Philadelphia Jazz Ambassadors Big Band & Special Guest, Tenor Saxophonist, Seamus Blake
Show times: 8PM ~ $25 and 10PM ~ $20
Entirely student-founded, the Philadelphia Ambassador Big Band's mission is to both rejuvenate the Philadelphia jazz big band scene and preserve the legacy and compositional genius of Duke Ellington and other legendary big band composers. The band features the most talented young musicians in the area and will perform regularly throughout the year at both our home base, the Philadelphia Clef Club, and various jazz venues and clubs around the city
New York based saxophonist/composer SEAMUS BLAKE is recognized as one of the finest exponents of contemporary jazz. His music is known for its sophistication, bold improvisations and “sheer swagger". John Scofield, who hired Seamus for his “Quiet Band,” called him “extraordinary, a total saxophonist.” Throughout his 24 year career, Seamus has garnered critical praise for his masterful playing, his fine compositional skills and for his facility as a leader.