Lifeline 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!