Saturday, November 18, 2017

November 24, 2017 8:00PM Music of the Americas at Mt. Airy Violins and Bows

Mount Airy Violins & Bows presents:
 Vicente Castaneda (guitar, vocals)
 Jim Hamilton (percussion)
 Rob Sanders (violin)
Friday, November 24
8 pm - $15
Mount Airy Violins & Bows
6665 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia 19119
About The Show:
Enjoy a rare Philadelphia appearance of our friend Vicente Castaneda – a great singer, guitarist and composer. Join us if you can for a night of music of the Americas and original compositions.
Tickets are $15. All proceeds go to the artists.

November 24, 2017 7:30-10:00PM Jonifin Marvin and The Philly Reggae Band at World Cafe Live

Turkey day special for the massive and crew... Join Jonifin Marvin and PRB at WCL for the PHL Center Stage Live World music genre showcase. Local Philly artist will be playing there best songs and laying it all down for the chance to be considered number one in their category.

We would love for our friends and fans to join us on this evening to support The Supreme Reggae Team. We're putting together an awesome set for you that encompasses familiar authentic rhythms and movement. We are ready to earn your vote to be considered Philly's top live reggae band. Hope to see you there... One love.


World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, Pa

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

November 20, 2017 8:00-11:00PM La NOCHE: Free Latin Music Dance Party at The Kimmel Center

The Kimmel Center is about to turn up the heat on MONDAY like Philly has never felt before with La NOCHE - a once-a-month FREE LIVE LATIN MUSIC & DANCING event.

The party will get started with the La NOCHE house band and then light up the floor with "Dos Santos: Anti-Beat Orquesta" who will bring their Latin sound with a spicy twist. There will also be a mini dance lesson and music by DJ Kevin Ngo to get your Salsa & Bachata on.

Mark your calendar and please help share this exciting news by sharing, tagging & inviting.

Dos Santos: Anti-Beat Orquesta is a Chicago-based band that rocks the sounds of popular Latin dance genres with psychedelic flare, from Colombian Cumbia to Afro-Caribbean Salsa. Recently voted Chicago's Best Emerging Artist of 2015 by the Deli Magazine's Readers Poll, their gritty and grassroots approach captures the “golden age” of streamlined tight-knit ensembles of the 1970s and 80s that shook sweatbox dance floors with fierce energy all over Latin America—honest dance music with no frills and no fear, anchored by reverb-slathered guitars, Hammond organ, and syncopated percussion.

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
300 S Broad St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102

Monday, November 13, 2017

November 19, 2017 7:00-10:00PM Musicians' Gathering #23 at Rittenhouse Soundworks

Musicians Gathering # 23
Sunday November 19, 2017
7 pm
From Brasil: Vocalist Rose Moraes & Friends

Vince Tampio & Sound Plan
Combining Jazz and Rock influences with Electronic Dance Music

Eleanor Dubinsky w/ guests

The Other World Ensemble
Kenny Ulansey (reeds)
Paul Butler (reeds)
Chris Farrell (guitar)
Jim Hamilton (percussion)

Tickets $10/$5 students at the door
Free Parking at the lot next door

Rittenhouse Soundworks
219 W. Rittenhouse St.
Philadelphia, Pa

November 19, 2017 7:00-11:00PM Loose Ends featuring Jane Eugene and Urban Guerilla Orchestra

When Loose Ends emerged out of the London soul underground in 1980 with the single “In the Sky,” the group was so far ahead of its time that today, in 2016, its sound is as refreshing and vibrant as ever. Their vibe signaled the dawning of a new age of synthesizer and rhythm machine-driven grooves, channeling the Islands and the lushest, jazziest of soul – as much of a splash down into Caribbean Sea as the Milky Way. With international career defining hits such as “Hanging On A String (Contemplating),” “Choose Me (Rescue Me),” “You Can’t Stop The Rain,” “A Little Spice,” “Slow Down,” “Stay a Little While Child,” “Watching You” and a delicious cover of Philly Soul maestro Dexter Wansel’s “The Sweetest Pain,” Loose Ends defined a refined approach to sexy soulful sounds – from the club floor to the Quiet Storm.
Today, original lead vocalist/songwriter Jane Eugene leads a United States-based edition of Loose Ends that is carrying the blue-flame torch with pride and much success. Under Jane’s leadership, Loose Ends is wowing audiences in several capacities. So relevant yet nostalgic, fluid yet flexible is their sound that Loose Ends is compatible enough to share sold out bills with classic soul legends such as Isley Brothers, Charlie Wilson, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, the Whispers and Parliament-Funkadelic, current hit-makers JOE, Faith Evans and Leelah James, Smooth Jazz wind downs with Roy Ayers, Brian Culbertson and Will Downing, and, of course, their `80s techno-soul peers such as the S.O.S. Band, Midnight Star and Evelyn “Champagne” King. Loose Ends and its infectious international sound sit comfortably in the middle of all these styles and generations. This now classic band in its own right connects the dots to all top-shelf Soul music, creating a vibration that reverberates within a listener with 360 degree intensity..
The Urban Guerilla Orchestra, (home grown products of Philadelphia) also known as “U.G.O.” is a professional R&B sensation. We are a high energy; power packed band, consisting of accomplished musicians with incomparable touring and recording resumes.

We infuse a live concert act to your event and are known for perfection in musical execution and a high quality of musicianship. U.G.O. plays 1970’s party classics to current top of the chart hits, as well as jazz standards, big band/swing, Sinatra and much more. Make no mistake U.G.O is an experience.

The Urban Guerilla Orchestra consists of the following: UGO Horns, Henri McMillian, Jr. (Trumpet), Louis Taylor, Jr. (Saxophone), Don Collins, (Trombone), Rhythm Section, Wendell Sewell (Guitar), Terrence Tyler (Bass), Bryan Williams (Keyboards), Daryl “Kwasi” Burgee (Percussions), Vocalists, Lawrence “Weas” Newton, Na’eemah Harper and Paula Holloway.

U.G.O .was put together for one reason… to bring back soul music the way it is meant to be, with incredible soul stirring performances.

Ardmore Music Hall
23 E. Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, Pa
Tickets: $35 Advance / $40 Day of Show / $45 Reserved

November 19, 2017 7:30PM Crossroads Concerts: Rahim AlHaz Trio: Iraqi Music

Iraqi oud master with santoor & percussion accompaniment

Rahim AlHaj, virtuoso oud musician and composer, was born in Baghdad, Iraq and began playing the oud (the grandfather of all stringed instruments) at age nine. Early on, it was evident that he had a remarkable talent for playing the oud. Mr. Alhaj studied under the renowned Munir Bashir, considered by many to be the greatest oud player ever, and Salim Abdul Kareem, at the Institute of Music in Baghdad, Iraq. Mr. AlHaj won various awards at the Conservatory and graduated in 1990 with a diploma in composition. He holds a degree in Arabic Literature from Mustunsariya University in Baghdad. In 1991, after the first Gulf War, Mr. AlHaj was forced to leave Iraq due to his activism against the Saddam Hussein regime and began his life in Jordan and Syria. He moved to the US in 2000 as a political refugee and has resided in Albuquerque, NM ever since. In 2015 Rahim was awarded the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship, the highest honor for traditional arts in the USA.

Crossroads Concerts
801 South 48th Street
(at Baltimore Avenue)
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Tickets: $10-$30 sliding scale

Sunday, November 12, 2017

November 18, 2017 8:00PM-2:00AM Elvis Bonilla at Isla Verde Cafe

Let's Get Out and Celebrate In True Salsa Style!

This Week at Isla Verde Cafe experience the HIGH energy & sophisticated crowd enjoying the BEST Entertainment

Performing LIVE, Elvis Bonilla y Su Orq
DJ Hipolito DjPoli Maldonado playing the BEST Latin music

*Drinks Specials
*BEST Tapas in town
*$10 Cover

Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
Phila, PA 19133
(215) 426-3600
Celebrate your Birthday with us!!!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

November 17, 2017 7:00PM-1:00AM Live Concert and Dance Party with La Banda Papo Gely at LaRose

Nov 17
8:00 PM
Salsa Hot Hot Hot
La Rose Jazz Club
Salsa Lesson Maestro Flaco ,
Live Music
Papo Gely Band

Vince Turnbull - Trumpet
Andrew Pereira - Sax
Andrés Cisneros - Congas
Christian Noguera - Timbal , Bongo
Manuel Arocho - Bass
Papo Gely - Guitars

LaRose Jazz Club
5531 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, Pa
Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door

November 17, 2017 9:00PM Back to Black: York Street Hustle's Tribute to Amy Winehouse

Back to Black: A Philly Tribute to Amy Winehouse at Underground Arts

Tickets: $15 - $20
Underground Arts
1200 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123

Novemberr 12: SOLD OUT

November 17, 2017 6:00-10:00PM Germantown Artist Roundtable and Afro-Cuban Rumba at iMPeRFeCT Gallery

invites you to iMPeRFeCT Gallery for a celebratory cocktail hour & to enjoy the amazing work of the current artists on view, JILL SAULL, GARY REED, ALEX MORGAN and CARLITO CRUZ.
Drinks and hordoerves 6-7:30pm
Celebratory toast at 7pm
followed by an Afro-Cuban Rumba at 8pm

iMPeRFeCT Gallery
5539 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, Pa

November 17, 2017 8:00PM Big Sam's Funky Nation with Darla at Ardmore Music Hall

Noladelic PowerFunk. That’s the sound Big Sam’s Funky Nation have been whipping up for more than a decade. It’s high-energy music that mixes funk, rock & roll, hip-hop, and jazz into the same pot, glueing everything together with the brassy influence — and heavy grooves — of New Orleans.

Darla is an 8-piece progressive funk group from Philadelphia. The band’s sound is a melding of its raw origin in the Philly basement scene and keen compositional focus on feeling the groove. At its core, the Darla sound is driven by a powerful horn section that wields a lyrical and catchy sense of phrasing. Their efforts are matched by a jarring and methodical rhythm section that has been described as ‘Steely Dan with Dave Grohl on drums.'

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
$16 Advance / $20 Day / $26 Reserved

Ardmore Music Hall
23 E. Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, Pa

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

November 14, 2017 9:00PM-2:00AM Lucha LIVE! with Jimmy Jorge and the Latin Express

Join us for a special Latin night featuring LIVE BAND Jimmy Jorge and the Latín Express!

★ Doors open at 9pm
★ Lesson by Mike Andino 9:45pm
★ Music by DJ Philly Boy
★ $7 Cover
★ $5 Margaritas
★ Kitchen open until 11pm

Lucha Cartel
207 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, Pa

Monday, November 6, 2017

November 12, 2017 2:00-5:00PM Batalá Philadelphia Practice & Recruiting

Join us as Batalá Philadelphia comes to life! We are recruiting for drummers, no experience necessary. Opportunities to play Samba Reggae, learn, grow, perform and travel. Please send a message to confirm your attendance so we can bring a drum for you. Axé!

Pig Iron School
1417 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122

November 12, 2017 8:00PM La Sombra de Eva with Buddy Roc and the Heartbreak Kids

Sentimiento Muerto fué una banda del rock en Venezuela, formada en la ciudad de Caracas en el año 1983. Con una larga trayectoria y varios discos editados en su haber, está considerada como una de las bandas más populares e influyentes de la escena musical del pais. Su legado se ha traducido en el tributo que venimos a presentarles. Les regalaremos una noche donde pasearemos por los mejores temas de su discografia para recordar esa epoca de oro del mejor rock hecho en Venezuela!
Para mas informacion pueden visitar nuestra página de facebook @la-sombra-de-eva y seguirnos en instagram @lasombradeeva

The Fire
412 West Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Tickets: $10 + $1.24 fee

Saturday, November 4, 2017

November 10, 2017 8:30PM Swift Technique: 10 Years of Funk in Philly at Ardmore Music Hall

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm
$10 Advance / $15 Day of Show / $20 Reserved

Ardmore Music Hall
23 E. Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, Pa

Thursday, November 2, 2017

November 8, 2017 7:00-8:00PM Afro-Cuban Dance Technique with Live Drumming

Afro-Cuban Technique class, with live drumming by Omi Itunú!

Wednesday 11/8
Sound Space (2511 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia)

The class is suitable for dancers of all levels.

Relatively obscure in the United States due to the infamous Cuban embargo, Afro-Cuban Modern dance or "Tecnica Cubana" is a unique blend of North American modern technique (Duncan, Graham, Limón) and European ballet (Ballet Alicia Alonso) with social and sacred Afro-Cuban traditions. The class will start with a warm-up focused on contraction and release techniques and undulation exercises, followed by across-the-floor and choreographed combinations.

Leilani Chirino started dancing at the age of three at the Conservatorio de las Artes de Conchita Espinosa, a Cuban arts academy started in Havana. She later became a principal dancer for the company of Ada Linares, specializing in flamenco, ballet, and modern jazz. In college, she studied Afro-Brazilian and Afro-Cuban modern dance. Afterwards, she worked on incorporating Cuban body movement to her contemporary and modern jazz pieces. She also teaches weekly classes on Cuban social dances, and has taught at various national dance congresses.

Leilani’s focus is on mastering the control and isolation of particular muscles in the body, allowing students to take command of their body movements. This class will help students build confidence and develop a new avenue for self-expression, in addition to improving strength, flexibility, and technique.

November 8, 2017 8:00PM Afro-Taino Productions presents Edna Vazquez Band

AfroTaino Productions presents Edna Vazquez Band
AfroTaino Productions presents Edna Vazquez Band
The fearless Mexican singer/songwriter/guitarist lands in Philadelphia to perform an intimate concert, up close & personal, for 1 NIGHT ONLY.

Wednesday November 8th, 2017
Doors 7:30PM
Showtime 8PM
A Seed On Diamond Gallery
124 Diamond Street (next to Norris Square Park)
Philadelphia 19122

All Tickets are Will Call.

Once you have purchased your ticket, you will receive an email confirmation. This is your proof of purchase. You will be asked to show your confirmation before entering the venue, either on your mobile device or printed on a piece of paper.


Monday, October 30, 2017

November 5, 2017 7:30PM Crossroads Concerts: Kaoru Watanabe & Fumi Tanakadate

Kaoru Watanabe and Fumi Tanakadate
Kaoru Watanabe is a Brooklyn based composer and musician, specializing on the Japanese taiko drum and shinobue flutes.

Born in St. Louis to symphony musician parents, he studied jazz flute and saxophone at the Manhattan School of Music while also performing with New York’s Soh Daiko. After graduating, he moved to Japan to join the internationally renowned taiko drum ensemble Kodo, performing the taiko, traditional Japanese folk dance and song, and especially the various fue (bamboo flute) such as the noh kan, ryuteki and shinobue. From 2005 to 2007, Kaoru served as one of Kodo’s artistic directors and worked closely with the legendary Kabuki actor Bando Tamasaburo, an experience that had a profound effect on his artistic growth.

Fumi Tanakadate is a taiko artist and pianist born in Japan and currently based in New York. She has been studying taiko with Kaoru Watanabe since 2011. With a unique combination of an extensive musical expertise in European Classical music and a background in traditional folk dancing, drumming and flute playing from her local festival in Japan, she quickly became an active member of Néo, Watanabe’s ensemble that aims to blend the nostalgic sound of Japanese traditional festival and theater and the interplay of complex jazz improvisations. She has performed at Joe’s Pub, ShapeShifter Lab, Nublu, National Sawdust and Pioneer Works. Fumi has collaborated with Yuu Ishizuka, Sumie Kaneko, Shane Shanahan, Chieko Kojima, On Ensemble, Alicia Hall Moran and Satoshi Takeishi and performed in Kenny Endo’s 40th Anniversary Tour. Most recently, she was on tour with Kaoru Watanabe and Yuta Sumiyoshi of KODO as a trio.

Crossroads Concerts
801 South 48th Street
(at Baltimore Avenue)
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Tickets: $10-$30 sliding scale

Sunday, October 29, 2017

November 4, 2017 10:00AM-1:00PM Percussion Workshop with Glen Velez at Rittenhouse Soundworks

An Amazing Opportunity!

Saturday, Nov 4TH 10 a.m.

Rittenhouse Soundworks & Tension Rod Music Presents:

A Percussion Workshop With
Percussion Legend
Glen Velez

This is an all levels class and not just for drummers.
Bring an instrument or we can supply you with one.

Tickets: $30
For more information on this special event call 215-704-7098

Rittenhouse Soundworks
219 W. Rittenhouse St.
Philadelphia, Pa