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Venue:
The Rotunda4012 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA Map
Price: Free Admission
Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 8:00pm

Dan Blacksberg Trio perform the music of Julius Hemphill

Julius Hemphill Revisited

Dan Blacksberg, trombone
Jon Barrios, bass
Mike Szekely, drums

Please join Ars Nova Workshop as we feature two leading Philadelphia ensembles revisiting two seminal Julius Hemphill Black Saint recordings: Raw Materials and Residuals (1977) and Five Chord Stud (1993).

Dan Blacksberg is a trombonist expanding the range of the trombone in jazz and improvised music. A native and resident of Philadelphia, he has been seen all around town with such local musicians as Jack Wright, Toshi Makihara, Sonic Liberation Front and Bobby Zankel's Warriors of the Wonderful Sound as well as his own quartets and trio. Blacksberg has performed with Anthony Braxton (the premiere of Composition 19 for 100 tubas), Taylor Ho Bynum, Joe Morris, Mike Pride, Nate Wooley, Katt Hernandez, Daniel Levin and Joe Maneri.

Blacksberg is also one of the premiere trombonists in the world of Klezmer. He has performed with Frank London, Michael Alpert, Adrienne Cooper, Alan Bern, Aaron Alexander and the Shirim Klezmer Orchestra, and has performed at the Krakow Jewish Music Festival, Klezmore, Yiddish Summer Weimar and the Ashkenaz Festival as well as the Montreal Jazz Festival.

Shot x Shot
Dan Scofield, alto saxophone
Bryan Rogers, tenor saxophone
Matt Engle, bass
Dan Capecchi, drums

Shot x Shot is a Philadelphia quartet that has forged a distinctive sound through five years of steady collaboration. Their work is based in collective improvisational compositions that run the gamut from delicate to ruthless. The band was formed in 2004 while the members were students at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Shot × Shot has performed alongside Peter Brötzmann, Jeb Bishop, Chicago Luzern Exchange, Peter Evans, Jack Wright and Pete Robbins among others. In 2007, the band showcased at South by Southwest.