August 31

Saxophonists, Bootsie Barnes & Sam Reed Band

with Bootsie Barnes

Saxophonists, Bootsie Barnes & Sam Reed Band

with Bootsie Barnes

Sam Reed is a tenor saxophonist based in Philadelphia. Working at the Uptown Theater in the late 1950s and early 1960s, he added jazz and rhythm & blues shows to what was at the time an R&B, blues and rock and roll venue

Bootsie Barnes

Premier jazz saxophonist Robert “Bootsie” Barnes has been proclaimed a Philadelphia treasure.

“Bootsie” began his musical career at age 6 on piano switching to drums at 10. His grandmother gave him a saxophone at age 19 and he knew he had found his niche. In school, classmates included drummers, Lex Humphries, Bill Cosby, Al “Tootie” Heath; bassist Spanky” DeBrest, trumpeter Lee Morgan, and a host of Philadelphia giants who went on to help shape the maturing sound of jazz music. Those who had the biggest influence on him were his father, who played trumpet with Bill Doggett’s 16 piece big band, and his cousin Jimmy Hamilton, saxophonist and star clarinetist of Duke Ellington’s band for 26 years.

08/31/2018 10:00 PM

Door Time: 9:00 PM

Other Showtimes
Show times: 8PM ~ $20 & 10PM ~ $15



Sam Reed is a tenor saxophonist based in Philadelphia. Working at the Uptown Theater in the late 1950s and early 1960s, he added jazz and rhythm & blues shows to what was at the time an R&B, blues and rock and roll venue

Bootsie Barnes