Thursday, December 31, 2015

January 6, 2016 New Series Begins of African Drumming Classes with Quint Lange

at the home of Ron Kravitz - 1012 E Southampton Ave Wyndmoor, PA 19038
(Glenside if a GPS is used)
215 233 0777 or

Please reserve now for the Upcoming 2016 Schedule

Beginning Players - $48.00/3 classes
Wednesday evenings - 1/6, 13, 20 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Just Beyond Beginners - $36.00/3 classes
Thursday evenings - 1/7, 14, 21 - 6:20PM - 7:30PM

Advancing Players - $48.00/3 classes
Thursday evenings - 1/7, 14, 21 - 7:40PM - 9:10PM

Please reserve now for the Upcoming 2016 Schedule

Beginning Players - $48.00/3 classes
Wednesday evenings - 1/6, 13, 20 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Just Beyond Beginners - $36.00/3 classes
Thursday evenings - 1/7, 14, 21 - 6:20PM - 7:30PM

Advancing Players - $48.00/3 classes
Thursday evenings - 1/7, 14, 21 - 7:40PM - 9:10PM
Beginning Players - $96.00/6 classes
Wednesday evenings - 1/27, 2/3, 10, 17, 24, 3/2 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Just Beyond Beginners - $72.00/6 classes
Thursday evenings - 1/28, 2/4, 11, 18, 25, 3/3 - 6:20PM - 7:30PM

Advancing Players - $96.00/6 classes
Thursday evenings - 1/28, 2/4, 11, 18, 25, 3/3- 7:40PM - 9:10PM

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

January 5, 2016 7:00-9:00 PM "Beats, Brews, and Banter" Philly Drum Project Open Drum Presentation

It's time for our twice-annual OpenDrum event, where we get to hear from you, the members! The night will consist of about ten 10-minute drum-centered presentations by musicians of all backgrounds and experience levels - it's like a TEDx event for drummers. Get there early to sign up for an open slot or just come for the brews and fun hangs!

This event is 21+
No charge; open to the public

The Raven Lounge
1718 Sansom St.(upstairs)
Philadelphia Pa

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

January 3, 2016 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM The Jam Jawn Featuring Amari Rebel at Dahlak Paradise

The percussive minds of Drum Like a Lady Present...

THE JAM JAWN |Philly's Ultimate Jam Session Series
Featuring Amari Rebel
Host: LaTreice V Branson

Have you ever wanted to jam with your favorite musician? I mean, you've been going to all the shows, and you know all the songs. Would you like to participate in how the artist creates their signature grooves and melodies, transcending genre, developing musical arrangements and lyrics, blending traditional and unconventional soundscapes?
Well, that is the essence of "THE JAM JAWN".

This month, the jam will be led by vocalist and musician, Amari Rebel. This is going to be EPIC!

The Jam Session (starts @ 10pm]
Instrument Load-in @ 9:45pm
Bring your voices, amps, sticks, horns and more...let's create something spectacular!

The jam is FREE & Open to All

Sunday, December 27, 2015

January 2, 2016 8:00 PM Resolution Salsa Party with the Cintron Band at Isla Verde Cafe

Isla Verde Presents
2016 "Resolution Salsa Party"
Saturday Jan 2, 2016
Isla Verde Cafe
Hola mi gente,
Let's bring in the new year w/ a BANG! With LIVE entertainment, great food & great friends. Right down ur resolutions & we'll announce them throughout the night!
LIVE performance by the Cintron Band
Mixing Live, DJ Dro
Hosted by Maria Del Pilar
$5 Ladies
$10 Men
Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
Phila, PA 19133
More info/resrv's: Maria (267) 949-6401
See you on the Dance Floor!!

January 2, 2016 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM De Tierra Caliente at Dahlak Paradise

Join Latin party band De Tierra Caliente at Dahlak Paradise in West Philly the day after New Year's Day, and keep your New Year's celebration going!
Dahlak Paradise
4708 Baltimore Ave.
Philadelphia Pa

Saturday, December 26, 2015

January 1, 2016 Mexican and Puerto Rican Cultures to be represented in the Mummers Parade for the First Time!

This year for the first time in the history of the Mummers Parade, two new Hispanic cultural organizations will be marching in the parade:San Mateo Carnavalero
and Los Bomberos de La Calle!
The 2016 Mummers Parade route and start times were released today. There will be three performance areas: 15th st. and Market St. (Judging Station), Broad St. and Sansom St. and Broad St. and Carpenter St. The parade will end at Broad St. and Washington Ave.
The projected start times for each group at the judging station are listed below the image.
Parade Entry and Start Times:
Philadelphia Division (not judged)

9:00 AM Second2None Drill Team
9:08 AM Carnavale de Puebla en Philadelphia
9:16 AM The Miss Fancy Brigade
9:24 AM Los Bomberos de La Calle

The remainder of the parade schedule can be found here

Friday, December 25, 2015

December 31, 2015 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM New Year's Eve with De Tierra Caliente at Time Restaurant

Amigos, parceros, comadres, compadres, carnales, primos, hermanos, che boludos...

Come spend New Years Eve with us at Time. You know the venue and you know us - come keep it real and dance the night away as we play Caribbean, Latin and Brazilian rhythms in De Tierra Caliente fashion. We have some new originals and covers to showcase, and we'll be joined by a guest trumpet player Tom Levecchia (who frequents Tuesday nights at Time).

See you then!

$10 cover
Time Restaurant
1315 Sansom St.
Philadelphia Pa

December 31, 2015 8:30 PM New Year's Eve with PhillyBloco at Ardmore Music Hall

New Year's Eve with PhillyBloco
PhillyBloco (23 piece Brazilian Funk band)
@ Ardmore Music Hall
December 31, 2015
7:30 PM VIP Doors
8 PM GA Doors
8:30 PM Show
$30 adv / $35 DOS - GA
$80 Open Bar & Dinner;
Table options available for 2, 4 or 8 people
Get tickets:

Thursday, December 24, 2015

December 30, 2015 8:00 and 10:00 PM Conjunto Philadelphia at Chris' Jazz Cafe

Join us for an evening of authentic traditional Cuban music, dancing and fun! We'll warm up your cold December night and bring you to Havana!

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015
8PM-11:15PM (2 sets: 8PM & 10PM)
Chris' Jazz Café
1421 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19110

Ticket Price: $15 (online or at the door)
Reservations can be made by calling 215-568-3131
Parking is available for a fee in various garages nearby (or on the street).

Performing at this show:

Marcell Bellinger
Mike Boone
Andres Cisneros
Frank Gattis
Greg Kettinger
Jeff Torchon

Monday, December 21, 2015

December 28, 2015 5:30-9:00 PM Annual Kwanzaa Celebration with Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble

Dr. Maulana Karenga, Creator of Kwanzaa and the Nguzo Saba
Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble
U.C.C. Little Jazz Giants
Marketplace Vendors
Audenreid High School
3301 Tasker St.
Philadelphia, Pa
Adults $10
Youth 20 yrs and under, and Seniors $5.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

December 20, 2015 8:00 PM Orchestra La 95 at Salsa on the Square

photo by Don Collins
Salsa on the Square
2126 E Lehigh Ave (at Martha St.), Philadelphia, PA 19125
Phone:(215) 291-1214

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

December 20, 2015 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Brunch Mexicano with De Tierra Caliente at Cafe Y Chocolate

Café y Chocolate: A beautiful, delicious gem in South Philly that serves affordable Mexican food that's somewhere between roots and gourmet in a beautiful atmosphere. Their café con chocolate (with cinnamon) is unforgettable.

It's a small place, but the three of us are heating it up for brunch on December 20.

No cover!

Big abrazos from your Abuelo Papo, Tio Steve & Primo Bronson.
Café y Chocolate
2100 S Norwood St ( Between 21st and 22nd), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Monday, December 14, 2015

December 20, 2015 5:00 PM Jazz Vespers with the EDQ 1 Quartet at Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion

Jazz Vespers with the EDQ 1 Quartet:
Joel Bryant, piano
George Overton, guitar
Lee Patterson, electric bass
Ed Dennis, drums

Sunday, December 13, 2015

December 19, 2015 8:30 PM to 2:00 AM Atrium's Christmas Party with Cintron Band Live!

Complimentary Buffet
Atrium Dance Studio
4721 N. Crescent Blvd
Pennsauken, NJ

December 19, 2015 8:00 PM Rez Abbasi's "Invocation" at The Painted Bride Art Center

Guitarist and Composer Rez Abbasi brings his explosive group, Invocation, to Painted Bride for the second time. Joined by alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, pianist Vijay Iyer, bassist Johannes Weidenmüller, drummer Dan Weiss, Abbasi will present new material commissioned by Chamber Music America that further mingles the Qawwali sounds of his Pakistani heritage with contemporary jazz.

“The band that Abbasi has assembled here is ideal, including his South Asian comrades on alto saxophone and piano: Rudresh Mahanthappa and Vijay Iyer, who have been two of the most important jazz musicians in the last decade. Dan Weiss is on drums, bringing a huge backbeat combined with scholarly knowledge of South Asian rhythms, and Johannes Weidenmueller brings wide experience on bass. This band, which has recorded together before, certainly sounds great.” – PopMatters

Invocation is Rez Abbasi (guitar), Rudresh Mahanthappa (saxophone), Vijay Iyer (piano), Johannes Weidenmüller (bass), and Dan Weiss (drums).

The Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
Philadelphia Pa
$25 in advance/$30 day of show
Members: $17.50/$21

Funsavers discount tickets here

Saturday, December 12, 2015

December 18, 2015 5:00-8:45 PM Art After 5 presents: Feliz Navidad - with performances by Pedro Villaseñor, Mariachi Flores, and Ballet Folklórico Yaretzi

Two sets: 5:45 to 6:45 and 7:15 to 8:15
Free with museum admission ($20 for nonmembers; members free)
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130

December 18, 2015 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM Drum Like a Lady at Dahlak Paradise

DRUM LIKE A LADY Jam Session | Dec Edition
"Led by Women, Governed by Percussion"
Friday, Dec 18th @ Dahlak Paradise
4708 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia
10pm-2am | FREE
Jam Session 10pm- Midnight
Host: LaTreice V Branson
Featuring the percussive stylings of Brianna Sig & Dreezy Vasquez
"Sweat" Dance Party 12am-2am
Featuring the most percussive DJ in all the land, DJ Precolumbian!!! w/ All-Female Drum CypHER
...more info available soon!
Spread the word! This is the last Drum Like A Lady of 2015, and we're going hard in the paint.

Friday, December 11, 2015

December 17, 2015 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM Soulful Flo Holiday Party with Marcus Johnson at Warmdaddy's

The Soulful Sounds Series returns to Warmdaddy's on December 17th at 8pm with International Jazz Keyboardist Marcus Johnson. You may purchase tickets at . Marcus has released 16 critically acclaimed Top 20 Billboard Contemporary Jazz CDs, the latest "This Is How I Rock", "Poetically Justified", and "The Phoenix" along with his groundbreaking FLO (For the Love Of) CD Series -- Flo Chill, Flo Standards and Flo Romance -- all charting Top 10 on Billboard simultaneously. In September 2013 Marcus released Eiffel Tower under the name JURIS with Parisian DJ Young Pulse and in 2015 he released a new “Live & Direct” CD/DVD . As an entrepreneur he is also the CEO & Founder of FLO Brands. FLO Brands’ mission is to enhance our customers’ life and make each day a little better one sip and sound at a time. Everything that the company creates is about improving that segment of our consumer’s life, especially when products are combined like music and wine. FLO Brands’ products include FLO CD series, FLO Wine, FLO Fest and more. Get your tickets now to see this legendary artist at and visit
1400 S. Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA
Tickets $20.

Monday, December 7, 2015

December 13, 2015 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM The Jam Jawn at Dahlak Paradise

THE JAM JAWN |Philly's Ultimate Jam Session Series
Featuring Sunny Dee
Host: LaTreice VBranson
w/ special guests Paulette Branson, Bass Man, and more...

Have you ever wanted to jam with your favorite musician? I mean, you've been going to all the shows, and you know all the songs. Would you like to participate in how the artist creates their signature grooves and melodies, transcending genre, developing musical arrangements and lyrics, blending traditional and unconventional soundscapes?
Well, that is the essence of "THE JAM JAWN".

This month, the jam will be led by multitalented percussionist Sunny Dee.
This is going to be EPIC!

The Jam Session (starts @ 10pm]
Instrument Load-in @ 9:45pm
Bring your voices, amps, sticks, horns and more...let's create something spectacular!

The jam is FREE & Open to All

Dahlak Paradise
4708 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19143

Sunday, December 6, 2015

December 12, 2015 8:00 PM Isla Holiday Party with Anthony Colon Y Su Orquesta at Isla Verde Cafe

Isla Verde Cafe Presents
"Isla Holiday Party"
Saturday Dec 12th

Hola mi gente,
'Tis the season to be jolly! join us Saturday Dec 12th for our "Holiday Party" filled with LIVE music, great food & friends!

Performing LIVE, "Anthony Colon" Y Su Orquesta singing all his greates HITS plus Parranda Classics
DJ Miguel Lebron in da mixx

$10 cover

Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
Phila, PA 19133
More Info/Resrv's: Maria (267) 949-6401

December 12, 2015 7:00 to 8:00 PM AMLA Winter Fest

Come listen to the performances of AMLA's students of percussion, piano, guitar, .and voice.
No admission fee
191 W. Hunting Park Ave.
Philadelphia Pa

December 12, 2015 5:30-7:00 PM Afro-Brazilian Percussion Class/Rehearsal for Arrastao do Dende

Join master percussionist Dende on Saturday, December 12th at 5:30pm for the next edition of this introductory class in Afro-Brazilian percussion/rehearsal for Arrastao do Dende for just $10.

Since 2001 Dende has worked with his Arrastao in New York, performing at venues from the Brooklyn Academy of Music to Central Park Summerstage. Now that he is living in Philadelphia he is holding auditions for percussionists of all levels (beginner to advanced) to become members of the group.

Members will learn to play timbal, caixa, surdo, repique, xequere, tamborim, pandeiro and much more with a former member of Timbalada! Dendê will teach you proper technique, exercises, tuning and maintenance, improvisations and soloing, traditional rhythms from candomble and samba de roda as well as the original rhythms and breaks from bands like Timbalada, Ilê Aiyê and Olodum.

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. With Timbalada, Dendê toured all over Brazil, Europe and Asia, appared on various television shows and has performed and recorded with such artists as Marisa Monte, Gilberto Gil, Carlinhos Brown, Ivete Sangalo and Sepultura. Having left Brazil in 2001, Dendê lived in NYC until 2014 and now lives in Philadelphia, performing and recording with his groups Dendê & Band, Arrastão, Ologundê, and Samba de Três. With these groups he has toured all over the US and Europe. In addition to his own work, he has his performed and recorded with artists such as Dance Brazil, Melvin Gibbs, Graham Haynes, Giovanni Hidalgo, Zakir Hussain, David Byrne and Vinicius Cantuária among many others. Register now to reserve your instrument.

Wissahickon Dance Academy
38 E School House Ln, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144

December 12, 2015 6:00 to 10:45 PM Motivos Magazine and Tremendos Dancers Ninth Year Gala with Los Bomberos de la Calle

Motivos Bilingual Magazine & Tremendos Dancers
with Los Bomberos de La Calle
Invite you to
Celebrate Student Achievements at their

Ninth Year Gala

Date: December 12th, 2015
Time: Cocktail Reception— 6:00–7:00 PM
Dinner and Program— 7:15–9:00 PM
Dance Party — 9:15 PM–10:45 PM
Location: St. Ambrose/ Cristo y San Ambrosio
600 West Venango St., Philadelphia, PA 19140

 Youth Dance and Poetry Performances
 Motivational Keynote Speaker
 Youth and Sponsor Recognitions
 Dinner & Dancing

Tickets: $30 per ticket or TWO for $50. Dance party only: $10
Purchase online OR in person from a member of Motivos magazine or Tremendos dancers.

For information on sponsorship and advertising opportunities, please contact:

Jenée Chizick of Motivos magazine
Phone: 267-283-1733 or 215-605-9742; Email:

December 12, 2015 3:00 PM Frosty 3! Cool Holiday Jazz Celebration at Irvine Auditorium

Celebrate the Holidays with the Philadelphia Jazz Project!

....featuring some of Philadelphia's finest Jazz musicians.

Frosty 3! is co-produced and hosted by J. Michael Harrison. Hear him Fridays at 10:00 p.m. on The Bridge, on 90.1FM WRTI.

SATURDAY | December 12th, 2015 | 3:00 p.m.
3401 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA

$10 Adults | $5 Children, Seniors and Students w/ID in Advance
$15 Adults at the door | Still just $5 Children, Seniors and Students w/ID


The FROSTY 3! performers include...

Jeff Scull: Music Director/Guitar

Waverly Alston In the Company of Friends: 

Denise Montana: Singer

Parris Love: Singer

Mary Ellen Desmond: Singer

Julie Charnet: Singer

Paul Jost: Singer

Chris Vance
: Rapper

Kendrah E. Butler
: Piano

Darryl Jackson
: Drums

Nimrod Speaks
: Bass

Sam Reed: Saxophone

Tim Price: Saxophone

Michael Pedicin: Saxophone

Larry McKenna
: Saxophone

Vince Tampio: Trumpet

Christopher Stevens: Trumpet

Connor A. Przybyszewski: Trombone

Join us from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. for refreshments and holiday shopping.

Present a Frosty3! postcard to one of the exclusive Philadelphia Jazz Project vendors, Books & Stuff or The Silk Tent and receive a 10% discount on your purchase.

December 12, 2015 8:00 PM Sweet Honey in the Rock at the Annenberg Center

December 12, 2015 · Zellerbach Theatre
Internationally renowned a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock is known for their stunning vocal prowess rooted in the rich textures of African American legacy. Over the past four decades, the powerhouse group has stayed true to its adventurous and diverse mix of blues, African, jazz, gospel and R&B music. Through soulful harmonies and intricate rhythms, a Sweet Honey performance entertains and inspires.
Saturday, December 12 @ 8 PM · TICKETS

Saturday, December 5, 2015

December 11, 2015 5:30-8:00 PM ¡Parrandas en el Barrio! at Taller Puertorriqueño

Join us for the 16th annual traditional celebration of the holidays, the last parranda to be held in our current location! Our voices join in the spirit of the season, bringing joy, unity and love to friends and warmth to Philadelphia. Bring you instruments and your voice while you support Taller's fundraising efforts. Raffles, memorabilia for sale, and more!

Couples Admission: $50 in advance/$55 at the door
Individual Admission: $25 in advance/$30 at the door
(Admission includes a meal plus one drink (beer or wine) per person.)

Get tickets here:
Taller Puertorriqueño
2557 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19133

December 11, 12, 13, 2015 Philadanco's " Xmas Philes" at the Kimmel Center

Kimmel Center Presents
The Philadelphia Dance Company

Perelman Theater
Friday, December 11 7:30pm buy tickets!
Saturday, December 12 2:30pm buy tickets!
Saturday, December 12 7:30pm buy tickets!
Sunday, December 13 2:30pm buy tickets!

"This company is a Philadelphia treasure for a reason: They slayed." —Philadelphia Weekly

Since its founding in 1970, Philadanco has built a legacy by breaking barriers and building bridges across cultural divides. Across the nation and around the world, the company is celebrated for its innovation, creativity, and fierce preservation of African-American dance traditions. Philly's favorite modern dance company returns to the Kimmel with an exciting holiday program by award winning choreographer Danny Ezralow! X-mas Philes, a variation of the usual Christmas productions, has become a holiday tradition in Philadelphia, bringing a bold, colorful, contemporary dance interpretation to seasonal classics such as 'Silent Night,' 'Jingle All The Way,' 'White Xmas,' and much more!

> Watch a video on YouTube!

Kimmel Center Members enjoy a 10% discount on this event with Promo Code KCMEM1516

*Member discount is not valid on VIP or Premium seating levels.

December 11, 2015 9:00 PM to Midnight "The Gratitude Quartet" at Paris Wine Bar

Join Kimpedro Rodriguez, V. Shayne Frederick, Kendrah Butler, and Bert Harris as they express their gratitude through their music at the Paris Wine Bar.
Paris Wine Bar
2303 Fairmount Ave.
Philadelphia Pa

December 11, 2015 8:00-11:00 PM The All Black Affair with Urban Guerilla Orchestra in Turnersville, NJ

Join us for the All Black Affair on December 11th at The Washington in Turnersville, NJ. Music by The Urban Guerilla Orchestra and DJ Cory DST. Call 856-625-4445 or 856-207-8637 for tickets. Click here to purchase tickets online.

December 11, 2015 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM Take It Away Dance's New Show "Winter Songs"

Winter Songs
A show of new percussive dance and music about life finding a way; about reaching, across a bridge, built by our desire to heal.

Choreography and text by Pamela Hetherington.
Violin/Bass/Cello by Murmuration.
Vocals: Dena Underwood.
Performed by Take It Away Dance.

Two shows: 6 and 8 pm
Space is limited.

$15 in advance, $20 at the door.

The Glass Factory
1517 N Bailey St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Friday, December 4, 2015

December 10, 2015 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM Gerald Veasley's Electric MIngus Project at SOUTH

Gerald Veasley's Electric Mingus Project Promo from Fanwave Media on Vimeo.

Gerald Veasley's Electric Mingus Project
Gerald Veasley re-imagines the music of the legendary bassist and composer Charles Mingus, who has inspired more controversy than perhaps any other in jazz. Mingus' unique approach is ever present in his compositions and has made him a fascination to the generations of jazz musicians that followed.

One such musician is renowned bassist Gerald Veasley. A world-class player and composer himself, Veasley leads the five piece Electric Mingus Project which. The adventurous group revisits Mingus' compositions using both modern electronic and standard instrumentation: John Swana - EVI, Chris Farr - EWI and Saxophones, Tony Miceli - Vibes and Harry "Butch" Reed" - Drums.

When asked to explain the goals of what initially appears to be a tribute project, Veasley responded, "Any musical project should reflect not just how you play, but also how you are as a person. We want this project to be a snapshot of these five musicians and who they are."

By rejecting the idea of a tribute project in this way, the Electric Mingus Project in fact pays the ultimate tribute to the late composer. As Mingus turned back to the blues, Veasley turns back to Mingus for the same purpose: to find a vehicle for sincere personal expression. Charles Mingus wouldn't want it any other way.

Buy the Electric Mingus Project CD on

SOUTH Restaurant
600 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia Pa

December 10, 2015 7:00-8:00 PM The Philadelphia Arab Music Ensemble Fall Concert

Iron Gate Theater
3700 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Join the Philadelphia Arab Music Ensemble for their final concert of the Fall semester, followed by a reception with light fare. The concert is FREE and open to the public.

Led by Hanna Khoury, Kinan Abou-afach, and Hafez Kotain, the Ensemble classes are offered in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania's UPenn Music Department and Greenfield Intercultural Center (GIC).

7:00-8:00 PM: Concert
8:00-8:30 PM: Reception with snacks (sweet and savory)

December 10, 2015 7:00 PM to Midnight Tribute to Foto Rodriguez at Dimension Event Center

Fundraiser to help pay medical expenses for Foto Rodriguez.
Dimension Eent Center
7312 Castor Ave.
Philadelphia PA
Admission $10 plus any additional donation

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

December 8, 2015 8:00-11:30 PM Community Jazz Session at Calabash (every Tuesday)

Tonight we start at 8:30 and will feature:
Richard Hill - Bass
Frank Strauss - Keys
Duck Scott - Drums
Yours Truly- Trumpet and steelpan.
Come thru! Musicians, 1 drink minimum only.
See you!

December 8, 2015 7:00-9:00 PM Philly Drum Project's "Beats, Brews, and Banter" with Michael Stevens at the Raven Lounge

Beats, Brews, & Banter is a free monthly 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. Our guest this month is Mike Stevens, Musical Director of the Philly Brazilian Samba groups, Philly Bloco and Unidos da Filadelfia, who will lead a group workshop on Brazilian Samba histroy and rhythms - no matter what your experience level, come prepared to drum (or just watch..that's cool too) !

Philly Drum Project is a Percussive Collective, founded in 2011, dedicated to making drumming more accessible in the Philadelphia area by helping those in our region share lessons, beats, and gear in an environment where community, creativity, education, and diversity are valued. Beats, Brews, & Banter is held every month and 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 Raven Lounge
1718 Sansom St;
Philadelphia Pa

Monday, November 30, 2015

December 6, 2015 12:00-2:00 PM Samba Drumming Workshop with Guilherme and Gustavo dos Santos Oliveira at the Painted Bride

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: This exciting workshop will feature a contemporary approach to the powerful drumming tradition of Rio samba schools. Participants should bring their own Brazilian drum (surdo, repique, caixa, tamborim). Some instruments will also be provided. Watch a short performance here:


ABOUT THE ARTISTS: Natives of Rio de Janeiro, Guilherme and Gustavo dos Santos Oliveira grew up playing in the highly-regarded samba school Acadêmicos do Salgueiro, where they now serve as Bateria Directors. Both regularly perform and record with artists and bands throughout Brazil, and have been invited to facilitate samba workshops internationally. Their latest project “Dos Santos” is an exploration of mixing Brazilian percussion with electronics, and includes a lab space where they continue their research and offer classes.

SPECIAL GUESTS with SPOKEN HAND PERCUSSION ORCHESTRA (6PM): Following the workshop, Guilherme and Gustavo will perform as guest artists with Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra ( Show begins at 6pm. Tickets: $15 / $10.50 for Painted Bride members.

The Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
Philadelphia, PA

December 6, 2015 6:00 PM Beats Beyond: Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra with Special Guests at The Painted Bride Art Center

Sunday, December 6 | 6PM

Featuring the Philadelphia region’s most skilled and renowned hand drummers, Spoken Hand represents batteries from four singular music cultures: tabla (North Indian), samba drums (Brazilian), djembe (West African), and batá (Afro-Cuban). Over the past 19 years, they have fused these drumming traditions into passionate and impactful sound grounded in both traditional and contemporary drumming practices. This year, Spoken hand turns 20, and they’re bringing it in with a new series: Beats Beyond.
Guests: Josh Lawrence (trumpet), Brent White (trombone), Guilherme and Gustavo Oliveira (samba drummers from Rio), and hip hop dancers Edward Smallwood, Bryant Lee, and Yusef Young.
Spoken Hand was started in 1996 when Painted Bride Art Center commissioned Lenny Seidman and Daryl Kwasi Burgee to investigate the symphonic orchestra qualities inherent in a drumming-only orchestra. Since then, the ensemble has shared the stage with the likes of tabla master Zakir Hussain, hip hop dance legend Rennie Harris, and kora master Yacouba Sissoko, among others. In that same spirit of collaboration, each performance in the Beats Beyond series will feature Spoken Hand and a special guest, creating a rare and exhilarating musical experience.

December 6, 2015 5:00-8:00 PM Urban Guerilla Orchestra at Parx Casino's 360 in Bensalem

Party with UGO at Parx Casino's 360
The very best soul, funk, and R&B band in the tri-state area will be at Parx Casino this Sunday from 5 to 8 pm. End your weekend with such a good feeling that you'll still be smiling on Monday morning!
Parx Casino
2999 Street Road
Bensalem, PA

Sunday, November 29, 2015

December 5, 2015 8:00 PM Papo Vázquez Mighty Pirate Troubadours and Sofia Rei at the Annenberg Center

December 5, 2015 · Zellerbach Theatre
Latin jazz trombonist and Philly native Papo Vázquez teams up with Argentinian-born folk jazz vocalist Sofia Rei in this special double bill. A 2011 NEA Master and 2009 Grammy® Award nominee, Vázquez brings his Mighty Pirates Troubadours for a colorful jazz, Latin and Afro-Caribbean musical attack. Whether singing in Spanish, Portuguese or English, Sofia Rei is known for her powerful voice and inventive mix of South American folklore, jazz, global and electronic sounds.

Annenberg Center
3680 Walnut St.
Philadelphia Pa
Tickets $20-$50
Funsavers discount tickets

Saturday, November 28, 2015

December 4, 2015 9:00 PM Cafe Con Pan Salsa and Latin Jazz Band Concert and Open Jam Session at Dimensions

7312 Castor Ave.
Philadelphia Pa
$7. cover (active musicians free)

December 4, 2015 9:00 PM Caribefunk Duo Show with De Tierra Caliente at The Clubhouse

The Clubhouse
1125 south 13th Street
Philadelphia PA
Funk-cho and Andrés got their tourist visas! And with their December vacation they're traveling around the US.

So come see the marvelous Caribefunk Duo as De Tierra Caliente hosts a Clubhouse show. C-funk opens, DTC closes. Need we say more?

$10 cover...

Some beverages provided...