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Matt Cappy Rocks L'Etage

While recording Church and State, Matt Cappy is promoting the album at venues across Philly and have two monthly shows set up. The band plays at L'Etage, on 6th and Bainbridge, every 3rd Tuesday of the month and at Fergies Pub, on 12th and Samson, the 1st Wednesday of every month. So if you love live Jazz and want to hear some of the best music coming out of Philadelphia you know where to go.

Here is Matt Cappy Quintets cover "Reggae Woman" by Stevie Wonder. Band members include: Clay Sears on Guitar, Pablo Batista on Percussion, Nick Perri on Bass, Lionel Forrester on Drums, and Matt Cappy on Trumpet.

Church and State coming soon.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Udini La Voz & Philly Pitch Black Collab

Udini La Voz and Philly Pitch Black are in the process of creating something special. Together they are recreating hits from Udini La Voz's catalog using live instrumentation. Stay tuned for further details soon!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

FULL COURT 21™ Tips Off in NYC Today

A true hooper will search to the ends of the earth to find a great basketball game. So if you missed the Bobbito Garcia's FULL COURT 21™ world qualifying game in Philly earlier this month, have no fear, head north on I-95 to Booker T. Washington Playground on 108th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenue in NYC to get that real sweat you've been looking for. The NYC weekly qualifiers tips off today, July 21st at 6pm and will run every Tuesday at 6pm until the World Final on August 25. There are men’s, women’s, and 40+ divisions.

The World Final will include each city's champion from the following cities: Philadelphia, Hong Kong, London, Tokyo, Mali, Vancouver, Toronto, New Zealand, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami. Jesse Washington will represent Philadelphia and is a heavy favorite to win the finals. The women’s division champion will be honored during halftime of the WNBA’s New York Liberty vs Minnesota Lynx game at Madison Square Garden on August 28.

Each regional finals will be streamed live through the Trekker Live app. Below are the dates of the remaining qualifying matches:

  • New Zealand - July 25
  • LA - July 25
  • Chicago - August 1
  • Toronto - August 8

Bobbito Garcia's one of a kind game transforms the traditional half court 21 game into an all-out full court battle to 21 points. It's a test of individual's skill, conditioning, and heart.

If you're looking to participate in this year’s qualifiers, visit fullcourt21nyc.com for more info.

Big Apple Basketball Upset at TBT $1,000,000 Tourney

Big Apple Basketball suffered a gut wrenching defeat in The Basketball Tournament (TBT) over the weekend.

Big Apple Basketball, ranked #2 in TBT's Northeast Region, was upset by #15 Sideline Cancer 70 to 67 in the 3rd round of the tournament. Down by 22 points in the first half, Big Apple Basketball fought their way back into the game but fell just short of making a dazzling comeback. Team leaders include: Former Los Angeles Laker, Derrick Caracter, 17 points and 3 rebounds and; 23rd ranked NCAA all time assists leader, Chaz Williams, 16 points. The gutty team performance was inspirational to watch, but wasn't enough to take down Sideline Cancer, who advance to the Super 17 held in Chicago, July 23-25.

It was a great run for the Big Apple Basketball team who won their second round game on Saturday afternoon against fellow New York City team Basketball City (#14 in the Northeast Region). Michael Glover hit the game winning layup at the buzzer to help his team advance to the next round. Without Smush Parker, Sam Young, or Russel Robinson playing this weekend, Big Apple Basketball hoped that the buzzer winning shot by Glover would create the much needed spark for a deep tournament run. Unfortunately the team came up short, but Lance Goulbourne, Jeff Xavier, Shane Gibson, Garrett Stutz, Derrick Caracter, Chaz Williams, and Antoine Agudio played fearless this weekend.

TBT is a basketball tournament unlike any other in existence. It's a open application, 5-on-5, single elimination, winner-takes-all pro-am basketball tournament with a grand prize of $1,000,000. The tournmanent features past NBA players and current professional overseas players. Philadelphia University hosted the Northeast Regionals of The Basketball Tournament for the second year in a row, which shows that Philadelphia Basketball is alive and well and continues to influence the culture of basketball around the globe.

Higher Than 7 Covers Big Apple Basketball at TBT $1,000,000 Tourney

The Basketball Tournament (TBT) is a basketball tournament unlike any other in existence. It's a open application, 5-on-5, single elimination, winner-takes-all pro-am basketball tournament with a grand prize of $1,000,000.

This years tournament features 97 teams from four national regions (Northeast, Midwest, South, and West). The winner from each region will compete in the final four in New York City and the championship game will be televised live on ESPN on August 2nd.

Higher Than 7 will provide media coverage for the Big Apple Basketball (BAB) team, a heavy favorite in this year's tournament. BAB is a nonprofit dedicted to helping kids achieve their goals through basketball and this year it’s unfinished business for Jason Curry, director of BAB, and the team, who were a 2014 entrant that nearly reached TBT's inaugral championship game. Curry has used his deep connections in NYC basketball circles to bring back Smush Parker, Russell Robinson and Lance Goulbourne and add former NBA forwards Derrick Caracter and Sam Young. BAB is one of several NYC-based squads looking to win the TBT $1,000,000 purse on August 2.

Fans can look forward to seeing former NBA players as well as current overseas players compete in a pro-level tournament with march madness energy.

For the second year in a row TBT will kick off it's Northeast regionals at Philadelphia University in Philadelphia, PA. 

Tickets for each game can be purchased here.

Philly Plays FULL COURT 21™

Different cities have different names for the game (roughhouse, scramble, twenty-one, cutthroat), but the objective is the same. The first player to score 21 points wears the crown. Hip-Hop legend Bobbito Garcia's FULL COURT 21™ tournament pins every man against one another in an individual test of skill, strategy, and endurance.

Philly hosted it's inaugural FULL COURT 21™ tournament at the Hank Gathers Center on July 9, and was received with great excitement and sportsmanship.

Congratulations to Jesse Washington for becoming the Philadelphia champion and advancing to the World Finals on August 25, 2015 in New York City.

Bobbito Garcia's FULL COURT 21™ comes to Philly

Higher Than 7 has teamed up with the legendary Bobbito Garcia, to bring FULL COURT 21™ to Philadelphia. The tournament will be held at the Hank Gathers Center (25th & Diamond Street) on July 8, 2015 @ 6pm, registration starts earlier the same day at 5pm.

Full Court 21 is a new basketball concept featuring multiple defenders guarding whichever player has the ball. You against the world.

For more info go to http://fullcourt21nyc.com

Bobbito Garcia's FULL COURT 21™

Bobbito Garcia's FULL COURT 21™ is coming to Philly on July 8th, 2015. Check out the video below to see what it's all about.

Udini La Voz on Pandora

Create your Udini La Voz radio station on Pandora now! La Voz's most recent release Barrio Love has been added to the Pandora catalog. Check it out.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Don't Miss this Murder Mystery Fundraiser

The Association of Women in Forensic Science presents: "Murder of A Prom Queen", a forensic science and visual arts murder mystery collaboration. Real forensic scientists will teach participants REAL forensic science activities to solve a mock crime on Saturday, June 20th, 1-5pm at the Soup Factory Studio.

Grab your tickets now for this Higher Than 7 sponsored event: www.awifsmurdermystery.eventbrite.com

Thursday, June 11, 2015

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