & Friends
Mike Boone, bass
Jim Holton, piano
Vince Turnbull, trumpet
Rob Henderson, drums
Bassist MIKE BOONE is ubiquitous on the Philly scene. The house bassist at Ortlieb’s Jazzhaus for many years and a member of the famed “Philly Rhythm Section” along with Byron Landham and the late Sid Simmons, Boone can now be heard at various venues in and around Philadelphia. His timekeeping is impeccable, and he makes any musician who plays with him sound better.
Lucky Old Souls @ Moonstone is 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.