Thursday, January 18, 2018

January 24, 2018 Helado Negro at The Foundry at Philly Fillmore

Monday, January 15, 2018

January 21, 2018 7:00-9:00PM Musicians Gathering #24 at Rittenhouse Soundworks

Musicians Gathering #24
Monthly Music to Delight the Soul
Please join us.

Line Up:

Conjunto Philadelphia is a musical ensemble based in the Philadelphia area performing the music of Pre-Revolutionary Cuba. The group's main aspiration is to maintain the authenticity of the music while performing it in a way that pays homage to Cuba's deep and treasured musical history. Genres include Son, Cha-Cha-Chá and Bolero.

Iva Leap
IVA is a project begun by former opera singer Emily Tepe. She is crossover artist turned singersongwriter, and also continues her work as an art-song interpreter. Her work has taken her primarily
to New York, Philadelphia, and Stockholm, Sweden.

Gorgeous Porch
Dawning a keyboard over his bass drum, long time Philadelphian drummer Christopher Wood blends his raw basement drum beats with airy keys and beautiful sunny verb drenched vocals to create a style of lo-fi art pop that is surely his own.

Alexandra Day
Classically trained opera singer and devoted jazz flirt Alexandra Day has combed out her acoustic sound from surprising inspirations. Moodiness to rival the best in the business, combined with spunky genre-bending and throwback images of the bygone characterize her songwriting, realized by sultry, versatile vocal stylings and technically motivated piano accompaniment.

Rittenhouse Soundworks
219 W. Rittenhouse St.
Philadelphia, Pa
Tickets $10 at the door Students with id $5
Free Parking at the lot next door

Sunday, January 14, 2018

January 20, 2018 10:00AM - 3:00PM Drum Like a Lady at The Women's March on Philadelphia 2018

Join Drum Like A Lady at the Women's March on Philadelphia 2018
Saturday, January 20, 2017
10:00am - WE GATHER at Aviator Park/Logan Square
11:00am - WE MARCH from Logan Square to Eakins Oval
(Led by LaTreice V Branson)
12:00 pm - Rally with speakers and performers kicks off

Official website:

Drum Like a Lady is honored to join the Women's March on Philadelphia for the second annual march from Logan Square to Eakins Oval.

Women from all over the Tri-State will gather at Logan Square to join the women of Drum Like A Lady as we lead the procession under the leadership of our founder, LaTreice V Branson, and legendary percussionist, Jan Jeffries. All who wish to join us must arrive at the fountain at Logan Square (facing the Art Museum) no later than 10:00am. Listen for the drums and the rallying whistle!

Join this event page if you're interested in joining the procession and to get updates on specific gathering locations, security updates, maps and more. All are welcome to join us and if your drum line, percussion ensemble or community organization is interested in joining us on this historic day, email us at Let us drum in solidarity, with power, and in love!

Let's bring all the drums, cymbals, tambourines, cowbells, buckets and more! Invite the elders and children alike! Join us as we rejoice to the pulse of the drum! On this day, our issues, our passions, our concerns, our prayers, and our joy will be heard!

Yours truly,
LaTreice V Branson
Founder, Drum Like a Lady

Free registration here

Saturday, January 13, 2018

January 19, 2018 9:00PM-2:00AM Hector Rosado Y Su Orquesta Hache in Bethlehem, PA

Friday January 19th I will be kicking off the start of 2018 by teach my first Salsa class at the Bar With No Name. This will be bi-weekly progressive classes where I come in and teach either Salsa and/or Bachata partner work routines. After, DJ Gaiiko from La Mega Radio station will be playing different types of Latin Music to get us hyped for Hector Rosado's Orchestra.
Help me kick this year off with a new place for us to dance every Friday by coming out and enjoying a night of Latin Music/Dances.

9PM-10PM - level 1 Salsa
10PM -11PM - DJ Gaiiko
11PM - 1AM - Hector Rosado
1AM - 2AM - DJ Gaiiko

Entry fee:
9PM-10PM - 10$
10PM-1:30AM - 15$

The Bar With No Name
300 Gateway Dr, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18017

January 19 & 20, 2018 7:30 & 10:00PM Urban Guerilla Orchestra at Warmdaddy's

Simply put, an extraordinary performance is one that gives people a night to remember. The Urban Guerilla Orchestra will make the perfect edition to our line up by providing Philadelphia’s best musical sound, hands down. The Urban Guerilla Orchestra can do this by having the best musical line up in Philadelphia, featuring musicians who performed with Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Boyz II Men, Alicia Keys, The Roots and countless others. Under the leadership of the music industry veteran Henri McMillian Jr. UGO’s high energy will resonate your night from start to finish by featuring their musically diverse styles that feature sophisticated jazz, Motown classics, R+B, funk, to today’s top hits.

1400 S. Columbus Blvd. @ Reed Street
Philadelphia Pa 19147

Friday, January 12, 2018

January 18, 2018 10:00PM-1:00AM Latin Night at The Lodge at Blue Cross RiverRink

Latin Night at The Lodge presented with AfroTaino Productions and Telemundo 62
Thursday, 1/18/18 (Note that this was rescheduled from 1/4)
Featuring Arturo Stable y su Tumbao, dance duo Michael & Leilani Chirino, and DJ Rahsaan

Tickets $5, Parking $7 (discounted online only)

¡Acompañanos el 18 de enero para Latin Night en Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest!
¡Con música en vivo - la salsa de Arturo Stable y su tumbao directo desde Cuba y música urbana de DJ Rahsaan!
¡Celebra el año nuevo con Telemundo62, Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest, y Afrotaino Productions!
Compra tus boletos en para el obtener descuento de parqueo
¡Te esperamos!

Blue Cross RiverRink
101 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
Tickets: $5 + $1.18 fee

Thursday, January 11, 2018

January 17, 2018 8:00-10:00PM Philadelphia Jazz Project's Sun Ra Tribute at Ardmore Music Hall

Satellites #3

January 17th, 2017 / 8pm
Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra
Continuing the exploration started by our Sun Ra Mixtape Series celebrating the influence of the Philadelphia, visionary musician, philosopher, composer and band leader, Sun Ra, Philadelphia Jazz Project present, Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra. This concert series features 8 performances at some of the region's most important venues including; The Barnes Foundation, Ardmore Music Hall, Johnny Brenda's, The Planetarium of The Franklin Institute and World Cafe Live. Hosted by WRTI radio deejay, J. Michael Harrison.

Bert Harris is a bassist in the Philadelphia World Beat, Blues, and Jazz scene. He is also a founding member of the Eye2Eye Trio: an avant-garde Jazz ensemble, as well as Philly’s best known New Orleans funk, blues, and reggae band, Philly Gumbo. Harris is a founding member of The Willow Trio: A World Rhythms/Jazz ensemble. He also performs with the Melange Jazz Collective, Timi Tanzania and the Dubway Reggae Band, and ska-jazz band, Rock$teady. He also leads his own ensemble the Jazz Planet. Bert Harris has performed with Byard Lancaster, Robert Kenyatta’s La Tumba, Bobby Watson, Khan Jamal, Elliot Levin, Jeannie Brooks and Brenda Smith. To keep up with Bert Harris's musical activities, visit his website at: BertBassie.Com
Philadelphia remains the source of Sun Ra's extensive catalog of music. This concert is one of seven sponsored by the Philadelphia Jazz Project which will present collaborations between musicians, dancers, poets, rappers, and performance artist.

Ardmore Music Hall
23 E. Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, Pa 19003
Tickets:$10 Advance / $15 Day of Show / $20 Reserved

January 17 2018 7:30-9:00PM Minas Quartet at Fellowship Hall

Minas Quartet: Jim Stager (bass, percussion), Orlando Haddad (guitar, vocals, percussion), Patricia King Haddad (piano, vocals, percussion), Tom Cohen (drums)

Coming up Wednesday the Minas Quartet performs a concert of all originals featuring the two compositions by Patricia and Orlando which made the book - "Only the Moon and the Stars" and "Ash Wednesday March".

Fellowship Hall
Ridge Ave. United Methodist Church
7805 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19128
Jan. 17, 2018

Monday, January 8, 2018

January 14, 2018 2:00-4:30PM Conjunto Philadelphia in Concert at Church of St. Alban

PFS January Monthly Concert

**FREE for PFS Members**

***ONLY $15 for Non-members***

About Conjunto

Conjunto Philadelphia is a musical ensemble based in the Philadelphia area. We perform music of Pre-Revolutionary Cuba, including the Son, Cha-Cha-Chá and Bolero. The group's main aspiration is to pay homage to Cuba's deep and treasured musical history as well as infuse a new energy and fresh interpretation into the music. Conjunto Philadelphia has performed at many venues in the Philadelphia area, including: the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Longwood Gardens, Chris’ Jazz Café, World Café Live!, the Exit Zero Jazz Festival, the Philadelphia Center City Jazz Festival and the Penn Museum.

The Church of St Alban
500 Fairthorne Ave., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19128

Sunday, January 7, 2018

January 13, 2018 8:00PM Onda De Beleza Natural at A Seed on Diamond Gallery

The Brazilian trio Onda De Beleza Natural brings their own brand of experimental dance music to Philly,+ guest artist Trap Rabbit & guests.

A Seed on Diamond Gallery
124 Diamond St.
Philadelphia, Pa
$10.(50% off with student I.D.)
18 yrs +

January 13, 2018 8:30PM-12:00AM Antibalas + Worldtown Soundsystem at The Ardmore Music Hall

Saturday, January 13th 2018
at The Ardmore Music Hall

7:30pm Reserved Doors
8pm GA Doors
8:30pm Show
$20 Advance / $25 Day of Show / $32 Reserved

Tickets on sale now:

**Antibalas** Antibalas is a Brooklyn-based 20-piece afrobeat band. Although their music generally follows the musical architecture and language of afrobeat, it incorporates elements of jazz, funk, dub, improvised music, and traditional drumming from Cuba and West Africa.

Worldtown Soundsystem will open. Worldtown Soundsystem is a high-energy 8-piece live house music outfit uniting the spheres of electronic dance music with global rhythms and soul music. Directed by DJ/Producer Ben Arsenal, this energizing ensemble pulls it’s influences from soulful house, techno, afrobeat, Latin rhythms, and classic funk.

Ardmore Music Hall
23 E. Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, Pa

Saturday, January 6, 2018

January 12, 2018 7:00PM Capricorn Rising Fundraiser and All Star Jam

Live Jazz All Nite Long - Food - Fun - Fellowship - Libations - You - Good People from all over the USA
Community Education Center
3500 Lancaster Ave
Philadelphia, Pa
$20 suggested donation

January 12, 2018 7:00-9:00PM Passion, Progress & Pulchritude: An Evening of Poetry & Music

The vocal bliss of Solomon Thorne: Born and raised in Philadelphia, Solomon Thorne grew up in a Gospel and Soul singing family called The Eason Singers. By listening to the creative stylings of his family members and friends, he developed an ear for music and began pursuing different genres of music. Around the age of 14, he started to listen to jazz greats like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Sarah Vaughan. This lead Solomon to the infusion of Jazz and Soul music as one sound. This discovery began Solomon's quest to create a sound that is uniquely his own. Today, he continues to lend his musical abilities to projects that inspire greatness in others.

LYRISPECT is an award-winning lyricist, author, educator and voiceover artist whose work empowers, challenges and inspires through the compelling marriage of multiple art forms! Based in Philadelphia, she is an activist and advocate for girls, women, people of color and marginalized communities.She has performed around the world and with organizations such as BLACK GIRLS ROCK!, Array Now and the NAACP, and has shared stages with Yassin Bey (Mos Def), Saul Willams, Ursula Rucker and others.
LYRISPECT's teaching and performance art are informed by grit, pulchritude, justice, honesty, humor, love, inclusivity and cultural pride. She infuses in all of her work the belief that earnest art with intelligent and thoughtful execution can heal, liberate and transform!Having received classical theater training from Baltimore School for the Arts and a B.A. in Film and African-American Studies from Temple University, LYRISPECT specializes in voiceover, accents, education, performance and event curation.

Just back from Italy, we are honored to have Ms. ALEXANDRIA “BRINAE ALI” BRADLEY

Born in raised in Flint, Michigan is an interdisciplinary artist who believes in using the power of the arts to transform the conditions of the human spirit. When she is not traveling and performing, she is giving back to young people and grass-roots organizing. Currently, Bradley is the assistant artistic director of Tapology, Inc. a youth-based outreach program in Flint, that believes in preserving the art of tap and jazz culture through education and performance. As a teaching artist/facilitator, she has collaborated with After School Activities Partnership, East Park Revitalization Alliance, Philadelphia Clef Club of Performing Arts, Raise It Up! Youth Arts and Awareness, Flint Youth Theatre, Mural Arts of Philadelphia, Young Audiences of New Jersey, Queens College, Long Island University, and was an artist in residence at the Carol Morgan School in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She also traveled with a team of tap dancers to Russia for a tour in 5 cities working with the U.S. Embassy for its cultural exchange program celebrating National Tap Dance Day. She was the assistant dance captain for the Broadway show “Shuffle Along the 1921 Sensation And All That Followed”, STOMP, and was apart of a two-week tour in Italy for a celebration of Ella Fitzgerald’s centennial.

A closer look at one of our performers for the night, WORDZ:
Under the mentorship of an underground North Philly rap group named, Beautiful Black Children aka BBC, WORDZ began his professional recording career in the mid 90s at the age of 15. His first album, 'Mental Replays', was released in 2003, where he gained popularity by selling his music on street corners in downtown Philly.

With the release of 10 albums total currently, WORDZ is featured in numerous showcases and concerts throughout the US and continues to provide listeners with music that is artistically pure and organic. He has shared the stage with Legends such as Black Thought, Sonia Sanchez, Guru and The Floacist and has performed on 106th and Park.

Today, the talented artist is dedicated to putting the art back into HipHop, with dreams of touring internationally. WORDZ continues to Iive his life spreading a message of peace, love and HipHop 'by any means necessary'.

Joining us on Friday night with her amazingly beautiful vocals, 25-year-old singer/songwriter Ms. Noel Scales.

The African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

Free admission, but you must register here

January 12, 2018 8:30PM From Rio: Ava Rocha + Daniel de Jesús + De'Anza

Rio de Janeiro’s Ava Rocha- makes her #Philly debut at The Trocadero, also featuring Daniel de Jesús + De'Anza!
Tickets: $16 - $20

Trocadero - Balcony Stage
1003 Arch St.
Philadelphia, Pa

January 12, 2018 8:00PM Juan DeMarcos and the Afro-Cuban All-Stars at The Merriam Theater

The Afro-Cuban All Stars (ACAS) is a unique orchestra; devoted to promoting the complete story of Cuban music. With each show the orchestra exposes Cuba’s rich musical history interpreting all of its musical genres. Since their inception, many of the Afro Cuban All Stars’ musicians have become international super stars, including the brilliant performers Ruben Gonzalez, Guillermo Rubalcava, and Manuel "The Guajiro" Mirabal.

Merriam Theater
250 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Tickets: $39-$79 + Fees $7.90-$11.90 per ticket

Friday, January 5, 2018

January 11, 2018 10:00PM-2:00AM De Tierra Caliente at TIME

Thursday's forecast says highs in the mid 40's, which is like 70 relative to this frigid blast!

Thaw out with a fusion of Latin, Caribbean and Brazilian rhythms played by De Tierra Caliente. If you don't feel great at our show we'll refund your ticket for full price.

(No cover.)

1315 Sansom St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

January 11, 2018 9:00PM Latin Thursdays at Parx Casino with Combo Melaza

Latin Nights at Parx 360 is one of the best weekly Latin dance events in the Philly area. We have an amazing rotation of DJs, Instructors, Live Bands and Dance Performances. Our friendly staff, multicolor dance floor and state of the arts system creates a fun and friendly for dancers of all levels.

This week at Parx:
9:15 Salsa Lesson with Michael Andino
In the Mixx: DJ Big George
Live Band Combo Melaza
Birthday celebrations and special giveaways

Free Parking~Free Admission~Free Valet Parking
Parx Club 360
2999 Street Road
Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19053

January 11, 2018 7:00-9:30PM Philly Drum Project Welcomes Siros Vaviri

Join us for another Beats, Brews, & Banter event and help us show Swedish drummer Siros Vaziri a great big Philadelphia welcome! The Fire will be the space to meet, share, and hang with other local drummers, learn more about Philly Drum Project's Percussive Collective in Philadelphia, and play some drums. The night will kick off with a presentation by an up-and-coming Swedish drummer, and Meinl Artist, Siros Vaziri (Instagram: @sirosvaziri) and continue with an open stage for drummers to share.

This event is FREE and 21+ only.

Siros Vaziri is a professional freelance drummer from Mariestad, Sweden. At the age of 22, he is an avid content creator, drum instructor, studio session drummer, drum clinician and live band drummer. At the center of his career lies his activity on social media, where he's a highly visible and familiar name to drummers worldwide.

Siros' career in drumming branches out into many different areas. From recording drums for artists all from over the world, playing internationally with legendary Iranian singer Aref Arefkia and playing all over Sweden with the established Tomas Ledin tribute band Just Nu, to teaching students from all around the world over Skype from his own drum studio, Siros has no trouble keeping himself busy. Throughout all of this, he actively works to inspire and motivate other drummers to pursue careers in music via his career mentoring sessions, online videos and drum clinics.

Beats, Brews, & Banter is a free quarterly event that gives local drummers, musicians, and wannabes a chance to network, share ideas, and learn from some of the best drummers in the area.

Philly Drum Project is a percussive collective dedicated to making drumming more accessible by helping drummers in the Philadelphia area share knowledge, beats, and gear. Beats, Brews, & Banter has featured such drummers as Eric Slick (Dr. Dog), Spanky McCurdy (Jill Scott, Lady Gaga), and Fred Berman (Amos Lee). For more information, visit

The Fire
412 W. Girard Ave
Philadelphia, Pa

January 11 - February 18, 2018 6:00PM Beginner Palmas Y Pies Flamenco Lessons at Sound Space

During this 5-week session, students will begin to learn about various flamenco palos (rhythms) and how to express them with palmas (rhythmic hand clapping) and zapateo (percussive footwork). After mastering the proper colocación (posture), students will learn how different parts of the feet are used to make sound; including planta (the ball of the foot), tacón (the heel), golpe (a stomp of the entire foot), and punta (the point of the toe). We will also break down twelve and four beat rhythms using the two types of rhythmic hand-clapping (palmas sordas/palmas altas). Each class will end with Sevillanas, a traditional dance done in pairs that stems from folkloric Spanish dance. When you buy in advance, all five classes are $60.

Sound Space Performing Arts
2511 West Girard Avenue, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Thursday, January 4, 2018

January 10, 2018 Beginning New Sessions of African Drum Classes with Quint Lange

WE ARE THE DRUM is a hand drummingworkshop taught on the West African djembe, (and jun-jun/bell for those interested) for beginning to "advancing" players, starting with the basics as given by Babatunde Olatunji and moving into West African and Afro Caribbean rhythms with the emphasis on pulse, flow and developing the awareness that as drummers, and musicians in general.
African Drum Classes
with Quint Lange
at Ron's
1012 E Southampton Ave
Wyndmoor, PA 19038

(when using a GPS, sometimes Glenside appears. It's all the same)


Beginners: 6:20 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
Wednesday Evenings - January 10, 17, 24, 31
4 class session @ $48.00

Just Beyond Beginners: 7:40 P.M. - 9:10 P.M.
Wednesday Evenings - January 10, 17, 24, 31
4 class session @ $64.00

Advancing: 7:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Thursday Evenings - January 18, 25, February 1
3 class session @ $48.00

TO CONFIRM, please click on this "Sign Up Here" button.
If there are any questions, I can be contacted at or call at 215 233 0777.