"As much as people talk about New York, Chicago, or New Orleans, Philly definitely has its own thing. It's so communal, and it's really cool to be a part of that."
"When you can take a horn or piano or guitar and make it sing, you tell stories of who you are. There's a niblet of a story in the music—who loves me; who didn't love me; my likes or dislikes—all encapsulated on the two to three-minute solo. It is part of you, whether you know it or not. It's an accumulation of your time."
The pair will be on tour next month and will be at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia on April 22, the Jazz Gallery in New York on April 23, and City Winery in Washington, D.C. on April 24.
Philly Hometown Hero McBride received a GRAMMY® Award nomination for his 2020 Christian McBride Big Band release, "For Jimmy, Wes and Oliver."
A literary giant who was at the forefront of the Black Arts Movement, Sanchez is the author of more than 20 books of poetry, children’s literature, and plays.
"I experience first hand the lack of gender representation in academic settings. I also see how important it is to have a supportive community – not only of other girls and young women in jazz, but peers, teachers, and others who see the importance of the mission."
Philadelphia Hometown Hero and jazz bassist/composer Nicholas Krolak released new song 'Mycological' on Spotify