Jazz Cocktail Hour
Mike Boone Quartet
with WCU's John Swana
& Jazz prodigy, Mekhi Boone
Thursday, March 21, 2019 6:30pm
Bassist Mike Boone's jazz story began when he was just eight years old. After attending the finest schools of music, touring with legendary performers like Buddy Rich and Ben Vereen, and recording with many more, he settled into the Philadelphia jazz scene. Here, he plays with luminaries such as saxophonist Tony Williams, pianist Trudy Pitts, WCU's John Swana as well as pride and joy, jazz prodigy and son, drummer Mekhi Boone. He teaches at Temple University and frequently tours with Ben Vereen and Jazz Organist, Joey DeFrancesco.
Mekhi "Kaboom" Boone, Mike Boone's youngest son, plays six instruments (piano, drums, trumpet, electric bass, upright bass and electric guitar), though his parents knew early on that his favorite would be drums. Gifted with perfect pitch, he has never had a lesson and plays by ear, mentored by Lil John Roberts, drummer to Janet Jackson and Stevie Wonder. Now 12, he's been playing professionally since age 7 on Philly and NYC stages, a fixture at Chris' Jazz Cafe. When asked what he wants to be when he grows up, Mekhi replies "I'm ALREADY what I want to be!"
Menu provided by Delightful Desserts. Orders must be received by March 16, 2019
Tex Mex Snack Mix $6.50
Caponata with Grilled Pita Wedges $8.50
Genoa Salami- Fresh Mozzarella- Roasted Red Peppers- Pesto- Ciabatta Roll
Kitchen Sink Brownie $5.00