Columbian native O'Reilly, a graduate of Temple University's Esther Boyer College of Music, is a much sought-after pianist, at home in straight ahead Jazz, Latin, soul and R & B. In the straight-ahead area, O'Reilly has spent considerable road time with artists like Curtis Fuller, Bobby Watson, Slide Hampton and Red Holloway among others. Making him especially unique is his fluency with Jazz classics, compositions from the great American songbook and contemporary forms. On his well received CD of last year Living in the Now, O'Reilly effectively and inventively combined elements of Jazz, Latin, soul and spoken word poetry.
For more information, call 610-745-3011 or log on to Jazz Bridge.
Jazz Bridge is a Philadelphia-based non-profit organization dedicated to assisting area jazz and blues musicians in need. Their Jazz Bridge in Media program is one in a series at this venue, in addition to four other area locales.