Omar’s Hat is a collective of musicians based out of Philadelphia. They host late night sessions featuring young local talent from across the city. Although many of them come from a background in jazz, their jam sessions often take the music everywhere from Latin and progressive rock to neo-soul and gospel.
Catch the next couple FREE concerts at The Lounge at World Cafe Live on December 9, January 13, and February 10 at 9 p.m. Tickets available at the link.
The collective has done theJazz Jam virtually as well, streamed live from The Music Hall on Instagram Live @worldcafelive. Past jams have been dedicated to the people in the city of Philly and all over the world; and for those who are fighting against the injustice and racism against the Black community.
More About Omar’s Hat:
“Omar’s Hat started on the corner of 45th and Locust when a group of musicians gathered at Meskerem to spark a jam that’s never stopped since. This collective is our open act of rebellion, always expanding, never settling. This music is our love for Philadelphia, for a history of sounds that make and remake us every day. Our music is for Omar, whose dance never quit reminding us that each day is to be treasured; that you can always find magic in the everyday. This music is for you, come join in. All creative attitudes are welcomed and celebrated.
Omar’s Hat is free to try on and wear out and pass off to a friend or a loved one or a sister or a stranger. We thank you for being a part of the vibe.”
World Cafe Live is an independent nonprofit venue dedicated to live music, education, and community engagement in Philadelphia.