L to R: Larry Gold (composer), Daniel Felsenfeld (composer), David Murray (saxophone), Anthony Tidd (keyboards, arrangement), James Poyser, (keyboards, arrangement), ?uestlove
If you want our opinion—and we’re guessing that you do (because why else would you be reading this?)—this Sunday evening’s Philly-Paris Lockdown at Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center For The Performing Arts is one of the most anticipated events at PIFA. Questlove of The Roots will be joined by international singer-songwriter Keren Ann and a stellar lineup of musicians, arrangers, and singers for a tribute to “the Paris of the early 1900s, infusing modern instrumentation and hip-hop with the work of iconic period composers like Satie, Debussy, Ravel, and Stravinsky.”
The lineup for the show includes: Conductor Andrew Cyr, singer Keren Ann, drummer Questlove, legendary jazz saxophonist David Murray, D.D. Jackson and Pallavi Mahidhara on piano, The Roots James Poyser and Anthony Tidd from The Roots on keys and arrangements, bassist Derrick Hodge, the vocalists from The Dirty Projectors (Haley Dekle, Amber Coffman, and Susanna Waiche), Becky Anderson and Kristin Lee on violin, Joanna Franke on viola, Hiro Matsuo on cello, and Daniel Felsenfeld and Larry Gold as arrangers.
The Philly-Paris Lockdown featuring ?uestlove of The Rootsand singer-songwriter Keren Ann is this Sunday, April 17th at Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts at 8PM. Tickets are $35-$65 and can be purchased here.