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Venue:
Boot & Saddle1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA Map
Price: $15 General Admission Buy Tickets
Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 8:00pm

Jeremy Cunningham’s The Weather Up There

Jeff Parker, guitar
Dustin Laurenzi, saxophone + electronics
Mike King, piano
Paul Bryan, bass
Jeremy Cunningham, drums

Please join us for the Philadelphia premeire of Jeremy Cunningham’s The Weather Up There.

In 2017, Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs awarded Jeremy Cunningham an artist grant for his forthcoming album “The Weather Up There,” which addresses the tragedy of losing his younger brother Andrew in a home invasion robbery in 2008. Working closely with Jeff Parker and Paul Bryan, this new work confronts gun violence and examines the acute ripple effect on several people's lives through the lens of memory, response, and collage. Cunningham includes regular collaborators Ben LeMar Gay, Jaimie Branch, Dustin Laurenzi, and Matt Ulery, in addition to a drum choir comprised of mentors and colleagues Mike Reed, Makaya McCraven, and Mikel Patrick Avery. The album also includes interviews from family members, and close friends, as well as recent poetry surrounding the experience of loss and the effect of gun violence. These musical compositions come to life live through an immersive experience, which includes many of the same artists, along with an accompanying visual tapestry comprised of original content shot on location in Cincinnati, and performed live by experimental video artist Kim Alpert.  Cunningham has also paired with EveryTown For Gun Safety, a non-profit that shares his passion for enacting common sense gun laws.

Since moving to Chicago in 2009, Cunningham has performed with an impressive roster of luminaries such as Von Freeman, Chris Foreman, Jeff Parker, Mike Allemana, Marquis Hill, and Nick Mazzarella. He can be heard on Marquis Hill's albums "New Gospel" and "Sounds of the City," as well as Nick Mazzarella’s Meridian Trio recording “Triangulum.” In addition to performing in clubs and festivals throughout Chicago, Cunningham also appears throughout the United States with various projects. He has toured internationally with IsWhat?!, the Moshier/Lebrun Collective, and Paul Giallorenzo's GitGo.