Tuesday, March 31, 2015

April 5, 2015 9:00 pm to 3:00 am Gran Encuentro Salsero con Nino Segarra at Club Malibu NJ

Gran Encuentro Salsero on Nino Segarra
Club Malibu NJ
49 Westfield Ave, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07208

April 5, 2015 6:00-9:00 PM African Traditional Dance/Drum Workshop at Temple University

Must have photo ID to enter (does not have to be a Temple student ID)

Sunday, March 29, 2015

April 4, 2015 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM Papo Gely and Band at Rosa Blanca

Join Papo Gely and his band at Rosa Blanca for live Latin music for dancing or just listening!
Rosa Blanca
707 Chestnut St.
Phila, Pa
No cover

April 4, 2015 5:00-6:30 PM Afro-Brazilian Dance Class with Cleonice Fonseca at ASCAB

Saturday 04/04 5-6:30 PM
Philadelphia Ascab Capoeira Mestre Doutor
1213 Race St.
Philadelphia PA

April 4, 2015 9:00 PM JimmyJorge and the Latin Express at Isla Verde Cafe

Join Jimmy Jorge and The Latin Express this Saturday April 4th at Isla Verde ( American & Lehigh) for a night of great Salsa as DJ. Spanky does his thing once again and The Latin Express brings you the best in live Salsa.
Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
Philadelphia Pa

April 4, 2015 2:00 PM Workshop for Kids: "All Around This World - African Dance and Movement with Adwoa Tacheampong"

Interactive Cultural Workshop for Kids
All Around This World: African Dance and Movement with Adwoa Tacheampong
Introducing "All Around This World" - interactive cultural workshops for families and their curious kids, the first Saturday of each month at 2pm!
Adults and children over 2 years: $5. Children 2 years and under are free

International House joins All Around This World, a Philadelphia-based global music and world cultures program for small children, in presenting a monthly series of participatory cultural workshops that will be fun for the whole family. Hosted by All Around This World educators Jay Sand, Emily Bate and Melanie Hsu, each workshop will feature an experienced "culture bearer" from around the world who will invite you and your kids to engage in his or her traditional music or dance; learn samba rhythms or Brazilian capoeria, play a West African djembe or a North African doumbek, chant to tabla "bols." Explore different countries and cultures without having to worry about your toddlers toddling! Each workshop will last approximately 40 minutes and will invite you and even your tiniest kids to sing, dance and clap along. Best for grown-ups and their young kids, infants to 7 years old.
International House
3701 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia PA
Held in the South America Room, 2nd floor

Saturday, March 28, 2015

April 3, 2015 6:00-8:30 PM Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble at the Barnes Foundation

Western harmonies merge with Middle Eastern melodies in the enchanting music of Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble and youth choir. Meaning “the garden” in Arabic, Al-Bustan sows the seeds of cultural exploration that blur the lines between classical and contemporary. Includes a talk on Cézanne Uncovered: Two Sketches Revealed Through Conservation, led by Barbara Buckley, senior director of conservation and chief conservator of paintings.
6–7 pm live music: Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble
7–7:20 pm talk: Cézanne Uncovered
7:30–8:30 pm live music: Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble

Cocktails and light fare available for purchase:
Za'atar spiced lamb kabob
Fava bean hummus

April 3, 2015
6–9 pm
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
$25; members free
Collection admission included.

April 3, 2015 10:00 PM - 1:00 AM Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol Dance Party at Rosa Blanca

Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol at Rosa Blanca

Rosa Blanca
707 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia Pa
No cover!

April 3, 2015 5;00-8:45 PM Turkish Jazz: The Secret Trio at Art After Five at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Turkish Jazz: The Secret Trio
Friday, April 3, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after admission
The Secret Trio defy musical tradition by fusing the sounds of the Middle East, dance beats of the Balkans, elements of jazz, rock, classical, and world music.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia Pa
$20. nonmembers: members free

April 3, 2015 8:00 PM De Tierra Caliente CD Release Party 'Nadie Es Profeta" at The Clubhouse

De Tierra Caliente CD Release Party, plus The Candy Shop Boys, and Papo Buda's Salsa Dura!

Our new CD "Nadie Es Profeta" has been printed and released in Colombia, and on April 3 we're celebrating with a red hot release party at the Clubhouse.

Ryan Tennis will give a short, sweet & warm welcome...

Then enjoy one of NYC's finest Jazz bands The Candy Shop Boys, directed by Bronson's cousin & 4-time ASCAP Award-winner Jesse Elder on piano. These guys are *awesome* NYC jazz veterans, performing an eclectic repertoire of jazz and blues from the 1920's, 30's, and 40's in the tradition of Fats Waller, Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington, as well as unique arrangements of rock classics from the 60's and 70's & some originals.

De Tierra Caliente: Latin, Caribbean and Brazilian rhythms fill the air with bright colors to inspire an irresistible North/South American party. The show that took us through Colombia in February has only gotten tighter.

Papo Buda and his Salsa Dura will keep the fire ablaze with traditional Puerto Rican Salsa and Latin Jazz (things got very spicy at our 2013 CD release).

¡Spread the word!

$20 gets you in, pays for all 3 bands AND gets you a free copy of the CD. Snacks and drinks of all kind are provided.
The clubhouse
1125 S. 13th St.
Philadelphia PA

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

April 1, 2015 April is Jazz Appreciation Month in Philadelphia!

Jazz Lives In Philadelphia
Come celebrate with us the rich jazz history of the City of Brotherly Love during Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month in April 2015. With live performances, art exhibitions, discussion panels, and films showcasing the power of jazz in different shapes and forms, Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month reflects on the jazz heritage of the city, along with the vibrant jazz scene that persists to this day. Creative Philadelphia – the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) is proud to lead the City of Philadelphia in the celebration of Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month. Click here for a complete event schedule.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

March 29, 2015 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Jeramy Cohen and the Latin Jazz All-Stars at Dirty Frank's

Come listen to some smooth Latin jazz and salsa in a warm, casual atmosphere at Dirty Frank's. No cover
Dirty Frank's
347 S. 13th St. (at Pine St.)
Phila, Pa 19107
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the last Sunday of every month

March 29, 2015 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM All Levels Djembe and Doundoun Class Taught by Dr. Djobi from Ivory Coast

Dance Life Studios
4529 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia PA
$25. per person
Advance registration preferred; contact iralinbond@gmail.com or 215-888-4756

March 29, 2015 3:00-5:00 PM Latin Fiesta in Concert at Delaware County Community College

Delaware County Community College
901 S. Media Line Road Media PA 19063
When:Sunday March 29th 2015, 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Admission $10
Philly Fun Guide discount tickets

The Latin Fiesta ensemble has won wide acclaim as a pioneer in the presentation of crossover concerts. The ensemble is led by award winning performers Maria del Pico Taylor, Cuban born pianist and Raymond Taylor, English born violinist. The composition of the group consists of Maria-piano, Raymond Taylor-violin, Vania Taylor-lead vocalist, Cynthia Folio-flute, Fernando Valencia, Tom Lowery, Christian Noguera and Cuco Aponte on Latin percussion, Kevin MacConnell-bass, Liliana Ruiz Davis-Latin/Flamenco dancer. The unorthodox composition of this ensemble lends itself to exciting and versatile programming. Rarely does one hear a crossover concert that shifts from a hot salsa tune to a classical work by Albeniz, and then incorporates a contemporary Latin version of a Baroque Concerto Grosso, or a recent commissioned piece by Oscar Hernandez, Carlos Franzetti, Arturo O'Farrill or Tania Leon, ending with the audience rising out of their seats to join in an Afro-Cuban conga line.

Monday, March 23, 2015

March 28, 2015 10:00 PM Cintron Band at Isla Verde Cafe

Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
Philadelphia PA

March 28, 2015 8:00 PM AfroTaino Productions' Primavera Equinox Party at A Seed on Diamond Gallery

From AfroTaino Productions' "Keeping You in the Loop" newsletter: "Like almost everyone we know on the East Coast, we are ready for the better weather. Spring is around the corner, with longer hours of precious warm sunlight ready to thaw our joints & limbs. Such an event calls for a celebration! We are doing a dance-friendly event to kick off the Spring season, to celebrate the Equinox. In fact, scratch dance-friendly – more like, dance-mandatory. Join us as we get wild to the sound of Very Be Careful, the Los Angeles-based band known for rocking crowds into the late night hours. We are talking about rootsy Vallenato for the mind, body, & soul. LA Times called them “dispensers of irrepressible dance grooves”. Since 1997, the group successfully channels the sound and texture of early Colombian vallenato recordings, and always gets the party rocking. They’ve made fans of musicians & acts like The Kronos Quartet, and even the legendary Joe Strummer of The Clash. Guess what, Philly: it’s your turn. Bring your dancing shoes, your chosen refreshments (BYO/Potluck), and your zest for the Spring."

@ A SEED ON DIAMOND GALLERY (124 Diamond Street) - Philadelphia

March 28, 2015 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM Tamagawa Taiko Drum & Dance Troupe at The Painted Bride Art Center

Thundering Taiko percussion and visually stunning folk movements balance in unison as Tamagawa, a top-ranking thirty-piece troupe from Japan bombards the Bride’s stage for the 7th year. Rooted in ancient Japanese tradition, Tamagawa’s high-energy performances have garnered competitive awards in Japan as well as rave reviews in the states. As part of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, the decorated troupe returns to Philadelphia to deliver another breathtaking performance.
Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
Philadelphia Pa

March 28, 2015 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM Giovana Robinson and her Latin Grooves Band at Rosa Blanca

I will have again a great cast of musicians: Dennis E. Guevara (piano), Marcos Mikey Rivera (bass), Gerlin Tito Caycoya (conga), Pete Gabino (timbales). Stop by for some delicious Latin food, drinks, rhythms and culture!
Rosa Blanca
707 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia PA

March 28, 2015 9:00 PM to Midnight Salsa Social on the Hill with Flaco's Dance Factory

Sunday, March 22, 2015

March 27, 2015 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM Jessee Hernandez and Band at Rosa Blanca

Come dance to live music provided by Jessee Hernandez and his band at Rosa Blanca. No cover!
Rosa Blanca
707 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia PA

March 27, 2015 5:00-8:45 PM Kuni Mikami Jazz Quintet at Art After Five at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Deco Japan
Friday, March 27, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after admission
Celebrate 1920s Japanese art deco with the pre-war stylings of the Kuni Mikami Jazz Quintet and a fashion demonstration by performing artist Masae Satouchi.
Inspired by Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano, on view in Dorrance Galleries through May 10.
Supported by the Japan American Society of Greater Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia PA
$20. nonmembers: members free

March 27, 2015 7:00 PM to Midnight Carnaval en Philly: A Closing Party for "Filadelfia: New Perspectives" at Taller Puertorriqueño

$10 suggested donation

Tropicalismo presents a celebration of Carnaval, hosted and curated by Juanderful (Juan Bustamante) and Gregzinho (Greg Scruggs) in the Roberto P. Hernández Theater. The traditional pre-Lenten celebration of Catholic Europe is now a global phenomenon that is especially strong in Latin America and the Caribbean. As an expression of music, folklore, costume, food, and dance, Carnival represents local culture at its richest. Carnival has also taken root in cities home to immigrant populations who use the event to share their heritage, and Philadelphia is no exception.

Join Tropicalismo, Philly’s leading platform for Afro-Latin-Caribbean culture, as they explore the unique Carnival traditions of the City of Brotherly Love — from Mummers to Carnaval de Puebla to Philly Caribbean Carnival to Brazilian celebrations — with an interactive salon on Carnival culture, visual displays, festive food and refreshments, live dancers, and of course the soundtrack that keeps the Carnival massive partying in the streets.

Featured guests: Edgar Ramirez, San Mateo Carnavalero; Sheila Buchanan, Jesse Engaard, Rabble Rousers NYB; Caribbean American Heritage Foundation of Pennsylvania; Alex Shaw, Alô Brasil; & Los Bomberos de la Calle

With special guests: Jaime Alvarez, Grimaldi Baez, Miguel Antonio Horn, Mark C. Martinez, Michelle Angela Ortiz, José Ortiz Pagán, and Roxana J. Pérez-Méndez

Carnaval en Philly
Taller Puertorriqueño
2557 N. 5th St., Philadelphia, PA

Read this from Al Dia News about the panel discussion that happened here: Mummers and Carnavaleros!

March 27, 2015 7:00 PM Zakir Hussain's "Celtic Connections" at The Painted Bride Art Center

Zakir Hussain, Tabla
Rakesh Chaurasia, Bamboo Flute
Fraser Fifield, Flute/Pipes
Jean-Michel Veillon, Flute
Ganesh Rajagopalan, Violin
Charlie McKerron, Fiddle
Patsy Reid, Fiddle
Tony Byrne, Guitar
John Joe Kelly, Bodhran

World-renowned tabla player Zakir Hussain returns to the Bride with an accomplished Indian and Celtic ensemble, including bansuri flutist Rakesh Chaurasia, violinist Kumaresh Rajagopalan, and bodhran player John Joe Kelly. Fusing melodies from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales with those from Southern India, Hussain creates a rare sonic experience that reveals common threads between two singular musical styles.

$40 Advance / $45 Day of
Members: $28/$31.50

Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
Philadelphia PA

March 27, 2015 10:30 AM and 7:30 PM African Children's Choir at The Annenberg Center

The African Children’s Choir inspires audiences through their unique blend of cultural song and festive dance. Members range from ages seven to 10 and are survivors of the devastation of war, famine and disease. Based in Uganda but representing the promise of all of Africa’s children, the Choir’s radiant and uplifting program features well-loved children’s songs, traditional spirituals and contemporary tunes.
Tickets $20-$60.
Philly Fun Guide discount tickets
For more information on the 10:30 AM Youth Program and to order tickets, contact Edward Epstein at 215.746.7997 or email edwardme@ac.upenn.edu.
The Annenberg Center
3680 Walnut St.
Philadelphia PA

Saturday, March 21, 2015

March 27, 2015 6:00-8:00 PM Friday Night Jazz at Woodmere Art Museum : "The Coasters and The Drifters: Old School Rhythm & Blues"

6:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m. | $22 ($12 members, children under 12: Free) | Wine and refreshments served
Woodmere Art Museum
9201 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Located at Bells Mill Road in Chestnut Hill

March 26, 2015 Start of New Series of African Drumming Classes with Quint Lange


Just Beyond Beginning Players - 5 class session @ $60.00
THURSDAY EVENINGS - March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 2015
6:20PM - 7:30PM

Advancing Players - 5 class session @ $80.00
THURSDAY EVENINGS - March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 2015
7:40PM - 9:10PM

NEW BEGINNERS CLASS - 6 class session @ $96.00
WEDNESDAY EVENINGS - April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3
7:30PM - 9:00PM

Just Beyond Beginning Players - 6 class session @ $72.00
THURSDAY EVENINGS - April 30, May, 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4
6:20PM - 7:30PM

Advancing Players - 6 class session @ $96.00
THURSDAY EVENINGS - April 30, May, 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4
7:40PM - 9:10PM

Location will be at my home:

1012 E Southampton Ave
Wyndmoor, PA 19038
(Glenside if a GPS is used)
on street parking

If you haven't already signed up or if you have any questions, please send an email or call me at
215 233 0777
Ron Kravitz

Friday, March 20, 2015

March 22, 2015 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Ewe Music Class at Temple University

Join World's Ewe African Drum & Dance ensemble for a 3 hour music class practicing our repertoire of music from Ghana, mostly Ewe music. We'll be on the second floor of McGonigle /Pearson Hall. Just follow the sound of the drums. Cost is $10 but FREE for students. Wesley Rast is teaching us.
Ewe Music Class
Temple University
1801 N Broad St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122

March 21, 2015 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Orquesta Lucena at Tierra Colombiana Restaurant

Join Hector Lucena, Cindy Oritz, Jesse Bermudez, and Philly's Latin musicians on Saturday March 21st from 4 to 7pm at Tierra Colombiana for a Fundrasier for the Honorable Nelson A Diaz for mayor of the city of Philadelphia. Lets join hands to elect the first Puerto Rican/Latino mayor of Philadelphia. Come and enjoy some great music from a group of the finest Philly musicians. There is no cover charge, but we certainly want you to come with a donation, whatever you can afford. We want to secure a victory for the Honorable Nelson A Diaz. So remember this: in order for him "To Undertake we must Donate"
So put this date on your calendar and pass the word to your family and friends. We are going to have a good time at this event.

Tierra Colombiana Restaurant
4535 N 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19140
(215) 324-6086
No cover, but bring a donation

March 21, 2015 Elvis Bonilla Y Su Orquesta at Isla Verde Cafe

Salsa con clase solo en @islaverdephilly Live Music by Elvis Bonilla y su orquesta!!! @djrumbero Mixing live, Drink specials!!!
Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
Philadelphia PA

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

March 21, 2015 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM Si Se Logra at Mis Viejos Restaurant

Invitamos a todos los bailadores en general, a gozar con nosotros su Conjunto amigo SI SE LOGRA.....este sabado 21 de marzo a partir de las 9 de la noche ..hasta las 2 de la madrugada...en MIS VIEJOS CLUB RESTAURANT.,,,,ubicado entre las esquinas de LEHIGH Av....y MASCHER St...habra mucha salsa y merengue...ademas estaremos celebrando el 41 aniversario de bodas de nuestro Director ...el Sr. GEORGIE DE LEON..quien estara tirando la casa por la ventana...los esperamos y gracias por su apoyo...DIOS LOS BENDIGA.........Y QUE VIVA LA SALSA!!!!!!!!!!!!
We invite all dancers in general, to enjoy with us, your friends Si Se Logra this Saturday March 21 starting at 9 pm until 2 am ... in Mis Viejos RESTAURANT.,,,, located on the corner of Lehigh Ave and Mascher St. There will be plenty of salsa and merengue ... also be celebrating the 41st anniversary wedding of our Director Mr. GEORGIE DE LEON.
Mis Viejos
151 W. Lehigh Ave.
Philadelphia PA

Monday, March 16, 2015

March 21, 2015 8:00 PM Lebanese Vocalist OUMEIMA EL KHALIL and Puerto Rican Percussionist ROLANDO MORALES-MATOS in Concert with AL-BUSTAN TAKHT ENSEMBLE.

Al-Bustan Music is pleased to begin the 2015 Spring Season with Arab and Latin Music featuring Lebanese vocalist OUMEIMA EL KHALIL and Puerto Rican percussionist ROLANDO MORALES-MATOS in concert with AL-BUSTAN TAKHT ENSEMBLE.
Saturday March 21 8:00pm
Trinity Center for Urban Life
22nd and Spruce Street, Philadelphia
Tickets $15-$25.
Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Rolando Morales-Matos began his musical studies at the prestigious performing-arts high school Escuela Libre de Música. He received his B.F.A. in music from Carnegie Mellon University, his M.A. from Duquesne University, and a Certificate of Professional Studies from Temple University. He is a percussionist and assistant conductor with Disney’s Lion King and performs and records regularly in New York City with various Latin jazz groups and chamber orchestras. He has recorded soundtracks for the films Failure to Launch and The Pink Panther and appears playing onscreen in the Disney movie Enchanted. Rolando is a member of Ron Carter Foursight Jazz Quartet and is an extra percussionist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra. His career has taken him all over the world, from Spain to New Zealand, where he has held principal timpani and percussion positions with state orchestras. He is the recipient of the 2006 Drum Magazine world beat percussionist-of-the-year award. Rolando also teaches at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City, and joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2001.

Oumeima El Khalil is a Lebanese singer who has performed across the world for decades, sharing her passion for music with a diverse fan base. Oumeima began singing at the age of 7, and toured the US with the legendary Marcel Khalife as a teenager. Oumeima continues to collaborate with Marcel Khalife on several of his albums and began her solo career in 1994 with the breakthrough record, “Khallini Ghannilak”. Her songs are written by renowned Arab poets such as Mahmoud Darwish, Badr Shakir El Sayyab, Mohamad El Abdallah. Oumeima is a devoted wife and mother and works with her husband, the musician Hani Siblini, recording and touring the world. She released her 4th solo album, “Zaman”, in spring 2013. Her 5th Album “Matar,”a classical endeavor composed By Abdallah El Masri, recorded with The State Symphony Cappella of Russia (conducted by Valery Polyansky), was released on March 2014.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

March 21, 2015 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM Giovana Robinson and Band at Rosa Blanca

Jose Garces' Rosa Blanca is now a live Latin music venue, as well as a diner/restaurant with delicious Cuban food and drink. This Saturday, come hear singer Giovana Robinson with her band, while you sip the freshest-tasting mojitos in the area. There is some room for dancing if you are unable to sit still, and who could blame you? Joining Giovana will be guitarist Papo Gely, former producer of boy band sensation "Menudo"; Mark Przybylowski (bass), Gerlin Tito Conga Caycoya (conga), Pete Gabino (timbales).
Giovana Robinson's Latin Band Show
Rosa Blanca
707 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia Pa
No cover

March 21, 28, & April 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2015 Intergenerational Drum and Dance Project wtih Jeannine Osayande and Ira Bond at Swarthmore College

March 20 and 21, 2015 7:30 PM and 10:00 PM 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.
Make reservations
1400 S. Columbus Blvd at Reed St.
Philadelphia Pa 19147

Saturday, March 14, 2015

March 20, 2015 7:30 PM LiveConnections Presents: Flutronix and Ryan Matthews at World Cafe Live PHL

Flutronix is Nathalie Joachim and Allison Loggins-Hull, two blazing young flutists who are “redefining the flute and modernizing its sound by hauling it squarely into the world of popular music” (MTV Iggy). Their original urban art pop is best described as “a unique blend of classical music, hip-hop, electronic programming and soulful vocals reminiscent of neo-R&B stars like Erykah Badu” (The Wall Street Journal). Their work as performers, producers and composers has moved them to collaborate with artists and ensembles from different realms and disciplines, including electronic music sensation Dan Deacon, legendary hip-hop producer Ski Beatz, the International Contemporary Ensemble and more.
Flutronix has performed at leading music venues and events, including the Virginia Arts Festival, WNYC’s Greenespace, the Brooklyn Museum and 92Y Tribeca, and produces Flutronix and Friends, a collaborative new music series. Flutronix has been featured in an internationally broadcast ESPN Super Bowl commercial, as well as television segments on Telemundo and The Daily Buzz. The duo is regularly sought after as clinicians and educators and has presented and lectured for The Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, the University of Michigan, the New York Flute Club, the Atlanta Flute Club and other institutions across the country. Their latest album, “2.0,” was recently released on the duo’s label as well as by Village Again Records in Japan. Flutronix is proud to be Burkart flute artists. [Flutronix photo by Erin Patrice O’Brien.

Ryan Matthews received his bachelor’s degree in trombone performance from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where he studied with Nitzan Haroz. He has participated in the Spoleto Festival and Music Academy of the West and participated as finalist in the Frank Smith trombone competition as part of the International Trombone Festival. In 2009, he was a recitalist and faculty member of the Asia Trombone Seminar in Taipei, Taiwan, and soon afterward, toured the U.S. with the Curtis on Tour ensemble. Ryan also has extensive orchestral experience, having performed with the Colorado Symphony, the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, Symphony in C, and the Curtis Symphony Orchestra. Ryan has a great passion for teaching, and works as a teaching artist in the Philadelphia area for the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Salvation Army and LiveConnections, among others, introducing classical music to kids from grades K-8. In addition, Ryan is an award-winning composer/producer and is releasing his first full-length electronic music album with overseas label/distributor Phrench Records.

World Cafe LIve
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia Pa
Tickets $5-$15

Funsavers half price tickets

March 20, 2015 5:00-8:45 PM Takuya Kuroda at Art After Five at Philadelphia Museum of Art

Japanese-born, Brooklyn-based trumpeter Takuya Kuroda is a rising star in the modern jazz-funk scene. Kuroda signed with Blue Note Records in 2013.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia PA
Free after museum admission ($20 nonmember adults) Members free

March 20, 2015 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM Jose Y Sus Amigos at Rosa Blanca

Jose Y Sus Amigos is a Latin music trio which performs regularly at restaurants, bars, cultural and corporate events, and all types of private celebrations. The trio’s extensive repertoire expands across most Latin genres including merengue, salsa, bachata, cumbia, bolero, cha-cha-cha, and others. The trio’s repertoire also includes tunes with English lyrics, but always with a Latin flavor. Some of the more popular tunes in the trio’s repertoire include: Oye Como Va, Sway, Piel Canela, La Dueña del Swin, Tu Eres Ajena, No Le Pegue a La Negra, Quimbara, and Guantanamera.

Jose Y Sus Amigos at Nacional 56 at Rosa Blanca
Rosa Blanca
707 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA

Top quality food and drink at Rosa Blanca!

Friday, March 13, 2015

March 19, 2015 8:00 PM to Midnight "Women in Jazz" Tour at Chris' Jazz Cafe

Chris' Jazz Cafe
Kendrah Butler - piano & vocals
Shamika Byrd - vocals
Jason Fraticelli - bass
Kimpedro Rodriguez - drums

1421 Sansom St.
Philadelphia Pa

March 18, 2015 8:00 PM "Sittin' In" at The Kimmel Center, hosted by Doc Gibbs

Free at the Kimmel
Sittin' In

Hosted by Doc Gibbs

Commonwealth Plaza
Wednesday, March 18 8pm
8pm Doors/DJ | 9pm Live Music

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.

FEATURING: Emcee Ciarra, and resident Turntabilist Matthew Law.

Spread the word, come out, sit in. #whoissittinin @kimmelcenter

Thursday, March 12, 2015

August 30, 2015 7:30 PM Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club at Longwood Gardens (Ticket sales begin March 13, 2015 10 am)

Join us for the "Adios Tour" featuring Omara Portuondo, Eliades Ochoa, Guajiro Mirabal, Barbarito Torres, and Jesus "Aguaje" Ramos.

Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® first hit instant success 18 years ago and became the face of Cuban music for the world. Now they wish to say goodbye with their Adios Tour, incorporating cultural stories and the journeys they faced while serving as Cuban music ambassadors. From the beginning, their passion for the music has remained undimmed—this group of musicians, including vocalist Omara Portuondo, performs with an exuberance that is as vital as ever.
Tickets Reserved Seating: $42–$72
Members: $37–$67

Member Pre-sale begins March 9 at 10:00 am
Public sale begins March 13 at 10:00 am

Tickets sold via Ticket Philadelphia.

Tickets limited. Sell out likely.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

March 15, 2015 12:00-2:00 PM Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol at Reading Terminal Market

Sunday, March 15th, 2014 @ 12:00pm-2:00pm
Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol
dance party and concert

“Reading Terminal Market Concert Series”
at the Reading Terminal Market
51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

March 15, 2015 6:00 PM Giovana Robinson's CD Release Party at World Cafe Live

Giovana left her native country of Panama 15 years ago in pursuit of the opportunity to live an artistic and creative life as a musician. Her music is a reflection of that journey, built upon her Panamanian roots, and blended with influences of Jazz, Afro-Peruvian, Latin Pop, and world music styles that have inspired her while living and performing in the US.
Giovana started her musical journey by performing in the tri-state area as a pianist/vocalist and co-founder of the Latin music group “Rhythms & Roots” as an educator and entertainer. “Rhythms & Roots” allowed her to work with outstanding musicians in the Philadelphia and New York area such as guitarist/arranger Enrique Lopez, bassist Jorge Bringas, percussionist Marvin Diz, Nestor Villar and Francois Zayas.
In 2005 Giovana was selected as a vocalist to perform with the Philadelphia Music Project’s Latin orchestra led by Salsa legend Johnny Pacheco and Cuban composer/pianist Elio Villafranca. Giovana’s recording debut was a song entitled “Prende la Vela”, on Elio Villafranca’s critically acclaimed debut album “Incantations”.
Her debut album “Introducing Giovana”, is a musical diary of sacrifice, growth, and perseverance told through original songs and new arrangements of classics and folkloric music from her homeland of Panama. The CD is produced and arranged by Grammy nominated producer/pianist/ arranger Elio Villafranca who was an integral part of this project from start to finish. Musicians on the recording include: Elio Villafranca (piano), Yunior Terry (bass & violin), Juancho Herrera (guitar), Francois Zayas (drums), Hector Morales (cajón), and Renatto Thoms (percussion).
Giovana sings from a natural place fueled by emotion. She has an ability to connect with her audience making her a fresh voice to listen for in the New Latin Art music arena.

World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia Pa
Tickets: $10.

Monday, March 9, 2015

March 14, 2015 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM Karen Rodriguez Latin Jazz Ensemble at Rosa Blanca

Dance to live music by Karen Rodriguez Latin Jazz Ensemble at Rosa Blanca Cuban Restaurant
Rosa Blanca
707 Chestnut. St.
Philadelphia PA
No cover

March 14, 2015 9:00 PM-2:00 AM Hector Rosado Y Su Orquesta Hache at Isla Verde Cafe

Dance to live Latin music by Hector Rosado Y Su Orquesta Hache
Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
Philadelphia Pa

March 14, 2015 5:00-6:30 PM Afro-Brazilian Dance Workshop with Cleonice Fonseca at Project Capoeira

Afro-brazilian Dance Workshop
Cleonice is a recent arrival to Philadelphia direct from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. She is a former member of the folkloric dance troupe of the SESC SENAC and a master Afro-Brazilian dancer.
Her class includes Dances of the Orixás, Samba de Roda, Samba Reggae and Axé.
Live percussion. $15 fee

Project Capoeira-Ascab Philadelphia and Mestre Doutor
1213 Arch St.
Philadelphia Pa

March 14, 2015 8:00 PM Minas CD Release Party and Concert at World Cafe Live PHL

Announcing the Philadelphia release of
Symphony in Bossa
on Saturday March 14, at World Cafe Live, downstairs. The Minas Sextet is looking forward to performing the entire CD with one of the largest ensembles to ever play World Cafe, including a big band, a string section, a vocal ensemble and guest artists. Tickets are on sale now and include a copy of the CD.

Symphony in Bossa was arranged specially for Minas by Bill Zaccagni. We're dedicating the project to Bill, who passed away in 2007 leaving us this extraordinary gift of music. It took 10 years to complete and was recorded with the prestigious Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, under the direction of Terell Stafford. Strings were assembled and directed by Anthony Pirollo. Guest artists include Larry McKenna, Terell Stafford, John Swana, Tony Salicandro and Steve Tirpak. Rhythm section expertly performed by Adriano Santos, Leonardo Lucini, Zé Maurício, and a cameo by Rob Hyman, of the famous Hooters.

Minas is also thrilled to be joined by the University of Delaware big band, string and vocal ensembles, under the direction of Tom Palmer.
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia PA
Tickets $30 plus fees (includes copy of the CD)

March 14, 2015 8:30 PM-2:00 AM Cintron Latin Band at Atrium Dance Studio