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Bassist Mike Boone's group at the Kennett Flash on January 4th

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Appearing on Wednesday, January 4th at the Kennett Flash, 102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Square PA will be bassist Mike Boone and his group. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. One show. Tickets: $10/$5 students. No advance sales. For info: Call 484-732-8295.

Dreambox Media artist bassist Mike Boone has been a Philadelphia icon for many years, especially for his legendary work with the Ortliebs' HausBand with pianist Sid Simmons and drummer Byron Landham. A graduate of Eastman School of Music, Boone has toured and recorded with Ben Vereen, Buddy Rich Big Band, Clark Terry, Mose Allison, Dakota Staton, Nat Adderly, Leslie Uggams, John Blake Jr., Shirley Scott, Mickey Roker, John Swana, Orrin Evans, Cecil Payne, and Terrell Stafford. Boone is currently on the faculty of Temple University and has been a respected teacher at the Kimmel Center Jazz Camp since 2003. His discography as a leader includes Better Late Than Never, Yeah, I Said It!, and Old Head. Collaborations include Live at Ortliebs' JazzHaus, Buddy Rich Big Band Live at Montreaux, LUVPARK (Imani Records), and Philly Gumbo Vols. 1 and 2 with John Swana for CrissCross.

This is a Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Concert series running from October through May and proceeds go to professional jazz and blues musicians in crisis living in the Greater Philadelphia Metro area.

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