The Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Jazz at the Library Concert Series at the Willingboro Library Willingboro Way in Willingboro Township, NJ – presents saxophonist Michael Pracher
on Thursday, January 16. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., tickets aret $10, $5 for students and are only available at the door. For info: 215-517-8337.
A native of Belleville, IL and a graduate of University of the Arts, Michael Pracher, who has also worked extensively as an educator at U of A, University of Pennsylvania and West Chester University, is fiery and intense player who has taken the influences of players like Dexter Gordon and Sonny Rollins to the next level, both technically and harmonically. He’s played with a bunch of giants as well, such as Pat Martino
, The Bad Plus
, Stanley Clarke
, Joe Lovano
and Joshua Redman
. Accompanying Michael Pracher are guitarist Craig Ebner
, bassist Micah Jones
and drummer Wayne Smith Jr.
The Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Jazz at the Library Concert Series at the Willingboro Library—a new venue for Jazz Bridge this year— is partially funded by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Philadelphia Jazz Project, Philadelphia Fund for Jazz Legacy and Innovation of the Philadelphia Foundation, and Painted Bride Arts Center. Jazz Bridge, a 501C public charity that assists area jazz and blues musicians in crisis, is sponsoring this performance in Willingboro, as well as 40 other events this season on five area stages in the Greater Delaware Valley.