SEASON OPENER – FREDERIC YONNET – URBAN JAZZ HARMONICA
Sponsored by Philly360 – check out their interview with Frederic HERE
Sat, September 24 | Pre-Concert Reception 6:00 PM | Two shows: 7pm and 9pm |
After Show Party and Jam
$25 in advance/$30 day of show
20% off for members of our Ticket Discount Program (CLICK HERE to log in if you are part of the program and you will be redirected back to this page to make your purchase)
Opening night features a pre-concert reception, cabaret-style seating and an after-show party session with DJ Joey Blanco of the famed Soul Travelin’. Feel free to tour the spacious galleries and café between shows. We’re expecting some surprise musical guests so… check back for updates.
French born Frédéric Yonnet, best known for his on-stage collaborations with music icons Stevie Wonder and Prince, delivers two concerts of funk-filled music to kick off the Painted Bride’s new season. Yonnet, described by Rolling Stone as Prince’s “killer harmonica player,” takes the lead playing jazz, R&B and fusion with an instrument that many haveowned but few have mastered. Yonnet, currently featured on the title tracks of Philly-based Kindred The Family Souls’ Love Have No Recession, has also performed with Erykah Badu, John Legend, and India.Arie.
Yonnet’s musical skills and stage presence crushes every preconceived notion you’ve ever had about the harmonica. For decades, it has primarily served as the instrument of choice for street musicians and loners who chose to express themselves through country or blues. However, in Yonnet’s hands, those stereotypical walls come tumbling down with each note he plays. He presents the harmonica in a refreshing and modern context – as a lead instrument in urban jazz, funk and R&B. It’s stylish. It’s cool. It’s brilliant.
Rarely does a musician share his work with fans during the creative process, however that is exactly what Yonnet does on Reed My Lips. He pauses all aspects of production – recording, packaging and video – to upload materials that reflect his work at that very moment in the creative process. His self-proclaimed “reality cd” — which is actually a download card — offers both a look and a listen to many of the artistic elements that go into producing a full-length album. From the rough and raw cuts of the music, to the video concept and conceptual artwork, Yonnet and his creative team share it all on Reed My Lips: The Rough Cut. His live show brings the concept of his new project to life thru music and visual art.