Tuesday, April 25, 2017

May 1, 2017 12:30-1:30PM New Sound Brass Band Free Lunchtime Concert at The Porch at 30th St. Station

New Sound Brass NSB will bring their fresh and soulful big brass twist on various styles of music to The Porch for a free lunchtime performance. Enjoy lunch from food trucks Dos Hermanos Tacos and Wahlburgers Philly while you rock out! Performances at The Porch are powered by PECO.

The Porch at 30th Street Station
2955 Market St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

Monday, April 24, 2017

April 30, 2017 6:00 -11:00PM The Outsiders: Improvised and Creative Music Festival

The Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival 2017 - April 30, 2017
Philly Celebrates Jazz and International Jazz Day with renowned bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma and friends at the Philadelphia International House Ibrahim Theater

Philadelphia, PA – Internationally renowned bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma is pleased to present The Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival for the third year in a row, a celebration of creative, progressive improvised music. The concert takes place on International Jazz Day, Saturday, April 30, 2017 from 7pm — 11pm at The International House, 3701 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA . Admission is $25 for Adults and $15 for students with I.D.
Organic Soul Food Catering by Abu The Juiceman.

The 2016 Festival brought together people of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities for an evening celebrating Philadelphia's rich musical tapestry—the event was sold out with a waiting list to get in. Whereas last year’s theme was the programming together of “old heads” with the up-and-coming young firebrands of the Philly scene, this year the emphasis is on new connections overall. Audiences will be treated to sets performed by stellar musicians in exciting new combinations curated by Jamaaladeen Tacuma. Tacuma brings his insight and long history as an internationally touring creative composer and improviser to bear on assembling these premiere configurations.

Tacuma notes that in recent years, Jazz festivals around the world are becoming increasingly conservative. Festivals now demand artists whose ensembles and compositions have a proven track record of positive reviews, resulting in commercialized and diluted programming that becomes ubiquitous and overly familiar. The 2017 Outsiders Festival aims to bring back the adventurous and experimental spirit that was once more encouraged.

With this idea of promoting vibrant, healthy, risk-taking freedom of expression, Tacuma has selected a lineup that includes saxophonist David Murray, multi-instrumentalist and composer Kahil El Zabar, trombonist Craig Harris, the Nick Millevoi Quartet, Harriet Tubman Trio, guitarist Chuck Hammer, pianist Yoichi Uzeki, Electronic Sound Scapes Producer Moshe Black, and many more.

Complete Lineup:

David Murray, Kahil EL Zabar, Craig Harris, Chuck Hammer, Jamie Saft, Nick Millevoi Quartet - Matt Engle, Brian Marsella, Harriet Tubman - JT Lewis, Brandon Ross, Melvin Gibbs, Keir Neuringer, Yoichi Uzeki, David Fishkin, Moshe Black, Asimina Chremos, Brad Forbes, Tim Hutson, iNFiNiEN- Jordan Berger, Tom Cullen, Chrissie Loftus, Matt Hollenberg

Ibrahim Theater @ The International House
3701 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Tickets: Admission is $25 for Adults and $15 for students with I.D.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

April 29, 2017 7:00PM Edgardo Cintron and his Latin Jazz Quartet at IDEA Performing Arts Center

Come out and support to keep the Music and Arts Alive

SATURDAY APRIL 29th 7pm at IDEA on Rowan's Camden Campus. 129 N Broadway corner of Broadway and Cooper

April 29, 2017 8:00PM-2:00AM Hector Rosado y Orquesta "Hache" 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 Salsa Music by DJ Hipolito DjPoli Maldonado

Hector Rosado & Orchestra Hache along w/ lead vocalist Celeste M. Polanco

*Drinks Specials
*BEST Tapas in town
*$5 Cover Ladies $10 Gentleman

Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
Phila, PA 19133
(215) 426-3600
Celebrate your Birthday with us!!!
Info/Reserv's: Maria (267) 949-6401

April 29, 2017 1:00-7:00PM Sixth Annual Center City Jazz Fest

Sixth Annual Center City Jazz Fest


Fergie's Pub
1:00-2:00 Larry McKenna

2:30-3:30 Gunshow

4:00-5:00 Shakera Jones

5:30-6:30 John Yao Quintet

1:00-2:00 Ensemble Novo

2:30-3:30 ACE-Abadey, Claffy, Eunson

4:00-5:00 Below Zero

5:30-6:30 George "Spanky" McCurdy

Chris’ Jazz Cafe
1:15-2:15 Kimmel Center’s Creative Music Program

2:45-3:45 Puzzle Box

4:15-5:15 Adison Evans Quintet

5:45-6:45 The Landham Brothers

Franky Bradley's
1:30-2:30 Norman David Eleventet

3:00-4:00 Josh Lawrence and Color Theory

4:30-5:30 Monnette Sudler's Ladies Night Out Quintet

6:00-7:00 Odean Pope

Time Restaurant
1:45-2:45 Matt Cappy

3:15-4:15 James Santangelo

4:45-5:45 Beats and Brew

6:15-7:15 Eric Wortham

Friday, April 21, 2017

April 27, 2017 9:00PM-1:00AM Anthony Colon Live at Parx Casino's Three Sixty

Latin Night with Anthony Colon Y Yadi La Figura
Parx Casino
2999 Street Rd
Bensalem, Pa 19020

April 27, 2017 7:30-10:00PM Buddy Roc and the Heartbreak Kids: ‎Listen up, I gotta story to tell!

Come to "Here's to Cool Stuff clothing" to see the story telling show that you've been waiting for. This acoustic show so many questions that you've been asking. Buddy Roc will give you an unprecedented look inside the singer-songwriter partition. You will learn the stories behind some of your favorite songs along with anecdotes and stories that have developed Buddy Roc into the artist you know and love today.

Partial proceeds will go towards the filming of the upcoming Buddy Roc music video To: Your ♥

Heres2CoolStuff Clothing Store
1214 South St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147

April 27, 2017 6:00-8:00PM Afro-Brazilian Percussion and Dance Workshops at Settlement Northeast


Enjoy lessons in either Afro-Brazilian percussion or dance with master instructors Dende Macedo & Cleonice Fonseca from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil!

Please RSVP for the workshop so that our artists know how many guests to expect. Questions? Please email or call: mark.forchic@smsmusic.org or 215.320.2622.


Desfrute lições de percussão e dança Afro-Brasileira com instrutores Dende Macedo & Cleonice Fonseca de Salvador, Bahia, Brasil!

Por favor para RSVP pela oficina para que nossos artistas saibam quantos convidados eles devem esperar. Questões? Envie um e-mail ou ligue para mark.forchic@smsmusic.org ou 215.320.2620.

Settlement Music School
Kardon-Northeast Branch
3745 Clarendon Ave
Philadelphia, Pa

April 27, 2017 6:00-9:00PM For the Love of Germantown! Fundraiser at Rittenhouse Soundworks

Join us at For the Love of Germantown! on Thursday, April 27 from 6 – 9 p.m. at Rittenhouse Soundworks! Germantown United CDC's annual fundraiser supports our important work promoting and facilitating the revitalization of Germantown's business district through a sustainable, creative, and community-driven approach to economic development.

Regular ​ticket ​price ​is ​$75.00. Until ​April ​1st, ​early ​bird ​pricing ​is ​$50 ​per ​ticket. To ​broaden ​our ​attendance ​we ​are ​also ​offering ​a ​$35 ​ticket ​for ​new ​attendees ​to ​the ​event. ​

Tickets are available online: https://www.regonline.com/registration/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1963068&

Rittenhouse Soundworks
219 W. Rittenhouse St.
Philadelphia, Pa

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

April 24, 2017 8:00-10:30PM Latin Roots Live! : Ife and Maku at World Cafe Live

ÌFÉ + M.A.K.U. Soundsystem on Monday April 24 at World Cafe Live. ÌFÉ (pictured here) is a bold new musical project from Puerto Rico-based African American drummer/producer/singer Otura Mun, who’s music is a powerfully progressive synthesis of electronic sound and Afro-Caribbean language. Mun, an Ifá priest or Babalawo in the Yoruba religion, has been a vanguard artist in the Puerto Rican music scene since his arrival there in the late 1990’s, producing critically acclaimed albums and songs for many of the islands most important musical voices. - Again the concert is free admission, but only by registering online. Go to www.latinroots.org to reserve your ticket. Get them before the capacity fills to the max. But can we say it one more time?! For those in the back: @afrotainoprod + @wxpnfm = #LatinRootsLive proudly presents @_ife + @makusoundsystem live in concert. Thank you. #AfroTainoPrimavera
Free, but you must RSVP
Doors open 7pm: show at 8pm
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, Pa

Monday, April 17, 2017

April 23, 2017 7:00PM Musicians' Gathering #17 at Rittenhouse Soundworks

Rittenhouse Soundworks - Musicians Gathering #17
Sunday April 23, 2017*
7 pm
219 West Rittenhouse St
Germantown, Pa 19144

Kathryn Woodard: Pianist

Chris Coyle and Rhinoceri featuring:
Brendan Cooney and Gregg Mervine
with Guest Paul Geiss

A Very Special Performance by
Ensemble Amanda
Radha Goinpath das Marinelli, Raji Malik and a Special Guest

David Allen
Guitarist with his trio musicians TBA you'll just have to be here
to find out who he'll be playing with.

Tickets $10 at the door Free Parking at the lot next door

April 23, 2017 1:00-8:00PM Earth+ Community Drum Jam w/ Clark Park Drummers

Earth + Community Drum Jam with Clark Park Drummers

Join Clark Park Drummers and the park community to kick off 2017 music in the park!

This is enlivening community through shared music, movement, food and celebration. Welcoming musicians and dancers from around the city.

Bring your dancing shoes - or just kick 'em off!

There'll be BBQ and some drinks to share-- and your contributions of food or drink, or toward costs, will be welcome.

Please use comments if you'd like to participate or bring food/drink or help clean up after, and of course feel free to drop in when you hear the rhythm move you -- it's your park!

Clark Park
4398 Chester Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

April 23, 2017 7:30PM Lakou Mizik - A Collective of Musicians from Haiti at Crossroads

Lakou Mizik is a multigenerational collective of Haitian musicians formed in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake. The group includes elder legends and rising young talents, united in a mission to honor the healing spirit of their collective culture and communicate a message of pride, strength and hope to their compatriots and the world.

Music is at the core of Haiti’s sense of identity, and its musicians have always played an important role in society, both in documenting the country’s history and helping to shape its path forward. Today, a young generation of artists is keeping this tradition alive, narrating the world they live in through music that is made in their neighborhoods, villages and post-earthquake camps. Lakou Mizik brings together these musical generations in celebration of the cultural continuum while using Haiti’s deep well of creative strength to shine a positive light on this tragically misrepresented country.

At 801 South 48th Street(at Baltimore Ave)
Concert at 7:30 pm
Free children's program at 6:00
Tickets: $10-$30 sliding scale

Sunday, April 16, 2017

April 22, 2017 8:00PM Kenty Love, MonoBeat, Todos Santos at Connie's Ric Rac

Philly Alternativo & Connie's Ric Rac presents:
Kenty Love, MonoBeat, and Todos Santos

Kenty Love

Kenty Love is the Coors Light Artist for April 2017
The Coors Light "Sigue Subiendo" campaign will feature Kenty’s original song “Me Estoy Enamorando.”

Kenty Love has been fortunate to share and to collaborated on stage with some of his favorites such as Sie7e, Los Rabanes, Rawayana, Aterciopelados, Jarabe de Palo, Cabas, Superlitio, Inspector, Cafe Tacuba, Frigüey, Los Amigos Invisibles and others.

Using what he had learned through all these years, Kenty, now makes the decision to experiment with new sounds, rhythms and styles to pursue his solo career to convey and share a message of good vibes, positivity and love.

Our name means only one channel, one sound; like a solid and strong union of people from many different places. We come all from different corners of the northern and southern hemisphere; ranging from Peru, Argentina, Puerto Rico, U.S.A. and Russia.

Fresh rock that combines our love for music, our struggles, our creativity and our influences to create something unique that we hope, our beloved audience will love!

Todos Santos

El nombre "Todos Santos" hace referencia a la celebración Mexicana de el dia de los muertos celebrada cada año donde recordamos a nuestros familiares y amigos fallecidos. Es una fecha llena de color donde la muerte es recordada como una paso mas de nuestra existencia. El nombre busca una conexión con nuestra cultura que apesar de la distancia se lleva presente en el corazón de cada Mexicano que se encuentre lejos de su tierra.

Cover: $10

Connie's Ric Rac
1132 S 9th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147

April 22, 2017 8:00PM-2:00AM Pancho Bongo Y Su Orquesta 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 Salsa Music by Pedro DjDro Ramirez

LIVE BAND Pancho Bongo Y Su Orq.

*Drinks Specials
*BEST Tapas in town
*$5 Cover Ladies $10 Gentleman

Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
Phila, PA 19133
(215) 426-3600
Celebrate your Birthday with us!!!
Info/Reserv's: Maria (267) 949-6401

April 22, 2017 7:00-9:00PM Brazilian Day Philadelphia Happy Hour

In preparation for Brazilian Day Philadelphia 2017, we'll be hosting a Happy Hour at City Tap House Logan on Saturday, April 22nd starting at 7pm. With a $10 donation at the door, you'll have access to the following drink specials:

$4 - Beer
$6 - Wine
$7 - Single call mixed drinks

Please join us for a fun evening, bring your friends, and help us raise funds to support Brazilian Day Philadelphia this September!

(Can't make it but still want to show your support? Donations are also welcome at http://projectcapoeira.com/.)

City Tap House Logan Square
2 Logan Sq, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102

April 22, 2017 6:00-9:30PM Sharon Katz and The Peace Train Film Screening and Concert

The evening will begin with a screening and Q & A of the award-winning documentary film, When Voices Meet. From a nation torn apart by Apartheid, children of many races lead by Sharon Katz, sang their way into the hearts and souls of the people of South Africa to heal a nation. The project was called The Peace Train. When Voices Meet documents the trials, tribulations and triumphs of those musician activists and young choir members. They performed together for seven years and then reunited 20 years later to tell their stories and reflect upon The Peace Train's impact. It's a joyful, inspiring story of hope and determination despite tremendous obstacles, including lessons that apply to American issues today.
After a brief intermission, Sharon Katz & The Peace Train will perform a concert.
This is a wheelchair accessible venue.
Questions: LisaNChapman@comcast.net

First United Methodist Church of Germantown
6023 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144

Tickets: $20

April 22-28, 2017 6:30-9:15PM Pasión y Arte‎ Flamenco Workshop with Alejandro Granados

Pasión y Arte
6411 Overbrook Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19151
Facebook event page

Saturday, April 15, 2017

April 21, 2017 10:00PM-2:00AM Drum Like a Lady with Dianne "Brieze" Thompson at Dahlak Paradise

SAVE THE DATE & SPREAD THE WORD! Drum Like a Lady Vol.2 is getting percussive on keys, with Dianne Brieze Thompson aka "Badd Kitti"
Host: LaTreice V Branson

Since composing her first song at age four, Dianne ‘Brieze’ Thompson - aka Badd Kitti - has ALWAYS loved and performed music. At age 9, Brieze received her first formal piano lesson from the great Duke Ellington. It was impossible not to be in awe of ‘The Duke’, and it was this experience that inspired Thompson to seriously pursue her music.

Brieze Thompson’s professional career touches many aspects of the industry. As a member of the University of Pittsburgh Jazz Ensemble, she cut her musical teeth performing alongside such jazz legends as James Moody, John Faddis, and Philly’s own Grover Washington, Jr. Brieze was then signed to Harvest records as a member of the gospel-hip hop group “C.Y.D.” and toured with the ‘Harvest Crusade’ playing to stadium crowds across the country. Her own ensemble, ‘Heart & Soul’ was the Word Records Best New Artist, and appeared with gospel greats Richard Smallwood, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Walter Hawkins, and many others. A versatile musician, Brieze has freelanced with too many local bands and musicians to name, performing in popular venues throughout the Tri-State area. She is also a music instructor, and is active in the music community as a volunteer in after-school and summer music programs.

Currently, Brieze Thompson is the founder, vocalist, and keyboardist for “Badd Kitti”. Deeply inspired by Philly's Jazz, and Neo-Soul scenes, Badd Kitti’s music is derived from the elements of Funk at the root of the Philadelphia Sound. As Badd Kitti, Brieze plays a rhythmic keyboard style, in the tradition of Ol’ Skool 70’s Funk. Doubling on Synth and Keytar, Badd Kitti’s music evokes a classic, psychedelic sound, yet naturally crosses into many musical genres from Neo-Soul, Jazz, and Hip Hop, to House, Afro-Cuban Soul and Reggae. As such, Badd Kitti seeks to uphold not just the musical, but the social-political aspects of Funk. Her performance is both a homage to the rich textures of the modern ‘Black Experience’ - as well as a damn Funky Good Time!

9:45P - Instrument Load-in (Volunteers needed) Thank you!
10:15P- The Jam Begins!

Invite your family and friends!
Friday, April 21 | 10p-2am | $FREE.99
ALL are welcome to plug into the jam.
No Cover. No Sign-up. No Pressure.

Dahlak Paradise
4708 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, Pa

April 21, 2017 8:00-10:00PM Friday Funk with Dr. B's Groove at Gojjo

Come and get your next dose of pocket with Dr. B's Groove at Gojjo in West Philadelphia!
Tix: $10
4540 Baltimore Ave,
Philadelphia, PA 19143-3705