Freelance & Eric Wortham Feat. Mare Floyd – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – May 23rd, 2019

Freelance & Eric Wortham Feat. Mare Floyd

Freelance & Eric Wortham Feat. Mare Floyd

Thu · May 23, 2019

8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$10 ADV / $12 DOS + Fees

Freelance & Eric Wortham Feat. Mare Floyd
Freelance & Eric Wortham Feat. Mare Floyd
Freelance is a Harlem-based collective and band of independent leaders with an expansive sound and encyclopedic knowledge of musical genres that afford them the ability to cross-pollinate styles and manipulate melody to create an aesthetic signature uniquely their own. The band features an all-star lineup of musicians that regularly accompany Grammy Award winning artists such as Robert Glasper, Solange, Estelle, Esperanza Spalding, Terence Blanchard, Bilal, Terrace Martin, Lalah Hathaway, and more, and is comprised of founding leaders Smithsoneon (vocals) and Ausar the Ambassador (keyboards) along with Craig Hill (saxophone), Yasser Tejeda (guitar) and David “Dj” Ginyard (bass) and Justin Tyson (drums), Freelance’s sound is born from the sonic footprints of Mint Condition, Earth Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, Radiohead, and Robert Glasper. Freelance’s name derives from their decision to live and work as a collective of musical entrepreneurs, allowing them to create their own means of generating income and a working model for creative freedom, designed to inspire others to pursue their passions and “Live Freelance.” As ambassadors for freedom in their careers, they are also advocates for equity and activism whose music incites joy as deftly as it addresses the issues of disparity and injustice.


Eric Wortham II is a jazz and classically trained accomplished pianist, composer, songwriter and producer. He is best known for captivating audiences with his soulful rhythmic feel, innovative hand technique and precise hand speed. Eric has toured with Grammy Award winning artists such as Jill Scott and Adele and collaborated with Vivian Green, Aloe Blacc, Kindred The Family Soul, Music SoulChild, Jeff Bradshaw, Bakithi Kumalo and Jamey Haddad.

Eric’s reputation as gifted pianist beckoned him to Shanghai, China, where he was invited to the House of Blues for a three month residency entitled Jazz in Shanghai. He has graced the stages of the Grammy Awards, the Brit Awards, the NAACP Image Awards, the Marian Anderson Awards and performed on The View, Good Morning America, Live! with Kelly and Michael, The Ellen Show, The Jimmy Kimmel Show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and Saturday Night Live,
Eric was the Musical Director for Jill Scott. He co-wrote and served as the producer, keyboards and main personnel for several songs on “The Original Jill Scott from the Vault, Vol. 1” and “The Light of the Sun”.

He performed on Adele’s live version of“When We Were Young (Live at The Church Studios)”, and appeared with Adele on her NBC televised special, “Adele Live in New York City”. Eric is currently on tour with Adele through 2017.
ERIC IS A YAMAHA ENDORSED ARTIST.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/