Friday Night Live: The Mini Q’s
Friday, April 9, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm$10 – $15
We are thrilled to celebrate the 10th Anniversary Season of Friday Night Live. Presented by PNC Bank, with additional support by Pincus Family Foundation.
Friday, April 9 (Raindate for this event: Sat, 4/10)
The Mini Q’s featuring vocalist Lee Mo
Luke Carlos O’Reilly: Organ | Ben O’Neill: Guitar | Anwar Marshall: Drums
All Spring events will be OUTDOORS.
PLEASE NOTE: In the case of poor weather, this event will be postponed. The rain date is the next day, Saturday, April 10th. In the case of postponement, tickets will be honored for the rain date. No refunds will be made in the case of a switch to the rain date.
Doors: 6:30 p.m. Music: 7:00 pm
BYOB and food if desired.
MASKS REQUIRED for entry.
Admission is $15 per person, $10 for Community Arts Center members and free to CAC benefactors. Children 12 and under $5.
The band will perform two sets with a brief intermission. The first set will begin at approximately 7:00 pm.
Attendees are welcome to bring their own food and beverages. All ages welcome. Minors must be accompanied by an adult (Guests must be 21 to bring or consume alcohol).
ADVANCE RESERVATIONS PREFERRED:
For safety, please make every effort to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the CAC office. Attendance is limited. Credit cards will not be accepted at the door. If you are paying cash at the door please bring exact change.
Lawn seating- bring your own blanket or chairs. For safety, parties will be required to maintain 6 feet between themselves and another party from a separate household. We will spread out across the entire lawn, seating at pre-marked spots for safe distancing. Restrooms are available in the building. Please note that restroom access requires the use of stairs at the front entrance of the building.
MASKS ARE REQUIRED:
All attendees over the age of 2 must wear masks upon entry and at all times during the event unless eating or drin! king. If masks are removed to eat and drink they must be put back on before moving from your seating area. If you are not able to wear a mask for health reasons, we recommend you do not attend the event.
ABOUT THE PERFORMER:
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 cities 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.
Luke Carlos O’Reilly
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 musicians.
Over the years the Q’s have been joined by many talented musicians, none more important than 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 Pat Me! theny, Dave Douglas, Kurt Rosenwinkle and Russel Malone.
One of the newer voices on the Philadelphia music scene, Lee Mo is taking the city by storm. Known for her killer vocals, soulful feel, and impressive music sensibilities, Lee Mo has graced the stages of some of Philly^s hottest venues. Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, she is the musical product of many influences: gospel, jazz, and soul, to name a few. She received her Bachelor^s in Vocal Jazz Performance in May 2014, studying under Philadelphia^s own jazz legend, Joanna Pascale. She has performed often with Vertical Current and has lent background vocals for gospel artists Jonathan Nelson and Jessica Reedy, and R&B singer Vivian Green.