Sunday, May 31, 2015

June 6, 2015 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM Combo Melaza at Isla Verde Cafe

Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
Philadelphia PA

June 6, 2015 4:30 PM Afro-Brazilian Percussion Class/Rehearsal for Arrastao do Dende!

Saturday, June 6th
Wissahickon Dance Academy
38 East Schoolhouse Lane (Germantown)
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Join master percussionist Dende on Saturday, June 6th at 4:30pm for an introductory class in Afro-Brazilian percussion/rehearsal for Arrastao do Dende.

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.

Email with questions.
Private lessons can also be arranged in person or via Skype. Email for more info.

June 6, 2015 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM Fairmount Avenue Arts and Culture Day

June 6th. 11am -3pm (Rain date Sun. June 7th) Fairmount Avenue between N. 20th & N. 22nd Streets (In front of Eastern State Penitentiary) Free Event! Musicians, artists, and other performers from in and around the Fairmount community take their star turn at the first Fairmount Avenue Arts & Culture Day, celebrating the neighborhood’s abundant talents from a wide range of genres. The event is jam packed with live entertainment, art, craft booths, food and the chance to win prizes from local merchants.

June 6, 2015 5:00-7:00 and 8:00-10:00 PM Cross Rhythms: An Evening of New Tap Works at Gershman Hall

Cross Rhythms

Cross Rhythms is happening on Saturday, June 6. Watch and share! Filmed and edited by Jenn Rose.

Posted by Pamela Hetherington on Friday, May 29, 2015

Elaine C. Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall, 401 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
An evening of new tap and music works.
Featuring choreography by:
Heather Cornell
Pamela Hetherington
Nicole Hockenberry
Jenn Rose

Live accompaniment by:
Adam Faulk
Jim Hamilton
Anwar Marshall
Tim Motzer
Nimrod Speaks &
Dena Underwood

Inspired by the music of George Gershwin, Miles Davis, Gregory Porter, Daniel Johnston, Radiohead, Christian McBride and Jason Moran.

Two shows: 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Fun-Saver discount tickets here
Presented by Take It Away Dance
Partially funded by Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

June 6th and 7th, 2015 Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra at The Painted Bride Art Center

Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra 2015
Jun 6, 2015
Jun 7, 2015
Ticket Info
$25 in advance/$30 day of
Members: $17.50/$21
The Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
Philadelphia Pa

A Perennial favorite not to be missed, Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra returns to the Bride’s stage with its signature global percussive rhythms. Fusing four percussion batteries (North Indian tabla, Afro Cuban bata, Brazilian samba and West African djembe) into one distinct voice, Spoken Hand is Known for its high-energy live performances, delivering a dynamic display filled with progressive human spirit and creative imagination.

June 5, 2015 6:00-9:00 PM Philadelphia Folklore Project's 28th Birthday Bash and Folk Arts and Social Change Awards at the Painted Bride Art Center

The Philadelphia Folklore Project (PFP) will celebrate its 28th year with a Birthday Bash on Friday, June 5, 2015 at the Painted Bride Art Center. As an organization that has been cultivating folk arts and social change since 1987, the annual benefit is an opportunity to celebrate the importance of local communities and cultural traditions that matter.

Honoring people who have drawn on the power of community-based folk arts and cultural traditions to advance social change in our region (and beyond), the 2015 Folk Arts and Social Change Awards recognize how decades of work have built new futures for all of us: creating community well-being, upending racism and injustice, building self-determination, equity and power. This year's awards go to Dorothy Gordon Wilkie & John Wilkie, Artistic and Musical Director of Kùlú Mèlé African Dance & Drum Ensemble and Kormassa Bobo, Liberian dancer.

Dorothy Gordon Wilkie and John Wilkie
Dorothy Wilkie is a dancer, choreographer and teacher, who dw 2specializes in dances of West Africa and the African Diaspora. She has studied in Cuba, Ghana, Guinea and Senegal, and has developed a particularly deep knowledge of African Cuban dance and spiritual practice. As Artistic director of Kùlú Mèlé African Dance Ensemble, she teaches dance to youth in Philadelphia's underserved communities and has recived numerous awards for her work. John Wilkie started playing conga drums in the 1950s. A jwmember of Kùlú Mèlé since the 1970s, John now serves as music director of the ensemble and also performs with Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra. Many of Dorothy’s and John’s former students, dancers and drummers have gone on to found their own companies or perform professionally; many credit Dorothy and John with having inspired them to delve into African-rooted movement and music traditions, connecting those practices with efforts toward social justice. Dorothy served on the Folklore Project’s board for many years; John was a PFP artist-in-residence; and we’ve collaborated with Kùlú Mèlé on numerous community-based programs over the decades.

About the award: Ella Kong Torrey helped PFP to get our first grant. Even more important, she encouraged us to imagine possibilities and to follow dreams which could open new pathways. Founder of the Pew Fellowships in the Arts and many other innovative programs, she valued and embodied generosity of spirit.

Kormassa Bobo
Born into a family known for its skill in dance and music, Kormassa kormassaBobo has been dancing since she was a child with her father’s troupe where she was singled out to join the Liberian National Cultural Troupe. There, Kormassa mastered traditional dances of Liberia’s sixteen ethnic groups. She first came to the US in 1984 with National Troupe, moved to Philadelphia permanently in 1985, and has performed with Liberian dance companies across the continent. A skilled teacher as well as a dynamic performer, Kormassa has dedicated years to training young Liberians who arrived here as refugees. She also took fellow professional Liberian dancers and musicians under her wing, re-connecting them to one another and introducing them to local resources. Kormassa participated in PFP’s “Philly Dance Africa” and school residency programs and our Liberian Culture Camp. She was integral in developing our 2012-2013 Liberian Community Performance Project.

About the award: Channavy Koung was a wonderful young artist in her family's Cambodian music ensemble, dedicated to carrying on valued artistic traditions. She and her family inspired PFP's early work with local Cambodians, and modeled how persistent devotion to cultural practices, over the long haul, can create hope and possibilities.
Join us in celebrating Dottie, John and Kormassa at this year's birthday bash!

June 5, 6 PM- 9 PM
Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street, Philadelphia
Folk Arts and Social Change Awards to local visionaries and artists. Great food, drink and company. Save the date! Become an event sponsor and invest in PFP's future! Call 215.726.1106 for more information. Sponsored by PECO

June 5, July 3, and August 7, 2015 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM The Trestle Inn Presents: Sol, a Night of Samba, Salsa, and Latin Soul

June 5, 2015 6:00-8:00 PM Giovana Robinson and Her Latin Grooves Band at Woodmere Art Museum

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

Giovana and the Latin Grooves Band bring to life the passion and rhythms of Latin music. Built on her Panamanian roots, Giovana’s music is inspired by jazz, Afro-Peruvian, Latin pop, and world music styles. Turn up the heat and enjoy an evening of voice and music fueled by emotions.

June 5 , 2015 6:00-9:00 PM Etienne Charles' "Creole Soul" at the Barnes Foundation

Take a soul-searching journey with Trinidad-born trumpeter Etienne Charles'Creole Soul as we hit a high note with our first African collection catalogue. Includes a short talk about the catalogue and a book signing.

African Art in the Barnes Foundation is the first catalogue of the 123 African objects, most of which originated in French colonies, that Albert C. Barnes acquired between 1921 and 1924. These include significant figural sculpture and masks as well as utilitarian objects. Barnes was one of the first people in the United States to display African objects as art, at a time when they were considered ethnographic specimens. The African collection is central to understanding Barnes’s socially progressive vision for his foundation. His lifelong commitment to the advancement of African Americans and his vision of social justice through education led to his promotion of African art and his early involvement in the Harlem Renaissance.

Etienne Charles has garnered a warm response to his Caribbean roots-informed jazz. Creole Soul, his biggest record so far, promises a career of ebullient and intimate artistry. As befits an artist who excels with such a diversity of musical styles, Charles has performed with a range of musicians, from Roberta Flack, René Marie, and David Rudder to Wynton Marsalis, Johnny Mandel, and the Count Basie Orchestra. The New York Times calls him "one of [jazz's] more ambitious soloists and composers." JazzTimes applauds him as a "daring improviser," and DownBeat celebrates his tone as "melodically captivating" and "rhythmically agile."

6–7 pm live music: Etienne Charles
7–8 pm talk and book signing: African collection and catalogue
7:30–8:30 pm live music: Etienne Charles

Cocktails and light fare available for purchase:
Curry chicken skewer
Mango chutney
Fried plantains

June 5, 2015
6–9 pm
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
$25; members free
Collection admission included.

Book general admission or member tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

June 4, 2015 9:00 PM West Philadelphia Orchestra with Grandchildren at Underground Arts

West Philadelphia Orchestra plays music that is mostly rooted in Eastern European folk music traditions, but we do it with our own voices, Philadelphia voices nourished by our jazz heritage, tinged with punk rock, soul, and cheesesteaks, and blended with the voices of our community.
As a village band, we aim to uplift, inspire, and unify the Philadelphia community by playing music that renders boundaries obsolete and represents excellence.
Tickets $10.
Underground Arts
1200 Callowhill St.
Philadelphia Pa

June 4, 2015 8:00 PM to 12:00 Midnight Live Latin Jazz Every Thursday with Eubie Nieves and Company at Fedora Blues Club

Monday, May 25, 2015

June 2, 2015 7:30-8:30 PM and 8:30-10:00 PM New Rumba Dance Class and Orisha Dance Class Series Every Tuesday with Gilset Mora at Headlong Dance Theater

Beginning Tuesday, June 2nd, Gilset Mora - Master Choreographer & Instructor - is teaching Cuban Rumba classes followed by Orisha dance classes! Come and experience el Sabor! See flyers for details!!

June 1, 2015 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM Philly Drum Project's "Beats, Brews, and Banter" with Open Drum Presentations at Boot and Saddle

Beats, Brews, and Banter
Boot & Saddle
1131 S Broad St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147
This event is 21+
It's time again for Philly Drum Project's twice-annual OpenDrum 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 - 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.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

May 31, 2015 1:00-5:00 PM ArtWell Festival Featuring Unidos da Filadelfia

Unidos da Filadelfia Brazilian percussion ensemble will perform at approximately 4:00 PM.

May 31, 2015 4:00-8:00 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

May 30, 2015 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM Urban Shaman's Culture Vibrations at Dahlak Cafe

Dahlak Café located at 4708 Baltimore Avenue Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19143
Spinning Reggae, Kulture & Afrobeat sounds and a live concert by The Urban Shamans

Afrakan Independence Day/Ma'at Celebration
Fundraiser for Afrakan Independence Day/Ma'at Celebration on Saturday, 2015 August 1st at Malcolm X Park

May 30, 2015 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM El Caribefunk at Rosa Blanca

One more year is coming to our brother and percusionist Yamil Chagüi and the best way to celebrate it is with music.
We wait for everybody at Rosa Blanca this Saturday 30th of May.
El Caribefunk is gonna bring all the energy from the caribe para vacilar el cumpleaños del Chagua y hangiar con toda la gente que quiera altere
Come dance to a celebratory mix of Caribbean and funk music at Rosa Blanca! No cover
707 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia Pa
This was the last night of live music at Rosa Blanca, because the restaurant is closing. It was a great 6-month run!

May 30, 2015 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM Papo Buda Y Salsa Dura at Isla Verde Cafe

Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
Philadelphia PA
small cover charge

May 30, 2015 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM Spring Festival Celebrating Latino Culture at PAFA

Music Presentation by Los Bomberos de la Calle at 2:30 PM

May 30, 2015 Noon to 5:00 PM Re-imagining Maplewood Mall

Germantown, Philadelphia (Maplewood Mall at the corner of Greene and Armat St.)
Re-imagining Maplewood Mall is an outdoor community driven "place making" project that aims to bring much needed love, attention and energy to the long neglected shopping corridor of Maplewood Mall in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, PA.

We will have a performance by the amazing Kulu Mele African Dance and Drum Ensemble.

Musical talent will include:

Jim Dragoni

Bethlehem and Sad Patrick

DreamWolf via awQward Talent

Rhenda Fearrington

Yolanda Wisher & The Quick Fixx

May 29, 2015 5:00-8:45 PM Lee Smith at Art After Five at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Lee Smith
Friday, May 29, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after admission
Legendary bassist Lee Smith leads an all-star group of musicians.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia PA
$20. nonmembers; members free

May 29, 2015 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM Elvis Bonilla Y Su Orquesta at Event Center in Pennsauken, NJ

Event Center and Sports Bar
1444 Rte 73
Pennsauken NJ 08110.

May 29, 2015 5:00-7:00 PM Closing Celebration for "CATCH, the show" at iMPeRFeCT Gallery with GFS World Percussion

Please join us for a celebration of the closing of the Germantown Friends School faculty exhibit "Catch, the show", with a special performance by GFS World Percussion Teacher Shawn Hennessey and members of his acclaimed band Leana Song for a raw and expressive presentation of Orisha Songs, Batá drums, and Guitar. Ancient Afro-Cuban melodies, torrential rhythms, and serene harmonies, tell the stories of nature's wonder.

Featuring: Shakoor Sanders - Cajon, Batå, Congas
Alison Hammond Castro - Batá, Acheré, Dance
Shawn Hennessey- Iyá, Guitar.

The exhibit will stay up through Saturday the 30th.

iMPeRFeCT Gallery
5601 Greene St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144

Saturday, May 23, 2015

May 28, 2015 7:00-8:30 PM Gerald Veasley's Electric Mingus Project at Hawthorne Park

Bassist/educator/entrepreneur/composer Gerald Veasley is one of the busiest, most in demand and versatile players anywhere, having performed with dozens of giants, including Grover Washington, Jr. and Joe Zawinul. Few are better equipped to pay tribute to one of the true jazz legends, b...assist/composer Charles Mingus. Veasley leads the five-piece “Electric Mingus Project,” which performs famed Mingus compositions via modern electronic instruments. But as Veasley says, “Though Mingus wrote or inspires our music and the music on our Electric Mingus Project CD, the feeling, power, and irrepressible soul that bursts from every song belongs to no one but the musicians of our group. Charles Mingus wouldn’t want it any other way. Our music and our recording should reflect not just how you play, but also how you are as a person.”

Jazz Bridge, an award-winning nonprofit dedicated to assisting Greater Philadelphia Metro area jazz and blues musicians and vocalists in times of crisis, sponsors these neighborhood concerts throughout the region to keep the sound of Philadelphia alive.

The Hawthorne Empowerment Coalition is a non-profit community organization with the mission of improving the quality of life for all residents—approximately 3,500-- of the Hawthorne Neighborhood of South Philadelphia. The summer concert series in Hawthorne Park is being presented in collaboration with--and via funding from--Friends of Hawthorne Park, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and the Fairmount Park Conservancy.

Hawthorne Park
12th and Catharine Sts.
Philadelphia, PA

Electric Mingus Project on
Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

May 28, 2015 8:30 PM Chicano Batman at the Trocadero

From Afro-Taino Productions' newsletter "Keeping You in the Loop"
"The band known as Chicano Batman – comprised of members Bardo, Carlos, Eduardo, & Gabriel – are officially rock stars. Say it ain’t so: They took Coachella’s crowd on a magic carpet ride, on a breeze of wah-wah reverb and gurgling organ riffs, leaving rock ‘experts’ like Rolling Stone magazine standing in a pool of their own drool & confusion, purple stains on their faces. Unable to fight it, they proudly claimed Chicano Batman as one of the top 25 things they saw at Coachella. Another example: The boys were recruited to be the official opening act for ex-White Stripes blues/rock trailblazer Jack White, on his tour through the midwest. After churning the slow-cooking pot of traditionalist rock with a different rhythm (and sabor), new audiences couldn’t help but notice, and accept, for better or for worse, that a different perspective of Rock Music exists. It’s colored in samba melodies, with a fluid framework of song structure, morphing from Free Love-era rhythm vamps to Fela-fueled bass thumps. It’s not a headbanger’s ball anymore. Not that there’s anything wrong with headbangers – come one, come all, this land was made for you and me, y’know? But I prefer my Rock hard enough to crack a smile from the hardest chola; this Rock is deep, educated from a library filled with the history of Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson, Jorge & Carlos Santana, and more blue-collar Blues. All the influences are there for purists to approve – but you can’t deny that it tastes different…better. In fact, you LOVE it, and want more. The Bat-signal is in the sky, the cumbia is rockin’ & rollin’, and we’re gonna headbang to this stone groove – the same way the rest of America is doing it when Chicano Batman comes to town. Real talk: To hear a band bridge so many genres into one cohesive groove, traversing musical generations is amazing; to see them enact the fusion live on stage? Well, that is some official Rock Star magic."
Or check Box Office Hours on website

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

May 26, 2015 Ryan Tennis and El Caribefunk Release New Video " The Valley"

The official music video for "The Valley," by Ryan Tennis and El Caribefunk. -

This song was written, recorded, and shot in El Valle de Cauca in Colombia.

Video by El Subsuelo.
Written by Funk-Cho Salas and Ryan Tennis.
Music produced by Ryan Tennis and Tom Spiker.
Engineered by Julio Ramirez (All Music Studios Cali) and Tom Spiker (Undercarriage Studios).

Monday, May 18, 2015

May 23, 2015 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol at Rosa Blanca

Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol Dance Party
at Rosa Blanca Saturday, 5/23/15

FREE, NO COVER!!! Come dance with us!!!
Saturday, May 23, 2015
10:00pm - 1:00am
Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol
Son, Cumbia, Merengue, Bolero, and much more

Rosa Blanca - Philadelphia
707 Chestnut St,
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Band starts at 10:00pm.
Specialty cocktail & food menu available.
We'll see you there!

May 23, 2015 8:30 PM West Philly House Concert with Ryan Tennis and The Clubhouse Band

Ryan Tennis and the Clubhouse Band in concert at 4826 Hazel Ave. in West Philly.
Admission usually $20.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

May 22, 2015 5:00-8:45 PM Rick Lowenberg at Art After Five at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Rick Lowenberg
Friday, May 22, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Free after admission
Guitarist Rick Lowenberg is a veteran of the Philly jazz scene. World-class local musicians join him for unique interpretations of jazz standards.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
$20 nonmembers: members free

May 22, 2015 8:00-10:00 PM Pablo Batista Latin Jazz Ensemble at Venice Island Performing Arts Center

Pablo Batista Latin Jazz Ensemble
Coming May 22, 2015 at 8pm
Pablo Batista - Latin Jazz Ensemble
Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center
7 Lock Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19127

Tickets: $15 in advance / More at the door

The Pablo Batista Latin Jazz Ensemble is a six-piece ensemble which covers both straight ahead and Latin Jazz. The music plays heavily on Afro-Caribbean folklore and world rhythms as well as the clave. The audience will have the pleasure of hearing an ensemble of musicians that are diverse and versatile in several genres. They will incorporate the elements of Jazz; the walking base, improvised solos, or the swing. This performance brings forth the authenticity of Latin Jazz and the emphasis with the clave along with the many rhythms that accompany the clave. Batista’s ensemble will combine 30 years of perfecting both styles of music and combining them to create the fusion of what is known as Latin Jazz.

Message from Pablo:"Please come join me and my latin jazz band this Friday, May 22 at 7:30 for a night of some cool latin jazz. We’re going to kick off the Memorial day weekend with a tribute to some of Philadelphia's finest, as we interpret the music of Lee Morgan, Stanley Clark, Grover Washington Jr., as well as Duke Ellington and Pedro Flores just to name a few. It’s gonna be a great evening I look forward to seeing you all. For discounted ticket information please contact me here before this Friday as tickets are more expensive at the door! Kick off your Memorial day weekend with a bang💥💥💥 Come join us at venice Island!"
The ensemble lineup is: Dennis Guevara(Keyboards), Chico Huff(Bass), Kyrie Shaheed Muhammad(Drums), Tal Shtuhl(Sax & Flute), Nick Lombardelli(trombone), and Pablo Batista (percussion).>

May 22, 2015 8:00 PM El Caribefunk Returns to Philly with a Concert at The Clubhouse!

The Clubhouse
1125 S 13th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ladies and Gentleman, El Caribefunk is back. They'll kick off a great summer in Philly with a big show at the Clubhouse on May 22nd. Do NOT miss it!

As usual, snacks and drinks of all kinds are provided.

$15 at the door pays the band and helps cover costs.

Vamos Pa'lante!

May 22, 2015 8:00 - 11:30 PM Conjunto Philadelphia at Chris' Jazz Cafe

Tickets $15.
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.
Chris' Jazz Cafe
1421 Sansom St.
Philadelphia Pa

Friday, May 15, 2015

May 21, 2015 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM Jimmy Jorge and the Latin Express at Parx Casino

Parx Casino and Telemundo presents Jimmy Jorge and The Latin Express this Thursday night May 21st from 9pm-2am at Club 360 in Parx Casino. Bring your dancing shoes and dance to the sounds of the band that started live Latin music at Parx Casino. There is no cover and plenty of free parking. We'll see you there!
Parx Casino
2999 Street Road
Bensalem, Pa
(888) 588-7279

May 21, 2015 8:00 PM The Sun Ra Arkestra under the Direction of Marshall Allen at Ardmore Music Hall

Thursday May 21, 2015
Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
21 and over
$17 Advance / $22 Day of Show

Thursday, May 14, 2015

May 20, 2015 12:00 Noon to 1:30 PM Timbalona in Concert at Dilworth Park at City Hall

On Wednesday May 20th, come on down to Dilworth Park at Philadelphia’s City Hall for an outdoor 12 NOON show with TIMBALONA, the Argentine/Venezuelan percussion group. They’ve been best described in industry circles as the “Rodrigo & Gabriela of Afro-Latin percussion…if Gabriela was a guy.” They’ve performed with many greats of African, Latin, & Jazz genres, on stages all over the globe. For this FREE lunchtime concert, TIMBALONA will be accompanied by percussionists Ernesto Mariano Medina and Jeffrey Johnson. #sabrosura #philly

Afro-Taino Productions, Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas, and WXPN Radio have partnered together to bring you this concert series.

Monday, May 11, 2015

May 17, 2015 11:00 AM to 10:30 PM Philly Drum Project and University of the Arts present Philly DrumPhest plus Beats, Brews, and Banter!

Featuring Jojo Mayer, Lil John Roberts, Jason Gianni, Pablo Batista, Mark Guiliana, Tre' Lambert, and
Claude Coleman, Jr.
DrumPhest is a great opportunity for those in the Philadelphia region to come together around a passion for drums and education, meet other drummers, and learn from some of the best drummers around. Even more, it is a chance to support a very important initiative in our city; accessible music education.
Philadelphia's Own Drum Clinic Festival and Expo presented by Philly Drum Project and The University of the Arts and supported by Drumtacs (#AssumeControl), Steve Weiss Music, and Modern Drummer Magazine.

Featuring: Jojo Mayer, Lil John Roberts, Mark Guiliana, Pablo Batista, Jason Gianni, an OpenDrum Philly Jam with Tre Lambert and the Ode to Omni house band (Special Session - register on the website), and Beats, Brews, & Banter with Claude Coleman. Plus, the DrumPhest Expo will feature product demos and sales and the DrumPhest Marketplace will allow drummers to buy and sell gear!
10:00am Doors open
11:00am Lil John Roberts
12:30pm DrumPhest Expo
2:15pm - on the Drumtacs Stage - Pablo Batista
2:15pm - in the Chapel - OpenDrum Philly Jam w/ Tre Lambert and Ode to Omni, presented by Steve Weiss Music - sold out.
2:30pm Jason Gianni - Polyrhythms for Drumset
4:30pm DrumPhest Expo
6:00pm Mark Guiliana
7:30pm Jojo Mayer
9:30pm - in the Chapel - Beats, Brews, & Banter with Claude Coleman, Jr., supported by Bosphorus Cymbals and Victory Brewing Company - 21+

During the 12:30PM-2PM and 4:30PM-6PM spots, guests will have the chance to browse the DrumPhest Expo, which will include product sales and demos local and national drum companies, drum shops, and drum gear specialists, a Marketplace for members to buy and sell gear, a Philly's Fastest Drummer competition for prizes, tshirts, DVDs, food, and more. Bring some cash with you!

Door Prizes
Another reason to get there early...We'll be raffling off some killer prizes provided by our sponsors such as Drumtacs, a Steve Weiss Wind Gong, Bucks County and MCD snare drums, Meinl, Sabian, and Bosphorus Cymbals, Modern Drummer subscriptions, a Hansenfutz Training Pedal, DVDs, sticks, heads, shirts, and much more. Everyone has a chance to win!

Want to sell some gear in the DrumPhest Marketplace but you forgot to register? That's ok! As long as you arrive between the hours of 9 and 9:30AM, you can still register your item on site (a snare drum, cymbal stand, ride cymbal, whatever - up to 3 items) Check out the form here to read more details. We'll even let you in before the doors open to register and get a good seat!

Special Sessions
There is still space available for our late night Beats, Brews, & Banter session with Claude Coleman Jr. of Ween, sponsored by Victory and Bosphorus Cymbals! We're also giving away a Bosphorus Gold FX Crash at that session, courtesy of Bosphorus! If you're 21+ you can sign up via the form here. Spaces for our OpenDrum Philly Jam with Tre Lambert and Ode to Omni are SOLD OUT!

For tickets, Special Session registration, schedule info, and info on how to Sell Gear or Become a Vendor please go to
9:30-10:30 PM Beats, Brews, and Banter with Claude Coleman, Jr. at DrumPhest
Gershman Y
401 S. Broad St.(at Pine St.)
Philadelphia Pa
5/14/: Funsavers half price tickets here!

May 17, 2015 3:30 - 6:00 PM "Spring Into Motion/Disfrute Una Dolce Primavera" at Taller Puertorriqueño

Celebrating Youth Creativity

May 17, 2015 3:00-6:30 PM Sharon Katz and The Peace Train at Drake Tavern in Jenkintown, Pa

Join Us For A Spring Concert Outside at The Drake Tavern with Sharon Katz guitar & vocals, Wendy Quick dance & vocals, Monnette Sudler bass, Barry Sames keyboards and Jeffrey Johnson drums
Phone 215-884-8900 For Reservations
No Cover

The Drake Tavern
304 York Rd.
Jenkintown, PA