BRiAN MARSELLA'S iMAGiNARiUM
The night kicks off with light refreshments and special guest Philly's DJ Frosty at 6:30PM. Get there early! Show starts at 7:00 PM.
After a successful premier in Winter 2013, Brian Marsella's sonic theater super group iMAGiNARiUM returns to the Painted Bride Art Center to host a CD pre-release concert and celebration on Sunday, April 27, 2014. All tickets include a free copy of their upcoming debut album "Chapter One: The Clocks Have Gone Mad". The evening will open with Philly's own DJ Frosty and complimentary light refreshments from 3 local culinary artisans at 6:30 PM; iMAGiNARiUM is set to perform at 7:00 PM.
The cast for this special event includes some of Philadelphia and New York City's most diverse and virtuosic players in the jazz, world, and avant-garde scenes. Brian Marsella, piano and keyboards (Matisyahu, John Zorn, Marshall Allen, Zion 80), Cyro Baptista, percussion (Sting, Herbie Hancock, Paul Simon, Yo-Yo-Ma, Wynton Marsalis), Dan Blankinship, trumpet (Lew Tabackan), Jason Fraticelli, acoustic bass (Matisyahu, Melody Gardot, Jacob Fred Jazz Oddyssey), John Lee, guitar (Hassan Hakmoun, Fatoumata Diawara ) Tim Keiper, drums and percussion (Vieux Farka Toure, John Zorn), Meg Okura, violin (Davie Bowie, Michael Brecker, Lee Konitz, Cirque du Soleil).
Chapter One: The Clocks Have Gone Mad is an eclectic concept album that shares twelve unique adventures of a curious clock named Larsamel Raibn who faces obsoleteness in a universe where time ceases. It is an uplifting journey of transformation from mechanical thinking to inspired living, fear to freedom and from a place that exists as a series of now moments to a place that exists as one eternal now.
Chapter One masterfully blends a myriad of genres including classical, jazz, exotica, world and experimental jamtronica to form a signature style Marsella calls "Jazzotica." The album features 18 accomplished musicians such as Downbeat Percussionist of the Year and recording artist on Herbie Hancock's Grammy award-winning "Gershwin's World Cyro Baptista , legendary Sun Ra saxophonist Marshall Allen, All About Jazz's Queen of Chamber Jazz and violinist Meg Okura, Bessie Award nominee tap and body percussionist Max Pollak, and Pew Philadelphia Music Project Grant Recipient and bassist Jason Fraticelli.
Join us for a grand celebration and an exciting evening of musique storytelling!