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Andy Milne and Dapp Theory at SOUTH Jazz Parlor

Mike Jacobs / allaboutjazz.com   date: 05.11.2016

Seeing Andy Milne and Dapp Theory in the moderately upscale (yet warm and inviting) digs at South turned out to be a huge plus for the evening, but initially, skepticism loomed. Places this nice, with food this good, often book jazz more for ambiance than musical substance. The skepticism quickly abated however when it was learned that the Wednesday series at South is curated by Philadelphia pianist Orrin Evans. South evidently knows what they are doing putting Evans in charge.

Aaron Parks Group and Joel Ross at SOUTH Jazz Parlor

Asher Wolf / allaboutjazz.com   date: 05.09.2016

I apologize in advance if the following descriptions come off as grandiose. But regarding the Aaron Parks Group, anything that doesn't walk the line of hyperbole feels like an undersell. They were one of the most exciting acts I've had the pleasure of witnessing, and I don't mean interesting or hope inspiring, but rather the type of excitement you feel after injecting a shot of adrenaline straight into your bloodstream.