The Jazz Bridge “Jazz in the Sanctuary,” Second Wednesdays Concert Series in Center City presents guitarist Jason Klinke
and his trio at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion, 2110 Chestnut Street on Wednesday, December 10. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and are available only at the door. One show starts at 7:30. Information: 215-517-8337
Guitarist Jason Klinke, a graduate of Temple University’s Esther Boyer College of Music, is indicative of today’s new wave of players who embrace the spirit of the jazz tradition, but apply that tradition to contemporary musical forms, harmonies and rhythms. Klinke has appeared all over the region, often with vocalist Rhenda Fearrington (he plays on Fearrington’s fine CD, “This Moment’s Sweetness”), saxophonist Victor North’s “Three Blind Mice,” with vocalist Najwa Parkins “After Hours Trio,” and the “Tap Room Trio.” His recent duo collaborations with composer/guitarist Steve Giordano explore the interactive possibilities of new original music and time honored standards. And, as a member of the “Oscuro Quintet,” Klinke has been focusing in on traditional Tango and Tango Nuevo, with an emphasis on the music of Astor Piazzolla.
Jazz Bridge, an award-winning nonprofit dedicated to assisting Greater Philadelphia Metro area jazz and blues musicians and vocalists in times of crisis, sponsors these neighborhood concerts throughout the region to keep the sound of Philadelphia alive.