Science of Jazz
Tue, Apr 23
Price: $10/ $9 educators
Drexel University Mandell Theater
3210 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
SpeakersMarc CareyMarc Cary has gained a reputation as one of the most creative pianists of our time: a bandleader with musical interests that encompass jazz, go-go, hip-hop, electronic music, Indian classical music, and more. But Cary is also an incisive and sought-after accompanist, a fact famously borne out by his 12-year tenure with the great vocalist, songwriter and jazz icon Abbey Lincoln. Cary was raised in Washington, DC. He attended the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, and upon relocating to New York in 1988, began his rise as an eclectic jazz piano modernist. In addition to Abbey Lincoln, he has worked with such masters as Betty Carter, Arthur Taylor, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach and Shirley Horn. He has earned Grammy nominations for his work with Lincoln, Carter, Roy Hargrove and Stefon Harris's Blackout. His talent has elevated the music of everyone from Russell Gunn and Marcus Printup to Q-Tip (Cary's production work for Q-Tip's 2009 album, The Renaissance, helped earn the disc a GRAMMY® nomination).
Event featuring Marc Carey:Will CalhounWill Calhoun, the widely acclaimed drummer from the Bronx, New York, graduated from the Berklee School of Music in Boston, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Production and Engineering. He was the recipient of the prestigious Buddy Rich Jazz Masters Award for outstanding performance by a drummer. Will has received numerous other accolades, including Best Drummer by Rolling Stone Magazine's Critics Poll and Number One Progressive Drummer by Modern Drummer Magazine's Readers Poll (three times). As a member of Living Colour, Will received a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance by a group and another for Best Hard Rock Performance. Will has also recorded and/or toured with diverse artists including B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Paul Simon, Lou Reed, Carly Simon, Herb Alpert, Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood, and Wayne Shorter (on the Grammy-winning CD "High Life"). He has recorded with rappers Run-DMC and Public Enemy, and as a producer, player, and songwriter, Will worked on Herb Alpert's Grammy-nominated CD, Colors.
Event featuring Will Calhoun:Youngmoo KimYoungmoo Kim is Director of the Expressive & Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center and Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Drexel and a 2013 Apple Distinguished Educator. He currently pursues multi-disciplinary research at the convergence of technology and creative expression, including machine understanding of music and robotics for expressive interaction, and the advancement of arts-integrated learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM to STEAM). He has performed with American Musical Theater of San Jose, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and SpeakEasy Stage Company (Boston), but not (yet) with the Black Eyed Peas.
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PartnersThe Franklin InstituteThe Franklin InstituteIn 1824, The Franklin Institute was founded to honor Benjamin Franklin and to advance the usefulness of his inventions. Today, The Franklin Institute is a vibrant organization that continues to offer new and exciting science learning experiences for the citizens of Philadelphia. The Institute has grown to become an integral part of the city by providing a hands-on approach to science and technology through community outreach initiatives and innovative partnerships in public education. It has become a dynamic agent of change through its rich array of exhibitions, programs, lectures, and discussions designed to illuminate issues in contemporary science. The Franklin Institute continues to reflect Benjamin Franklin’s spirit of inquiry and discovery as it strives to inspire an understanding of and passion for science and technology learning.ExCITE CenterDrexel University ExCITE Center