Moers Festival Celebrates 50 years with 50 weeks 50 greets featuring Philadelphia Jazz Luminaries

Philadelphia’s internationally acclaimed Saxophonist, Composer, Educator  Odean Pope . Odean is joined on stage with fellow Philadelphian Jazz luminaries Cornell Rochester on drums & Warren Oree- Double Bass, Jamaaladeen Tacuma - Double Bass & Electric Bass.  Odean Pope 4TET will present a 10 minute performance for Moers 50 Weeks -50 Greets  a special celebration for Moers Jazzfestival 50th year . Odean Pope’s video no. 17/50 will be released on Monday September 27th at Moers Festival website: 

“50 weeks - 50 greets 

Musical message in a bottle 

If you look closely, the moers festival is celebrating a double birthday: the 50th festival will take place in 2021, but the 50th birthday will not be until 2022, after all, Burkhard Hennen organized the very first “jazz” (as some Moerser still say today) in the legendary castle courtyard 1972. Since the festival never canceled despite numerous extremely difficult situations, we can now celebrate this unique situation properly! In the 50 weeks between Festival 2021 and Festival 2022, we receive a musical greeting every week from an artist who has played a decisive role in shaping the moers festival's DNA. Be it through frequent presence or through the one that is still legendary today ... 

After Whitsun 2021 you can experience these musical bottle postings on our website!” 

This video presentation of Odean Pope 4TET was produced by Jamaaladeen Tacuma and Gregg Mann, filmed by Bump Jazz Productions, Video Editing & Audio Mixing by Gregg Man and Directed by Jamaaladeen Tacuma. Photos by Sound Evidence 

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