LOS: The After Hours Trio + One & Craig Ebner Quartet feat. John Swana
Friday, January 13, 2012 - BYOB - Doors: 8:30 p.m. Show: 9 p.m. sharp - $10 at the door / $8 in advance (only at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/217298) Lucky Old Souls @ Moonstone Presents The After Hours Trio + One & Craig Ebner Quartet featuring John Swana THE AFTER HOURS TRIO + ONE: Najwa Parkins, vocals; Luke Brandon, trumpet; Dan Hanrahan, guitar; Justin Sekelewski, bass The AFTER HOURS TRIO + ONE is a Philadelphia-based jazz quartet comprised of NAJWA PARKINS on vocals, LUKE BRANDON on trumpet, DAN HANRAHAN on guitar, and JUSTIN SEKELEWSKI on bass. This uncommon combination makes for a distinctive sound and a versatile band, fit for any venue. The After Hours Trio + One has been active since 2009, and has played at various public and private venues including the historic The Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA, The Piazza at Schmidt’s in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, and most recently, the COTA (Celebration of the Arts) Jazz Festival in the Delaware Water Gap. The group is also featured on Not the Next Someone Else, the newly released debut album from group leader, Najwa Parkins. Najwa is a recent graduate of Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance, were she studied jazz voice with Joanna Pascale, classical voice with Dr. Julie Bishop, and trombone with Luis Bonilla. She has performed with Phil Woods, Bob Dorough, and Tony Marino. CRAIG EBNER QUARTET feat. JOHN SWANA: Craig Ebner, guitar; John Swana, EVI (electric valve instrument); Justin Sekelewski, bass; Carl Moritz, drums Guitarist CRAIG EBNER is an avid performer and teacher of music. Since his graduation from the Hartt School of Music in 1992, he has performed with many musicians locally and internationally, most notably, with organist Joey DeFrancesco and drummer Byron Landham whom he toured with extensively from 1999 – 2002. He has taught in several capacities at the university level as well as the high school and elementary levels. Currently, Craig is on faculty at Temple University in the Jazz Studies department where he teaches guitar performance and jazz history. 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.