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The Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Pop-Up Festival – April 24, 2015 Friday 8pm at the CEC, 3500 Lancaster Ave Phila., PA , SOLD OUT standing room only , one of Philadelphia's most diverse and enthusiastic audiences ever scene.

A celebration of creative, progressive music in honor of Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month, curated by Jamaaladeen Tacuma and presented in collaboration with The Producer’s Guild.

Philadelphia, PA – Internationally renowned bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma and The Producer’s Guild of Philadelphia are pleased to present The Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Pop-Up Festival, a celebration of creative, progressive jazz music. The concert takes place Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8pm at the Community Education Center, 3500 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19104.

Featured performers include Jamaaladeen Tacuma, electric bass guitar; Marshall Allen, saxophone; Danny Ray Thompson baritone Sax, Flute, percussion; Chuck Treece, drums; Charles Cohen, Buchla Music Easel; Elliott Levin, saxophone & spoken word, King Britt electronics; and Ben Schachter's RE:Trio, saxophone,Dan Blacksberg Trio; King Britt, Electronics; Ava Mendoza , guitar , Tim Motzer guitar, electronics, Richard Hill Bass,;Tom Spiker bass; Adam Guth drums; Jafar Barron trumpet .

As festival curator, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, draws on his experience performing in music festivals worldwide over the last two decades. His aim is to bring this exciting experience home to Philadelphia by gathering musical mentors and colleagues who exemplify the riches of Philadelphia’s creative jazz music culture, and to provide a setting for these artists to stretch their musical imaginations in front of a diverse audience. Collaborating presenter The Producer’s Guild was founded in 1975 by Leo Gadson and Jerome Gethers to “ensure that the appreciation and enthusiasm for the rich cultural heritage of African American Arts continues to thrive in Philadelphia, especially Black Classical Music -- commonly known as JAZZ.”

Tacuma is a recipient of a 2011 Pew Fellowship, an award given annually to exceptional Philadelphia artists by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Other Pew Fellows performing in The Outsiders Festival include Ben Schachter, Marshall Allen, Charles Cohen,Dan Blacksberg, King Britt and Chuck Treece.

Special art exhibit featuring James E. Dupree

Charles Cohen/ Elliott Levin 8:00-8:30 pm

Dan Blacksberg Trio 8:45-9:15 pm

Chuck Treece Drums/ Richard Hill Bass/Tim Motzer Electronics & Guitar 9:30- 10:00 pm

Ben Schacter Re:Trio 10:15-10:45 pm

Ava Mendoza Guitar/Tom Spiker- Bass & Electronics/ Jafar Barron Trumpet/Adam Guth Drums 11:11:30 pm

King Britt -Solo 11:45 pm -12 am

Marshall Allen Sax/Danny Ray Thomspon Baritone Sax, Flute, Percussion/ Jamaaaladeen Tacuma Bass/ King Britt Electronics 12 :00 -12:45 am ( Webb Thomas -Drums special guest)


David Haas & The Wyncote Foundation , James E. Dupree, Uptown Entertainment & Development Corp., Creative Philadelphia , Balance of Life Initiative, Kings Rule Together, Ahmad & Zaffarese LLC Chuck Hammer Guitarchitecure , Abu The Juiceman, Aguilar Amplification, Damiens Truth Sweetlife Bakeshop, KP Vintage, Dan Buskirk Fun 2 Know, Samiches of Philadelphia,
Avril 50, Bear Tracks Sound

April 24, 2015 LIVE at the CEC

  1. “Philadelphia Freedom” Charles Cohen Buchla Music Easel , Elliott Levin Spoken Word, Sax, Flute

  2. “Filament & Void” Dan Blacksberg Trio

  3. “Hypnotized” Pt 1 & 2 - Chuck Treece Drums, Richard Hill Bass, Tim Motzer Electronics & Guitar

  4. ”On The Ocean” Ben Schacter Re:Trio

  5. “Saturn Smiles” Ava Mendoza Guitar, Tom Spiker- Bass & Electronics, Jafar Barron Trumpet Adam Guth Drums

6.”Outside” King Britt -Solo

  1. “Wing Span” - Movement 1, Movement 2, Movement 3 Marshall Allen Sax, Danny Ray Thompson Baritone Sax, Flute, Percussion, Jamaaaladeen Tacuma Bass, King Britt Electronics, Special Guest- Webb Thomas Drums
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