The Live Stream Community Relief Concert Series is moving to Awbury Arboretum so we can accommodate a safely-distanced & masked live audience in the big tent in back of the Cope Mansion.The shows are a continuation of the Community Relief Concert Series, sponsored by Weavers Way Coop,which was originally a live-stream only series initiated by Barry Wahrhaftig of the Hot Club of Philadelphia.
The goal was to help musicians and non-players impacted by the Covid-19 shutdown. A portion of each show’s proceeds is sent to local charities, [including Philabundance & Jazz Bridge so far.
This week’s beneficiary will be Musicopia, a non-profit that collects and supplies musical instruments for students in under-served areas.
The shows will be on Sunday early eve. starting with the Larry McKenna Quartet on Aug 9. 6:30-8:30, parking on site. Tickets are $20, available thru Awbury Arboretum’s site; https://awbury.org/
Larry McKenna – tenor sax, Tom Lawton – Piano, Dylan Taylor – bass, Craig McIver – drums.
‘One of the world’s finest jazz saxophone players, Larry McKenna is known for his gorgeous tenor sax sound, the sheer beauty of his balladry,
and his fluid, bebop-inspired improvisations.’ From his ‘All About Jazz Profile’.Video link; https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=15&v=XrybNHm0CJE&feature=emb_logo
The Hot Club of Philadelphia – Gypsy Jazz & Americana – Aug 16,
Ensemble Novo – Brazilian Inspired Jazz – Aug 23,
and ‘Herding Cats,’ – ‘Americana-Roots-Rock’ originals and covers in the style of ‘The Band, Dylan, Beatles, etc.
And folks can contribute to the series and/or buy a ticket even if they cannot attend, etc.