Tuesday, August 27, 2013

August 31, 2013 9:00 PM Tierra Caliente (Bronson Tennis' band) and Evan Cory Levine at Abyssinia West Philly

Tierra Caliente & Evan Cory Levine shake it up!
Saturday night, August 31st, 9pm
Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant, 229 S. 45th St.
From Bronson Tennis:
I'm pleased to announce the name of my band: Tierra Caliente. For decoding help, see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrFxl91nrvE Our lineup is: Chad Brown on drums, Shawn Hennessey on percrushin', Jaron Olevsky on bass, Gray Tennis on backup vox/dance, and me on guitar and sangin.' We'll play Salsa, Merengue, Reggae, Country, Samba, Bossa Nova and other delicious rhythms one might learn in the South America.

Anyway, Evan Cory Levine is one of my favorite local acts, and he'll open the night with a killer performance of old-school music, class and style. Seriously, he rules. (http://evanlevine.bandcamp.com/).

Abyssinia has wonderful Ethiopian food if you wanna get in on some of that first.

Bring dancing shoes, spicy hips and an open heart for a spirited night of sabor, dance, y mucho bromance.

August 30, 2013 8:00-11:15PM Conjunto Philadelphia at Chris' Jazz Cafe

Conjunto Philadelphia
Chris' Jazz Café
1421 Sansom St.
Philadelphia Pa
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, Bolero, and Danzón.

Monday, August 26, 2013

August 30, 2013 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM Cafe Con Pan with DJ Tony at Michael Angelo's Cafe

Café Con Pan with DJ Tony at Michael Angelo's Cafe
Michael Angelo's Cafe 11901 BUSTLETON AVE, Phila


Dj Toby will also be there spinning what you wish to hear and dance to between Cafe Con Pan's sets - as always I do take request. Feel free to reply with a request.

The place is located on Bustleton Ave between Red Lion and Byberry Roads.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

August 24, 2013 7:30 PM Kùlú Mèlé at Longwood Gardens

Saturday, August 24, 2013
7:30 pm
Open Air Theatre

This performance is weather permitting.

After the performance, enjoy an Illuminated Fountain Show at 9:15 pm.

Tickets Founded by Baba Robert Crowder and inspired by the voices of Africa, the company is known for infusing African dance with urban American flair. For more than 40 years, Kùlú Mèlé has been a vital driving force behind the African cultural renaissance in Philadelphia. It is one of the City’s oldest and most well regarded dance companies. Its repertoire draws upon the music and movement forms of Brazil, Haiti, Cuba, Nigeria, Guinea, Ghana, and the Senegambia region, as well as African-American vernacular traditions. Adults $18
Seniors (ages 62+) $15
Students (ages 5–18, or any age with valid student ID) $8
Children age 4 & under Free

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

August 24, 2013 12:00-7:00 PM Fiesta on 5th

August 23, 2013 6:00-8:00 PM Gina Chavez at The Barnes Foundation

Gina Chavez

From Afro Taino Productions:
"Plucking her custom-built charango, Gina Chavez sets the mood for lyrical scenery, but it's the folkloric "Embrujo" of her voice that sears the memory. With a vocal punch strong enough to back The Kills on their 10-year anniversary tour and striking enough to make her one of National Public Radio's eight "New Latin Artists Playing SXSW," Chavez is building toward the Fall 2013 release of her sophomore album, “up.rooted”, produced by Michael Ramos (Patty Griffin, John Mellancamp, The BoDeans, The Rembrandts). Following appearances with Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Grupo Fantasma, and Del Castillo, Chavez was asked to represent the City of Austin on tour twice in Japan as the official Music Ambassador, and was voted The Austin Chronicle's Best Latin Traditional artist of 2012-13. She is back from eight months of mission work in El Salvador and established a college scholarship fund for girls she lived with in a gang-dominated part of San Salvador. Southern Living and Olay named Chavez one of 11 "southern iconic women who have left a beautiful footprint across the South." Join us as Gina Chavez makes her Philadelphia debut as part of the ongoing multicultural programming partnership between AfroTaino Productions & the Barnes Foundation."

August 23, 2013
6–8 pm2025 Benjamin Franklin ParkwayFree with admission. Tickets allowing entry into building, special exhibition and performances in the Court are available on-site the day of visit. $10; free for members

For tickets: 215.278.7200

Saturday, August 17, 2013

August 21, 2013 12:30 to 1:30 PM Free Brownbag Concert with Minas

Wed. Aug 21
12:30 - 1:30 PM

Holy Trinity Church
19th and Walnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(Rittenhouse Square)

FREE Lunchtime Concert
Bring your lunch and take a respite at this beautiful space

Friday, August 16, 2013

August 16, 2013 6:00-8:00 PM Diane Monroe and Tony Miceli at The Barnes Foundation

Diane Monroe and Tony Miceli

Vibraphonist Tony Miceli and violinist Diane Monroe, native Philadelphians, have been playing together since the mid-1980s in countless jazz ensembles, clubs, and concert halls in the US and abroad. Join them for an evening of original and jazz standards.
August 16, 2013
6–8 pm
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Free with admission. Tickets allowing entry into building, special exhibition and performances in the Court are available on-site the day of visit. $10; free for members

Thursday, August 15, 2013

August 15, 2013 Live Connections: A Program that Creates Musical Opportunities for City Students

LiveConnections creates innovative, boundary-crossing music programming and education out of partner venue World Cafe Live. Through live concerts, interactive programs for youth and video technology, LiveConnections commissions artists from different genres to highlight how music crosses cultures and to reimagine the landscape of live music.
In 2008, when Live Connections was formed, World Café Live's David Bradley explained its mission:
"We're looking to figure out how artists can come from their backgrounds and traditions, meet other artists, and by working together - often for the first time - right in front of kids, kind of stimulate this idea of crossing perspectives, of being open to something different from your own experience."

"The real opportunity is to cross boundaries and to break open genres so that young people, who have an immediate affinity for music, can not form silos in their head that 'this instrument belongs here, this musical form belongs there, and I belong in this place and I don't belong there.'"

Live Connections is celebrating its fifth year on October 1, 2013. It has been opening the minds of not only kids, but adults with special needs in those five years. You can help this to continue by donating or buying a ticket to their October 1st anniversary party, Live Connections Fifth.

Monday, August 12, 2013

August 14, 2013 7:00-9:00 PM Leana Song and Doc Gibbs in Free Concert at Rittenhouse Square

PW Concerts in the Park

PW’s Concerts in the Park series returns this August to Rittenhouse Square Park, the heart of Center City Philadelphia, for its triumphant 23rd year showcasing acclaimed and emerging artists on today’s breaking music scene.

This is a FREE event!

AUGUST 14th:
Opening Act: Leana Song
7pm to 7:45pm

Main Act: Doc Gibbs
8pm to 9pm

August 14, 2013 7:30-8:30 PM Johnny Cruz Latin Ensemble at Eakins Oval

As part of the Eakins Oval Pop-Up Park concert series, Johnny Cruz and his Latin Ensemble will play traditional Latin favorites. Concert is free and outdoors; bring a folding chair. Food and beverage trucks will be on hand for refreshments.

August 14, 2013 12 Noon to 1:30 PM AMLA Latin Jazz for ALL! Pop up Concert at 30th St. Station

Join Artistas y Músicos Latino Americanos (AMLA) for a break from your day to experience and watch youth perform the captivating rhythms of Latin Jazz music! Also featuring Performances from other Local Jazz Artists. Enjoy the smooth sounds as you grab a bite to eat!!! Attendance is FREE

Performance made possible with funding from the KNIGHT FOUNDATION, Univerisity City District, and many more!

Friday, August 9, 2013

August 13, 2013 8:00 PM Philly Drum Project "DrumPhil" Student Recital at Terra Hall

Support Music Education in Philadelphia
August 13th is a very exciting day for Philly Drum Project, as we bring together 12 Philly high school students and 10 amazing Philly drum educators for a one day workshop entitled DrumPhil. This is our very first educational program, and we're honored to have such local drummers as George "Spanky" McCurdy (Lady Gaga), Erik Tribbett (Jill Scott), Eric Slick (Dr. Dog), and John Kimock (Steve Kimock, Bernie Worrell) involved to lead individual and private lessons with the students. Ari Hoenig (whom you might have seen play our One-Year Anniversary back in April) and Tommy Campbell (Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins) will be venturing down from New York to teach, as well as instructors from UArts, Temple, and Drexel. We hope you will join us that evening at 8pm for a special student recital featuring all 12 students and a drumset duet by Eric Slick and John Kimock. The event is free and will be held at Terra Hall, 211 S. Broad St. Let's celebrate the accomplishments of these students and encourage them to keep drumming!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

August 10, 2013 10:30 AM Samba Dance Class with Angelica Cassimiro at The Performance Garage


SATURDAY August 10th............
at the Performance Garage in Philadelphia - 1515 Brandywine St., Studio B


******(CASH ONLY PLEASE)******

*The class starts with a 25-minute warm up that exercises basic isolation of the body, following by stretching and strengthening exercises. After the warm up, Angelica introduces the students samba no pé (basic samba step) and passo marcado (simple choreographies) typical of the Rio Carnaval. The whole class happens in the sound of
the upbeat and irresistible Brazilian music. Be ready to sweat!! ;)

Hope to see you soon and SAMBA SAMBA SAMBA!!!

*Come with comfortable clothes and be prepared to be barefoot

****Classes don't happen weekly at the time because this young dance artist is always on the go. However, Samba is so fun that there is always some time to share! Be sure to spread the word and experience these classes while you can.

August 10, 2013 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM "La Nueve" at the New Palladium

August 10, 2013 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM Lenny Seidman's "Rhythm Lab II"

Lenny Seidman's Rhythm Lab:

A Workshop for Drummers of any Tradition

Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 10:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. $20.00

1012 E Southampton Ave - Wyndmoor, PA 19038

To Sign Up - Contact Ron at ron@musicinthemoment.com or 215 233 0777

This workshop is a continuation of Rhythm Lab presented on July 13, 2013.

Lenny Seidman, tabla player/composer and co director of award winning Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra, has developed his teaching approach synthesizing years of tabla studies with the legendary Zakir Hussain, his work with master South Indian violinist Adrian L'Armand, and his 17 year history with Spoken Hand.

Beginning with the “Universe of One”, Lenny will explore with the participants the vast interior world of just one beat as a template for the bigger picture. Initially we will utilize clapping and recitation of the Sanskrit rhythm syllables used in the North and South Indian drumming traditions. We will play them on whatever drum you have with special attention paid to the melodic and dynamic components of rhythm. We will broaden this out to include the use of space, poly rhythms and ensemble playing.
For more information about Lenny, visit the following sites:




Tuesday, August 6, 2013

August 9, 2013 9:00 PM Conjunto Philadelphia at World Cafe Live PHL

World Café Live - Philadelphia - Upstairs
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, Bolero, and Danzón.
Tickets: $12. plus processing fees

August 9, 2013 6:00-8:00 PM TivaTiva Live at the Barnes Foundation

Cello-wielding frontman Daniel de Jesús captivates with his powerful, soaring vocals. His unique ensemble provides a transporting and soul-cleansing experience for lovers of music in any genre.

August 9, 2013
6–8 pm
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Free with admission. Tickets allowing entry into building, special exhibition and performances in the Court are available on-site the day of visit. $10; free for members
For tickets: 215.278.7200

Monday, August 5, 2013

August 8, 2013 8:00 PM Ensemble Novo featuring Tom Moon at World Cafe Live PHL

Ensemble Novo is the brainchild of Tom Moon, the best-selling author and former Philadelphia Inquirer music critic who currently contributes to NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Moon returned to active music-making in 2011 with Moon Hotel Lounge Project’s Into The Ojala. Since that release, he’s performed regularly in Philadelphia with musicians of all ages and backgrounds – Ensemble Novo includes guitarist Ryan McNeely, who graduated from Temple University’s music school in 2012, and percussionist Jim Hamilton, a fixture on the music scene since the 1980s. Inspired by the music of Brazil, the group creates a spacious, welcoming sound.
Ensemble Novo featuring Tom Moon

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia Pa

$10 + Processing Fees

Sunday, August 4, 2013

August 7, 2013 7:00 PM Preservation Alliance presents Contextualizing Jazz in Philadelphia: An Evening of Documentaries

August 7 9:00 AM : All RSVPs have now been filled! A limited number of additional spaces may become available on the evening of the show, first-come first-served basis.
John Coltrane
Sun Ra

FREE screenings! Coltrane’s Philadelphia: A Documentary Film – Premier! This short documentary relates the story of jazz giant John Coltrane and the years he spent in Philadelphia during the 1940s and 1950s. After migrating from his childhood home in North Carolina in 1943, Coltrane spent years honing his craft in the City of Brotherly Love. This short film, featuring interviews with jazz musicians who knew Coltrane when he called Philadelphia home, as well as footage of the City during the time period Coltrane lived here, illuminates the urban context in which the artist moved the music forward. Members of the production team will be available for question and answers at the screening. Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise dir. Robert Mugge, US, 1980, digital, 60 min. This 1980 film documents performances by the Sun Ra Arkestra in Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Baltimore. It features performances on the roof of the International House as well as interviews with Sun Ra and band members in both the University of Pennsylvania’s Museum of Archeology & Anthropology and at the band’s home base in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. - See more at: http://ihousephilly.org/events/preservation-alliance-presents/#sthash.qvHYzXWg.dpuf

Friday, August 2, 2013

August 4, 2013 1:00 to 3:00 PM Mt. Airy Outdoor Community Drum Circle

Video by Brian Rudnick
Mt. Airy's Outdoor Community Drum Circle

(Our Third Season!)

1st Sunday of every month, May-October 2013, 1:00PM-3:00PM

AUGUST 4th is next!

Lovett Library Garden 6945 Germantown Ave Phila Pa

Join Ron Kravitz, Baba Tyrone Davis, Quint Lange, Barry Bell, Joe Machamer and others for an afternoon of outdoor drumming. This is an event for people who love to drum, love dancing to drums or love to listen! Bring a chair, bring a drum, bring a friend, have some FUN! This is a family oriented event. Picnic blankets for lounging a plus...

Sponsored by Elise Rivers of Community Acupuncture of Mt. Airy (CAMA) and Ron Kravitz of MusicintheMoment.

August 4, 2013 1:30 PM Reggae in the Park : Philly's Premiere Summer Reggae Festival

Sunday, 8/4/2013 1:30PM
Beres Hammond
Advance tickets: $59.50, $49.50, $35 (Balcony), $30 (Lawn), $85 (Gold Circle)
Day of Show Tickets: $64.50, $54.50, $40 (Balcony), $35 (Lawn), $90 (Gold Circle)
*Children 12 & under admitted for free with parent (lawn only).
Presented by the Mann, AEG Live, & Jamaican Dave Productions

Doors: 12:30PM

Showtime: 1:30PM

All Ages