Six of Saturns: An Afternoon with SPAGA

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Aron Magner, Jason Fratecelli and Matt Scarano are SPAGA. This project is the brainchild of one of the Disco Biscuits' founding members, Aron Magner, a renowned keyboardist whose early forays were in piano. By the age of 13, jazz caught his mind and his journey took another direction entirely. With the disco biscuits, he has taken his skills into the jam rock world of improvisational excursions, but has always maintained a particular affinity for jazz. Bassist and composer Fratecelli is a touchstone in the Philadelphia and New York music scenes and has played with melody gardot, robert glasper, g love and matisyahu as well as with his groundbreaking ensemble, fresh cut orchestra. Scarano, another fixture on the Philly music scene sits on the throne for this combo and is an educator with University of the arts, Camden County College, the boysie lowery living jazz residency and the education committee of Philly drum project. this is some special sauce here, people. dig.

Speaking of special sauce, receive a chicken biscuit with the purchase of a ticket. Fare for your body and mind.

Aron Magner:

The Philadelphia-based musician is best known as the keyboardist and founding member of The Disco Biscuits. Magner and The Disco Biscuits have been instrumental in bringing live and studio improvisational, electronic-based music to the forefront of the live music scene and, increasingly, to popular culture. Magner’s journey started with classical piano, but his interest was re-invigorated at age 13 when he discovered jazz. He then sidelined his piano studies as he explored improvisational jam rock with the Biscuits, but always maintained an affection for the genre. He is now going back to his roots, organically fusing jazz with his unique style.

Jason Fraticelli:

As an upright bassist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist, Jason Fraticelli is seen and heard often at the center of many musical scenes in the Philadelphia/New York communities. For the past 20 years he has been acting as sideman for many different artists such as Matisyahu, Melody Gardot, and Cyro Baptista, while at the same time always facilitating his own groups such as the Fresh Cut Orchestra, The FCC, and The Jason Fraticelli Band. Within an ensuing career, Jason has toured in groups such as Matisyahu, Melody Gardot, and Cyro Baptista’s Banquet of the Spirits.  He has recorded with many different artists such as G Love, Robert Glasper, Mark Guiliana, and Taylor McFerrin.

Matt Scarano:

Matt Scarano is a drummer, composer, and educator living in Philadelphia, PA. Over the years he has established himself as one of the Philadelphia region’s most sought after drummers for both live and studio performance in a wide variety of styles. Matt has performed throughout the world, sharing the stage with numerous world-class musicians and artists including Chris Brubeck, Time For Three, Ben Schachter, Matisyahu, Dick Oatts, John Swana, Larry McKenna, and Dave Allen. He has performed at many prestigious venues across the world including performances as guest artist with The Boston Pops at Carnegie Hall and the BBC Concert Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall. He is currently performing and touring with numerous groups including Time for Three, Son Step, and his own original ensemble. Matt attended Temple University where he received a B.M. and M.M. in Jazz Performance. He is an active private teacher and clinician and is on faculty at University of The Arts, Camden County College, The Boysie Lowery Living Jazz Residency and the Education Committee of Philly Drum Project.

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Details

  • 2PM–Monday, April 29
  • Doors at 1:30pm
  • $25

Aron Magner, Jason Fratecelli and Matt Scarano are SPAGA. This project is the brainchild of one of the Disco Biscuits' founding members, Aron Magner, a renowned keyboardist whose early forays were in piano. By the age of 13, jazz caught his mind and his journey took another direction entirely. With the disco biscuits, he has taken his skills into the jam rock world of improvisational excursions, but has always maintained a particular affinity for jazz. Bassist and composer Fratecelli is a touchstone in the Philadelphia and New York music scenes and has played with melody gardot, robert glasper, g love and matisyahu as well as with his groundbreaking ensemble, fresh cut orchestra. Scarano, another fixture on the Philly music scene sits on the throne for this combo and is an educator with University of the arts, Camden County College, the boysie lowery living jazz residency and the education committee of Philly drum project. this is some special sauce here, people. dig.

Speaking of special sauce, receive a chicken biscuit with the purchase of a ticket. Fare for your body and mind.

Aron Magner:

The Philadelphia-based musician is best known as the keyboardist and founding member of The Disco Biscuits. Magner and The Disco Biscuits have been instrumental in bringing live and studio improvisational, electronic-based music to the forefront of the live music scene and, increasingly, to popular culture. Magner’s journey started with classical piano, but his interest was re-invigorated at age 13 when he discovered jazz. He then sidelined his piano studies as he explored improvisational jam rock with the Biscuits, but always maintained an affection for the genre. He is now going back to his roots, organically fusing jazz with his unique style.

Jason Fraticelli:

As an upright bassist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist, Jason Fraticelli is seen and heard often at the center of many musical scenes in the Philadelphia/New York communities. For the past 20 years he has been acting as sideman for many different artists such as Matisyahu, Melody Gardot, and Cyro Baptista, while at the same time always facilitating his own groups such as the Fresh Cut Orchestra, The FCC, and The Jason Fraticelli Band. Within an ensuing career, Jason has toured in groups such as Matisyahu, Melody Gardot, and Cyro Baptista’s Banquet of the Spirits.  He has recorded with many different artists such as G Love, Robert Glasper, Mark Guiliana, and Taylor McFerrin.

Matt Scarano:

Matt Scarano is a drummer, composer, and educator living in Philadelphia, PA. Over the years he has established himself as one of the Philadelphia region’s most sought after drummers for both live and studio performance in a wide variety of styles. Matt has performed throughout the world, sharing the stage with numerous world-class musicians and artists including Chris Brubeck, Time For Three, Ben Schachter, Matisyahu, Dick Oatts, John Swana, Larry McKenna, and Dave Allen. He has performed at many prestigious venues across the world including performances as guest artist with The Boston Pops at Carnegie Hall and the BBC Concert Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall. He is currently performing and touring with numerous groups including Time for Three, Son Step, and his own original ensemble. Matt attended Temple University where he received a B.M. and M.M. in Jazz Performance. He is an active private teacher and clinician and is on faculty at University of The Arts, Camden County College, The Boysie Lowery Living Jazz Residency and the Education Committee of Philly Drum Project.

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