LOS: Warren Oree & The Arpeggio Jazz Trio and Puzzlebox

Friday, May 13 – Doors: 8:30 p.m. Show: 9 pm sharp – BYOB – Jazz

$10 at the door / $8 in advance at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/169808

Lucky Old Souls @ Moonstone Presents

Warren Oree & The Arpeggio Jazz Trio and Puzzlebox

WARREN OREE & THE ARPEGGIO JAZZ TRIO: Warren Oree, bass; Umar Raheem, tenor & soprano sax; Greg “Ju-Ju” Jones, drums – WARREN OREE & THE ARPEGGIO JAZZ ENSEMBLE have performed throughout the world.  The band’s repertoire includes original and standard compositions.  Everyone in the band composes, which gives the group a versatile sound that appeals to a variety of audiences. Their music is flexible, ranging from soft, contemplative melodies, to energetic, multi-rhythmic arrangements.  Bandleader and bassist Warren Oree has toured and/or recorded with Jamaladeen Tacuma, Khan Jamal, and Hamiette Bluiette and performed with Donald Byrd, Wynton Marsalis, and Odean Pope. He is also busy behind the scenes.  He is co-founder and artistic director of LifeLine Music Coalition and co-producer of  the West Oak Lane Jazz and Arts Festival.  Saxophonist UMAR RAHEEM has toured and recorded with Hank Mobley, Sunny Murray, Monnette Sudler, and others.  Drummer GREG “JU-JU” JONES has been playing drums for over thirty- five years and has performed with Donald Byrd, Odean Pope, and John Blake.

PUZZLEBOX: Keith DeStefano, bass; Maxfield Gast, alto & soprano sax; Steven Gokh, tenor sax; Mark Allen, baritone sax; Stan Slotter, trumpet & flute; Larry Toft, trombone; Anam Owili-Eger, piano; Joe Falcey, drums “Bassist KEITH DESTEFANO leads the Puzzlebox octet, and his original repertoire receives little exposure at proper jazz clubs. It’s not the only trend DeStefano has bucked.  He also bypassed music school, and began composing and playing the upright bass fairly late in life. ‘I would just constantly have ideas for tunes,’ the Philadelphia bandleader said. ‘The natural thing to do was to get a band together and play them.” – Eric Fine, in Downbeat (September 2010). Including such talented (and busy) Philadelphians as veteran trumpeter/flutist STAN SLOTTER, saxophonists MAXFIELD GAST and MARK ALLEN (a member of Bobby Zankel’s Warriors of the Wonderful Sound, Orrin Evans’s Captain Black Big Band, and Norman David’s Eleventet), trombonist LARRY TOFT (Warriors of the Wonderful Sound, West Philadelphia Orchestra), and pianist ANAM OWILI-EGER, Puzzlebox has been praised by Karl Stark in the Philadelphia Inquirer (“ambitious writing”) and David Adler in the Philadelphia Weekly (“Mingus-like in its swinging abandon and its aura of bluesy romance, not to mention its compositional seriousness”).

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.

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