Jazz It Up Philly is proud to be a part of Philly Celebrates Jazz - Jazz Appreciation Month in Philadelphia. Jazz It Up Philly presents Philadelphia Blues Review, a musical journey taking you from classic Blues right up to the soulful styling of today's R&B, starring Mikey Junior and his Blues Band. Come see these incredible artists, who revel in the unbridled fun, energy, and musicianship that capture the essence of the Blues, as we present R&B music that has defined many generations. Discounted validated parking right next door.
Starring Mikey Junior and his Blues Band
“ Mikey Junior’s amazing skills on diatonic and chromatic harmonicas—combined with muscular vocals make him an exciting presence on today’s blues scene. e best way to hear his latest album is with the volume cranked way up! -Bobby Reed Downbeat Magazine Mikey Junior is exactly what blues needs today — talented, engaging and young...He bridges the gap between generations of music lovers and makes it cool to love something old-school, winning over audiences throughout the country with the sheer power, passion, and sincerity of his live show. -Richard Skelly Blues Revue Magazine
For a musical style that has historically placed so much weight on lineage, the passing of more and more of the old masters poses a dire question: What is the future of the blues and who will lead the charge? Well, for blues fans in the Northeast United States, that question is routinely answered every night Mikey Junior hits the stage. His infectious personality and absolute command of his medium leave little doubt the blues is in good hands. Self-taught from his impressive collection of blues vinyl, Mikey was a full time musician before he even graduated high-school. By the time he was in his early twenties, seasoned players were taking notice and it wasn’t long before one blues society after another scrambled to get him to their stage. Before long, Mikey was a staple of the summer blues circuit on the East Coast. So it came as no surprise that his newest release found its way into the eclectic and youthful roster of the VizzTone Label Group. Traveling South reveals a young blues artist at the top of his game, telling stories we can all relate to, while drawing us deep into the roots of blues music via his utter mastery of the diatonic and chromatic harmonicas. Well-written originals and choice covers are brought to life with a vision that truly separates Mikey from his contemporaries.
Your Master of Ceramonies Buddy Scheerer
Buddy Scheerer is currently Director of Sales for The Philly POPS; his eighth year with the company. He has held positions with such local cultural organizations as The Philadelphia Orchestra and The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. He is an ambassador of all things music and very much enjoys connecting audience and performance; he may also enjoy the spotlight…just a little.
Jazz It Up Philly Supporting Patron Gets This Number Artist/Performers Signed Reproduction of an original painted May 26th 2015 at The Prime Rib
In 2015 Jazz It Up Philly sold out 24 performances and has supported the arts in Philadelphia by showcasing over 100 new and vetted Philadelphia based artists. A Jazz It Up Philly Patron is a person who believes in what we are doing here in Philadelphia and wants to see us do much more,
About La Peg
La Peg is a contemporary American brasserie by Peter Woolsey located inside the FringeArts building in Old City Philadelphia across from the Race Street Pier. The dining room is grandiose, with 45 foot tall ceilings and large windows to match. Every seat in the house offers dramatic views of the industrial-chic interior and the gracefully arching Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Just out doors is a beer garden with a shipping container for a bar featuring casual seafood, burgers and cold drinks in the warmer months and fire pits in the winter. The food is casual, regional American cuisine with options for the curious, as well as the unadventurous. The service is relaxed and casual yet informed and unobtrusive. Come in for a snack, dessert, drink or blow out meal. La Peg will satisfy any occasion!
La Peg’s interior and beer garden was designed by Groundswell Design and Stokes Architecture. The industrial-chic design pays homage to the building which was originally built at the turn of the century as a high pressure pumping station which fed fire hydrants around center city and the north east allowing Philadelphia to grow in height. The dining room is adorned with some of the salvaged tanks, shelves, staircase, doors and a map of the pumping system from the original building.
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Jazz It Up Philly
Jazz It Up Philly will give Philadelphians and their neighbors an extraordinary evening of live Jazz and Blues entertainment. These monthly live shows that will feature live Jazz and Blues bands and vocalists from the Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware area. Website: JazzItUpPhilly.com; To Sponsor an Event Call 267-888-6440. Sponsored By: