FRIDAY JUNE 12, Doors: 8:30, Show: 9pm – Music – $10
LUCKY OLD SOULS @ MOONSTONE Presents
Jazz and more every 2nd Friday
MATT DAVIS TRIO
Matt Davis is a jazz guitarist based in Philadelphia. In addition to performing, Matt is an active composer, teacher, and arranger. Hailed as “brilliant” by the Philadelphia Daily News, Matt’s original 12-piece “modern chamber jazz ensemble,” called Matt Davis’ Aerial Photograph, performs regularly in and around town. The ensemble was acclaimed throughout the city for Matt’s yearlong series of compositions “Philadelphia 2008,” which explored the lives of a wide array of Philadelphians through interviews and music. Matt has shared the stage with notable musicians such as Odean Pope, Dave Liebman, Paulina Oliveros, John Swana, Terell Stafford, Mickey Roker, and others. He is a recipient of numerous awards and honors including grants from ASCAP, the American Composers Forum, The National Parks Service, and The Banff Center. Matt currently serves as Senior Lecturer in jazz guitar performance at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
For more on Matt Davis, visit mattdavisguitar.com
With intricate horn lines, soulful grooves, and “de-rangements” of music by artists like Nirvana and Metallica, Highbrid brings the best of jazz, jam, rock, and soul together into a musical fondue. Led by percussionist/composer Michael Cain, the octet employs some of the most talented and versatile up-and-coming musicians in the region. From bebop sensibilities to soaring, almost surrealistic soundscapes, the spectrum of musical possibilities is thoroughly explored. Deep, pensive grooves keep the group grounded and provide an excellent launch-pad for improvisational liftoff with charts that are both challenging and comfortable. Formed in 2006, Highbrid has performed throughout Philadelphia and its current and past members have been heard with The Roots, Jill Scott, Corrine Bailey Rae, Gerald Veasley, Marco Benevento, John Swana, DJ King Britt, Melody Gardot, Amos Lee, Birdie Busch, and many others.
For more on Highbrid, visit myspace.com/highbridjazz
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