Historic Germantown in association with Composer/Guitarist Jim Dragoni will present a series of six historic concerts depicting the progression of American roots music, blues and jazz beginning in the 1920’s through the turn of the century.

Each performance will take place in the Historic Germantown courtyard, located at 5501 Germantown Ave, Phila, PA  19144.  Performances will take place on the Second Saturday of each month, beginning May 11, 2024 and running through October 12, 2024.  Shows will begin at 4PM.

Artists were chosen for their national and international recognition as well as their historic knowledge of and their places in the chronology of musical history.

Second Saturdays, May-Oct 2024, 4PM, Germantown Historical Society Courtyard, 5501 Germantown Ave, Phila, PA 19144
(Rain Date, Second Sunday)

 

CALL Historic Germantown to reserve your space – tickets available soon! 215-844-1683

 

Performances

May 11, Roy Book Binder

Acoustic blues and stories of Roy’s travels with Rev Gary Davis, Pink Anderson, and New York Folk era luminaries.

June 8, Saul Broudy

Songs of the Dust Bowl, Woody Guthrie and Beyond

July 13, Odean Pope Quartet

Original Arrangements and an Oral History of the John Coltrane era of Philadelphia Jazz

August 10, Bobby Zankel and the Wonderful Sound Six

Philadelphia History with “A Change of Destiny,” Zankel’s Music Examines the Lives of Slaves Kept by George Washington at the President’s House in Philadelphia

September 14, Rhenda Fearrington, Gloria Galante, Jim Dragoni

Songs and stories from the road by vocalist Rhenda Fearrington, Harpist Gloria Galante and Guitarist Jim Dragoni.  Stories and performances from the combined experiences playing with Roberta Flack, Frank Sinatra, Luther Vandross, Mose Allison, and other icons.

October 12, Paul Woznicki

Modern Music for Keyboards, Synthesizers and more. Cosmic Ambience Jazz and Blues, Rooted in the Past and Future