"Igniting Philly's Jazz Future" to be held Friday, December 23 at 7:30 PM at Settlement's Germantown Branch (6128 Germantown Avenue).
Kurt Rosenwinkel, one of the top guitarists in the world of jazz, will make a rare concert appearance in his hometown of Philadelphia at Settlement Music School. The concert will be held at Settlement’s Germantown Branch, located at 6128 Germantown Avenue. This concert will be the first major event at the Germantown Branch since a major exterior renovation in 2015.
General admission tickets are available for $30 and can be purchased through Settlement’s website. All ticket sales benefit Settlement Music School, and the School invites patrons to donate one or more tickets with their purchase so that Settlement students who receive financial aid can attend the concert free of charge.
Mr. Rosenwinkel is a Philadelphia native who took guitar lessons and played in the Rohm & Haas Jazz Ensemble at Settlement during his youth. He later attended the Creative and Performing Arts High School and the Berklee College of Music. For many years, he has been based in Berlin and has performed and recorded with such noted artists as Brad Mehldau, Brian Blade, Mark Turner, Joshua Redman, Chris Potter and fellow Settlement Music School alumnus Justin Faulkner and with esteemed jazz elders like Joe Henderson, Paul Motian and Gary Burton.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kurt back to Philadelphia and to present his music to the next generation of jazz artists who are currently studying at Settlement,” said Helen Eaton, Settlement’s Chief Executive Officer. “It means so much to me to see our former students succeed in their chosen fields, both in music and in other fields, and to have them share their knowledge and experience with our current students and their families.”
Rosenwinkel will be joined by Mike Boone on acoustic bass and Lawrence Leathers on drums. The Helen K. Schwartz Advanced Study Jazz Ensemble, coached by Settlement faculty member and noted jazz artist Tony Miceli, will serve as opening act.
For online ticket purchases, visit www.settlementmusic.org/rosenwinkel. For any questions or to order tickets over the phone, contact Patrick LaVecchia-Burke at 215.320.2684