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Kimmel Center Presents: Dan Blacksberg Residency kick-off show

  • kimmel center 300 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA, 19107 United States (map)

Dan Blacksberg, composer and trombonist, will explore and fuse connections between jazz, klezmer music, and Jewish and non-Jewish music from the Middle East and North Africa. “I want to dig into the continuum of sounds and people that spreads from the Middle East through Eastern Europe, and a shared history of change that resulted from bringing our cultures to this country. I want to showcase those sounds, and add to them jazz’s ability, primarily through improvisation, to tell my own story [and] explore connections between music cultures of mine like klezmer and jazz, and those from the Middle Eastern to which I am connected but still an outsider.” Joining Blacksberg in bringing this project to life is Nick Millevoi (electric guitar), Chad Taylor (drums), Matt Engle (bass), and Veronica MJ (viola).

Audiences can expect the work to be a “musical playground” combining and juxtaposing different musical vocabularies, idioms, and cultures to create unique and exciting compositions.

This concert is FREE !!

SEI Innovation Studio

Inside the Kimmel Center

2 levels below ground floor

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

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