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A Birthday Tribute to a Legendary Light
Guest curator: J. Michael Harrison

Saturday, February 4 | 8pm
$25 in advance, $30 day of show

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Opening Act: Marina Vishnyakova’s Quartet, featuring Marina Vishnyakova (violin), Frank Velardo (guitar), Josh Machiz (bass), and Alex Maio (drums).

The premiere of David ‘Fuze’ Fiuczynski’s most recent live project Screaming Headless Hendrix – a tribute to the incomparable spirit of innovation presented to the world by the late legendary guitar hero Jimi Hendrix (11/27/42 – 9/18/1970).  This tribute concert, curated by Philly-based radio personality J. Michael Harrison, marks the first in a series of events leading up what would have been the icon’s 70th birthday.

At the crossroads of new beats, microtonal harmonies, melodic inflections and improvisational concepts, new musical ideas are on the horizon. David “Fuze” Fiuzynski and The Planet MicroJam Institute ensemble celebrate the music, life and legacy of Jimi Hendrix. On fretted and fretless guitars Fiuczynski leads his 5-piece ensemble including  Kenwood Dennard (drums), Freedom Bremner (vocals), Utar Dundarartun (microtonal keyboards), and Justin Schornstein (bass) through the most challenging landscapes of  blues, jazz, rock, soul, funk and punk.

For sheer chops, imagination and raw abandon, no one can touch this Fuze.” — Pulse! Known for colliding sonic aesthetics, creating innovative music driven by hard grooves, influenced by eastern melodies, Fiuczynski draws from a diverse palette of raw emotion to deliver a powerful fusion of eastern and western elements offering listeners the chance to drift into a colorful trance. For Screaming Headless Hendrix, Fiuczynski’s fans can expect newly inspired arrangements of Hendrix’s 3rd Stone from the Sun, House Burnin’ Down, Steppin’ Stone, among others, as well as original ‘Fuze’ pieces influenced by Hendrix.

“Cutting edge sounds that define today’s musical landscape.” — Billboard
Iconoclastic and prolific jazz-rock guitarist David ‘Fuze’ Fiuczynski, a jazz player who “doesn’t want to play just jazz”, has been hailed by world press as an incredibly inventive guitar hero, who continues to deliver with music that is unclassifiable, challenging and invigorating. An innovative musician who has released nine CD’s and a double live DVD, Fuze is best known as the leader of the Screaming Headless Torsos.  A current Guggenheim fellow, ‘Fuze’ and has worked with luminaries across the spectrum including Jack DeJohnette, Bernie Worrell, John Zorn, Muhal Richard Abrams, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Stewart Copeland, Cindy Blackman, Vernon Reid, John Medeski,  Jamaaladeen Tacuma,  Bill Bruford, Hasidic New Wave, Gongzilla, Steve Coleman and Meshell NdegéOcello among many others.

Need the “bottle” in BYOB? Stop by Pinot Boutique (227 Market St) on the way to the show and pick up your wine. Mention the Painted Bride and receive a 10% discount!

Read about Fiuczynski’s Planet MicroJam concept in FUSION Magazine.