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Free at the Kimmel

Jazz Residency Artist Colton Weatherston: Residency Kick-Off

Dec 08, 2017
8:00 PM

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The Residency Kick-Off features music of the artist’s catalog to date, giving the audience a chance to hear the artist’s sound.

Jazz Residency Project: Colton Weatherston, composer and guitarist, believes that much of Philadelphia’s deep history and background is rooted within the streets of Germantown Avenue. He plans to compose a musical portrait of the cultures, peoples, faith groups, and events that make this corridor important and unique to Philadelphians.

“I’m Colton and I’m a Quaker and I play jazz and I live in East Mt. Airy. My project is about how it sounds when Quakers, Muslims, Jews, Catholics, Black, Brown and White people perform Jazz Music together. I believe that Jazz music provides a format for people to express different ideas about community, individuality, peace, and justice. These ideas are essential to my neighborhood, which is connected to other neighborhoods which share space along Germantown Avenue. My project will explore life along this Avenue as a window into the soul of Jazz music in Philadelphia.” ~ Colton Weatherston

Colton Weatherston BIO:
Colton Weatherston is a composer, musician, and educator. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Colton now resides in East Mount Airy in Philadelphia. Jazz is the taproot of Colton’s music with branches that extend to Blues, Soul, Rock, Folk, Classical, and World Music with his guitar, voice, and arranging across genres. Colton’s mentors and teachers include: Michael Stockdale, Marcus Belgrave, Brad Fairman, and Jack Smalley. In addition to live performance, Colton regularly produces music for film and television, including the 2017 Lifetime Channel Holiday movie, “Snowed Inn”, Dax Sheppard’s 2012 Comedy feature, “Hit and Run”, and dozens of advertising spots for the likes of Cadillac, Ford Motor Co., Tostitos, and White Castle.

Colton Weatherston Performance Schedule

Residency Kick-Off: Friday, December 8, 8:00 PM
Public Workshop: Saturday, March 10, 6:00 PM
Work in Progress: Saturday, March 24, 8:00 PM
World Premiere: Friday, May 4, 8:00

The Kimmel Center Jazz Residency is a year-long program that encourages local musicians to move jazz into the future with new music that is engaging and relevant to the Philadelphia community. To date since 2013, the Kimmel Center has commissioned an astonishing 10 new works from participants. Learn more HERE

These are designated BYO performances. Acceptable forms of BYO are 6-pack of beer and/or 750ml bottles of wine only; no liquor or open containers are permitted. Limit of one (1) 750ml bottle of wine OR one (1) six-pack of beer per two guests. Corkscrews and rolling coolers are not permitted. Ice, cups and corking service available at venue at no cost. All BYO Night guests are subject to lawful ID checks and bag checks at the manager’s discretion.

SEI Innovation Studio

Inside the Kimmel Center

2 levels below ground floor

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102


Meet the 2017-18 Kimmel Center Jazz Residents!

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