Sittin’ In introduces audiences to new cutting-edge artists. It defies genre, often drawing from everything from straight-ahead jazz to freestyle hip hop and all points in between. There’s an unpredictability to the night, which we enthusiastically embrace! Sometimes you’ll experience a finely tuned set and sometimes you can catch a totally improvised show by seven people who have never played together. The awesome creativity, excitement, and quality always shine through in The Kimmel Center’s informal club-like setting, featuring early warm-up sets by some of the hottest DJs around. And, it’s free!
Jonifin Marvin and The Philly Reggae Band (PRB) was created in the summer of 2012. An observation of the live reggae music scene in Philadelphia at that time moved Jamaican born recording/performing artist, Jonifin Marvin, to create a more authentic representation of Reggae Music for Philly to experience. PRB’s sound is rooted in various sub-genres of reggae: lovers rock, dancehall, roots and culture, Dub, and ska. Many of the band’s members are connected through the Philly music scene and have backgrounds in soul music, reggae, hip-hop, Brazilian sounds, rock, and more. The influences of the members combine to create a rich, full sound, mixing vintage reggae fundamentals and contemporary free thought. The Philly Reggae Band’s live show is an energetic display of grit, soul, and nostalgia. The synergy of Jamaican and Philadelphia culture intersecting through Jonifin's music has delivered a unique voice strong enough to address the world.
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