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Philly’s award-winning funk/jazz group the Dirk Quinn Band in Hawley on April 10

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From a press release:

On Friday, April 10 at 8 p.m., Harmony Presents will showcase a jazz, funk, and improvisation group, the Dirk Quinn Band, at the Hawley Silk Mill.

“Fleet-fingered Philadelphia-based guitarist Dirk Quinn could easily be mistaken for the son of legendary rock guitarist Jeff Beck. However, Dirk’s fiery electric work is firmly rooted in jazz and, in the context of this four-piece band, it’s allayed with insistent, funky grooves to create a brilliantly lava-laden form of electric fusion,” says Jill Carletti, managing director of Harmony Presents.

“The band is a well-tuned improvisational machine. They make this music seem effortless, though it requires an incredible amount of skill. The Dirk Quinn Band exhibits the guitar ‘pyrotechnics’ of Keller Williams and Michael Hedges and the honest, urban funk of Soulive to the brave experimentation of Medeski Martin and Wood. This is a show for jam band lovers, jazz aficionados, and simply anyone who likes to feel a great groove.”

The show will be held in the underground theater of the Hawley Silk Mill (8 Silk Mill Dr., Hawley), and it starts at 8 p.m. Audiences are encouraged to arrive early for preferred seating.

Tickets are $16 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at or in person at AMSkier Insurance Agency (209 Main Ave., Hawley).

Cocoon offers wine, beer, snacks and mixed drinks on site at the shows, and an advance ticket serves as a coupon for 20 percent off Ledges Hotel for a limited time.

For more information or help purchasing tickets, call Harmony Presents at 570-588-8077.