Mike Eben

The third concert of the monthly Jazz on the Avenue series features Mike Eben’s From the Hip ensemble.

The essence of saxophonist Mike Eben’s From the Hip is groove, soul and swing.

That’s what From the Hip is all about, playing classic soul jazz and hard bop along with funk and fusion.

Joining Eben will be Roger Morgan, trumpet; Mike Byrne, guitar and vocals; Marty Mellinger, keyboards; Terry Bortman, bass; Dave Santana, drums.

The inspiration comes from the hip — the great jazz artists like John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, Horace Silver, Freddie Hubbard, Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan.

Fans can look forward to a great night of music when From the Hip performs during the Jazz on the Avenue concert series at the Yocum Institute for Arts Education to celebrate the ensemble’s recent CD release “Old’s Cool.”

“I love listening to music from the Hard Bop era of jazz,” said Eben. “The music features great playing, of course, but it’s the melodies that keep me coming back — strong melodies that get stuck in your head — in a good way. That’s the basis for ‘Old’s Cool.’ Nothing new.  Nothing earth shattering.  Just songs featuring great melodies.”

Tickets: $20 in advance or at door
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Yocum Institute for Arts Education, 3000 Penn Avenue, West Lawn, PA 19609 / 610-376-1576

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Friday, September 27 / 7:00 p.m.
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Friday, November 15 / 7:00 p.m.
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Friday, December 27 / 7:00 p.m.
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