Dizzy Fingers: the Life of Joe Soprani

Film premiere and live performance

Dizzy Fingers: the Life of Joe Soprani

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$12.00 - $15.00

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This event is all ages

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Dizzy Fingers: the Life of Joe Soprani
Dizzy Fingers: the Life of Joe Soprani
The accordion has brought Joe Soprani some of the most unique performance experiences imaginable. With his squeezebox in tow, Joe has collaborated with Bon Jovi, performed at the White House, with Pavarotti, on national television, and more. He has even survived a plane crash (though his first instrument did not). In his 80 years, Joe continues to work on and perfect his craft with seemingly endless energy and enthusiasm, while also passing on his knowledge to his many students.

"Dizzy Fingers: the Life of Joe Soprani" explores a remarkable life filled with music. With the help of interviews with people in Joe's life, including Obie O'Brien (Bon Jovi), Susan Ashbaker (Opera Company of Philadelphia), and Joe Parente (president, Local 77), the film examines the true talents of a masterful musician. Not only that, but "Dizzy Fingers" provides a historical context to the instrument itself, with insight by ethnomusicologist, Marion Jacobson, who describes the rise and subsequent fall of the accordion due to the arrival of the Beatles. With the accordion seeing a great resurgence in contemporary pop and indie music, the time is now to recognize the man who never left it behind.

Leading up to the premiere screening, Joe will perform live with a full band, playing well known pop, folk, and classical works.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104