Fresh Takes On Jazz: São Paulo - Philly Connection ft. Mervin Toussaint and Mikayla Shirley

Event Details

Jun 23

São Paulo – Philly Connection explores the history of musical exchange between the United States and Brazil. Drawing on the repertoire of American jazz and folk songs, Brazilian popular music, and original compositions, the group pays tribute to the cultural contributions and musical dialogue between both countries.

Mervin Toussaint is an emerging saxophonist and composer making waves as both a performer and educator in the Philadelphia area. A Haitian American, Toussaint grew up in the Haitian church which provided an important incubator for his musical voice. Since moving to Philadelphia in 2016 Mervin has embraced the musical influences around him including Jazz, RnB, Neo-soul, and other contemporary styles into his own voice. He has presented his music as a leader in a wide array of venues and spaces, including South Jazz Kitchen, Chris’ Jazz Cafe, Paris Bistro, and the MAAS building. He has also performed as a soloist at a variety of churches, including the historical Tindley Temple United Methodist Church. As a side musician, Mervin actively collaborates with rappers, poets, and spoken word artists and incorporates those mediums into his original compositions; his five-song debut EP, Another Name for Everything reflects his diverse musical language creates a beautiful preamble to his first full-length release in the fall of 2022.

Student tickets generously provided by our sponsors – please call our box office at (717) 723 – 8463 to reserve yours.

Fresh Takes On Jazz: São Paulo - Philly Connection ft. Mervin Toussaint and Mikayla Shirley

LOCATION: Mickey's Black Box

ADDRESS: 101 Rock Lititz Blvd, Lititz, PA 17543

  • CONTACT: (717) 723-8463
  • COST: Advance $15 + Fees / Day Of Show $18 + Fees
  • TIME: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM