Philadelphia Improvisation and Experimental Music Calendar

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Philadelphia, PA
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Thursday             8:45PM

Streaming Online

Bethlehem and Sad Patrick/Jim Holton

Online Livestream
LIVESTREAM right from the facebook event page Here:
Bethlehem and Sad Patrick- vocussion and guitar
Jim Holton- solo piano
Bethlehem and Sad Patrick- perform songs of love and other struggles. Combining her soaring vocals and driving percussion with his sparse guitar, they deliver powerful songs about being in and out of love, keeping your head up in the city, struggling to make your way, and seeking peace on the margins. Sad Patrick’s hybrid of folk, blues and jazz playing supports Bethlehem’s “vocussion” – her powerful singing, remarkable improvisations and nuanced melodies riding atop her tarima stomps and body percussion. Their live shows are enthralling, with their on-the-spot interplay and how fully Bethlehem inhabits their songs and captivates a crowd.
Jim Holton- Pianist, cellist, composer, arranger, and educator, performing extensively in the Philadelphia, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York areas with many groups that include critically- acclaimed Rhythm & Brass, Orrin Evans' Captain Black Big Band, and Joe Suddler's Swing Machine who backed artists such as Jon Fadis, Clark Terry, Slide Hampton, and Al Grey.
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