The Emmy® Nominated series IN THE POCKET: ESSENTIAL SONGS OF PHILADELPHIA has been awarded “Best Musical Collaboration” by Philadelphia Magazine.
In the Pocket project brings together all-star Philly musicians to cover classic Philadelphia tunes. For more information on IN THE POCKET: ESSENTIAL SONGS OF PHILADELPHIA, go to songsinthepocket.org.
About the project: With IN THE POCKET: ESSENTIAL SONGS OF PHILADELPHIA, The Hooters’ David Uosikkinen revisits songs recorded in Philadelphia or written and performed by Philadelphians. These essential songs feature a rotating lineup of Philly’s most celebrated musicians. Songs are available for download at songsinthepocket.org. A video documentary by award-winning producer/director Steve Acito of Bluewire Media is produced to accompany each song. Acito’s In The Pocket long-form documentary was recently nominated for an Emmy award.
The project’s main goal is to promote Philadelphia’s Settlement Music School. With six branches in PA and NJ, it is the largest community school of the arts in the United States, serving 15,000 students each year regardless of age, race, or financial means. Settlement Music School’s alumni include some of Philadelphia’s most beloved residents, including Kevin and Michael Bacon, Chubby Checker, Stanley Clark, Kevin Eubanks, Buddy Greco, G. Love, and Frank Rizzo.
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