Tri-State Jazz Society Presents...
PHILADELPHIA - Cynthia Sayer and her Sparks Fly Quartet will play for Tri-State Jazz Society on Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. This concert will be at the Haddonfield United Methodist Church, 29 Warwick Road, Haddonfield, NJ 08033. “[Cynthia Sayer] takes us into places where you’d never expect the banjo to be admitted and makes herself completely at home.”~ Dick Hyman. Half-price admission is $10, available for first-time attendees and members; general admission is $20. High school and college students with IDs and children accompanied by a paying adult are free. Pay at the door; there are no advance sales or reservations. The church is about 15 minutes from central Philadelphia via the Ben Franklin Bridge. There's free parking. For information call (856) 720-0232 or visit: www.tristatejazz.org.
Cynthia Sayer and her Sparks Fly Quartet
Cynthia Sayer - Banjo, Vocals, Leader
"Breaking the mold is New Jersey-born Cynthia Sayer who plays hot, swinging jazz on the plectrum banjo and performed with Woody Allen's band."-- PBS ARTS
Haddonfield United Methodist Church
Tri-State Jazz Society's New Jersey concerts are held in the Haddonfield United Methodist Church, located near the center of town, just south of Kings Highway on Warwick Road. The concerts are in Fellowship Hall, a large performance space with good acoustics and an excellent piano. It is wheelchair accessible, there is a free parking lot and the church is two blocks from the PATCO station. Complimentary refreshments are provided at intermission.
Reedsman Adrian Cunningham has established himself as one of Australia's finest jazz musicians. Based in NYC since 2008, he has appeared at some of NYC's finest clubs including Smalls, Birdland, 55 Bar, Fat Cat, the Apollo Theater, and Dizzy's at Lincoln Center. The Adrian Cunningham Quartet has released two studio albums, a live album and a DVD. Adrian has appeared at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland twice. You can visit him at http://adriancunningham.com.
Bassist Mike Weatherly has played every style from Big Band to Cajun, Western Swing and Jazz. No stranger to gospel, he is the bassist for the Lafayette Inspirational Ensemble and is regularly featured in the “Sounds of Praise” Gospel brunch series at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He has played for former President Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela, and for the Pope’s 20th anniversary celebration. A regular with the Stan Rubin Big Band, he has also performed with The Ed Polcer Allstars, folk singer Pete Seeger, Banu Gibson and many others. Also known for his vocal skills, Mike has performed at the Vancouver Island Music festival, The Pete Seeger Clearwater Revival, the TriBeCa film festival and Iowa's Bix Beiderbecke Jazz Festival. He can be heard on the Gypsy Jazz Caravan’s "Pour les Zazous" and a number of other recordings.
Drummer and percussionist Larry Eagle keeps his musical portfolio diversified. He's a founding member of Bruce Springsteen's Sessions Band (which won a Grammy for traditional folk music) and played on R&B/Soul artist John Legend's Grammy-winning second album. He's performed on The Tonight Show, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Good Morning America, PBS, the BBC and an ice-breaking Baltic Sea ferry out of Naantali, Finland.
TRI-STATE JAZZ SOCIETY
Tri-State Jazz Society, formed in 1988, is dedicated to the preservation and live performance of traditional jazz including Dixieland, swing, ragtime, and boogie-woogie. All concerts are open to the public and feature leading professional small jazz bands and soloists. Monthly concerts are presented at venues throughout the Philadelphia area. The society is a non-profit educational corporation supported by its members.
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