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Jazz Bridge presents Luke O’Reilly’s Mini Q’s in Collingswood

November 23, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

he Mini Q’s have been a staple on the Philly jazz scene since keyboardist Luke Carlos O’Reilly and guitarist Ben O’Neill joined forces.

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Jazz Bridge Vice Present Kevin Johnson proudly hosts “Jazz in the Wood,” First Thursdays Neighborhood Concerts at the Collingswood Community Center, 30 Collings Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108.

Please join us on December 2 as we welcome Luke O’Reilly’s Mini Q’s Organ Trio to Collingswood. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $20 at the door, $15 online in advance at Eventbrite. Students admission is $5 with ID and children under 12 years old get in for free! But you must register at Eventbrite. MASKS ARE REQUIRED. PROOF OF VACCINATION IS REQUIRED.

The Mini Q’s have been a staple on the Philadelphia jazz scene since keyboardist Luke Carlos O’Reilly and guitarist Ben O’Neill joined forces to create the hard-hitting organ trio in 2004.

Pulling from a wide range of influences, The Qs meld the rich and flavorful jazz tradition of Jimmy Smith, Don Patterson, Pat Martino and Grant Green with the hip hop and soul sensibilities of J Dilla, Jill Scott, TSOP and an ever-expanding repertoire of spirituals and hymns.

For three and a half years, The Mini Qs ran a legendary Monday night jam session that served as a gathering place and proving ground for many of the city’s finest musicians. Their debut record, Monday Night Jump came out of that celebrated time. Since then, they have performed at the Kimmel Center, South Jazz Kitchen, Django and other venues in and around Philadelphia and New York City.

Grammy nominated artist, Ben O’Neill has toured the world as the guitarist for John Legend, Jill Scott, Kanye West, Common, Tye Tribbett, and many others. He has released several of his own singer/songwriter records and is on faculty at The University of The Arts.

Pianist/organist Luke Carlos O’Reilly has recorded and toured with Curtis Fuller, Dave Valentin, Billy Paul, Slide Hampton, Nicholas Payton, Fred Wesley, Red Holloway, Steve Turre, Musiq Soulchild, Carol Riddick and K’naan, among others and is widely respected as one of Philadelphia’s hardest working keyboard musicians.

Over the years the Q’s have been joined by many talented musicians, none more important than drummer Anwar Marshall. A fixture on the Philadelphia and New York jazz scenes, Marshall has performed with many of the finest practitioners in the world including Joey DeFrancesco, Pat Metheny, Dave Douglas, Kurt Rosenwinkle and Russel Malone.

Jazz Bridge, an award-winning nonprofit dedicated to assisting Greater Philadelphia Metro area jazz and blues musicians and vocalists in times of crisis, sponsors these neighborhood concerts throughout the region to keep the sound of Philadelphia alive.

For more info call: 215-280-2254, 215-517-8337 or visit online at jazzbridge.org/events/neighborhood-concerts.


Collingswood Community Center
30 West Collings Avenue
Collingswood, NJ 08108
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