Thursday, May 29, 2014

June 2, 2014 7:00-9:30 PM Philly Drum Project's "Beats, Brews, and Banter" Open Drum Event with John Kimock

It's time again for our twice-annual Open-Drum event, where we get to hear from you, the members! The night will consist of twelve 10-minute drum-centered presentations by musicians of all backgrounds and experience levels and a featured presentation by John Kimock. (Our Griffins, Steve Kimock, etc.) - it's like a TED event for drummers. Some great drummers like Mike Greenfield from Lotus and Ricardo Lagomasino from Deleted Scenes are already scheduled to present as well! Get there early to sign up for one of 6 open spots or just come for the beer and fun hangs.
Beats, Brews, and Banter takes place at RBar at 2222 Walnut St. in Philadelphia (corner of 23rd and Walnut Sts.)
Philly Drum Project is free to join, so come hang out with us this coming Monday night.

May 31, 2014 10;00 PM Disco Party with Funk Brewing at Sancho Pistola's

It's like the Soul Train but with more beer. This Disco Dance Party is put on by Funk Brewing who specialize in funk parties, Pale Ales, being groovy, Farmhouse Ales and Sour Beers so get your first taste of this far out new micro-brewery from Emmaus, PA. Bring your best disco duds and strut your stuff over to Sancho's. I'm a Libra. Do you come here often?
Disco Funk Party
DJ Juanderful and DJ Lil' Dave spin hot wax.

Beers: Brood Farmhouse IPA, Savage Sour Saison, Citrus IPA

Sancho Pistola's
19 W. Girard Ave.
Philadelphia PA 19123

May 30, 2014 7:00 PM Venissa Santi and The Sounds of Cuban American Jazz at West Laurel Hill Cemetery

West Laurel Hill
225 Belmont Ave.
Bala Cynwyd, Pa
Free and open to the public!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

May 30, 2014 8:00 to 11:15 PM (2 sets) Conjunto Philadelphia at Chris' Jazz Cafe

Conjunto Philadelphia

Friday, May 30th, 2014


(2 Sets: 8PM & 10PM)

Followed at 11:30 PM by Soul Sessions with Luke Carlos O'Reilly ($10. cover)

Chris' Jazz Café

1421 Sansom Street

Philadelphia, PA. 19110

Tickets $15. with $10. minimum per person at tables

Please call 215-568-3131 for Reservations.

Monday, May 26, 2014

May 30, 2014 5:00-8:45 PM Eleanor Dubinsky at "Art After Five" at The Philadelphia Museum of Art

World music artist Eleanor Dubinsky was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, but through traveling and living in Europe, Latin and South America, found the voice of her own emotionality in the languages and cultures of other nationalities. The NYC-based chanteuse speaks French, Spanish, Czech, Portuguese and Italian, but her most fluent communication skills are through music.

“I can have empathetic experiences in multiple cultures to create music that moves me and moves other people,” the singer-songwriter explains. “Through my art and music, I want to reach people that don’t get paid attention to—I want to connect people.”

Dubinsky’s music encompasses the sultriness of bossa nova, the longing of soul, the vulnerability of folk, and the earthy sophistication of jazz. The polyglot chanteuse has been favorably compared to Sade, Portishead, Brazilian Girls, and Joni Mitchell. Peter Johnson from KUNC FM 91.5 praised her “silky, sultry voice” and altruistic aspirations. “We were impressed by her sense of mission as an artist, and we couldn’t help swaying to her music!” Mishmash Magazine noted: “When it comes to the sweet tunes of the enchanting Eleanor Dubinsky, moments of love are explored with a sincerity so formidable that there’s a constant battle as to whether you should be seduced by something so achingly personal.” French Culture Guides named her “Best Up and Coming Francophone Singer in NYC.” Her songs have been featured on MTV, Lifetime and Animal Planet, ads for American Express, radio stations throughout Mexico, NPR, and her new song, “Wait For You,” recently won the Sennheiser recording contest at the 2012 ASCAP EXPO.
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Free after museum admission ($20 for nonmembers)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

May 25, 2014 5:00-9:00 PM Cafe Con Pan Band at Cafe Michelangelo


Sunday, May 18, 2014

May 22, 2014 7:30-9:00 PM African Drumming Classes with Quint Lange (7 class session)

Hi Folks ... We invite you to join us for a 7 class session instead of our usual 6. We've added this 7th class because Quint and I will be away the following Thurs. This way there won't be a 2 week lapse.

Reserve your seat now for the next session of ...

African Drumming Classes with Quint Lange

7 classes – May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 3 @ $112.00

Thursday evenings - 7:30 - 9:00pm

1012 E Southampton Ave

Wyndmoor, PA 19038 (Glenside if you use a GPS)

Beginning and experienced drummers are welcome!

If you are a beginner, Quint offers a 6:30pm - 7:25pm technique session, which will cover

drum language/basic tones, hand positioning on the drum, relaxing and having fun while playing.

There is no extra fee for this 1st beginner session. Upon request it will be offered again at $10/per.

If you'll need a djembe to play during class, please include that in your reply.

Some will be available, as well as for purchase.

To sign up ...

Contact ... ron@musicinthemoment.comn or 215 233 0777

Saturday, May 17, 2014

May 18, 2014 Noon to 9:30 PM Daylong "Jazz It Up" Festival at 7165 Lounge to Benefit Homeless Families

The Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network will be holding its second annual 'Jazz it Up' event on Sunday.

The daylong jazz festival at the 7165 Lounge in Mt. Airy will benefit the expansion of affordable housing options for low-income families in Philadelphia.

The event will kick off with a jazz brunch from noon to 3 p.m., followed by an afternoon jazz party and buffet. The day will close out with an "old-school dance party" from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. featuring DJ Mike Hurt.

"We felt that music could bring people in the community of varied backgrounds together for a good cause," said Justin Fink, who is producing the event. "The event also reflects the kaleidoscopic diversity of Philly's vibrant jazz community, and the generosity and philanthropic spirit of the musicians, most of whom are donating their time and talents."

The festival will feature a range of jazz styles including "Philly-style" hot brass from the New Sound Brass Band; soul from the Michael Beckham Quartet; Latin jazz from Pablo Batista's Mambo Jazz Express; Jewish jazz from The Fabulous Spielkehs and much more.
Proceeds from the event will support emergency services — including food, clothing and shelter — for homeless families in Philadelphia as well as helping to connect those ready to move from shelter to independent, family-friendly, affordable housing options in safe neighborhoods.

"The payoff is housing safety and security for children and families that can be sustained over time," said Fink.

Tickets are available by calling (215) 247-4663 ext. 102 or by visiting

Friday, May 16, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 All Day: DrumPhil: A One-Day Drumset Workshop for High School Students

In 2013, Philly Drum Project brought 12 high school drummers to The University of the Arts in center city to learn from some of the best drummers and educators in Philadelphia, collaborate on a drum-based piece of music, and perform their pieces for the community. Thanks to the financial support of Philly Drum Project members, the program fee for DrumPhil was just $20, ensuring that students of all backgrounds had an equal opportunity to participate.
Please join us in our second year as we raise the funds to bring area youth and top-notch drum instructors together for an amazing educational opportunity. We can only provide this program with your support!
Students apply here

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

May 17, 2014 7:00 PM The Painted Bride Art Center 45th Anniversary Celebration with Urban Guerilla Orchestra at Material Culture

Our 45th Anniversary Celebration is just around the corner! Urban Guerilla Orchestra will be providing the tunes for you to dance the night away at the party of the year. But it wouldn't be a Bride celebration without some performances! The entertainment for the night:

*Welcoming musical selections from the Universal Brass Band
*Dance performances from Tania Isaac and DanceLife Entertainment
*Dance instruction led by Maestro Flaco (salsa) and Ardie Stuart Brown (line-dancing)

May 17, 2014 Foto Rodriguez Y Su Orquesta "La Unica" at Club Praga

JKR Productions presenta
"Rumba para el Bailador con Foto Rodriguez y su Orquesta "La Unica"
Mayo 17 @ Club Praga "El punto G de los rumberos en Philadelphia"
3940 N. G Street Philadelphia,PA. 19140 (215) 426-5547
$15 adelantado $20 en la puerta $30 VIP (Limitado)
2 Botellas de guaro 80.oo y/o 2 botellas de Whisky 150.oo antes de 10:30pm
Info, reservas and tkts delivery (267)232-8832 (267)974-8762 (908)468-78543

May 17, 2014 6:30 PM Dendê & Band at International House's "Colors of Brazil"

53rd Global Gala: Colors of Brazil
For more than 50 years, International House Philadelphia has held a Global Gala, during which a different country or region of the world is celebrated. Last year, we travelled to the Eurasian country of Armenia, a nation rich in cultural heritage and tradition, as well as a contemporary culture that includes riotous fun music, beautiful artwork, and inspired cuisine.

International House Philadelphia’s 53rd Global Gala: Colors of Brazil is channeling the rhythm of Carnaval for its main event on May 17th, and there is no better time to celebrate this amazing country! In the past year alone, Philadelphia took part in a Brazilian trade mission, which successfully brought new Brazilian business to our region while introducing Brazil to our historic city of Brotherly Love. With a direct flight from Philadelphia to Brazil on US Airways starting this year, its not a moment too soon as Brazil will host the World Cup this summer, and in two short years, the Summer Olympics. Brazil has long been the jewel of South America, and now it is opening itself up to the rest of the world.

Please join the IHP Board of Trustees, Community, Business, Civic, Government Leaders, and other Distinguished Guests for a festive cocktail hour, black-tie dinner, silent auction, entertainment, and dancing.

Cocktails & Silent Auction 6:30 pm
Formal Dinner 7:30 pm
Entertainment, Live Music & Dancing 8:45 pm
We'll be dancing the night away to the Afro-Brazilian party grooves of Dendê & Band!
Dendê is a percussionist, singer, composer, bandleader, teacher, and multi-instrumentalist. He’s been a professional musician since the age of 14, when he appeared in the frontline of Timbalada, Carlinhos Brown’s superstar percussion ensemble. Since 2001, he’s been splitting his time between New York and Bahia, and has played with Mongo Santamaria, Giovanni Hidalgo, Zakir Hussain, David Byrne, and Vinicius Cantuária. His own bands include the folkloric music and dance troupe Ologundê, the acoustic Samba de Três, and Arrastão do Dendê, a traditional Afro bloco (samba party band), but it’s as leader and principal songwriter of his flagship band that Dendê has made his greatest impact.

The band, formerly called Hãhãhães, has been packing clubs and festivals throughout the US and internationally for the past five years most. The have been presented most notably by Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, the World Music Institute, the Cedar Cultural Center, the Old Town School for Folk Music, Joe’s Pub, World Café Live and Johnny D’s among many others. They have been featured at festivals such as the Marquette Waterfront Festival in Madison, WI; the Lake Eden Arts Festival in North Carolina; the Kalalu Festival in Saint Lucia.

Monday, May 12, 2014

May 16, 2014 9:00 PM Bronson Tennis and De Tierra Caliente at Isla Verde Cafe

On Friday, May 16, De Tierra Caliente will spice up your weekend with Latin party music at Isla Verde, an iconic Puerto Rican Salsa spot in North Philly. Before the show we'll host a dance class, teaching very basic Salsa and Merengue.
Isla Verde is one of our favorite spots, and their Puerto Rican/Caribbean menu is KILLER. Plus $3 Coronas and $2 lager/Corona Lite Drafts go a long way loosening up your hips.

Come early, take the class, eat, dance, listen and meet beautiful people. Our dream is for different kinds of people to come together at this show.

$5 cover INCLUDES the dance class. ¡¡SABROSO!!
Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
Philadelphia Pa

Sunday, May 11, 2014

May 15, 2014 7:00-8:30 PM Jazz at Hawthorne Park with Edgardo Cintron Quartet

May 15, 2014 8:00 PM Free at The Kimmel Center: Works in Progress with Pablo Batista

Free at the Kimmel
Jazz Residency Artist
Pablo Batista
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SEI Innovation Studio

Thursday, May 15 8pm
THIS EVENT IS FREE! Advanced tickets required.

Join our Jazz Residency artists for the opportunity to experience a work in progress! After months of workshops and preparation, each artist will present an intimate session, showcasing their unfinished collaborative projects in SEI Innovation Studio. Through these works in progress, audiences will have an opportunity to experience the reality and rawness of the creative process.

Collaborating Artists: Pablo Batista and the Mambo Syndicate, and Dennis Guevara (Pianist & Music Arranger)

About the Project: In collaboration with Dennis Guevara—pianist and arranger for Pablo Batista and the Mambo Syndicate—our concept is to fuse 3 genres of music: the ancient Bata rhythms of the Yoruba, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and jazz.
About Pablo Batista: Pablo Batista has performed, recorded and toured internationally for nearly 30 years with some of the biggest stars in rhythm and blues, jazz, Latin, pop and gospel. In 1991, while teaching at AMLA between tours, Pablo received his first grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. This enabled him to do folkloric research in Cuba under sponsorship of the Philadelphia Folklore Project. He went on to receive this award four times, and continued travel to Cuba to study under the masters Pello 'el Afrokan,' Roberto Vizcaino, Miguel 'Anga' Diaz and others. In 2000, Pablo was the recipient of the prestigious Pew Fellowship in Folk Arts. This enabled him to deepen his knowledge of the Afro-Cuban tradition at the source. Pablo Batista continues to study, practice, record, tour and teach. In 2010, after several previous tours and Grammy-winning recordings with soul mega-star Alicia Keys, he was back on the road with her "Elements of Freedom Tour." This culminated in a performance at the World Cup ceremonies in South Africa before an estimated combined live and broadcast audience of over one billion people. 2011 found him working on a new, innovative series of compositions and arrangements that seek to integrate African Yoruba elements into the more accessible musical styles with which he is so familiar, and so proficient. In this way, Pablo Batista hopes to make the tradition more widely accessible to new audiences of varied ethnic backgrounds and musical tastes, and to show how deeply the "Latin tinge" continues to inform and animate American popular music.

May 15, 2014 6:45 to 8:00 PM Brazilian Samba Dance Class with Angelica Cassimiro at ASCAP

Come learn Brazilian Samba Dancing with Alo Brazil's and Phillybloco dancer ANGELICA CASSIMIRO.
A brazilian native-Angelica has been dancing and teaching professionally for over 10 years. Most recently Angelica has completed her 3rd contract as a mainstage dancer and shipwide dance captain for Disney Cruiselines. Angelica holds a BFA in dance education from the University of the Arts and is skilled in classical ballet, modern, jazz and brazilian dance just to name a few.

Her classes are fun for all ages and levels from beginner to the most advanced. There is always something to learn.

Take is as a fun workout or simply for the joy of dancing!

*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 VAMOS SAMBAR / 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.

Any questions please do not hesitate to contact:
973 220 7784
Project Capoeira- Ascab Philadelphia and Mestre Doutor.
1213 Race Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
$15. cash only

Saturday, May 10, 2014

May 14, 2014 8:00 PM Pablo Batista and The Mambo Syndicate at The Kimmel Center "Sittin' In"

Free at the Kimmel
Sittin' In
Hosted by Mambo Syndicate

Commonwealth Plaza
Wednesday, May 14 8pm
8pm Doors/DJ | 9pm Live Music

Mambo Syndicate is THE elite squad of Salseros in the Tri-state area featuring percussion legend PABLO BATISTA on conga.

It's a jam session, it's a dance party, it's a live show — and it always features the hottest talent on the scene! Sittin' In is the free, monthly jam session at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Blending edgy horns, choice vinyl, cutting edge MC's and soaring vocalists, each session is unique, led by a stellar lineup of guest hosts and their band of choice. The likes of James Poyser, DJ Rich Medina, Jeff Bradshaw and many more take the stage as the bar serves up specialty cocktails from Iron Chef Jose Garces. Don't miss the most innovative late night in Philadelphia!

Featuring resident Turntabilist, Matthew Law a.k.a DJ Phsh and our MC (that's Mistress of Ceremonies), the incomparable Laiya St. Clair. Laiya graces the airwaves on HOT 107.9 as co-host of the Philly Morning Show.

Spread the word, come out, sit in.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

May 11, 2014 12:30-2:00 PM Special Outdoor Performance Class of Unidos da Filadelfia in Mount Airy

Unidos da Filadelfia , Philly's Brazilian percussion ensemble, will hold its Sunday class at the regular time and place, except that we will be playing outdoors. If you have ever wondered what Brazilian carnaval sounds like, come listen, dance, or even participate while we hold class outdoors on a spring day.
Where: MaMa Moving Arts Mt. Airy
6819 Greene St. (corner of Greene St. and Carpenter
Class cost: $15. (listening and dancing are free)
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

May 11, 2014 12:00 Noon Mother's Day Brunch with Minas at World Cafe Live PHL

"Whether you've heard Minas or not, you're in for a treat. Mother's Day Brunch with Minas, going on its fifth consecutive year, is a great way to spend the afternoon and honor the Mom of your choice. Our chef's special brunch menu, a full bar, a variety of coffee and teas along with the music of Minas, will surely make this an event not to be missed. Orlando and Patricia will enchant you with classic Bossa Novas, Brazilian Jazz and originals from their CDs. This event sells out, so make your reservations early".
Tickets $15.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

May 10, 2014 8:00 PM Ozomatli with PhillyBloco at TLA

From Michael Stevens of PhillyBloco: "Ozomatli is a Grammy winning group based in Los Angeles that has been touring both the U.S. and internationally for the past 20 years. Their music has been described as "Latin/Funk/Hip Hop and everything in between." Their performances are extremely high energy and incredibly fun. We in PhillyBloco are HUGE fans and it is a great honor to be opening for them.

This show is a MUST SEE for any PhillyBloco fan."

Date: May 10th

Venue: TLA (Theater of the Living Arts) on South Street.

Doors at 7pm / PhillyBloco at 8pm / Ozomatli at 9:30pm

Tickets: $22/$32
($22 if bought from a Bloco band member, or $32 online)

For more info on the show or to purchase tickets online, click HERE.

And check out Ozomatli's website HERE.

Monday, May 5, 2014

May 9, 2014 6:00 PM Free at The Kimmel Center: Works in Progress with Bobby Zankel

Free at the Kimmel
Jazz Residency Artist
Bobby Zankel
Works in Progress
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SEI Innovation Studio

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THIS EVENT IS FREE! Advanced tickets required. Use the buy button above.

Be a part of the creative process! Join our Jazz Residency artists for an interactive public workshop designed to incorporate YOUR creativity and input as each project, selected by an incredible panel of jazz experts from across the nation, continues to expand and develop from their original concepts to complete new works.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

May 5, 2014 5:00-9:00 PM Edgardo Cintron Band at Sugar House Casino

The Cintron Band
Sugar House Casino
1001 N. Delaware Ave.
Philadelphia PA

No cover charge

May 5, 2014 7:00-9:00 PM Philly Drum Project "Beats, Brews, and Banter" with guest Dan Monaghan

Beats, Brews, and Banter
2222 Walnut St. (corner of 23rd and Walnut)
Philadelphia Pa
Free and open to all drummers and lovers of percussion
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We continue our FREE monthly series this Monday with a special guest who taught at last year's DrumPhil summer program, Dan Monaghan! Dan is a brushmaster, snare drum connoisseur, and adjunct instructor of jazz studies at Temple University. After studying classical percussion for eight years he went on to earn a Bachelors of Music in jazz studies from Temple. Since then he has performed with some of the top names in jazz, including Eric Alexander, Peter Bernstein, Joe Magnarelli, and Randy Brecker. In addition, he has recorded with artists such as Jimmy Bruno, Elio Villafranca, Joanna Pascale, Larry McKenna, Tom Tallitsch, Meg Clifton, and Mike Kennedy. He is also a frequent clinician at schools, colleges and festivals.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

May 5, 2014 5:00-6:00 PM Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol at Hotel Monaco

Monday, May 5, 2014
Hotel Monaco Philadelphia - A Kimpton Hotel
433 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol
performing for the "Cinco de Mayo Celebration"
at "Hotel Monaco"
in the lobby from
5:00pm - 6:00pm