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April 21, 2014

The New Paths Festival Brings Concerts By An Array Of Renowned Jazz Musicians To Unexpected Spaces In April And May

Throughout this month and into the next, hear renowned jazz musicians perform in unexpected spaces across the city as the Ars Nova Workshop presents the New Paths Festival, a citywide event on select days from tonight, April 21 through Friday, May 30. Each concert features a different acclaimed musician in a space that represents their [...]

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April 17, 2014

Renowned Jazz Musician Ken Vandermark Performs A Specially Commissioned Work For Audiences At The Barnes Foundation, April 21

Ken Vandermark, a renowned Chicago-based jazz musician, is slated to treat Philadelphia audiences to a one-of-a-kind concert at The Barnes Foundation on Monday, April 21 at 7 p.m. Inspired by the magnificent collection of art housed by The Barnes, Vandermark unveils a unique piece of music performed by his latest group, Made to Break. Also [...]

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April 16, 2014

The Center City Jazz Festival Returns With Local And National Musicians For Its 3rd Year Of Live Performances, This Saturday, April 19

The annual Center City Jazz Festival returns to Philadelphia’s downtown for its third year of bringing sweet tunes to the City of Brotherly Love on Saturday, April 19. Festival founder and musician Ernest Stuart — who began the festival with a Kickstarter campaign and a dream — brings his music fest back in 2014 with [...]

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April 4, 2014

Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month Brings A Slew Of Events To The City Including The Center City Jazz Festival, Concerts At The Kimmel Center And More

Things are about to get pretty jazzy in Philadelphia. April is Jazz Appreciation Month and the City of Brotherly Love celebrates with an abundance of musical happenings in the upcoming weeks. Look forward to free concerts, jazz education nights, family-friendly parties and much, much more. A highlight of the month, the Center City Jazz Festival [...]

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February 24, 2014

Head To The Kimmel Center For A Free Workshop Led By Jazz Residency Artist Josh Lawrence, This Thursday, February 27

Looking to get involved in the artistic process? You’re in luck. This Thursday, February 27 at 6 p.m., the SEI Innovation Studio at The Kimmel Center welcomes Jazz Residency Artist, Josh Lawrence, for a free performance and interactive workshop. With the help of other musicians and music-lovers, the workshop aims to create an imaginative piece [...]

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January 13, 2014

Roundup: A Night-By-Night Guide To Things To Do After Dark In Philadelphia; Happy Hours, Classes, Concerts And Much More

Just because chilly nights are on tap for the next few months doesn’t mean that the city shuts down at sunset. There are tons (seriously, tons) of evening events to keep the good times going all season long. From cooking classes and a drag showcase to late-night happy hours and after-hours museum events, there are [...]

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January 6, 2014

The Brand-New Jazz Orchestra Of Philadelphia Debuts In A Gala Concert With Appearances By Bill Cosby, Wynton Marsalis And More, Tuesday, January 7

Tomorrow night, January 7, the newly created Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia makes its grand premiere in an evening of live music from some of the most talented jazz musicians in the biz at its debut concert at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Emceed by the one and only Bill Cosby and led by [...]

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November 15, 2013

The Kimmel Center Unveils A New SEI Innovation Studio Complete With A Spruce Street Entrance, Art Exhibitions, A Residency Program And More

Earlier this week, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts unveiled a number of new additions to its basement black box theater, the SEI Innovation Studio. Aiming to draw in a younger audience and make the acclaimed music hall more welcoming, the 200-seat black box theater now sports a state-of-the-art glass facade facing Spruce Street [...]

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September 10, 2013

The Philadelphia United Jazz Festival And Celebration Presents More Than 20 Bands In Six Days Of Musical Events, September 13-22

Celebrate Philly’s tremendous musical history and enjoy live jazz performances this month as the first Philadelphia United Jazz Festival and Celebration presents six dates filled with groovy events and concerts this September. Presented by LifeLine Music Coalition, who brought you the Philadelphia Jazz and Poetry Festival in 2003 and served as the longtime music producers [...]

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September 4, 2013

Ars Nova Workshop Kicks Off Its 14th Season Of Modern Jazz Presentations With A Performance From Secret Keeper, Thursday, September 5

Beginning at 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 5, The Rotunda will be a haven for jazz lovers as Ars Nova Workshop debuts its 14th season. In keeping with its mission to elevate the role of jazz, improvisation and experimental music in contemporary culture, Ars Nova Workshop will present a free performance from New York-based duo [...]

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