CD Release Party, Friday, May 2nd in Philadelphia
Pianist Neil Podgurski will unveil his new CD, Nine Times One Hundred Thousand, in a CD Release concert featuring the Neil Podgurski Trio at Chris' Jazz Cafe in Philadelphia on Friday, May 2, 2014 with two sets at 8:00 and 10:00 pm. Nine Times One Hundred Thousand represents a major milestone of Podgurski’s work, the culmination of his vision for Tibetan folk and prayer melodies arranged for jazz trio with Brian Howell on bass and Doug Hirlinger on drums.
Neil Podgurski has been deeply embedded in the NY/Philly jazz scene for 20 years, enrolling in New York’s New School in 1994, and living in Brooklyn until 2001 before returning to his native Philadelphia area. Over the years, he’s performed at many of the region’s finest venues, most recently The Kennedy Center, The Philadelphia Art Museum, The Jazz Gallery, The Iridium and Bohemian Caverns. Events in Podgurski’s life led him to become a devoted practitioner of the ancient Bön-Buddhist meditation tradition of Tibet, charting the way for his groundbreaking new recording.