Pictured above is UArts junior and Music Library work-study student Henry Tirfe alongside saxophonist Ryan Kilgore, currently playing on Stevie Wonder’s Songs In The Key Of Life tour.
Also present from Stevie’s horn section were sax player Peter Ortega and trumpeter Adam Dwight.
This photo was taken earlier this month on Monday, October 6th, at U-Bahn’s Monday night jam session led weekly by Philadelphian pianist Luke Carlos. This was a bit of a rare moment because nobody knew that anyone from Wonder’s band would show this night. It turns out they were in town for a show at the Wells Fargo Center as well as to present a master class during the week. Great tunes by D’Angelo, Jill Scott, and even Common were played. This was a great experience for all!
Stevie Wonder and his band had their show on October 7th, 2015 as part of the Songs in the Key of Life tour, but you can still check out his Songs in the Key of Life album, along with lots of other Stevie materials, in the UArts Music Library today! Scroll down to see more.
Songs In The Key Of Life (sound recording)
The Sound Of Stevie Wonder: In His Words And Music
Stevie Wonder: A Musical Guide To The Classic Albums
Signed, Sealed, and Delivered: The Soulful Journey Of Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder: Note-for-Note Keyboard Transcriptions
by Henry Tirfe, UArts Class of 2017