Underground at Ron's # 67 - Rhythms, Riffs and Rhymes

  • House of Ron 1012 East Southampton Avenue Wyndmoor, PA, 19038 United States

In Rhythms, Riffs and Rhymes, experienced teaching artists, Percussionist Josh Robinson, Spoken Word Artist, Jacob Winterstein, and Guitarist, Kevin Hanson lend original spoken word poetry, rhythm and melodies, to create a dynamic conversation between each other and the audience.

Josh Robinson grew up around the music business and began playing pots, pans, and eventually drums in the basement in his hometown of Woodstock NY. Early musical influences include hanging around the Woodstock recording studio for sessions, sitting in on “Blues Break”, his fathers weekly radio show, and getting to sound check Levon Helm’s drum set while his father worked as a sound engineer for “The Band” with whom he toured the U.S.  He has been an active member of "Alo Brasil", a 14 piece Philadelphia based Samba group, and “ The Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra” a group that blends drumming traditions from Cuba, Brazil, Africa, and India.  He is affiliated with many arts organizations and partner organizations for his work with grieving children including T.A.P.S. Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors), The Moyer Foundation, and NAGC (National Alliance For Grieving Children).

Josh Robinson grew up around the music business and began playing pots, pans, and eventually drums in the basement in his hometown of Woodstock NY. Early musical influences include hanging around the Woodstock recording studio for sessions, sitting in on “Blues Break”, his fathers weekly radio show, and getting to sound check Levon Helm’s drum set while his father worked as a sound engineer for “The Band” with whom he toured the U.S.  He has been an active member of "Alo Brasil", a 14 piece Philadelphia based Samba group, and “ The Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra” a group that blends drumming traditions from Cuba, Brazil, Africa, and India.  He is affiliated with many arts organizations and partner organizations for his work with grieving children including T.A.P.S. Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors), The Moyer Foundation, and NAGC (National Alliance For Grieving Children).

Jacob Winterstein (pronounced St·i·ne like Einstein not st·ee·n) is a poet, host, teaching artist and event producer. He has traveled to twenty-four countries and always comes home to Philadelphia where he was born, raised and educated.  Jacob has represented Philadelphia at the National Poetry Slam, The Individual World Poetry Slam, the Red Bull Word Clash Poetry Competition, and is a winner of the Philadelphia Poet VS MC freestyle competition.  He has taught poetry, performance and improvisational rapping (freestyling) since 2006 at schools, universities, community centers and jails. He is the co-founder of The Philly Pigeon Poetry Slam, a Philadelphia Magazine Best of Philly 2012 winner and a Knight Foundation Arts Challenge 2013 winner. He also is the co-director of Camp Bonfire, a summer camp for adults.  

Jacob Winterstein (pronounced St·i·ne like Einstein not st·ee·n) is a poet, host, teaching artist and event producer. He has traveled to twenty-four countries and always comes home to Philadelphia where he was born, raised and educated. 

Jacob has represented Philadelphia at the National Poetry Slam, The Individual World Poetry Slam, the Red Bull Word Clash Poetry Competition, and is a winner of the Philadelphia Poet VS MC freestyle competition. 

He has taught poetry, performance and improvisational rapping (freestyling) since 2006 at schools, universities, community centers and jails. He is the co-founder of The Philly Pigeon Poetry Slam, a Philadelphia Magazine Best of Philly 2012 winner and a Knight Foundation Arts Challenge 2013 winner. He also is the co-director of Camp Bonfire, a summer camp for adults.

 

Kevin Hanson has performed and recorded extensively with many jazz, rock, and hip hop artists. A founding member of the bands Huffamoose and The Fractals, he has also recorded with The Roots, Usher, and Jill Scott. He has performed and toured with Jay-Z, Musiq Soulchild, jazz saxophonist Ralph Bowen and trumpet/EVI player John Swana. Kevin performs and records regularly in Philadelphia and New York with many musicians of varying styles. His passion for teaching has found a loving home at University Of The Arts.

Kevin Hanson has performed and recorded extensively with many jazz, rock, and hip hop artists. A founding member of the bands Huffamoose and The Fractals, he has also recorded with The Roots, Usher, and Jill Scott. He has performed and toured with Jay-Z, Musiq Soulchild, jazz saxophonist Ralph Bowen and trumpet/EVI player John Swana. Kevin performs and records regularly in Philadelphia and New York with many musicians of varying styles. His passion for teaching has found a loving home at University Of The Arts.