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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Father John D’Amico Trio to Perform in Norristown

Father John D’Amico Trio to Perform in Norristown- An evening of Jazz helps celebrate the Arts on Norristown’s Arts Hill.
The Father John D’Amico Jazz Trio will perform in The Centre Theater’s 4th floor theatre on October 9, 2010 at 7pm. The event, which supports the continued development of a cultural District, costs $20 per seat and will include a meet and greet with Father John after the performance.
One of Philadelphia's outstanding Jazz composers, lyricist and pianists, Father John has been playing piano since he was six and Jazz since he was 17. An ordained priest, he traded his pulpit for a piano and the rest is history. He has performed with Jazz greats like Lionel Hampton, Etta Jones, and, Jimmy Oliver.  Father John  was a 1989 recipient of the John Coltrane Award for Outstanding Achievement in Jazz.
The trio includes noted Jazz musicians Kenny Davis on bass and Gregg Mc Donald on drums. Father John is a consummate musician and composer whose style echoes the work of Count Basie, Keith Jarret and Bill Evans but ultimately the music is his own. A beautiful mixture of style and technique, the Father John Trio creates music that is dynamic and beautiful.
The Norristown Arts Council brings The Father John D’Amico Trio to The Centre Theater to expand the cultural sensibility of the Norristown Arts Hill. The performance will be held in the Centre Theater, the anchor of the Arts Hill and called “Norristown’s Theatrical Treasure” by the Philadelphia City Paper. The 4th floor black box space seats only 75 guests and as such assures an intimate encounter with the music.
Tickets can be purchased on line at Ticketleap,
The Father John D'Amico Trio recently performed at Zanzibar Blue and performed  at Majestic Hotel in Cannes, France, where they enthralled audiences. The Trio has performed at the West End Café, the Village Gate in New York City, and all the well known clubs of Philadelphia and the surrounding area.
Father John has been featured as a solo performer on Philadelphia Television Stations' morning shows, and Public Television.
In 1993 the Father John D'Amico Trio was the first group outside the realm of the classical venue to perform at the highly acclaimed Woodmere Art Museum series "Music at an Exhibition". The Father John D'Amico Trio has had number of live broadcasts on radio stations WRTI and WHYY and have participated in several Philadelphia area based events including Old Pine, Haddonfield Presbyterian, Philadelphia Art Museum's Wednesday evening series and the Presidential Jazz Weekend.
The Norristown Arts Hill endeavors to develop the Arts in Norristown. Located on DeKalb Street in Norristown, this dynamic cultural district embraces creative artists and their audience. The organization is building business connections and creating events including performance and exhibitions. The Centre Theater is the anchor of the Arts Hill located at 208 DeKalb Street and has been producing professional theatre for 15 years in Downtown Norristown and hosting artists from around the region. The facility will be undergoing a substantial expansion in the next 12 months.  For more information visit