"We grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston, where we were trained in Classical music from a young age. But we also loved the 1950's recordings by jazz bassist Oscar Pettiford and jazz French horn player Julius Watkins; and those have remained influential, even as we went on to other playing. The catchy melodies, deep grooves, and tight solos made that music memorable, and it's been percolating for years for us to do an album of our own in that style"
Make post-lunch slumps a thing of the past! Bring your lunch and picnic in the Plaza while listening to music that moves you. Featuring free live performances by emerging Philly artists, showcasing many genres of music from classical to jazz.
Featuring Drexel University Student Musicians
Kenneth Blake, Piano
Daniella Guigliano, Voice
This is the first episode in a series titled "Jazz Journey with Greg" where jazz documentary films will be shown along with Q&A sessions following the film. Sun Ra's influence on the world of avant garde jazz will be explored through the presentation of the 60-minute PBS American Masters jazz documentary film by Robert Mugge […]
Bassist Nicholas Krolak is a young veteran of the Philadelphia jazz scene. He has spent the last decade working as a side-man, experiencing new styles, and studying with the masters. Now, he has taken all he has learned and is applying it to his own group. Tracing the lineage of bebop into the contemporary, his compositions celebrate the city and honor nature. He is also the host of the Voice = Power Podcast in which he interviews visionaries of the Jazz world, pursuing the question: How does an artist find their voice?
World Cafe Live’s long-running Jazz Jam is for musicians and listeners alike. Our house band will start the evening with a few tunes before they invite a rotating lineup of players to the stage. Instrumentals and vocalists are welcome to sign up and sit in throughout the evening. The Phantasma Trio will be filling in as house band for the July 14th Jazz Jam.
Phantasma Trio features the lush, glimmering compositions of bassist and leader Chris Coyle, the layered drums and electronics of Doug Hirlinger, and brilliantly mysterious piano work from Ron Stabinsky.
The Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival returns Saturday, July 16 to Saunders Park Greene! This year's FREE festival promises to be the best yet, with Leo Gadson of The Producer's Guild of Philadelphia curating an amazing line up. Check back here for updates, or follow the festival at LancAveJazzFest on Facebook! The event is rain or shine! Food is pay as you go, or pack your own snacks. Bring a chair to relax and enjoy the day!
Jazz Bridge Project and Friends of Hawthorne Park present Mid-Summer Jazz Fest hosted by Rhenda Fearrington, Jazz Bridge President. Featuring Chelsea Reed & the Fairweather Five and V. Shayne Frederick Culture.
The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy is proud to support this free event through the Neighborhood Arts Programs.
THE BATTLE OF JAZZ LEGENDS: LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND CANNONBALL ADDERLY
The lyrical beauty and piercing trumpet sound of Louis Armstrong and the soulful melodic saxophone music of Cannonball Adderly helped shape the jazz scene as we know it today. A night of impassioned melodies from Satchmo's West End Blues to Cannonball's Mercy, Mercy, Mercy.
This evening at the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts, and in this installment of the “Jazz Cultural Voices” concert series saxophonist Donald Harrison, joins Kevin Diehl and the Ashe All Stars celebrating these musical traditions and their impact on the current day.
Join us in an evening celebrating the musical ties of Jazz, Afro Cuban Rumba and Lucumi Song Culture.
THE ANNUAL CEDAR PARK JAZZ SERIES RETURNS THIS SUMMER! Join Cedar Park Neighbors on four Friday nights this summer from 6 to 8 PM in Cedar Park for music, dancing, and community. Celebrate West Philly’s incredible musical talent with an amazing lineup: June 3: The Dirk Quinn Band June 24: The Philadelphia Clef Club Ensemble July […]
On July 22, Ledisi, the New Orleans-born and Oakland-raised singer, and The Philadelphia Orchestra pay tribute to the legendary Nina Simone with a live performance of the album Ledisi Sings Nina.
Ledisi Sings Nina balances upbeat, big-band energy with atmospheric balladry, and an attention to historic detail that succeeds in updating the music for a modern hip-hop/R&B era. With the prowess of Ledisi’s voice, the artistry of The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the messages of Simone’s music, this performance is sure to speak to a generation facing the same harsh challenges and bitter struggles of the 1960s.
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A NIGHT AT THE UPTOWN, PHILLY'S R&B PALACE
JULY 23 | $25 ($15 MEMBERS)
From the Supremes to The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and more, the Uptown holds a special place in Philadelphian hearts. Night after night, people filled the theater to enjoy performances by the best R&B and jazz artists. Join us as we revisit Philly’s palace of R&B hits and hitmakers.