March 24th and 25th Motown Meets Jazz at South Jazz Parlor with the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble !

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Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble at SouthLifeline Music presents the union of these two musical genres by keeping the signature Motown musical “hooks” as a significant part of the presentation, while infusing the jazz style of soulos (not a misspelling, for “solos” come from the soul!) and improvisation. The program also features a live band, The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble, expanded with additional instrumentalists and singers under the direction of Warren Oree, who also serves as arranger and bassist. This is not a “cover” band trying to play the music exactly the same as the recordings.   The goal of the program is to show the “harmony” that existed and still exists between two styles of music that were considered distinctly different.  It’s important to note that many of the musicians who worked for Motown, (they were called “THE FUNK BROTHERS”), were jazz musicians themselves who were recruited by Berry Gordy, Jr., the founder of Motown, to add the necessary musical flavor to the lyrics and voices that were coming out of the Motown recording studio, “Hitsville”. So, it is a natural pairing of kindred musical souls. Together these two styles create a sound that propels and moves the listener to a place where memories stimulate and refresh.  It is a meeting whose time is now!……… “MOTOWN MEETS JAZZ” is a meeting we all want to attend!!!

For reservations, please visit our reservation page or call 215 – 600 – 0220. Doors open at 6PM – come early to get the best seats! A $10 entertainment fee will be added to your bill in house!

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Jazz Up, Down and Around is here! April 9th at South Jazz Parlor. Free Admission!

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The 4th Annual Philadelphia United Jazz Festival was featured on TV Fox 29 Good Day in September 2016!
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The 4th Annual Philadelphia United Jazz Festival was a great success! www.philaunitedjazzfestival.com

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What If? …Miles Davis and Chet Baker Performed Together? They did and In July 2016 Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble brought Will Wright and Josh Lawrence to do it again!

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On July 8th and 9th 20016, The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble with special guests, trumpeters Will Wright and Josh Lawrence presented a meeting of two controversial jazz icons – Miles Davis and Chet Baker. Much has been said about the simmering relationship between these two musicians – some feel Miles was deliberately upstaged by the media hype around Chet Baker who walked in the shadows, but capitalized on Miles’ successful jazz accomplishments.  Come see for yourself at South Jazz Parlor, 600 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA.

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Motown Meets Jazz Part Two at Annenberg Center Live December 11th! THIS SHOW WAS SOLD OUT!

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Folks who didn’t get a chance to see Motown Meets Jazz at the Annenberg Center Live were able to catch a second show.

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Motown Meets Jazz at Annenberg Center Live!

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Motown Meets Jazz!

November 7, 2015  ·  8 pm. Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center, Philadelphia, PA – Sold Out!

Good news!  Get more Motown on December 11th !

Due to popular demand a second show has been added. Call 215-898-3900 or visit the Annenberg Center Box Office.

“My Girl”, “Heat Wave”, “Stop! In the Name of Love” and countless other Motown hits changed the landscape of American popular music. Join bassist Warren Oree and the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble for a trip down musical memory lane that illustrates how signature Motown sounds emanated from the soul and style of jazz.

 

 

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