Watch: Jason Kelce plays sax with Philadelphia Orchestra
Eagles All-Pro center Jason Kelce showcased one of his off-the-gridiron talents by playing saxophone on Tuesday night alongside some of the best musicians in town, the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Kelce, wearing shorts and a t-shirt — with the conductor donning a No. 1 Eagles jersey bearing the name “Maestro” — got things started
Jason Kelce's big debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra: Not too @#$! shabby! https://t.co/RrCGjauTRe pic.twitter.com/RcCZ09PTcA
— Eagles News (@eaglesnewsfeed) July 25, 2018
Kelce, who has played the baritone sax since high school, led the orchestra in the team’s fight song, “Fly Eagles Fly” as NFL Films highlights played on a screen behind the musicians.
Now starting at baritone saxophone for @philorch, No. 62 Jason Kelce.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) July 25, 2018
.@Eagles Jason Kelce and the Philadelphia Orchestra doing #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/GzCW3jByJs
— Cindy Webster (@CindyWeb94) July 25, 2018
“We have the Philadelphia Orchestra, the epitome of high culture, sophistication, art, celebrating a bunch of grown men beatin’ the crap out of each other,” Kelce told the audience, via Philly.com.
Via Philly’s 6ABC:
Fans went wild and sang along as highlights from the season played on the big screen.
Merrill Reese, the voice of the Eagles, emceed the event.
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie stopped by with the Lombardi Trophy and Brandon Graham also made an appearance.
Kelce previously demonstrated his chops on the sax by joining the Avalon String Band during a Mummers parade to celebrate Mardi Gras. The group provided Kelce with the Mummers outfit he wore at the Eagles’ Super Bowl championship parade.