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Hadley Presents

Films & Words – Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

with guest lecturer Matt Cappy

Sunday, December 29
Show | 7pm // Doors | 6pm
$Free with RSVP
Admission – FREE with RSVP
Limit 2 tickets per person, RSVPs held until 15 minutes before showtime, at which time additional patrons will be admitted
 
 

Miles Davis: horn player, bandleader, innovator. Elegant, intellectual, vain. Callous, conflicted, controversial. Magnificent, mercurial. Genius. The very embodiment of cool. The man with a sound so beautiful it could break your heart.

The central theme of Miles Davis’s life was his restless determination to break boundaries and live life on his own terms. It made him a star. For the people who loved him most, it also made him incredibly difficult to live with. Again and again, in music and in life, Miles broke with convention—and when he thought his work came to represent a new convention, he changed it again. Miles’s bold disregard for tradition, his clarity of vision, his relentless drive, and constant thirst for new experiences made him an inspiring collaborator to fellow musicians and a cultural icon to generations of listeners. It made him an innovator in music—from bebop to “cool jazz,” modern quintets, orchestral music, jazz fusion, rock ’n’ roll, and even hip-hop.

Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, studio outtakes, and rare photos, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool tells the story of a truly singular talent and unpacks the man behind the horn.

 

Matt Cappy

If you’ve heard Michael Jackson‘s “Butterflies”, Jill Scott‘s Gold selling live album “826+”, John Legend and The Roots Grammy winning album “Wake Up” you’ve heard Matt Cappy. And that’s just a few of the credits.
 
Matt Cappy, a Berlin, NJ native, or East Philly as he puts it, has been touring, recording, and performing with the biggest names in music from Neo-Soul, Hio Hop, RnB, Gospel, Latin, Rock and PoP since graduating from The University of The Arts in Philadelphia. By the Summer of 2010, Cappy was headlining festivals like Glastonbury, Isle of Wight, Bonaroo and Coachella with Jay-Z and guest appearing with The Dave Matthews Band.
 
Now the world gets to hear Matt’s debut album: CHURCH AND STATE: (Ropeadope Records) is an epic beginning with a diverse range of experience and style that tell the story of the man.
 

Hadley

Over 100 years ago, Charles C. Hadley created a gift that keeps on giving.

In his will, Charles directed that earnings from the Theodore D. & Elizabeth A. Hadley Fund, under the care of Kennett Friends Meeting & the Philadelphia Ethical Society, be used for the civic betterment, social welfare & education of the people of Kennett Square, PA and the surrounding country or whoever may care to avail themselves of an opportunity to learn and be entertained by a course of lectures and lighter attraction.

Charles was clear that admission to HADLEY events should be FREE. 

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+ Progressive values including diversity, inclusion, civil rights & social justice

+ Arts, culture & history, to broaden horizons, honor creativity & provide context

+ Environmental health & sustainability