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SEPTA Sounds: Holiday Series at Jefferson Station

December 20, 2022

To celebrate the season - SEPTA Sounds is returning for holiday performances at Jefferson Station! This Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday - musicians from the area [including some familiar faces to SEPTA Sounds fans!] will be performing on the B-Side of the station from noon to 5PM.

If you're traveling into or out of the city on Regional Rail - consider using Jefferson Station to catch these performances! You can even stop by if you're not planning on taking the train! Stop by to catch a tune and then do some shopping at the Fashion District!

Below is the list of performers and the time they're scheduled to go on:

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Jakeya Sanders 12PM-1PM

As an entertainer, songwriter, and vocal coach, Jakeya has over 25 years of successful music experience. Jakeya has blown audiences away time after time with her pristine voice and dynamic stage presence.

Today, as an Alternative Soul Indie artist, Jakeya is pushing boundaries and enjoys the freedom in music and performance. She has the ability to connect to any audience, as she presents love, and a musical freedom that is limitless. Gracing audiences in the United States, Europe and beyond, she has worked with the likes of Dorinda Clark-Cole, Patti Labelle, Idris Elba, Kim Burrell, Aloe Blacc and Jazmine Sullivan. Jakeya has taught over 800 artists and individuals, via private and group lessons. In 2018, Jakeya became the vocal coach for Philadelphia’s own Jazmine Sullivan, and many other notable local artists.

Jakeya has released her first Ep Project titled “Disco Ball”, which is available on all social streaming sites and networks.

Brian Fitzy 1:20PM-2:20PM

Blending elements from a variety of genres and decades, Brian Fitzy falls somewhere between Daryl Hall and Jamiroquai by way of A Tribe Called Quest. A vocalist, electric violinist, guitarist, keyboardist, and beat-boxer, he brings these elements together live with looping technology. The result is soul-pop with undertones from the golden age of hip hop. Brian's post-college career began with a bang when he performed with the Foo Fighters at the Grammy Awards as a Top 3 finalist in the "My Grammy Moment" competition. That performance garnered him support and features from TV stations such as 6ABC, NBC10, and CBS3 in Philadelphia, as well as prime regional radio coverage. Since then, Brian's career has
blossomed as a solo artist and a sideman. He's performed everywhere from dives to Madison Square Garden. He's also earned endorsements from Fishman Transducers, Wood Violins, and Westone. Brian Fitzy's latest full-length album, "Hard Times For Dreamers" has been described by Paste Magazine as "a record that acts as a breath of fresh air for anyone tired of generic Top 40 radio singles. Hard Time for Dreamers shows an impressive range and an extraordinary amount of potential. It's a wild, diverse ride and well worth a listen.

Sanya Edwards 2:30PM-3:15PM

Sanya Edwards is a award winning vocalist and recording artist from Philadelphia. She started singing as a youth in church with her twin sister, Tanya. Outside of church, Sanya never stopped pursuing music. She was a standout performer at CAPA High School where she roamed the halls and shared the stage with Philly music legends such as Questlove, Boyz II Men, Joey DeFrancesco, Christian McBride were common an after school school could often be found in SEPTA stations singing with her sister. The powerhouse vocalist combined with her other half to forge an illustrious career in gospel known as The Edwards Twins and then as Double Praise. After years of becoming household names in the region, the group made numerous TV appearances, national and international performances and was inducted into the Philadelphia Gospel Hall of Fame.

Aijee Evans 3:30PM-4:30PM

Cellist and singer Aijee Evans began studying classical music at the age of eight, and eleven years ago became a full time entrepreneurial musician. Now at 25 Aijee has taken her talents from busking on the streets and subways to the big stage! The multi-genre cellist has performed at venues such as The Met Philadelphia, The Kimmel center, Dell Music center, and has been a highlighted musician in works with, Netflix, Vogue Magazine, Barstool Sports, and more! Aijee Evans plans to share unique style of music with the entire world.

Thursday, December22, 2022

Joshua Peeler 12PM-1PM

Joshua Dean Peeler is an American Jazz saxophonist, woodwind doubler, composer, arranger, and bandleader. Known for his focus on melodic soloing and velvety tone, Joshua is a clear deviation from Philadelphia's fast, hard, in-your-face playing. He is also known to be able to grasp and execute different styles of music with ease, showing versatility in his playing. He has collaborated and shared the stage with great Philadelphia musicians (and groups) such as V. Shayne Fredrick, Hiruy Tirfe, Isaiah Witherspoon, Snacktime, Micah Graves and Eric Wortham II. Joshua has performed at many famous Philadelphia venues such as the Kimmel Center, JG Sky High, Time, and Chris’s Jazz Cafe.

Sarah Kane 1:20PM-2:20PM

Sarah Kane is a Philadelphia-based, self-taught artist, who seamlessly combines art and music, giving audiences the opportunity to see her artwork unfold while listening to music she has written and performed. She is fond of calling this process the delivery of an “art bomb.” Her debut album, "ARTIST," to be released in early 2023, consists of nine paintings and accompanying songs with roots in Americana, Blues and R&B – all composed on guitar by Kane. The album was co-produced by Kane and world class Drummer/Producer Eric “Boots” Greene (Wiz Khalifa, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys). The paintings took anywhere from 35 to over 200 hours to create and were filmed using time-lapsed video with no color correction. The music is composed as fluidly as the art, which Kane attributes to her being able to paint “whatever I can see.” Two singles from the album, “Walking Away” and “I Don’t Know”, were released in 2022 under her independent record label, ArtSlinger Records. As a child, Kane was surrounded by art and music. Her grandmother, and many of her aunts and uncles on both sides were all painters. Her father was a blues singer and organ player. Her brother shares the family’s love of music and plays electric and slide guitar. Both perform on “ARTIST.” Although she began playing piano at the age of six, Kane was a teenager before she even knew she could paint. It simply happened one day in tenth grade thanks to a fierce art teacher. Kane was influenced by major bands and musicians from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s, such as Bonnie Raitt, the Allman Brothers, Santana and Aretha Franklin. She believes, “Aretha taught me how to sing. Bonnie taught me that I have to sing.” Kane performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra while a member of the Philadelphia Singers and is honored to have sang the National Anthem for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013.  Kane’s music and art are as powerful as she is. She was recruited by West Point and interviewed with three generals but opted to pursue art instead. She attended the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) on an athletic scholarship. She played Division I softball and was ranked in the top 50 hardest girls to strike out nationwide her senior year. She graduated with a duel bachelor’s degree in English and Music Composition. To pay the bills after graduating, Kane took a job working for Verizon installing FIOS services, driving bucket trucks and generally, “wearing steel-toed boots and Dickies.” She was a member of the IBEW Local 827 Union for four years before moving on to her current profession. For over 10 years, Kane has sung in professional event bands, while teaching piano, singing and art to both children and adults. She has also spent close to a decade playing and singing in dueling piano shows for The Philly Keys. In addition, she is grateful to be called upon to paint portraits of deceased loved ones, pet portraits, and anything else upon request for clients nationwide. Having produced and engineered “ARTIST,” Kane has been asked by the Sound and Recording Department at Montgomery County Community College, outside of Philadelphia, to teach music production and recording.

Show Tyme 2:40PM-3:40PM

Show Tyme began honing his skills at a young age in the church as a drummer for gospel artists. Being the son of a prominent singing/piano duo of parents it was predestined for him to one day pick up the one thing that would set him on the path laid before him – The Microphone. “Growing up in a household where Donny Teddy, Stevie, Aretha, EWF, Sam, Otis, and James were the order of the day it was only a matter of time before the Soul Gods paid me a visit” says Show Tyme.
Show Tyme was bestowed the name by a chance encounter with the singer Case who is credited for the name change. Show Tyme has worked with some of the music industries elite artist, i.e. Case, Donell Jones, Kelly Price, Guru, City High (15 Will Get U 20) Pharoahe Monch (Desire, Push, Pain, Clap one day) KC and Jo Jo, Musiq Soulchild, Mop (Whoa, It ain’t hard to tell) J. Dilla, Nikolay Rook, Miguel Atwood Ferguson and formally the lead singer of Big Daddy Kanes now defunct supergroup Las Supper and currently on tour singing with R&B group Jodeci.

Jacki Burris-Smith - 4PM-4:40PM

Jacqueline (Jackie) Burris is a native of Philadelphia Pennsylvania and is a Christian Music Artist and song writer. Jacqueline began singing and performing in theater at a very young age. As a teenager she decided to follow Christ and help others to heal through music. Jacqueline has ministered in several theater productions and toured eastern Europe singing and spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ for three years. She has lead worship and directed choirs for almost 22 years. Jacqueline has vowed to serve the Lord using the gifts, and voice given to her and to advance the Kingdom of God in the earth through her music and voice.

Friday, December 23, 2022

Tim Brey 12PM-1PM

Tim Brey, pianist, composer, educator… is a Philadelphia-based jazz pianist and composer. In his diverse career as a bandleader, sideman, and solo pianist, Brey has performed with Terell Stafford, Renée Fleming, Houston Person, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Veronica Swift, Peter Bernstein, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Warren Wolf, Samara Joy, Steve Wilson, Tim Warfield, Rodney Whitaker, and many more. His third studio album as a leader, “News,” debuting in October 2022, follows Brey’s expanding compositional vision for his sextet. Brey teaches jazz piano, theory, and improvisation at the Boyer College of Music at Temple University. Outside of the university context, he continues to maintain a small private studio of dedicated musicians and pianists. You’ll find him every Sunday running the “Midtown Jazz Jam with Tim Brey Trio” at Time Restaurant and Whiskey Bar in downtown Philadelphia.

Connor O'Neill 1:20PM-2:20PM

Connor O’Neill is a guitarist, composer, and producer from Philadelphia, who is carving out space for himself as an artist focusing on modern creative music. He graduated with a master’s degree in jazz studies from the University of the Arts in December 2019. O’Neill released his debut album, The Same Changes, Vol. 1, in April of 2022. The album features entirely original compositions and arrangements. O’Neill frequently performs as a sideman, displaying a mastery of musical styles including jazz, rock, R&B, funk, and folk. O’Neill also works as a freelance audio engineer for artists like Mervin Toussaint, Paul Giess, Lora Sherrodd, and Alexandre Delcourt. O’Neill has also privately taught guitar, music theory, jazz history, improvisation, and musicianship since 2014.

Kinyon Lanier 2:40PM-3:40PM

Kinyon was a co-founder of the gospel supergroup Tony Moore & Jehovah's Chosen. TMJC toured the Gospel festival circuit extensively throughout North America in the late 90’s. The individual members of the band have gone on to comprise the some of the top international touring and studio musicians for top 40, Gospel, and R&B over the past 15 years. Mr. Lanier also assembled the choir and was choir director for Jeff Bradshaw’s sold out celebration at The Kimmel Center in 2014 in Philadelphia, providing the backdrop for Mr. Bradshaw, Bilal, multi Grammy nominee Eric Roberson, and other all-star performers that evening. In addition to his own Funk band, MY FUNKY BRETHREN, Kinyon was also a co-lead singer in Jim Stephens all star Full Tilt Boogie Band, which includes Chuck Treece, Elliott Levin, Rah Sungee and others of accolade. This band of brothers has went on to perform at Philadelphia's hottest venues including the Milk Boy, the North Star, the Legendary Dobbs and World Live Cafe. This band encompassed funk and flavor thru its unique sound with a full horn section and throbbing percussions. Kinyon was also the musical director of the 2019 PA Democratic Independence Dinner with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Governor Tom Wolf. Kinyon has also worked with super producers Anthony Bell, Junius Bervine, and Andre (Dre) Harris."

AnOmali™ 4PM-4:45PM

Exquisite singer, songwriter, musician, actress, producer, poet, activist, author and soon to be filmmaker, “AnOmali™” is truly just that – an anomaly. Hailing from The Philadelphia Main Line, the daughter of a Pastor and a Classical Pianist,
AnOmali was influenced by every conceivable genre. So, it's no surprise that she has evolved as a uniquely captivating presence in the art world. She has the vocal styling of a storyteller, is a masterful and diverse songwriter and a skillful pianist — having honed her skills as a musical prodigy teaching and directing choirs and playing for churches from the ages of 8 and 12 respectively. Standing 5'10, this educated, statuesque beauty, also a classically trained actress, uses her transfixing stage presence, intensity, sophisticated intelligence and surprisingly honest lyrics to create an atmosphere that engages both the intellect and emotions of her audience. Because of her eclectic background juxtaposed her experience and training, AnOmali™ mesmerizes her audiences with amazing vocal range and control, as well as the ability to sing and merge any musical genre seamlessly from Alternative to Rock to Jazz, Soul, Pop, Urban Folk, Gospel and beyond, and all with authenticity and tangible heart and soul.  AnOmali has shared the stage with and/or opened for Ms. Patti LaBelle, Dionne Farris, Frank McComb, The Roots, Jaguar Wright, Bilal, The Clark Sisters, Hezekiah Walker, is a regular feature vocalist of Jeff Bradshaw, and MANY more notable artists, including performances at "The Black Lily" as a teenager, Busboys & Poets, Joe's Pub, World Café Live, Chris' Jazz Café and The Bitter End. Add to this a one month long booking turned into a one year+ residency by popular demand at Warmdaddy's and continued shows at other noted venues throughout the East Coast, national festivals and conventions. She's no stranger to lighting fire to any stage. Expect the unexpected from this enigmatic artist whose presence is true to her name...: AnOmali™