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Dan Blacksberg Pictured Playing Trombone Dan Blacksberg Pictured Playing Trombone Dan Blacksberg Pictured Playing Trombone

Kimmel Center Presents

Dan Blacksberg Residency Kick Off - SOLD OUT

Special BYOB Performance*

Jan 11, 2019
8:00 PM

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As part of the Kimmel Center’s Jazz Residency program, we welcome you to get a glimpse into the creative process before it’s presented as a world premiere on the Kimmel Center stage. Pick a show, BYOB, and join us in the resident’s journey of developing new works of jazz!



The Jazz Residency kick off is a performance where the residents feature the music they've created to date. It gives the audience a chance to hear the artist’s sound as they start their journey in developing new work. It's a special BYOB event and tickets are free with a reservation. Can you afford not to come??

Dan Blacksberg, composer and trombonist, will explore and fuse connections between jazz, klezmer music, and Jewish and non-Jewish music from the Middle East and North Africa. “I want to dig into the continuum of sounds and people that spreads from the Middle East through Eastern Europe, and a shared history of change that resulted from bringing our cultures to this country. I want to showcase those sounds, and add to them jazz’s ability, primarily through improvisation, to tell my own story [and] explore connections between music cultures of mine like klezmer and jazz, and those from the Middle Eastern to which I am connected but still an outsider.” Joining Blacksberg in bringing this project to life is Nick Millevoi (electric guitar), and Chad Taylor (drums).

Audiences can expect the work to be a “musical playground” combining and juxtaposing different musical vocabularies, idioms, and cultures to create unique and exciting compositions.

Dan Blacksberg / Rabbi Yosef Goldman

Jazz Residency Performances
Residency Kick Off - Friday, January 11 
Public Workshop - Wednesday, March 27 
Work-in-Progress - Wednesday, April 10 
World Premiere - Thursday, June 6

Dan Blacksberg, (composer, trombone)
Nick Millevoi (electric guitar)
Chad Taylor (drums)

Please Note: guests with tickets will be admitted on a first come first served basis. Those guests without tickets will be placed in a standby line and will gain entry at the top of the show as capacity allows. A reservation does not guarantee entry.

*These are designated BYO performances. Acceptable forms of BYO are 6-pack of beer and/or 750ml bottles of wine only; no liquor or open containers are permitted. Limit of one (1) 750ml bottle of wine OR one (1) six-pack of beer per two guests. Corkscrews and rolling coolers are not permitted. Ice, cups and corking service available at venue at no cost. All BYO Night guests are subject to lawful ID checks and bag checks at the manager’s discretion.

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