Jazz Bridge in Old City Philadelphia! presents saxophonist Bobby Zankel
and his Warriors of the Wonderful Sound
big band at the Arch Street Friends Meeting House (East Room) — 320 Arch Street in Philadelphia — on Thursday, December 20th. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and are available only at the door. Show time is 7:30.
This Bobby Zankel
concert, a birthday celebration for the saxophone maestro himself, promises to be an evening to remember since this acclaimed artist will be appearing with his big band Warriors of the Wonderful Sound. Of Zankel, Jazz Times magazine said He’s headed to status as a prime jazz innovator
. He served his apprenticeship with no less an innovator than pianist Cecil Taylor
, and since Zankel made Philadelphia his home in 1975, he’s worked with Hank Mobley
, Odean Pope
’s Saxophone Choir, and has studied with guitar master Dennis Sandole
. Zankel’s ground-breaking compositions, which have included three ballets and one opera, have been recorded by Lester Bowie
, Marilyn Crispell
, and Ralph Peterson Jr.
, among many others. In 1995, he received the prestigious Pew Fellowship for his writing.
For more information or interview(s) with Bobby Zankel, call 610-745-3011 or please visit 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 Old City Philadelphia program is one in a series at this venue, along with four other area locales.