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Nate Hook

September 17 @ 10:00 pm

Born and raised in Texas, Nate Hook’s music embodies the full tone and rich creativity of great horn players from the Lone Star State. Playing saxophone and piano as a youngster, he learned from the top musicians in the Austin community, including Justin Vasquez, Jeff Helmer, Paul White, Tony Campise, and Alex Bohrer, and performed with groups at the University of Texas, The Elephant Room, and other venues. Nate moved from Texas and into the East Coast jazz world when…

Elliot Bild And The Zone

September 18 @ 7:00 pm

Elliot Bild studies Jazz Trumpet at Temple University

BILLY COBHAM (OF MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA) CROSSWINDS PROJECT FEAT. RANDY BRECKER

September 18 @ 7:30 pm

BILLY COBHAM (OF MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA) Ever since his breakthrough in the early 1970s-as a founding member of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, and as a drummer/leader whose recordings (such as Spectrum) and powerful, complex style of play exerted a strong influence on the course of jazz and jazz-fusion-Billy Cobham has remained a tireless musical explorer. Panamanian by birth, a New Yorker by upbringing, and a resident of Switzerland since the late 70s, Cobham has pursued an ever-broadening, ever-deepening engagement with the world…

Vocalist Allison Santos Lezama & Her Band

September 18 @ 10:00 pm

My name is Allison Santos Lezama and I am a first generation Honduran-American. I am the first in my family to pursue a higher education in music. I aspire to be role model to people that grew up the way I did. Whether that be as a Hispanic, being cripplingly shy and being out casted, or being the kid that has to grow up pretty fast for the sake of their family. I am a 19-year-old aspiring musician with hopes…

The Vince Tampio Ensemble

September 19 @ 8:00 pm

Basically he’s the go-to cross-genre horn-blowing utility man of the Philly scene” (John Vettese). Vince Tampio is a professional trumpeter, arranger, composer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Philadelphia, PA. Although firmly rooted in jazz, he is comfortable with a wide variety of genres including rock, soul, funk, folk, classical, and electronic.

The Vince Tampio Ensemble

September 19 @ 10:00 pm

Basically he’s the go-to cross-genre horn-blowing utility man of the Philly scene” (John Vettese). Vince Tampio is a professional trumpeter, arranger, composer, and multi-instrumentalist based in Philadelphia, PA. Although firmly rooted in jazz, he is comfortable with a wide variety of genres including rock, soul, funk, folk, classical, and electronic.

Eric Alexander And John Swana With Special Guest, Robin Eubanks

September 20 @ 8:00 pm

He started out on piano as a six-year-old, took up clarinet at nine, switched to alto sax when he was 12, and converted to tenor when jazz became his obsession during his one year at the University of Indiana, Bloomington (1986-87). At William Paterson College in New Jersey he advanced his studies under the tutelage of Harold Mabern, Joe Lovano, Rufus Reid, and others. During the 1990s, after placing second behind Joshua Redman in the 1991 Thelonious Monk International Saxophone…

Vida Blue

September 20 @ 8:00 pm

Tall Trees Music and Arts Festival

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We are happy to announce our 6th annual Tall Trees Music and Arts Festival! This year we will be featuring some brand new acts as well as some of our favorite legendary acts playing a variety of music styles. There will be plenty food, activities and fun for the whole family. The event will feature 10+ bands and 2 stages so there will be non stop music all day long. Plus, dozens of local artists will be displaying and selling…

Eric Alexander And John Swana With Special Guest, Robin Eubanks

September 21 @ 8:00 pm

He started out on piano as a six-year-old, took up clarinet at nine, switched to alto sax when he was 12, and converted to tenor when jazz became his obsession during his one year at the University of Indiana, Bloomington (1986-87). At William Paterson College in New Jersey he advanced his studies under the tutelage of Harold Mabern, Joe Lovano, Rufus Reid, and others. During the 1990s, after placing second behind Joshua Redman in the 1991 Thelonious Monk International Saxophone…

Pianist, James Santangelo & His Trio

September 21 @ 11:30 pm

James Santangelo is a force to be reckoned with on piano. As a committed musician on the philadelphia jazz scene, he has thrilled audiences with his performances and has had the opportunity to share the stage with many of philly's greats. Along with performing at jazz clubs, James has performed at the Kimmel Center, WHYY, The Union League, the Philadelphia Art Museum, the Clifford Brown jazz festival, the Cape May jazz festival, and the Center City Jazz Festival.

Dylan Band Open Mic Nite!

September 23 @ 8:00 pm

Dylan Band is a 20-year-old saxophonist based in Philadelphia. While growing up, he studied privately with the Philadelphia saxophonist Larry Mckenna.

Pat Brennan & His Quartet

September 24 @ 7:00 pm

The Pat Brennan Jazz group. This University of the Arts student led band plays Latin Jazz and jazz standards.

Guitarist, Connor O’Neill & His Band

September 24 @ 10:00 pm

Connor O'Neill is a Philadelphia-based guitarist working from the traditions of Jazz, Folk, and the Avant-Garde. He incorporates all of these styles into his own compositions. Connor has worked in both the Kimmel Center Youth Jazz Ensemble and the Kimmel Center Creative music program, and is currently finishing his education at the University of the Arts.

Lilan Kane

September 25 @ 8:00 pm

Lilan Kane (pronounced LEE - lawn) is a vocalist based in Oakland, CA whose vintage-tinged soul sound flows through the heartfelt compositions, telling stories of love, loss, and self-discovery while they seamlessly blend R&B, funk, pop, and jazz. Her music is influenced by the jazz and soul legends in her record collection and encompasses a myriad of genres and emotions reaching audiences local and abroad. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Lilan studied with Grammy award winning vocal arranger Donna…

Lilan Kane

September 25 @ 10:00 pm

Lilan Kane (pronounced LEE - lawn) is a vocalist based in Oakland, CA whose vintage-tinged soul sound flows through the heartfelt compositions, telling stories of love, loss, and self-discovery while they seamlessly blend R&B, funk, pop, and jazz. Her music is influenced by the jazz and soul legends in her record collection and encompasses a myriad of genres and emotions reaching audiences local and abroad. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Lilan studied with Grammy award winning vocal arranger Donna…

Gregg Karukas

September 26 @ 7:00 pm

Gregg Karukas   Grammy-winning keyboardist/composer Gregg Karukas is enjoying the rare accomplishment of 2 consecutive #1 hit songs and THREE TOP 5 chart hits from his stellar 2014 CD release "Soul Secrets". His 2nd single, "Rio Drive" was named the #1 most played song of 2015 on Alan Kepler's Smooth Jazz Top 20! (#2 on Billboard's 2015 airplay chart). It follows "Elegant Nights" which hit the top spot in January of 2015. "Only You", the third single dedicated to Gregg's…

Rosalie Swana And Friends

September 26 @ 8:00 pm

Swana and Friends. It features Zion Fritzinger on Guitar, Gusten Rudolph on drums, Nathaniel Hawk on keys, Madison Rast on bass, Elliot Bild on Trumpet and myself Rosalie Swana on vocals. There are 5 members total. We will bring cymbals, guitar amp and bass amp.The tunes being played will be mostly older standards. Some tunes written by Fats Waller as well as Oscar Peterson.

Gregg Karukas

September 26 @ 9:00 pm

Gregg Karukas   Grammy winning keyboardist/composer Gregg Karukas is enjoying the rare accomplishment of 2 consecutive #1 hit songs and THREE TOP 5 chart hits from his stellar 2014 CD release "Soul Secrets". His 2nd single, "Rio Drive" was named the #1 most played song of 2015 on Alan Kepler's Smooth Jazz Top 20! (#2 on Billboard's 2015 airplay chart). It follows "Elegant Nights" which hit the top spot in January of 2015. "Only You", the third single dedicated to…

Rosalie Swana And Friends

September 26 @ 10:00 pm

Swana and Friends. It features Zion Fritzinger on Guitar, Gusten Rudolph on drums, Nathaniel Hawk on keys, Madison Rast on bass, Elliot Bild on Trumpet and myself Rosalie Swana on vocals. There are 5 members total. We will bring cymbals, guitar amp and bass amp.The tunes being played will be mostly older standards. Some tunes written by Fats Waller as well as Oscar Peterson.

Gregg Karukas

September 27 @ 7:00 pm

Gregg Karukas   Grammy winning keyboardist/composer Gregg Karukas is enjoying the rare accomplishment of 2 consecutive #1 hit songs and THREE TOP 5 chart hits from his stellar 2014 CD release "Soul Secrets". His 2nd single, "Rio Drive" was named the #1 most played song of 2015 on Alan Kepler's Smooth Jazz Top 20! (#2 on Billboard's 2015 airplay chart). It follows "Elegant Nights" which hit the top spot in January of 2015. "Only You", the third single dedicated to…

The Hot Sardines ~ Touring With Their New CD, Welcome Home, Bon Voyage

September 27 @ 8:00 pm

“Not many bands have seized the postmillennial early-jazz spotlight with as much gusto as The Hot Sardines. An eight-piece outfit co-led by singer Elizabeth Bougerol and pianist Evan Palazzo, it has devoted more than the last decade to a razzle-dazzle reclamation of prewar swing.” – Nate Chinen WBGO

Gregg Karukas

September 27 @ 9:00 pm

Gregg Karukas   Grammy winning keyboardist/composer Gregg Karukas is enjoying the rare accomplishment of 2 consecutive #1 hit songs and THREE TOP 5 chart hits from his stellar 2014 CD release "Soul Secrets". His 2nd single, "Rio Drive" was named the #1 most played song of 2015 on Alan Kepler's Smooth Jazz Top 20! (#2 on Billboard's 2015 airplay chart). It follows "Elegant Nights" which hit the top spot in January of 2015. "Only You", the third single dedicated to…

The Hot Sardines ~ Touring With Their New CD, Welcome Home, Bon Voyage

September 28 @ 8:00 pm

“Not many bands have seized the postmillennial early-jazz spotlight with as much gusto as The Hot Sardines. An eight-piece outfit co-led by singer Elizabeth Bougerol and pianist Evan Palazzo, it has devoted more than the last decade to a razzle-dazzle reclamation of prewar swing.” – Nate Chinen WBGO

Pianist, James Santangelo & His Trio

September 28 @ 11:30 pm

James Santangelo is a force to be reckoned with on piano. As a committed musician on the philadelphia jazz scene, he has thrilled audiences with his performances and has had the opportunity to share the stage with many of philly's greats. Along with performing at jazz clubs, James has performed at the Kimmel Center, WHYY, The Union League, the Philadelphia Art Museum, the Clifford Brown jazz festival, the Cape May jazz festival, and the Center City Jazz Festival.

Dylan Band Open Mic Nite!

September 30 @ 8:00 pm

Dylan Band is a 20-year-old saxophonist based in Philadelphia. While growing up, he studied privately with the Philadelphia saxophonist Larry Mckenna.

Anthony Passante-Contaldi & His Band

October 1 @ 6:00 pm

Percussionist/drummer/composer with extensive performance experience across many music genres. Currently attending Temple University's Boyer School of Music and Dance as a Performance Percussion major, my studies include marimba, timpani, drum set, piano and composition.

Gabe Logrono Quintet

October 1 @ 9:00 pm

Gabe Logrono, baritone saxophonist and the leader of a jazz quintet consisting of piano, bass, drums, trumpet, and saxophone.

Hawk Quartet

October 2 @ 8:00 pm

Marion Meadows

October 3 @ 7:00 pm

Marion Meadows   In 1990 Marion Meadows made his recording debut with For Lover's Only and followed up with ten albums since then. In addition to touring steadily on his own, Marion Meadows is also a member of the highly sought after Sax And the City Tour fronting the band with fellow reedman Paul Taylor, with additional guests Jessy J, young saxophone sensation Vincent Ingala and pianist vocalist extraordinaire Joe McBride. Marion Meadows, is never content to rest on his…

Sean Grace

October 3 @ 8:00 pm

Sean Grace's playing has been described as "eloquent, supple and evocative ... sometimes gentle, at all times sophisticated, and always exuberant". His warm, sensuous tone and breathless technique redefine the flute in contemporary jazz and instrumental pop.

Marion Meadows

October 3 @ 9:00 pm

Marion Meadows   In 1990 Marion Meadows made his recording debut with For Lover's Only and followed up with ten albums since then. In addition to touring steadily on his own, Marion Meadows is also a member of the highly sought after Sax And the City Tour fronting the band with fellow reedman Paul Taylor, with additional guests Jessy J, young saxophone sensation Vincent Ingala and pianist vocalist extraordinaire Joe McBride. Marion Meadows, is never content to rest on his…

Sean Grace

October 3 @ 10:00 pm

Sean Grace's playing has been described as "eloquent, supple and evocative ... sometimes gentle, at all times sophisticated, and always exuberant". His warm, sensuous tone and breathless technique redefine the flute in contemporary jazz and instrumental pop.

Marion Meadows

October 4 @ 7:00 pm

Marion Meadows   In 1990 Marion Meadows made his recording debut with For Lover's Only and followed up with ten albums since then. In addition to touring steadily on his own, Marion Meadows is also a member of the highly sought after Sax And the City Tour fronting the band with fellow reedman Paul Taylor, with additional guests Jessy J, young saxophone sensation Vincent Ingala and pianist vocalist extraordinaire Joe McBride. Marion Meadows, is never content to rest on his…

Davina & The Vagabonds, CD Release Celebration ~ Sugar Drops

October 4 @ 8:00 pm

Davina Sowers and the Vagabonds have created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows, level A musicianship, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers’ commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences one show at a time, from Vancouver to Miami and across Europe. In 2011 Davina released her first full length, all original album Black Cloud . It was named one…

Marion Meadows

October 4 @ 9:00 pm

Marion Meadows   In 1990 Marion Meadows made his recording debut with For Lover's Only and followed up with ten albums since then. In addition to touring steadily on his own, Marion Meadows is also a member of the highly sought after Sax And the City Tour fronting the band with fellow reedman Paul Taylor, with additional guests Jessy J, young saxophone sensation Vincent Ingala and pianist vocalist extraordinaire Joe McBride. Marion Meadows, is never content to rest on his…

Marion Meadows

October 5 @ 7:00 pm

Marion Meadows   In 1990 Marion Meadows made his recording debut with For Lover's Only and followed up with ten albums since then. In addition to touring steadily on his own, Marion Meadows is also a member of the highly sought after Sax And the City Tour fronting the band with fellow reedman Paul Taylor, with additional guests Jessy J, young saxophone sensation Vincent Ingala and pianist vocalist extraordinaire Joe McBride. Marion Meadows, is never content to rest on his…

Davina & The Vagabonds, CD Release Celebration ~ Sugar Drops

October 5 @ 8:00 pm

Davina Sowers and the Vagabonds have created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows, level A musicianship, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers’ commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences one show at a time, from Vancouver to Miami and across Europe. In 2011 Davina released her first full length, all original album Black Cloud . It was named one…

Marion Meadows

October 5 @ 9:00 pm

Marion Meadows   In 1990 Marion Meadows made his recording debut with For Lover's Only and followed up with ten albums since then. In addition to touring steadily on his own, Marion Meadows is also a member of the highly sought after Sax And the City Tour fronting the band with fellow reedman Paul Taylor, with additional guests Jessy J, young saxophone sensation Vincent Ingala and pianist vocalist extraordinaire Joe McBride. Marion Meadows, is never content to rest on his…

The Port Richmond All Star Sextet

October 8 @ 7:00 pm

The Port Richmond All Star Sextet is a collective of some of the city's top Jazz musicians; who just so happen to all be based in the up and coming neighborhood (Port Richmon). They will be performing original compositions by members of the group, as well as arrangements of classic jazz standards.

Larry McKenna & His Big Band Featuring Vocalist, Joanna Pascale

October 9 @ 8:00 pm

Since emerging onto Philadelphia’s jazz scene, Pascale has established herself as a compelling and skilled vocalist. “Joanna is a highly sophisticated singer,” claims Philadelphia Metro. She has a working repertoire of over four hundred songs and has appeared and recorded with jazz giants such as trumpeter and Director of Jazz Studies at Temple University, Terell Stafford; sax pyrotechnic and critic’s rave, Tim Warfield; legendary drummer, Mickey Roker, piano virtuoso, Cyrus Chestnut and others. She performs three nights a week with…

Larry McKenna & His Big Band Featuring Vocalist, Joanna Pascale

October 9 @ 10:00 pm

Since emerging onto Philadelphia’s jazz scene, Pascale has established herself as a compelling and skilled vocalist. “Joanna is a highly sophisticated singer,” claims Philadelphia Metro. She has a working repertoire of over four hundred songs and has appeared and recorded with jazz giants such as trumpeter and Director of Jazz Studies at Temple University, Terell Stafford; sax pyrotechnic and critic’s rave, Tim Warfield; legendary drummer, Mickey Roker, piano virtuoso, Cyrus Chestnut and others. She performs three nights a week with…

Steve Fidyk & His Band

October 10 @ 8:00 pm

Known for his touch, versatility and musical approach, jazz drummer Steve Fidyk has earned national and international acclaim as an artist, author and columnist. Fidyk's newest album, Heads Up! (Posi-Tone, 2014) is a quintet date that features his original arrangements and compositions, along with some covers and two compositions by guitarist Shawn Purcell. Joining Fidyk and Purcell in the band are Terell Stafford on trumpet, Tim Warfield on tenor saxophone, and Regan Brough on bass. A long time student of…

Saxophonist, Jerry Weldon & The Behn Gillece Trio

October 11 @ 8:00 pm

After graduating from the Rutgers University Jazz Program under the direction of Paul Jeffrey in 1981, Jerry joined the legendary Lionel Hampton Orchestra, touring extensively in the U.S., Europe, South America, and Japan. Jerry continued his association as one of Hamp's favorite tenor soloists through the '90s and into the new millennium. Next came a long and rewarding tour of duty as a member of master organist Jack McDuff & his "Heatin' System," resulting in many fine recordings on the Concord label. In 1990, Jerry became a charter…

Saxophonist, Jerry Weldon & The Behn Gillece Trio

October 11 @ 10:00 pm

After graduating from the Rutgers University Jazz Program under the direction of Paul Jeffrey in 1981, Jerry joined the legendary Lionel Hampton Orchestra, touring extensively in the U.S., Europe, South America, and Japan. Jerry continued his association as one of Hamp's favorite tenor soloists through the '90s and into the new millennium. Next came a long and rewarding tour of duty as a member of master organist Jack McDuff & his "Heatin' System," resulting in many fine recordings on the Concord label. In 1990, Jerry became a charter…

Ken Fowser’s New York Showcase

October 12 @ 8:00 pm

New York based tenor saxophonist, Ken Fowser, has quickly developed a reputation as one of the finest jazz musicians of his generation. While building upon a strong foundation steeped in the jazz tradition, Fowser continues to develop his own unique voice and style as a saxophonist and composer. Mostly noted for his full bodied tone, linear approach to jazz harmony and commitment to swing, Ken has already made a name for himself among local and international jazz audiences alike.

Ken Fowser’s New York Showcase

October 12 @ 10:00 pm

New York based tenor saxophonist, Ken Fowser, has quickly developed a reputation as one of the finest jazz musicians of his generation. While building upon a strong foundation steeped in the jazz tradition, Fowser continues to develop his own unique voice and style as a saxophonist and composer. Mostly noted for his full bodied tone, linear approach to jazz harmony and commitment to swing, Ken has already made a name for himself among local and international jazz audiences alike.

Vocalist, Danielle Avicolli

October 15 @ 7:00 pm

Jonah Christian ‘Tet

October 15 @ 10:00 pm

Jonah Christian 'Tet. Contemporary jazz. Mostly original compositions. Guitar, bass, piano, drums, trumpet, saxophone

MELVIN SEALS & JGB FT. JOHN KADLECIK

October 16 @ 7:30 pm

MELVIN SEALS & JGB (ORGANIST, JERRY GARCIA BAND) Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer. Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ, and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become "Jam Band Music".…

Michael Hudson-Casanova’s Quintet

October 16 @ 8:00 pm

Michael HC was inspired to put together this sextet by Wayne Shorter’s record “The Soothsayer.” Their repertoire includes music from this record as well as MHC’s adventurous original compositions and arrangements of standards

MELVIN SEALS & JGB FT. JOHN KADLECIK + GEORGE PORTER JR. TRIO

October 17 @ 7:30 pm

MELVIN SEALS & JGB (ORGANIST, JERRY GARCIA BAND)   Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer. Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ, and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become "Jam Band…

Guitarist Dave Allen

October 17 @ 8:00 pm

Guitarist and Composer Dave Allen has been praised by critics as "an exciting and unique player in the mold of Pat Metheny, Ben Monder and Adam Rogers. Fantastic technique, a strong melodic sense, great compositions". At the age of 16 years old, Allen was recognized by Guitar Player Magazine as a talent to watch. Born in Philadelphia, Allen moved to New York to attend the Manhattan School of Music and developed is his career there over the past 25 years.…

Trumpeter, Eric Jacobson & His Quintet

October 18 @ 8:00 pm

As a performer, teacher and clinician Eric Jacobson is in high demand. Eric has performed with Grammy© Award Winners Phil Woods, Benny Golson, Brian Lynch, Tito Puente Jr. and Eric Benet. Eric has had the privilege to perform and study with well known jazz artists such as: David Hazeltine, Joe Farnsworth, Jim Rotondi, Tim Hagans,Willie Thomas, Slide Hampton, Maynard Ferguson, Doc Severinsen.Eric studied trumpet under the infamous Johnny Hemkes throughout his High School years in Racine, Wi. As a Music…

Trumpeter, Eric Jacobson & His Quintet

October 18 @ 10:00 pm

As a performer, teacher and clinician Eric Jacobson is in high demand. Eric has performed with Grammy© Award Winners Phil Woods, Benny Golson, Brian Lynch, Tito Puente Jr. and Eric Benet. Eric has had the privilege to perform and study with well known jazz artists such as: David Hazeltine, Joe Farnsworth, Jim Rotondi, Tim Hagans,Willie Thomas, Slide Hampton, Maynard Ferguson, Doc Severinsen.Eric studied trumpet under the infamous Johnny Hemkes throughout his High School years in Racine, Wi. As a Music…

Vocalist, Sharon Sable

October 19 @ 8:00 pm

As a teenager Sharon spent several years immersed in the teen pop world, recording for the ubiquitous LaFace/Arista records in Atlanta (GA) with the group Choice along with international pop artist PINK. During this time, she worked with Grammy award winning R&B/Pop artist's Babyface & Boyz II Men, and producers Darryl Simmons and L.A. Reid, among others. This was a time of great learning and transformation for her. Being so very young and passionate about music, she sought out a…

Vocalist, Sharon Sable

October 19 @ 10:00 pm

As a teenager Sharon spent several years immersed in the teen pop world, recording for the ubiquitous LaFace/Arista records in Atlanta (GA) with the group Choice along with international pop artist PINK. During this time, she worked with Grammy award winning R&B/Pop artist's Babyface & Boyz II Men, and producers Darryl Simmons and L.A. Reid, among others. This was a time of great learning and transformation for her. Being so very young and passionate about music, she sought out a…

Ikechi Onyenaka

October 22 @ 7:00 pm

Ikechi’s musical style draws from multiple sources and genres. He likes explore in the genres of Jazz, Funk, R&B, Neo Soul, and Hip Hop. He uses his original music to capitalize on events or obstacles that he overcame or is in the process of overcoming in attempt to help others that may be going through similar situations. Ikechi’s playing and composition is heavily influenced by numerous artists. His main musical inspirations are Grover Washington Jr, Alex Han, Kenny Garrett, Gerald…

Tony Miceli’s Vibes Night

October 23 @ 8:00 pm

Vibraphonist Tony Miceli, whose playing has been compared with the legendary Milt Jackson and Gary Burton, grew up in New Jersey, currently resides in Philadelphia, and has been working steadily on the jazz scene since 1980. In addition to his busy schedule of club dates, concert performances, and recordings, Miceli is a sought after master teacher. In addition to workshops in Amsterdam and other major cities, when at home base in Philadelphia, he conducts master classes at the renowned Curtis…

Alex Bugnon

October 24 @ 7:00 pm

Alex Bugnon   For the last two decades, keyboardist Alex Bugnon has been a romantic yet energetic force on the contemporary jazz scene - an ambassador from the last days of the Quiet Storm in possession of chameleonic skills befitting him as a straight ahead jazz piano leader and soul as a sideman. Born in beautiful Montreux, Switzerland, world famous for a jazz festival that has hosted thousands, Alex was pre-destined to be a jazz man. And on his new…

Closed, Private Party

October 24 @ 7:00 pm

Alex Bugnon

October 24 @ 9:00 pm

Alex Bugnon   For the last two decades, keyboardist Alex Bugnon has been a romantic yet energetic force on the contemporary jazz scene - an ambassador from the last days of the Quiet Storm in possession of chameleonic skills befitting him as a straight ahead jazz piano leader and soul as a sideman. Born in beautiful Montreux, Switzerland, world famous for a jazz festival that has hosted thousands, Alex was pre-destined to be a jazz man. And on his new…

Alex Bugnon

October 25 @ 7:00 pm

Alex Bugnon   For the last two decades, keyboardist Alex Bugnon has been a romantic yet energetic force on the contemporary jazz scene - an ambassador from the last days of the Quiet Storm in possession of chameleonic skills befitting him as a straight ahead jazz piano leader and soul as a sideman. Born in beautiful Montreux, Switzerland, world famous for a jazz festival that has hosted thousands, Alex was pre-destined to be a jazz man. And on his new…

Webb T’s Fleet, The Superband

October 25 @ 8:00 pm

Webb was born in South Philadelphia and spent his early years in Chester,Pa being raised by his grandparents while his Mother worked in Nursing. Webb lost his Father early on in life before his 3rd birthday. Exposed to Music at an early age, His Uncle's Band would have Jazz Sessions at the Family home in Chester and it was there that Webb would "playfully" take the drumsticks and run upstairs and hide them under his pillow. The next day the…

Alex Bugnon

October 25 @ 9:00 pm

Alex Bugnon   For the last two decades, keyboardist Alex Bugnon has been a romantic yet energetic force on the contemporary jazz scene - an ambassador from the last days of the Quiet Storm in possession of chameleonic skills befitting him as a straight ahead jazz piano leader and soul as a sideman. Born in beautiful Montreux, Switzerland, world famous for a jazz festival that has hosted thousands, Alex was pre-destined to be a jazz man. And on his new…

Webb T’s Fleet, The Superband

October 25 @ 10:00 pm

Webb was born in South Philadelphia and spent his early years in Chester,Pa being raised by his grandparents while his Mother worked in Nursing. Webb lost his Father early on in life before his 3rd birthday. Exposed to Music at an early age, His Uncle's Band would have Jazz Sessions at the Family home in Chester and it was there that Webb would "playfully" take the drumsticks and run upstairs and hide them under his pillow. The next day the…

Bassist, Alex Claffey & His Quartet

October 26 @ 8:00 pm

An intimate voice full of valiant whims, Alina Engibaryan is a novel vocalist within a modern improvisational tradition. She has passionately developed a sensibility that enables her to communicate emotions instantly to the audience and her fellow musicians. With both a technical mastery and an audacious attitude, Alina is a live experience to be heard.

Bassist, Alex Claffey & His Quartet

October 26 @ 10:00 pm

An intimate voice full of valiant whims, Alina Engibaryan is a novel vocalist within a modern improvisational tradition. She has passionately developed a sensibility that enables her to communicate emotions instantly to the audience and her fellow musicians. With both a technical mastery and an audacious attitude, Alina is a live experience to be heard.

Chick Corea Trilogy

October 27 @ 7:00 pm

Chick Corea’s Trilogy brings together six-time Grammy-winning Jazz bassist and Philadelphia native, Christian McBride, one of the most requested and most recorded figures in the music world today, and the widely respected drum master Brian Blade. This trio’s first outing, 2014’s landmark triple-disc set, earned Trilogy two Grammy Awards. Trilogy documents this trio interpreting classic Chick compositions, previously unreleased pieces by the pianist, an array of jazz standards and even a Prelude by Alexander Smith. “Both are master musicians and together…

BRAXTON COOK

October 28 @ 8:00 pm

Although he is a Juilliard graduate, alto saxophonist, composer, and vocalist Braxton Cook is a progressive jazz musician whose recordings synthesize blues, gospel, soul, funk, and rap. A native of Washington, D.C., Cook was drawn to his instrument at the age of five through his father, and the records in his house factored in his development as a listener and player. A major turning point for Cook came when he started a lengthy association with trumpeter Christian Scott, including studio…

Saxophonist, David Bond & His Band

October 29 @ 8:00 pm

David Bond has been on the music scene performing in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, New England and Europe with master musicians Max Roach, Archie Shepp, Dewey Redman, Ed Blackwell, Marshall Allen, Andrew White, and Sonny Fortune. Mr. Bond has recorded several albums and has performed in Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, St. Peters Church, the National Cathedral, and Scullers, Regattabar and the Hatch Memorial Shell in Boston. Mr. Bond was acclaimed by New York City's Village Voice as “a…

The Eric McGarry Group

October 30 @ 7:00 pm

Pianist, Eldar & His Trio

November 2 @ 8:00 pm

When Eldar Djangirov (pronounced john-'gear-ov) was signed to Sony Masterworks at the age of 17, the young pianist from Kansas City was already well known for his prodigious pyrotechnics and precocious knowledge of the bebop tradition. Along the way, he's had the good fortune to meet and work with the masters including Dr. Billy Taylor, Michael Brecker, Marian McPartland, Dave Brubeck, Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Redman, Chris Potter, Nicholas Payton, Harvey Mason, Chris Botti, Joe Locke, Ron Carter, Pat Martino, Roy…

Pianist, Eldar & His Trio

November 2 @ 10:00 pm

When Eldar Djangirov (pronounced john-'gear-ov) was signed to Sony Masterworks at the age of 17, the young pianist from Kansas City was already well known for his prodigious pyrotechnics and precocious knowledge of the bebop tradition. Along the way, he's had the good fortune to meet and work with the masters including Dr. Billy Taylor, Michael Brecker, Marian McPartland, Dave Brubeck, Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Redman, Chris Potter, Nicholas Payton, Harvey Mason, Chris Botti, Joe Locke, Ron Carter, Pat Martino, Roy…

Jon McLaughlin – Me & My Piano Tour w/ Sawyer – 11/8/19

November 8 @ 8:00 pm

Whether writing and producing songs, performing his music, or hanging out with his two daughters, Nashville-based singer-songwriter, Jon McLaughlin puts passion into everything he does. McLaughlin has released six albums and over the years, this piano-rock musician has collaborated with fellow artists such as Sara Bareilles, Demi Lovato, and NeedtoBreathe as well as sharing the stage with artists including Kelly Clarkson, Adele, OneRepublic, Bon Jovi, and Duffy. In 2014, a dream came true when Jon even supported the legendary piano…

Jon McLaughlin – Me & My Piano Tour w/ Sawyer (Meet & Greet Ticket) – 11/8/19

November 8 @ 8:00 pm

Whether writing and producing songs, performing his music, or hanging out with his two daughters, Nashville-based singer-songwriter, Jon McLaughlin puts passion into everything he does. McLaughlin has released six albums and over the years, this piano-rock musician has collaborated with fellow artists such as Sara Bareilles, Demi Lovato, and NeedtoBreathe as well as sharing the stage with artists including Kelly Clarkson, Adele, OneRepublic, Bon Jovi, and Duffy. In 2014, a dream came true when Jon even supported the legendary piano…

Vocalist, Lucy Yeghiazaryan & Her CD Release ~ Blue Heaven

November 9 @ 8:00 pm

Lucy Yeghiazaryan was born in Armenia to a family of artists. Since immigrating to the United States in 2001, she has been an active member of the jazz community in and outside of the country. As a teenager she attended NJPAC's Jazz for Teens programs under the direction on Don Braden on a full scholarship. She graduated from William Paterson University with a degree in Jazz Performance.In addition to her work as a straight-ahead jazz vocalist, Lucy plays violin and sings in…

Vocalist, Lucy Yeghiazaryan & Her CD Release ~ Blue Heaven

November 9 @ 10:00 pm

Lucy Yeghiazaryan was born in Armenia to a family of artists. Since immigrating to the United States in 2001, she has been an active member of the jazz community in and outside of the country. As a teenager she attended NJPAC's Jazz for Teens programs under the direction on Don Braden on a full scholarship. She graduated from William Paterson University with a degree in Jazz Performance.In addition to her work as a straight-ahead jazz vocalist, Lucy plays violin and sings in…

JORDAN RAKEI

November 12 @ 8:00 pm

With a fistful of highly praised releases under his belt and a soulful, jazz and hip-hop driven sound, 26 year-old multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer Jordan Rakei is a rare talent. Born in New Zealand, he grew up in Brisbane, Australia before relocating to London in 2015 where he signed to British independent label Ninja Tune to release his second LP “Wallflower” (2017). He has performed at iconic venues and festivals, including Glastonbury, Pitchfork Avant-Garde Block Party, SXSW, Pukkelpop, BBC Biggest…

Marian Anderson Awards

November 12 @ 8:30 pm

Philadelphia Jazz Ambassadors Big Band & Special Guest, Tenor Saxophonist, Seamus Blake

November 15 @ 8:00 pm

Entirely student-founded, the Philadelphia Ambassador Big Band's mission is to both rejuvenate the Philadelphia jazz big band scene and preserve the legacy and compositional genius of Duke Ellington and other legendary big band composers. The band features the most talented young musicians in the area and will perform regularly throughout the year at both our home base, the Philadelphia Clef Club, and various jazz venues and clubs around the city

Philadelphia Jazz Ambassadors Big Band & Special Guest, Tenor Saxophonist, Seamus Blake

November 15 @ 10:00 pm

Entirely student-founded, the Philadelphia Ambassador Big Band's mission is to both rejuvenate the Philadelphia jazz big band scene and preserve the legacy and compositional genius of Duke Ellington and other legendary big band composers. The band features the most talented young musicians in the area and will perform regularly throughout the year at both our home base, the Philadelphia Clef Club, and various jazz venues and clubs around the city.

EZRA COLLECTIVE

December 4 @ 8:00 pm

London five-piece Ezra Collective are proving themselves as a harmonious tour de force. Their sound nods respectfully to a classic jazz footprint, celebrating the originators whilst simultaneously carving a path solely their own. Ezra Collective marry the delicate technicalities of jazz musicianship with afrobeat and hip hop, tied together by a sound that’s unmistakably London. Their live show is one of dynamic union, with performances that are commanding yet sensitive, soulful and pertinently groove-laced. Following a joyous and stunningly cohesive…

Blood, Sweat & Tears

December 5 @ 8:00 pm

Duane Eubanks & His Quintet

December 7 @ 8:00 pm

Philadephia native and trumpeter Duane Eubanks has performed everywhere from the Hollywood Bowl to Birdland to the Kennedy Center, in addition to touring throughout Europe and Japan. He has also been featured in “Jazz Times” and “All About Jazz” and was a recipient of two Grammy Awards for “Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album,” for his work in the Dave Holland Big Band albums, “What Goes Around” in 2002 and “Overtime” in 2005.

Duane Eubanks & His Quintet

December 7 @ 10:00 pm

Philadephia native and trumpeter Duane Eubanks has performed everywhere from the Hollywood Bowl to Birdland to the Kennedy Center, in addition to touring throughout Europe and Japan. He has also been featured in “Jazz Times” and “All About Jazz” and was a recipient of two Grammy Awards for “Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album,” for his work in the Dave Holland Big Band albums, “What Goes Around” in 2002 and “Overtime” in 2005.

Wynton Marsalis’s Blues Symphony

December 12 - December 14

Pulitzer Prize-winner Wynton Marsalis switches from jazz band to symphony orchestra for his Blues Symphony. “Blues is affirmation with absolute elegance,” says Marsalis, and he uses the classic 12-bar musical form as the basis for this work, which celebrates all types of American and African-American music, from spirituals to ragtime, from marches to bluegrass. This Philadelphia premiere is conducted by our long-time friend Cristian Macelaru. Shostakovich's emotional First Violin Concerto reveals the pure power and technical prowess of orchestra and soloist.…

Darlene Love

December 13 @ 8:00 pm

Drummer Rodney Green & His Quartet

December 14 @ 8:00 pm

“Percussionist Rodney Green has been a fixture on the jazz scene since he was 17. Today he is a seasoned professional who has worked with the biggest names in jazz, including Charlie Haden, Ravi Coltrane, Lizz Wright, Eric Reed, Benny Green, Mulgrew Miller, Terell Stafford, Greg Osby, Christian McBride, Joe Henderson, Diana Krall, Tom Harrell, Herbie Hancock and Dianne Reeves.”

Drummer Rodney Green & His Quartet

December 14 @ 10:00 pm

“Percussionist Rodney Green has been a fixture on the jazz scene since he was 17. Today he is a seasoned professional who has worked with the biggest names in jazz, including Charlie Haden, Ravi Coltrane, Lizz Wright, Eric Reed, Benny Green, Mulgrew Miller, Terell Stafford, Greg Osby, Christian McBride, Joe Henderson, Diana Krall, Tom Harrell, Herbie Hancock and Dianne Reeves.”

Guitarist, Kurt Rosenwinkel & The Young Philadelphians

December 27 @ 8:00 pm

There are artists who uphold what’s already been defined in music and then there are artists who do the defining. Guitarist, composer, and educator Kurt Rosenwinkel undisputedly sits among the trailblazers in the latter group. With a career spanning almost twenty-five years, collaborating with dynamic peers like Brad Mehldau, Brian Blade, Mark Turner, Joshua Redman, Chris Potter; and esteemed jazz elders like Joe Henderson, Paul Motian and Gary Burton, Rosenwinkel’s indelible mark in music is the consummation of being steeped…

Guitarist, Kurt Rosenwinkel & The Young Philadelphians

December 27 @ 10:00 pm

There are artists who uphold what’s already been defined in music and then there are artists who do the defining. Guitarist, composer, and educator Kurt Rosenwinkel undisputedly sits among the trailblazers in the latter group. With a career spanning almost twenty-five years, collaborating with dynamic peers like Brad Mehldau, Brian Blade, Mark Turner, Joshua Redman, Chris Potter; and esteemed jazz elders like Joe Henderson, Paul Motian and Gary Burton, Rosenwinkel’s indelible mark in music is the consummation of being steeped…

Guitarist, Kurt Rosenwinkel & The Young Philadelphians

December 28 @ 8:00 pm

There are artists who uphold what’s already been defined in music and then there are artists who do the defining. Guitarist, composer, and educator Kurt Rosenwinkel undisputedly sits among the trailblazers in the latter group. With a career spanning almost twenty-five years, collaborating with dynamic peers like Brad Mehldau, Brian Blade, Mark Turner, Joshua Redman, Chris Potter; and esteemed jazz elders like Joe Henderson, Paul Motian and Gary Burton, Rosenwinkel’s indelible mark in music is the consummation of being steeped…

Guitarist, Kurt Rosenwinkel & The Young Philadelphians

December 28 @ 10:00 pm

There are artists who uphold what’s already been defined in music and then there are artists who do the defining. Guitarist, composer, and educator Kurt Rosenwinkel undisputedly sits among the trailblazers in the latter group. With a career spanning almost twenty-five years, collaborating with dynamic peers like Brad Mehldau, Brian Blade, Mark Turner, Joshua Redman, Chris Potter; and esteemed jazz elders like Joe Henderson, Paul Motian and Gary Burton, Rosenwinkel’s indelible mark in music is the consummation of being steeped…

Gregory Porter

February 10, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

International best-selling artist Gregory Porter’s music is at once timeless yet utterly of its time, solidifying his standing as his generation's most soulful jazz singer-songwriter. In his remarkable career, Porter has time and again demonstrated his innate ability to transcend genre and connect with audiences from all walks of life. The two-time Grammy-winning vocalist’s stunning fifth studio album Nat “King” Cole & Me is a heartfelt tribute to the legendary singer, pianist, and Capitol recording artist who influenced Porter’s life and music.…

Frankie Moreno

March 22, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

May 17, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) comprises 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today. Led by Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center Managing and Artistic Director, this remarkably versatile orchestra performs a vast repertoire ranging from original compositions and Jazz at Lincoln Center-commissioned works to rare historic compositions and masterworks by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus, and many others. The JLCO…

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