FRIDAY, MARCH 12, Doors 8:30pm Show 9pm – BYOB – JAZZ
$10 at the door / $8 in advance
Lucky Old Souls @ Moonstone Presents
LUCKY THOMPSON TRIO (Lucky Thompson, drums; Jeff Knoettner, piano; Rob Swanson, bass)
INZINZAC (Alban Bailly, guitar; Dan Scofield, alto & soprano saxophones; Eli Litwin drums)
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.
LUCKY THOMPSON has been playing drums since the age of 8, when he started playing at churches and special engagements. In the 1970s, Lucky began traveling and making TV appearances with his group the Current Survivors. Since then he has toured in Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean and collaborated with Sonny Stitt, Nina Simone, Patti LaBelle, Billy Paul, and Big Mama Thornton. For ten years Lucky served as the musical director at Natalie’s Lounge, at 40th & Market St., where jazz greats like Hank Mobley, Mickey Roker, Shirley Scott, and Grover Washington, Jr. have performed. Now Lucky leads weekly jam sessions with the Budesa Brothers–Sundays at Dowling’s Palace and Tuesdays at Elena’s Soul. Lucky is equally comfortable in the classrooms of University of Pennsylvania, where he is a visiting resident teaching jazz, percussion, and improvisation.
Founded by a Philadelphia-based French musician, ALBAN BAILLY, INZINZAC is influenced by rock and the rhythms and energy of Eastern European music and combines strong improvisations with densely composed music. Since moving to the U.S. in 2005, Bailly has played with many musicians in various settings, including Jack Wright, Fred Lomberg Holm, and Ron Anderson. He is a member of the contemporary tango group Oscuro Quintet and the dance company DaDaDance. Saxophonist DAN SCOFIELD has been performing on the east coast for the past decade. Since 2003 he has co-led the band Shot x Shot. He is a former member of Sonic Liberation Front and, for 6 years, he has been a member of Bobby Zankel’s Warriors of the Wonderful Sound. He has also collaborated or recorded with Odean Pope, Peter Brotzman, The Dirty Projectors, Modest Mouse, Make A Rising, and Dr. Dog. Drummer ELI LITWIN is a member of the bands Knife the Glitter and Normal Love.