An Afternoon with Reynold Philipsek Featuring the documentary of A Life Well Played plus a live musical performance

Jazz guitarist and composer Reynold Philipsek is celebrating the release of his up-close and personal documentary, A Life Well Played, with an exclusive screening plus a live musical performance on Sunday, June 25, 2017, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the Schneider Theater at the Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431. The documentary film A Life Well Played explores Reynold’s artistic milestones, heartfelt dreams, and a lifetime of experiences in the music industry.

Tickets can be purchased online at and are $15.00 for General Admission and $30.00 for VIP, with 10% of event proceeds going to charity. VIP tickets include reserved seating, signed copies of the A Life Well Played DVD and its companion audio CD, and an after-party meet-and-greet with Reynold.

A prolific composer and accomplished musician, Reynold has more than forty CDs of original material and several nominations for Minnesota Music Awards to his credit. His music is influenced by gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, but also has strong American post-bop roots where, among his many influences, he counts Wes Montgomery and Pat Martino. Reynold’s albums feature primarily original compositions, though jazz standards are also sometimes featured. His influences as a composer include Piazzolla and Monk.

Diagnosed with testicular cancer in his twenties, Reynold is grateful for his fifty-year musical career, and 10% of the proceeds from this event will be donated to The Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation.

An Afternoon with Reynold featuring the screening of the documentary A Life Well Played and a live musical performance explores the life, music and motivation of an eclectic guitarist and prolific composer. This monumental performance will touch your heart in many ways.

To learn more of Reynold’s compelling story and purchase tickets for this special performance event, please visit

Michael Dregni, author of Django (The life and Music of a Gypsy Legend), said of Reynold: “Jazz guitarist and composer Reynold D. Philipsek has ideas that don’t seem to end. With more than twenty albums, he proves himself a true original.” 

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