Monday, August 31, 2015

September 6, 2015 Noon to 6:00 PM John Coltrane Jazz Tribute and Festival on Diamond St. between 18th and 19th Streets

Sunday, August 30, 2015

September 5, 2015 9:15 PM to 12:15 AM Goodbye El Caribefunk Show at The Embassy with De Tierra Caliente

El Gran Caribefunk de Cartagena is leaving Philly SOON! Come celebrate the end of another great US tour at a rockin' house concert in West Philly.

This time we have to start EARLIER b/c of cops and neighbor complaints. Music ends at ***12:15am*** no if's, and's or bottoms.

9:25 - De Tierra Caliente
10:40 - El Caribefunk

$10 Cover
Some drinks provided. Dancing shoes not provided, so bring your own. Show up on time or miss the show...

See you there :) Spread the word!
The Embassy
4826 Hazel Ave.
Philadelphia PA

September 4 and 5, 2015 7:30 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.
1400 S. Columbus Blvd (at Reed St.)
Philadelphia PA

September 4, 2015 6:00-9:00 PM "One World of Jazz: From Africa to Israel and Beyond" at the Barnes Foundation

Intercultural Journeys brings Israeli-American clarinetist and Grammy-winner Oran Etkin and Malian balafon virtuoso Balla Kouyate to the Barnes Foundation (2025 Ben Franklin Parkway). They'll be joined by special guest, Abdoulaye Diabate, a Malian griot and vocalist. They'll present two sets from 6-9pm in honor of the Barnes Foundation's new African Art catalog. Accompanied by another Malian musician, Makane Kouyate, and bassist Marcos Varela, they'll present Kelenia - blending jazz with traditional West African and Israeli music. Gonna be a great show!!!
Tickets are $20 for IJ patrons with the code "ICJ2015."
Cocktails and light fare available for purchase. This event's menu includes: sweet and savory macaroons
September 4, 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.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

September 2, 2015 5:00-8:00 PM P.M.@ Penn Museum Summer Nights concert with Animus

Bill Koutsouros' internationally acclaimed ensemble provides the summer series finale, offering an exciting fusion of ancient and modern music with traditional elements of Greek, rock, Middle Eastern, blues, Indian, jazz, and African music.
Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-4000
Admission is just $10 and includes admission to the Museum's galleries! Concerts move indoors during inclement weather.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

September 1, 2015 8:30 PM Tribute to Horace Silver by Chris Aschman and Band at Calabash

Tonight! Celebrating the Late Great Horace Silver at Calabash Restaurant & Banquet will be a fantastic house band of Frank Strauss, Leon Jordan Sr, Mike Boone, and yours truly. We'll also be celebrating birthday boy Eugene Wiliams. We always have a blast, come one come all, 8:30!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

August 31, 2015 8:00 PM Tal National with H/PRIZM (High Priest) + High Vibes (Data Garden DJ's) at Silk City Diner Bar and Lounge

Tal National
With their intricate clockwork oiled by long years of touring their native Niger, Tal National’s second album for Fat Cat picks up where 2013’s Kaani left off. The group’s distinctly Nigerian fusion of musical and cultural influences takes in Taureg desert blues, Malian guitar mastery and the percussion of the Fulani, all baked stone-hard in the Sahel. If anything, Zoy Zoy is even more uncompromising than its predecessor.

Tal National, formed in the year 2000, is a West African phenomenon. The band is from Niamey, the capital city of Niger. They’ve had several #1 songs in their home country and are constantly featured on national TV.

Niger is West Africa’s largest nation, and one of the world’s poorest. Resting between Mali and Nigeria, and not far from Ghana, it enjoys a greatly varied mix of cultures and ethnicities, all richly steeped in music. Hence it is no stranger to highlife music, kora music, afrobeat, while giving the world ‘Tuareg Blues’ and its own brand of hip hop. Now Tal National is bringing something entirely new to the table, and Niger is growing increasingly unified in their passion for what the band has to offer.

Through this joyously hypnotic, highly unique contribution to West African guitar music with lightning-fast rhythms and a rotating cast of vocalists, the history of Niger can be heard as a cultural crossroads along ancient trade routes. Collected within the former French colony can be found Songhai, Fulani, Hausa, and Tuareg populations, all of whom are represented in Tal National’s members.

(High Priest) Antipop Consortium

HPrizm is known for "Evoking images of Sun Ra and Afrika Bambatta at once" (Jesse Sewer XL8R magazine). As the founding member of the critically acclaimed Antipop Consortium, Prizm has consistently challenged the boundaries of traditional hip­hop, winning the praise of taste makers across the globe. In the course of his career, spanning nearly a decade, With over 100,000 records sold, he has shared the stages with a wide array of artists, ranging from The Roots to Radiohead ,Mos Def and others. As a composer his pieces have been installed in the Whitney Biennial (NYC) as well as the Mazzoli Gallery (ITALY)­.

Currently, Hprizm is touring and performing a live score for his recent collaboration with French conceptual artist Loris Greaud and Award winning film director­ David Lynch entitled "Snorks" while also working on his latest recorded effort entitled "Modern Shaman". True to his roots with the Antipop Consortium, Prizm has continued to bring the studio to the stage. With an intricate performance rig in tow, he draws inspiration from a culture he and his group helped to birth. "As one of the first groups to bring laptops and hardware to the stage in time where most set lists were pre­recorded. I am glad to see the beat­scene flourish. I feel a responsibility to push the envelope" Prizm states.

High Vibes (Data Garden DJs)
Silk City Diner
N. 5th St. at Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia Pa
Tickets $10. in advance; $12 at the door

Monday, August 24, 2015

August 30, 2015 8:00 PM Lenny Kravitz With Special Guest Andra Day at the Mann Center

The Mann is pleased to welcome American rock icon Lenny Kravitz August 30th in a rare area headlining appearance.

Kravitz tours in support of his new album, Strut, in stores now.

Tickets on sale now via,, 800-745-3000, or the Mann Box Office.

If you are 21 years of age or older and plan to consume alcohol at the concert, please be prepared to present proper I.D. There is no re-entry once exiting the facility. No outside food or beverages are permitted for this performance.

Sunday, 8/30/2015 8:00PM
$30 - $89.50
Presented by the Mann & AEG Live

Doors: 6:00PM, Showtime: 8:00PM

All Ages

Sunday, August 23, 2015

August 29, 2015 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM Camden Waterfront Summerfest at Wiggins Park*CANCELED*

Inaugural Waterfront Summerfest
Starring the "Godfather of Neo-Soul", Roy Ayers
With Eric Roberson featuring "Phonte"
Urban Guerilla Orchestra
The Cintron Band
Leon Pressley
Bete Belasco


Saturday, August 22, 2015

August 28, 2015 5:00 - 8:45 PM Dendê and Band at Art After Five at Philadelphia Museum of Art

Dendê & Band have been packing clubs and festivals throughout the US and internationally with their sizzling blend of Afro-Brazilian funk with other rhythms of the African diaspora. They have been presented most notably by Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, the World Music Institute, the Cedar Cultural Center, the Old Town School for Folk Music, Joe’s Pub, World Café Live and Johnny D’s among many others. They have been featured at festivals such as the Marquette Waterfront Festival in Madison, WI; the Lake Eden Arts Festival in North Carolina and the Kalalu Festival in Saint Lucia.

Dendê & Band’s sizzling showmanship combines rhythmic Brazilian music with the grooves of afrobeat, reggae, and merengue in a dance party atmosphere.
Art After Five
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia PA
$20 nonmembers; members free

Sunday, August 16, 2015

August 22, 2015 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM "Let Steel Pan Ring" Trinidad and Tobago 53rd Independence Celebration with Free Steel Pan Concert

Let Steel Pan Ring
Center City Philadelphia PA
Hosted by the Philadelphia Youth Cultural PTA

August 22, 2015 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM Art in Motion's August Salsa Social and Workshops at Art in Motion Dance Academy

We are back again for our Art In Motion August social but this month we have a special treat!

We have partnered up with Kelvin Harris from DC to bring you International Men in Salsa and Bachata with world renowned dancers from Spain and Canada!

Falco (Spain) will be in Philadelphia to teach an awesome workshop followed by a performance challenge! (All levels welcome)

Cadence from Canada will be teaching a fun and energetic DanceHall/Hip Hop Performance Challenge.


11:30-12:30 - Latin Jazz wFalco

Performance Challenges:
12:30-4:30pm - Salsa Performance Challenge w/Falco
12:30-4:30pm - DanceHall/Hip Hop Challenge w/Cadence

Latin Jazz Workshop (1 hr) - $25
Performance Challenge (4 hrs) - $45
Workshop & Performance Challenge - $60

*ALL Performance challenges include entry to AIM social*

FREE Lesson at 8pm with Darlin J Garcia

Performances: 11pm
Salsa Performance Challenge w/Falco
DanceHall/Hip Hop Performance Challenge w/Cadence

Social Dancing: 9:00 pm - 2:00 am

$12 | $10 Monthly Pass Holders | $5 Kids

Music by: DJ Raj More

Tickets here

August 22, 2015 7:00 PM The 25th Annual Divas Simply Singing with Music by Urban Guerilla Orchestra at the Dell

Tickets $25-$55
Performances by;
Faith Evans
Meli'sa Morgan
A'ngela Winbush
Candace Benson
Carol Riddick

August 22, 2015 1:00 PM Jazz from the Underground with Cintron Band, Rhenda Fearrington, Bootsie Barnes, and Lines of Reason

Edgardo Cintron and The Cintron Band
with special guest Summerrose Cintron
Bootsie Barnes
Rhenda Fearrington
Lines of Reason

Underground Railroad Museum of Burlington County
Historic Smithville Park
803 Smithville Road
Easthampton, NJ

Saturday, August 15, 2015

August 21, 2015 9:00 PM La Sonora Ponceña in Tribute to Papo Lucca at Tropicana, Atlantic City, NJ + Afterparty

Tickets $55 - $65.
Tropicana Showroom
2831 Boardwalk Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

And Afterparty!

August 21, 2015 8:00 PM Clubhouse Concert with No Good Sister, El Caribefunk, and The Hummingbyrds

The Clubhouse
1125 S 13th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19142
Please join us as for a beautiful night of music!

One of our favorite Philly acts, No Good Sister, on tour around the east coast, will bring their irreverent blues, folk, and killer three-part harmonies to the Clubhouse for the first time. They'll be joined by tour-mates, The Hummingbyrds, an americana duo out of Maryland with deeply rooted songs and beautiful chemistry.

El Caribefunk keeps their residency rolling along with a dance set to close the evening that will have you out of your seat (actually, we'll just take the seats away!). As usual, I'll start off the evening with a short set to welcome everyone.

Food and drinks of all kinds are provided, and $15 at the door pays the artists and helps cover costs.

All are welcome!

August 21, 2015 5:00 - 8:45 PM Reggae Night at Art After Five with Natural Selection and Chris Aschman at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Local ensemble Natural Selection, —featuring Chris Aschman on steel drums bring the sounds of the Caribbean to the Great Stair Hall.
Art After Five
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia PA
$20 nonmembers; members free

Friday, August 14, 2015

November 13, 2015 8:00 PM Hugh Masekela and Larry Willis at Longwood Gardens (Early posting because of likely sellout)

Trumpeter and South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela performs with veteran pianist and collaborator Larry Willis. After 50 years of performing together, Hugh and Larry become storytellers as they unfold the classics of jazz history.

Tickets sold via Ticket Philadelphia.

Tickets limited. Sell out likely.

Build your own concert series and save 10%. This discount can be applied when tickets to three separate performances are purchased in one transaction. Discount applies to performances sold through Ticket Philadelphia only.

Trumpet legend Hugh Masekela, singularly famous for Grazin’ in the Grass, introduced the remarkable music of South Africa to the world at large. But he spent the formative years of his music training at the Manhattan School of Music learning the essence of jazz with the likes of Donald Byrd, Herbie Hancock and long time friend and veteran pianist Larry Willis.

Willis, who has been side man to such jazz heavies as Wynton Marsalis, Lee Morgan and Jackie McClean, joins Masekela to look back at some of the timeless jazz standards which Willis describes as “a culmination of a 50 year musical and personal brotherhood…it is all those days and nights of jam sessions…sharing our hopes, dreams, plans, the time spent soaking in all the music of New York City jazz clubs.”

Find out more on their website.

Prix-fixe, Pre-Show Dining in 1906

Make a reservation for a prix-fixe, pre-performance dinner, in our fine dining restaurant, 1906. Three gourmet courses, $46. Reservations can be made via or by calling 610.388.1000.

Coffee Reception

Enjoy a complimentary coffee reception with the artists after this performance.

Friday, November 13, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Reserved Seating: $40

Members: $34

For tickets call 215.893.1999 or click here

August 20, 2015 7:30 PM Juanes "Loco de Amor" U.S. Tour at Santander Arena in Reading, PA

Juanes| Thursday, August 20th, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Tickets ($77.50, $57.50, $37.50, $17.50) are available at the VF Outlet Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at 800.745.300 or online at Additional fees apply.

For every ticket sold, $1.00 USD will be donated to the ongoing work of Juanes’ Fundación Mi Sangre.

The Tour Will Also Feature A Special Guest Opening Performance By Ximena Sariñana.

Following his historic Spanish-Language performance on The GRAMMY Awards, and topping iTunes Latin sales for the last week with his hit single “Juntos (Together),” Latin Rock’s leading global ambassador will bring his critically-praised “Loco De Amor Tour” across The United States this summer – including stops at Madison Square Garden, Multiple Nights At Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, And A Special Year-End Show At Miami’s A

“The Grammy Winning Colombian Rock God …Is A Headliner To Seek-Out This Summer” – Entertainment Weekly

“[His show] confirms Juanes as the rare artist — in company with the likes of Bono, and Bruce Springsteen— with the power to inspire beyond the arena walls.” – Los Angeles Times

“Without exaggerating, I can say that Juanes and his bandmates have never sounded tighter. …if you’ve listened to Juanes, you know that he has strived for (and undoubtedly reached) a new level of musicianship… Whatever you do, don’t miss the chance to check Juanes out when he comes your way” – ABC News

Tickets $29 to $96.15

Monday, August 10, 2015

August 16, 2015 8:30 PM Hector Rosado Y Su Orquesta Hache at Bethlehem MusikFest *FREE*

Hector Rosado Orchestra
Sunday, August 16 · view days & times
Venue: FLYLVIA Plaza Tropical

Founded in 2001 by Director Hector Roseando. The strictly Salsa Classic band consists of 11 professional, top musicians from the Philadelphia and lehigh valley area.

Most of the band members have performed with various artists including: Luigi de Texido, Hector Tricoche, Marvin Santiago, Cano Estremera, Jose Alberto (El Canario), Tony Vega, and Jimmy Delgado, Kevin Ceballo, Ricky Luis and Frankie Vazquez as well as the late Tito Puente, Celia Cruz and others too.

This high standard band is inspired by the gratification of the audience as the music motivates them to get up and dance. This is a very potent band that will guarantee to wear the audience out!

We perform a variety a variety of music consisting of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and Latin Jazz.

Our band has performed at Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA. Yonkers Raceway/Casino in Yonkers, NY, Steel Stacks in Bethlehem, PA Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA Ballys and Taj Mahal Casinos in Atlantic City, NJ, a variety of nightclubs in the Philadelphia area.


FLYLVIA Plaza Tropical
Main and Spring Streets (North Side)
Bethlehem, PA 18018

August 16, 2015 7:25 - 8:00 PM El Caribefunk at Philadelphia Folk Fest

Full of high energy and spirit, El Caribefunk is a powerhouse. The Colombian band’s sound is Afro-Carribbean, with elements of reggae and funk. It’s the type of music that you can feel in every nerve of your body, and it's impossible to stay still when listening. The lyrics are in Spanish, but the beat and rhythm are so powerful that the songs still hold the same ferocity for non-Spanish speakers.

Martin Guitar Main Stage
Sun, August 16, 7:25 PM - 8:00 PM

August 16, 2015 12:00-8:00 PM Caribbean Festival at Penn's Landing

ENVISION YOURSELF BEING ON AN ISLAND WITH AUTHENTIC ISLAND SOUNDS of reggae, roots international beat, soca, hip-hop, cool jazz, gospel and creative dances complimented by a market place of Caribbean Fashions and Exotic Cuisine….Yeah Mon that’s exactly what the 28th Annual Caribbean Festival promises! A culturally rich celebration of 14 Caribbean Islands will treat you to a wholesome family fun on the Great Plaza, Penn’s Landing. located at Columbus Boulevard and Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, on Sunday, August 16, 2015 from 12:00 Noon until 8:00 p.m.
Now in its 29th year, this FREE festival of Caribbean culture, music, and food is one of the celebration of the many festivals in the PECO Multicultural Series and part of the 2015 summer season at Penn’s Landing, presented by PECO.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

August 15, 2015 5:25 - 6:00 PM and 7:00 - 7:50 PM PhillyBloco at Philadelphia Folk Fest

PhillyBloco is modeled after the blocos of Rio de Janeiro, with their large percussion sections and harmonic/vocal accompaniment. PhillyBloco is comprised of twelve drummers, electric guitar, bass guitar, vocals, horn section, accordion, and Brazilian dancers. The group performs a raucous mash-up of samba, funk, reggae and more. The one constant in their music is a heavy percussive element that they use to explore a tremendous range of Brazilian rhythms, applying their own unique creativity and energy to each arrangement.

Martin Guitar Main Stage
Sat, August 15, 5:25 PM > 6:00 PM
Front Porch Stage
Sat, August 15, 7:00 PM > 7:50 PM

August 15, 2015 7:00 PM Earth, Wind and Fire and Chicago at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ

SAT AUGUST 15, 2015 - 7:00 PM
Earth, Wind & Fire
Camden, NJ, 2015
Heart And Soul Tour with Chicago!
Susquehanna Bank Center
1 Harbour Blvd
Camden, NJ

Tickets start at $27.

August 15, 2015 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM 2nd Annual Community Unity Music Festival at Clark Park with Branford Marsalis

Bring your family, friends, neighbors and come and celebrate music from all genre's. Listen to artists from the Delaware Valley who are internationally acclaimed. THIS EVENT IS FREE!

Headliner for this year's event is New Orleans saxophonist, BRANFORD MARSALIS.

Other artists scheduled to appear are Rhenda Fearrington, Robert H Henderson and more.

So bring a chair and your good time. Fun, games, food, drinks and most importantly live music with vendors, information booths, spoken word artists, DJ Chris and more.

Saturday, August 15 at Clark Park at 43rd Street & Chester Avenue

Saturday, August 8, 2015

August 14, 2015 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM Pablo Batista and his Latin Jazz Band in Stone Harbor, NJ

Pablo Batista :"This Friday Night I'm going to be rocking with my Latin Jazz Band at The Watering Hull in Stone Harbor!
We have a great cast of players, so come join us for an excellent night of music.
I look forward to seeing you there!"
Sets start at 10PM
The Watering Hull
261 96th Street
Stone Harbor NJ

August 14, 2015 6:00-8:30 PM Jeramy Cohen's Latin Jazz All-Stars at Adelphia in Deptford, NJ

Jeramy Cohen's Latin jazz all stars will be performing at Adelphia's in Deptford NJ on Friday,August 14th from 6-8:30 pm. Please come show your support for the band and listen to some hot live Latin jazz.

August 14, 2015 8:00 PM Sharon Katz and the Peace Train at the Mermaid Inn

Come listen and dance to Sharon Katz and the Peace Train as they play music from South Africa!
Mermaid Inn
7673 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA (Chestnut Hill)
$10. admission

August 14, 2015 8:00 PM Rebirth Brass Band with West Philadelphia Orchestra at Ardmore Music Hall

New Orleans' Grammy-Winning Brass Institution
Rebirth Brass Band
West Philadelphia Orchestra
Fri, August 14, 2015
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
The Ardmore Music Hall
Ardmore, PA
$25 Advance / $30 Day of Show

August 14, 2015 8:00 PM Direct from Puerto Rico: Mijo de La Palma with Daniel De Jesus at A Seed on Diamond Gallery

From AfroTaino Productions' newsletter, "Keeping You in the Loop":
Ojo, Boricua - This one is for you. Mijo de la Palma was born out of the eclectic musical scene in the western side of Puerto Rico. Their creative sound merges the earthy, melancholic lament of jíbaro with upbeat alt-pop melodies, resulting in their trademark Fusión jíbara. This blend of poetry and musical textures redefines the sounds of contemporary Puerto Rican music and provides the new generations with music intimately linked to their strong heritage. Besides all over his home island, Mijo de la Palma has performed stateside in San Francisco, Orlando, and throughout New England. Internationally, they’ve toured Spain and Mexico, where they were chosen to present at the prestigious 2011 TED Conference in San Miguel de Allende. In the states, they have performed frequently in San Francisco, Hartford, Bridgeport, Cambridge, Orlando and at the Passage Theater in New Jersey. Lead singer/director Melvin López Rivera (guitar and main vocals) will be joined by Adaliz Ortiz (backing vocals), Mario Schambon (percussion) and Billy Carrion (sax and flute), as well as Philly’s own Daniel de Jesus. AfroTaino Productions is a proud promotional partner of their Philly debut of their ‘Canto’e Jibaro’ US Summer Tour. Once again, this promises to be another magical night at A Seed on Diamond Gallery."

Mijo De La Palma Live in Concert
Friday, August 14 8PM $10
$8 gallery members & students with ID
A Seed on Diamond Gallery
124 Diamond Street
Philadelphia PA 19122

August 14, 2015 5:00 - 8:45 PM Bossa Nova Night with Andrea Clair at Art After Five at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Vocalist Andrea Clair leads an all-star ensemble in classic bossa nova music.
Art After Five
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia PA
$20 nonmembers; members free

Thursday, August 6, 2015

August 12, 2015 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM El Caribefunk at Time Restaurant

El Caribefunk will be bringing their infectious brand of rhythm to Time Restaurant August 12th from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am. No cover.

Time Restaurant
1315 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA

August 12, 2015 8:00 PM LUIZ CARACOL TRIO with ELEANOR DUBINSKY at World Cafe Live PHL

Luiz Caracol is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and bassist based in Lisbon, Portugal. Just before his birth, his parents moved from Angola to the south of Portugal, settling in an African, Brazilian and Portuguese community. This artistically rich and diverse environment had a formative influence on Luiz, and his music expresses his mestiça identity and multi-cultural life experiences.
Over the past twenty years, Luiz has built a substantial recording and performing career, working with top Lusophone artists including Sara Tavares, Jorge Palma, Pierre Aderne, Aline Frazão, Susana Travassos, Manecas Costa, Fernanda Abreu, Uxia and Tito Paris. In 2011, he was featured in the documentary “MPB: Música Portuguesa Brasileira” (MPB – Portuguese Brazilian Music) broadcast by Portuguese National Television and Brazil's Globo television network.

Eleanor Dubinsky is a New York City based singer-songwriter, cellist, guitarist, dancer and performance artist. She writes original songs combining melodic, soothing vocals with poly-rhythmic grooves from Brazil, Latin America and West Africa. Eleanor's artistic training began with classical cello study at the age of three. She sings in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese and has spent fertile creative time in France, Czech Republic, Argentina, Uruguay, Portugal, Senegal and Cape Verde. Eleanor has released two CDs to date, Touch The Sky (2011) and Listen To The Music (2012), as well as single recordings from bossa-flavored French classics to group compositions with jazz and world musicians. Eleanor's songs have been featured on MTV, Lifetime and Animal Planet, ads for American Express, radio stations throughout Mexico and NPR, and her song, “Wait For You” won the Sennheiser recording contest at the 2012 ASCAP EXPO. Eleanor performs regularly in New York City and tours nationally and internationally. In 2014 she had the pleasure of touring with Gustavo Roriz in Portugal. She is currently preparing new recordings inspired by sounds and rhythms from Brazil and Cape Verde.

World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia PA
Tickets $12 - $15

August 12, 2015 5:00-8:00 PM P.M.@ Penn Museum Summer Nights concert with Trinidelphia

Trinidelphia has been pleasing local audiences since 2005 with a perfect combination of American and Caribbean styles. Fusing Trinidadian Soca and Calypso with Latin jazz, reggae, salsa, and American top 40, they have developed a sound all their own. Their unique and rhythmic arrangements of jazz and popular songs cast the steelpan in fresh new light, pushing the stylistic and artistic boundaries of an often-typecast instrument.
Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-4000
Admission is just $10 and includes admission to the Museum's galleries! Concerts move indoors during inclement weather.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

August 11, 2015 8:30-11:30 PM Live Jazz at Calabash Tuesdays

With Jim Holton, Chris Aschman, Mike Boone and Khary Abdul-Shaheed.

August 11, 2015 8:00 PM 3rd Annual DrumPhil Student Recital w/ JP Bouvet and members of Son Step

Come support our DrumPhil students as they perform drumset trios that they compose during our summer program! The event is free and will also feature a solo drumset performance by JP Bouvet and a duo performance by Matt Scarano and Joel Sephy Gleiser of Son Step!
A Philly Drum Project program
Thanks to Hansenfutz, DW Drums, Meinl Cymbals, Remo Drumheads, and World Cafe Live for supporting the program!

During DrumPhil, students will study with: JP Bouvet, Matt Scarano (Son Step, Time For Three), Jimmy Coleman (Eric Hutchinson, John Legend), Marc Dicciani (Ben Vereen, UArts), Steve McKie (Jill Scott, Kindred), Mario Crew (Kindred), Josh Orlando (UPenn), Dan Monaghan (Temple), Ricardo Lagomasino (Lithuania, Deleted Scenes), Rob Brosh (UArts), Charlie Patierno (Jef Lee Johnson, Kwesi K), and Alex Maio (The Downtown Shimmy)

Tuesday, August 11at 8:00pm

The Caplan Recital Hall
211 S Broad St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1910

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

August 10, 2015 8:00 PM "Take It Away Dance" at the Venice Island Performing Arts Center

The Philadelphia Jazz Project presents:


Monday, August 10
Venice Island Performing Arts
7 Lock Street, Philadelphia, PA
8:00 pm

Advance tickets available at
or by emailing us to reserve.
$15 in advance/$20 at the door

The Philadelphia Jazz Project presents the 7 x 7 Venice Island Concert Series, which takes place at the new and beautiful performance facility: Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center in Manayunk. This series introduces the artists and the audience to a must-see Philadelphia area venue.

Take It Away Dance will present an evening of original tap and music works, fusing rhythm, jazz and vocals, and covering a diverse range of jazz, blues and R&B. Throughout the evening, the musicians and tap soloists will take the stage, highlighting the dynamic and exciting improvisation that happens when tap dancers and jazz musicians play together.

Performing artists include: Brian Davis, Hillary-Marie, Pamela Hetherington and Jenn Rose. Live music and vocal accompaniment by Adam Faulk, Anwar Marshall, Nimrod Speaks & Dena Underwood.

All Blues. Choreography by Nicole Hockenberry. Piano: Adam Faulk; Bass: Nimrod Speaks; Drums: Anwar Marshall; Vocals: Dena Underwood; Tap shoes: Pamela Hetherington and Jenn Rose. Premiered at Cross Rhythms, June 6, 2015, Levitt Auditorium, Philadelphia, PA. (Apologies in advance for the camera blips around minute 4).

Posted by Take It Away Dance on Tuesday, June 23, 2015
For more information, please check out the PJP event page.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

August 8, 2015 8:00 PM Fernanda Ulibarri + Interminable at A Seed on Diamond Gallery

From AfroTaino Productions' newsletter, "Keeping You in the Loop":
"Having toured the world performing with Mexican star Julieta Venegas & writing original songs for the popular Nickelodeon cartoon, "Go, Diego, Go!", Fernanda Ulibarri has set out to tour in support of her latest solo effort, "Country from Another Country". The Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter will be blessing this lucky Philadelphian audience with her self-described "polkas de amor". Also performing is the Philly-based experimental group, Interminable, whose sound ventures into the fuzzy overlapping spaces of ambient, jazz, son jarocho, and noise punk. In addition to all the musical energy, the gallery will be celebrating the opening weekend of the new exhibit, “In The Spirit of Gathering Spaces: Collectives, Collaborations and Initiatives. There will be artistic works on display from a handful of artists, including the astounding work of our chief photographer, Bryan Lathrop. This is guaranteed to be another magical night at A Seed on Diamond Gallery."

AfroTaino Productions presents
Fernanda Ulibarri + Interminable
Saturday August 8
Doors 7:30pm
$10 ($8 for gallery members & students with ID)
A Seed on Diamond Gallery
124 Diamond Street
Philadelphia PA 19122