As the artistic director of the Creative Jazz Institute Tidd supports the important collaboration between Philadelphia University of the Arts and the City Kimmel Center, which literally paves the way for a summer program for young musicians. Hodge is perhaps best known as a jazz melting pot bassist named Robert Glasper Experiment. He has toured and recorded with musicians more connected to the world of street-a-da, such as trumpeter Terence Blanchard, a frequent employee of Spike Lee who coached Hodge in film production. Yes, Derrick Hodge is in the spotlight, with Nas at the helm and the 96-seater National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in 2014 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ilmmatic, an album that has inspired exaggerated and passionate debates in hip-hop circles like no other. The crossroads of jazz, pop, hip-hop and R&B. This is the third of three articles, with some of Philadelphia’s greatest bass guitarists. A bassist on an international tour, he shared the stage with jazz artists such as Vijay Ayer and Ravi Coltrane, and worked with viola saxophonist Steve Coleman as part of his Five Elements. Born in London and transplanted into the heart of the Philadelphia stage, he has made numerous contributions as instrumentalist, producer, teacher, and curator of some of the city’s most innovative jazz programs. The second part of Philadelphia’s “Best of the Bass” features some of the most influential Philadelphia jazz, rock, funk, and fusion bass guitarists. T are three Grammys, Symphony Orchestra performances, Questly Sessions, and, of course, McBride will spend an NPR jazz night in America. His father, bassist Lee Smith, has worked with Philly Soul stars Benny Golson, Pope Odeano and the Trudy Pitts organ icon. When Fender compiled the list of 11 best hip-hop Fender moments, Philadelphia bassists were responsible for two of them. This last part of the series shows artists at the forefront of jazz, pop, hip-hop and R & B. The first was Hub’s work “The Next Movement” by Things Fall Apart, and the second was a performance by an orchestra of 96 people to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nas’Illmatic. He also has a classical education, with equal electrical and acoustic abilities, and is a Blue Note artist with three albums of his credits as a leader of his name, the latest of which is 2020 Color Noize. Some of these young people will soon finish the “Sittin’ In Series,” an improvisational session that Tidd is organizing at the Kimmel Center for new and emerging artists. Hubbard, better known as Hub, was a bassist for The Roots from 1992 to 2007; he left the team after being diagnosed with cancer.

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