Music from the new Fresh Cut Orchestra CD “From the Vine”.
ONE NIGHT IN ATLANTA the new solo album by trumpeter Josh Lawrence hits iTunes and Bandcamp September 17!
Lawrence celebrates the release with two CD release events at the Philadelphia United Jazz Festival and Somethin’ Jazz Club in NYC.
Take a listen below.
Josh Lawrence, a rising jazz trumpet star, composer, and performer who has recorded with the likes of Erykah Badu and Boyz II Men, is readying a new album, “One Night in Atlanta,” for release Sept. 17, 2013.
The new album features the Philadelphia-based Lawrence in an unorthodox trumpet-bass-drums trio, where he is joined by bassist Chris Riggenbach and drummer Michael de Castro. Employing a warm, fat sound, Lawrence features the trumpet in a way rarely heard on jazz recordings. The result is seven lush, unhurried, and cool tracks, all of which are composed by Lawrence.
“It’s a brave move to record a trio record with trumpet as the lead instrument and Josh Lawrence does it with confidence,” remarked noted jazz pianist Orrin Evans said. “Josh is truly a bright star on the new horizon.”
June 13, 8:30am – 10:00am EDT. Kimmel Center SEI Innovation Studio.
Register. Space is limited, but don’t worry! There is a waitlist.
The Fresh Cut Orchestra is a collective of Philadelphia & New York based musicians creating compelling new music rooted in traditions of composition and improvisation. The influence of Minimal Music is felt in our work and across all genres of music over the past 50 years. But what is Minimal Music? FCO will discuss the roots of this style, its impact on popular culture and its inherent ability to spark creative thought.
In 2008, Tina Roth Eisenberg (Swissmiss) started CreativeMornings out of a desire for an ongoing, accessible event for New York’s creative community. The concept was simple: breakfast and a short talk one Friday morning a month. Every event would be free of charge and open to anyone.
Today, attendees gather in cities around the world to enjoy fresh coffee, friendly people, and an international array of breakfast foods. Volunteer hosts and their team members organize local chapters that not only celebrate a city’s creative talent, but also promote an open space to connect with like-minded individuals.
The growing archive of past breakfast talks is humbling. From design legends to hometown heroes, speakers are selected by each chapter based on a global theme. CreativeMornings remains free thanks to the support of local sponsors, generous venues, and longterm partners.
Anyone can attend. Just register beforehand to reserve your spot. Remember to set your alarm, and we’ll see you in the morning!
Solstice in the City is HERE!
Kick off your summer at the Kimmel Center with a night of drinks, music, and spectacle!
Sat, Jun 21 | 8pm – 2am | Kimmel Center
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After months of development, our Jazz Residency artists will present a night of jazz in SEI Innovation Studio as part of Solstice in the City. Audiences will have a chance to witness the result of hard work, thinking outside the box, and collaborative creativity in an intimate setting. Be the first to experience world premiere work by our 2014 artists in residence including:
- Bobby Zankel (Alto Saxophone), Raphael Xavier (Choreography), and Francois Zayas (Percussion)
- Josh Lawrence (Trumpet) and the Fresh Cut Orchestra with Jason Fraticelli (Composer and bass), Anwar Marshall (Composer and drums), and Tim Conley (Composer, Guitar, Laptop)
- Pablo Batista (Percussion) and the Mambo Syndicate, and Dennis Guevara (Pianist & Music Arranger)
And there’s MORE! Stop by Verizon Hall for performances by acclaimed experimental wunderkind San Fermin and headliner Real Estate, described by Pitchfork as “a rock band several lengths ahead of the fuzzy beach bums with which they pine.” Kick back with Foosball, Skeeball, Ping Pong, and Hammocks at the Solstice Lounge. Meanwhile, Philly hometown favorite DJ MR BEST will transform Commonwealth Plaza into a late-night dance. The night ends with some percussive insanity courtesy of French provocateurs La Compagnie du Transe Express. Cocktails and small bites by Chef Jose Garces will be available for purchase.
$30 admission grants you access to all venues—all night long. What better way to welcome the summer?
In Association with R5 Productions.