Has this never-ending winter got ya down? Come to the Stone Church on April 19th and shake out some of the deep winter blues to the funky sounds of Dirk Quinn.
Dirk Quinn is the guitarist for a high energy funk/jazz band based out of Philadelphia that travels extensively throughout the US and Canada. Utilizing over a decade of steady performing, Quinn has developed a unique and progressive style – one that appeals to a wide variety of music listeners with fans ranging from the jam band hippies to the jazz snobs. Inspired and influenced by the greats such as Miles Davis, Coltrane, Monk, and Brubeck, as well as Bela Fleck, John Scofield, and Jaco Pastorius, Quinn felt liberated by free improv and let the music flow.
Surrounding himself with a group of extremely talented and like-minded musicians, Quinn has been playing shows across North America while receiving an ever-increasing amount of media attention. His music has now been featured on over 100 radio stations worldwide and gets regular airplay in his hometown of Philadelphia. Notable spins include the “Pick of the Day” on WXPN in Philadelphia as well as on the nationally syndicated “Keller’s Cellar” broadcast hosted by Keller Williams.
The Dirk Quinn Band released “Live at Home” in January of 2012, Quinn's third album release. Featuring tracks recorded over 5 different shows in and around their hometown of Philadelphia, the new CD runs the gamut from beautiful and delicate movements to evil dissonance; from intricate and thought-provoking melodies to hard driving funk and is a fantastic representation of the group’s live show experience.
The bands infectious energy and musical interplay routinely attract listeners that are admittedly more accustomed to lyric-based music. With great melodic sensibilities, rhythmic experimentation and an accessible modern edge, the Dirk Quinn Band is jazz/funk improvisation at its most exciting!
Tickets, $7-$10, available here. Doors open at 7:30.