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Dirk Quinn Band @ Cheltenham Center for the Arts on December 7th

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Appearing at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts, 439 Ashbourne Rd, Cheltenham, PA on December 7th will be the jazz funk Dirk Quinn Band featuring guitarist Dirk Quinn, keyboardist Mike Borowski, bassist Stephen Kurtz, and drummer Steve Zegray. One show: 7:30 to 9PM. Tickets: $10/$5 for students. No advance sales. Free Refreshments! Free Parking! For info: 215-517-8337.

This Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Concert Series is sponsored by Jazz Bridge, a 501C3 nonprofit that assists local jazz and blues musicians in crisis.

The Cheltenham Neighborhood Concert series is partially supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. Bio: Guitarist Dirk Quinn and his band are a high energy funk/jazz/jam band based out of Philadelphia that tours extensively throughout the US and Canada. In 2007 Quinn made his long-awaited recording debut releasing his self-titled CD—"Dirk Quinn." Working the club and coffeehouse circuit, Quinn became increasingly in demand play­ing as many as three gigs a day while getting the occasional call to share the stage with musical legends such as Booker T, Jimmy Bruno, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, “DreamWeaver" Gary Wright, Chico Huff (Pat Martino, John Swana), Jef Lee Johnson (George Clinton, David Sanborn), and Sam Kininger (Soulive). “QuinnTet," his latest CD release, features thoughtful, original melodies flowing seamlessly over groove-heavy rhythms; intricate song structures giving way to strongly expressive, organic improvisations. Surrounding himself with a group of extremely talented and like-minded musicians, Quinn has been playing shows across North America and his music has now been featured on over 100 radio stations worldwide and gets daily plays in his hometown of Philadelphia.

The band's infectious energy and musical interplay routinely attract listeners that are admittedly more accustomed to lyric-based music. With great melodic sensibilities, rhythmic experimentation and an accessible modern edge, the Dirk Quinn Band is jazz/funk improvisation at its most exciting!

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