Work Study Student Jams with Stevie Wonder’s Horn Section


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)


CD3100 & LP8129

 The Sound Of Stevie Wonder: In His Words And Music


ML410. W869P4 2006

Stevie Wonder: A Musical Guide To The Classic Albums


MT92. W869L6 2005

Signed, Sealed, and Delivered: The Soulful Journey Of Stevie Wonder


 ML410: W869R5 2010

Stevie Wonder: Note-for-Note Keyboard Transcriptions


M3.1 W856 2004x

by Henry Tirfe, UArts Class of 2017

Library Staff Recommendation: We Have Always Lived in the Castle

A perfect book to read in the run-up to Halloween, We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson is a haunting and eerie story that engrosses the reader even as the walls seem to close in. Constance, Mary Katherine “Merricat”, and Uncle Julian Blackwood are the three remaining survivors of the prestigious Blackwood family. Shuttered from the world and removed from the community in their expansive estate, the superstitious and untrusting Merricat is the only member of the family who still ventures out of their house since a horrific night six years prior.

Themes of foreboding and small-town persecution that readers may recognize from Jackson’s most famous work, The Lottery, make We Have Always Lived in the Castle difficult to put down as everything that has been so sheltered in the Blackwoods’ life comes to an sinister pinnacle.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

by Shirley Jackson

Call # 813 J138w

Recommended by Bill Rooney, Greenfield Library Circulation Assistant
Recommended by Bill Rooney,
Greenfield Library Circulation Assistant

Staff Recommendation – Dinotopia, Journey to Chandara


The Dinotopia series, by former National Geographic artist James Gurney, is enough to ignite the exploratory child in each of us. Gurney’s series takes place on a hidden continent where sentient dinosaurs and human beings have built a utopian society based on inter-species cooperation. His beautiful paintings and detailed maps will enmesh readers of any age who enjoy exploring the art of world building, which is here peppered by fantastical technologies as well as science lessons from the real world. Journey to Chandara explores this lost continent with a scientist who sets out on an epic journey to unite two estranged empires. I would especially recommend this book for students of illustration, landscape painting, children’s artwork, and anyone in the UArts community who enjoys the whimsy of a pterodactyl ride every now and then.

This book is available in the Greenfield Library Open Stacks – 813 G966dj