Julian Hartwell Music presents:
A Spring Benefit Bash!
Join local jazz/funk group the Julian Hartwell Project & special guests for a special Spring evening in NW Philly for a great cause! Teaming up with several community partners in the Germantown area, Julian Hartwell presents his dynamic jazz/funk group The JHP to raise funds for the work of S.P.E.A.K. - a local nonprofit organization dedicated to youth empowerment.
Taking place at The Flying Horse Center, the spacious home of the Unification Family Church of Philadelphia, admission to the event includes food, raffles, special guest performances, and much more! And there's free parking on-site!
Live Music is even better when supporting a great cause!!!
The Julian Hartwell Project is a modern jazz quintet/sextet that melds elements of funk, hip-hop, RnB and more into its upbeat and memorable sound. A vehicle for the mostly original music and arrangements of pianist and composer Julian Hartwell, this rotating cast of up-and-coming players from the Philly scene spotlights the talents of each individual voice in the ensemble, while bursting with moments of group interplay and rich, adventurous horn arrangements. In 2015 the group released their first full-length album to widespread critical acclaim and continue to perform throughout the northeast, honing a dynamic and always-unique live show. With a mix of influence ranging from the likes of boundary-crossers Snarky Puppy to straight-ahead pioneers like Roy Hargrove, the group known shorthand as "The JHP" is offering a fresh and distinctly soulful take on the jazz idiom, appealing to both the traditional and novice listener alike.
"A splendid slice of straight ahead jazz delivered with a fresh new sound.” -Ed Blanco, All About Jazz
“This is feel good music that doesn’t get too unapproachable like so many jazz groups get…making music that appeals not only to the head, but to the heart as well.” -Mark Weber, Mark Weber Music Blog
More about S.P.E.A.K: The foundation of S.P.E.A.K. focuses on providing educational information and activities that encourage youth to become responsible members of their community. We aim to empower our children with the courage to speak out on issues that affect their lives and the communities where they live. With each letter of the word S.P.E.A.K, our efforts will be to encourage children to stay in school and understand that education is essential for their future.
We believe that Staying Positive Equals Amazing Kids.