Saturday, October 31, 2015

November 6 and 7, 2015 Fourth Annual Jazz Awards at the Philadelphia Clef Club of Performing Arts

20th Anniversary VIP Reception
November 6 @ 6:00 pm | $120
The festivities kicks-off on Friday, November 6th at 6pm with a VIP Blue Carpet reception and progressive level dinner, followed by a special performance with Jazz Violinist Extraordinaire, Diane Monroe. Monroe began her solo career with the Max Roach Double quartet and the Uptown String Quartet. The evening highlight will pay tribute and honor several highly acclaimed individuals in the following categories: Distinguished Awards the Honorable Edward Rendell, and Barbara Daniel Cox; and the Living Legends Awards will be presented to Benny Golson, and Cullen Knight. A special 20th Anniversary Award will recognize William “Mr. C” Carney; and a first time ever recognition will be presented to Tony Williams for the Jazz Educator’s Award.

To purchase tickets click HERE

Round Table Discussion
November 7 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Philadelphia Clef Club, 736 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA United States+ Google Map
Guests can take part in a round table discussion addressing “The Educational Fortitude & Artistic Progression of Jazz: An Intergenerational Concept,” followed by a mini Jazz Jam. FREE

2015 Clef Club Jazz Awards
November 7 @ 8:00 pm | $45

Recognizing long-term patrons and artists who contribute to the legacy of jazz and the arts in Philadelphia! The 2015 Clef Club Jazz Award patrons can enjoy light fare in the Crystal Café, and the people’s choice awards will be presented to eleven musicians. A special performance by the winners will highlight the entertainment for the evening.

To purchase tickets click HERE
Philadelphia Clef Club
736 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA United States

Phone:(215) 893-9912

November 6, 2015 7:00 PM Storyville: "Black Ballerina" Screening of a Documentary in Progress at Scribe Video Center

Friday at 7:00pm

Scribe Video Center
4212 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

Tickets Available

The documentary BLACK BALLERINA tells the stories of black women of different generations, united in their passion for ballet, who confront racial barriers in pursuit of career opportunities. The film explores why there is still so little diversity in the overwhelmingly white world of classical ballet and stimulates a fresh dialogue about race, diversity and inclusion. The film is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Produced and directed by Frances McElroy. Running time approximately one hour.

$5 Suggested Donation

November 6 - 8, 2015 12:00 Noon to 1:00 AM Exit 0 International Jazz Festival in Cape May, NJ

Exit 0 International Jazz Festival

Tickets here
Bettye LaVette

Pat Martino Trio with Horns

Marc Cary's "Harlem Sessions" All-Stars

The Skatalites


Buster Williams

Oran Etkin: What's New? Reimagining Benny Goodman

Davina & the Vagabonds

Larry McKenna and Bootsie Barnes

Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue

Conjunto Philly

Jay Rodriguez and Groove Collective

Shai Maestro Trio

WILL POWER: Tribute to the Music of Tower of Power

Thursday, October 29, 2015

November 4, 2015 8:00 PM Bobby Zankel and the Warriors of The Wonderful Sound with Oliver Lake at The Painted Bride

Bobby Zankel and the Warriors return with a mid-week night concert series. Led by Philly’s own composer/saxophonist, Bobby Zankel, the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound have been called “a unique amalgam of the rhythm and intricacy of bebop, with the soul and drive of hard-bop, and the spirituality, creativity and intensity of the avant garde.” This series promises to be the midweek pick-me-up you’ve been waiting for.

Bobby Zankel and the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound are Bobby Zankel (alto saxaphone), Julian Pressley (alto saxophone), Diane Monroe (violin), Josh Lawrence (trumpet), Stan Slotter (trumpet), John Swana (trombone), Steve Swell (trombone), Tom Lawton (piano), Lee Smith (bass), Craig McIver (drums).
The Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
Philadelphia Pa
$15 General Admission
Members: $10.50

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

November 3, 2015 7:00-9:00 PM Philly Drum Project's "Beats, Brews, and Banter" with Arturo Stable

Beats, Brews, & Banter is a free monthly event that gives local drummers, musicians, and wannabes a chance to network, share ideas, and learn from some of the best drummers in the area. Our guest this month is Arturo Stable, Chair of the Hand Percussion Department at the University of The Arts in Philadelphia, who will be presenting percussion application on drum set in modern jazz. An Open Mic night for musicians, hosted by The Raven Lounge, will follow this event.

Stable was born in Santiago de Cuba. He earned his first degree, in percussion, at the Amadeo Roldán Conservatory. He began his career as an educator at the Puebla State University (Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla) in Mexico teaching classical and Afro-Cuban percussion. At the same time, Stable pursued a postgraduate degree in music education from the Puebla State Development University. His rapidly expanding talents did not go unnoticed. In 2001, Stable received a scholarship to study at the Berklee College of Music, where he earned a degree in Contemporary Writing and Production. Arturo also holds a Masters Degree from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Stable was part of the 2013 Grammy Award Winning Album "Money Jungle" (Best Jazz Album) by drummer extraordinaire Terri Lyne Carrington. He has gained invaluable experience performing or recording with such illustrious leaders as Esperanza Spalding, Paquito D' Rivera, Miguel Zenon, Dave Samuels, Jane Bunnett, David Sanchez, Victor Mendoza, Lionel Loueke, Lincoln Goines, Giovanni Hidalgo, as well as with the Caribbean Jazz Project and the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. Stable has been granted with several writing commissions along his career as well. Stable is currently endorsed by Meinl Percussion and is also the Chair of the Hand Percussion Department at the University of The Arts in Philadelphia.

Philly Drum Project is a Percussive Collective, founded in 2011, dedicated to making drumming more accessible in the Philadelphia area by helping those in our region share lessons, beats, and gear in an environment where community, creativity, education, and diversity are valued. Beats, Brews, & Banter is held every month and has featured such drummers as Eric Slick (Dr. Dog), Spanky McCurdy (Jill Scott, Lady Gaga), and Fred Berman (Amos Lee). For more information, visit

The Raven Lounge
1718 Sansom St.
Philadelphia PA

November 3, 2015 7:30 PM Temple University Percussion Ensemble at Temple Performing Arts Center

Temple University Percussion Ensemble

November 3, 2015 - 7:30 pm
Phillip O'Banion, director

Performance in Lew Klein Hall
1837 N. Broad St., Philadelphia Pa
Free admission, no tickets required

Monday, October 26, 2015

November 1, 2015 12:00 Noon Live Connections Presents PROJECT Trio and Jacob Winterstein at World Cafe Live

Beatboxing flute meets spoken word poetry in this high-energy collaboration. PROJECT Trio writes original music as well as arrangements that blend classical, hip-hop, jazz, bluegrass and rock. LiveConnections has paired them with Philadelphia poet Jacob Winterstein to explore the connections between words and music. The concert defies musical labels, fusing original music, storytelling and just plain fun.

The Wall Street Journal has hailed the Trio for their “wide appeal, subversive humor and first-rate playing,” and The New York Times has called beatboxing flutist Greg Pattillo “the best in the world at what he does.”

LiveConnections curates and presents six concerts annually, showcasing collaborative music designed for adventurous music-lovers. Join us for brunch and some of the most engaging new music around!

$18 general admission
$13 students with ID
(prices include service charges)
Funsavers discount tickets
Upstairs at World Cafe Live. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. Food and drink sold separately. Tickets are for general admission seating. Contact World Cafe Live directly to make restaurant reservations.
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November 1, 2015 12:00 Noon African Dance Party with Sharon Katz and The Peace Train Followed by Film Screening

Phila. Area Community Drum/Music/Vocal Improv Gathering will be opening the concert with a participatory drum circle at 12 noon.
The concert & dance party will start at 1:00 pm
This is a most unique day in the history of The Peace Train. We will celebrate with a slamming all star concert and African Dance Party at Philadelphia World Cafe Live Downstairs from noon to 3pm and then go to the Roxy Theatre, 2023 Sansom Street for the 4.55 pm screening of the award winning documentary about the impact of The Peace Train Project on communities in South Africa "When Voices Meet" which has been nominated for 2 awards by the Philadelphia Film Festival and won Best Documentary Feature, Best Director and Best Original Music Soundtrack at World Music and Independent Film Festival in Washington and Making A Difference Awards at Toronto's Global COMMFFEST.
Tickets for World Cafe are $15 and available at this link…
and Tickets for the screening of When Voices Meet screening at Philadelphia Film Festival are available at
Back by Popular Demand - South Africa's Sharon Katz & The Peace Train bring their Grammy-nominated, Afro-Pop-Jazz-Roots fusion back to World Cafe Live Downstairs for a concert and dance party celebrating the release of their award-winning film, "When Voices Meet." Get ready for exhilarating rhythms played by world-class musicians, exotic harmonies and authentic Zulu dance combined with a message that goes straight to the heart. South African diva Nonhlanhla Wanda, original singer in The Peace Train and co-star of the film, will reunite with Sharon for this event. The 8-piece band of Sharon Katz & The Peace Train includes Sharon on guitar and vocals; Wendy Khethiwe Quick, dance and vocals; Charles Beasley, bass; Mark Beecher, drums; Barry Sames, keyboards and trombone; Jared Jackson, saxophone; Matt Cappy, trumpet; and Nokwanda Taho, Zulu dancer - plus a few other surprises.
Touring worldwide as Nelson Mandela's cultural ambassadors, Sharon Katz & The Peace Train's credits include performances and CDs with Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Pete Seeger, Sting, Tina Turner, Elton John, Kathy Sledge of Sister Sledge and Miriam Makeba. US performance highlights include New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, The Getty in Los Angeles, UNESCO's Nelson Mandela Day Concert and Carnegie's Hall's World Music Concert Series.

"Heavenly. Great ambassadors. You have to get up and dance." Joni Mitchell

"Watch & listen to Sharon Katz & The Peace Train. They are changing the world through their music and organization." Pete Seeger

Watch the film's trailer here:
For more about the band:

World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia Pa
Tickets $15.
All Ages

Sunday, October 25, 2015

October 31, 2015 6:30-7:00 PM Unidos da Filadelfia Performs at Greene St. and Carpenter in Mt. Airy

Photo by Johanna Austin Art
Unidos da Filadelfia percussion ensemble will perform Brazilian rhythms from 6:30-7:00 PM outside at the Mt. Airy Halloween Parade.
October 31, 2015
corner of Carpenter and Greene Sts.
Philadelphia Pa

Saturday, October 24, 2015

October 30, 2015 9:00 PM PhillyBloco Halloween Dance Party at Underground Arts

PhillyBloco will be joined by Tropicalismo for the Halloween Dance Party of the year! Dont' miss it, and get started on that costume!

Underground Arts
1200 Callowhill St.
Philadelphia, Pa

October 30, 2015 8:00 PM Eco Music Big Band with special guests Rhenda Fearrington and Bobby Zankel at the Painted Bride Art Center

Photo by Rae Maxwell
Making their Philadelphia debut with special guest Rhenda Fearrington, the Eco-Music Big Band presents COLORS OF RESISTANCE. Fusing free jazz, hip hop, heavy metal, Latin rhythms, and blues forms with the freshest voices in big band composition, COLORS OF RESISTANCE tells a story of music that rose out of resistance to oppression.

With conductor/composer Marie Incontrera at the helm, this political big band’s performance will include the both new and re-imagined works by the late composer and baritone saxophone virtuoso Fred Ho, new works by up-and-coming New York jazz composers Livio Almeida, Albert Marques, and Zack O’Farrill, and works by composer/activist and Philadelphia native Cal Massey. Featuring Philadelphia jazz vocalist Rhenda Fearrington, legendary bass trombonist David Taylor, and the trio Tres (Albert Marques, Walter Stinson, and Zack O’Farrill), the Eco-Music Big Band promises a one-of-a-kind experience that intends to propel the jazz idiom into the 21st century.


We are Revolutionary Matriarchy in practice through the highest standards of integrity, excellence, and music. We are majority oppressed nationality and identity. We focus on works with revolutionary and political significance by womyn, indigenous nations, and all oppressed peoples.
We are eco music: music for the sustainability of Mother Earth. We promote ecosocialism: the unity of humanity with the planet’s ecosystems. We respect our Mother Earth as provider of all life on this planet, and take concrete steps to lessen our ecological footprint for the health and well-being of all beings and future generations. We prefigure our space by minimizing waste, partnering with farms and local growers for our meals, and eliminating our consumption of plastics.

We are for the people. We understand that as revolutionary artists we are a weapon for the people. We are an ensemble of sound and color that utilizes our force against oppression, and provide a call to action for the masses. We honor the music of seven generations prior, while transcending for a new generation of revolutionary minds and souls. We bring arts and politics together through the fusion of genres, including hip hop, funk, latin, jazz, and the blues.

Marie Incontrera is a composer, conductor, and band leader whose work spans queer opera, political big band, and music for the oppressed.

Marie has conducted as a bandleader as well as in classical and operatic settings at Brooklyn Academy of Music, WOW Cafe, Red Rooster Harlem, BarnArts Center for the Arts, and others. Marie conducted the Green Monster Big Band for Fred Ho’s final album, which has an international release date for later in 2014. Marie was Fred Ho’s last composition and conducting protege.

A fierce revolutionary warrior and Fred Ho’s last music student, Marie was tasked to take his music to the highest level of harmoniously merging music and ecology, or PONO — a Kanaka Maoli, indigenous Hawaiian concept, for elegant and exquisite equilibrium. Eco-Music strives for this equilibrium and beyond.

Learn more about Eco Music Big Band at
Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
Philadelphia Pa
$25 in advance/$30 day of show
Members: $17.50/$21

Funsavers tickets $12.50

Friday, October 23, 2015

October 29,30, and 31, 2015 9:00-11:00 PM Pasion Y Arte presents: Tablao Philly at Asian Arts Initiative

Like the atmosphere once created when beat poets gathered to recite verses, Tablao refers to the casual venues where flamencos showcased their dancing until the art was institutionalized in theatrical performances. Pasion y Arte (PyA), Philadelphia’s premier all-female flamenco dance company, is excited to announce Tablao Philly, Philadelphia’s first ongoing Tablao, sponsored through PNC Arts Alive. The program will be presented quarterly and feature PyA and other Philadelphia flamenco companies in addition to guest artists from both Spain and the United States. These unforgettable and intimate performances at the Asian Arts Initiative will showcase unique interpretations of flamenco and wine and tapas will be served.
Tickets $12-$35.
Funsavers discount tickets

Thursday, October 22, 2015

October 28, 2015 Beginning of New 6-Class Series of African Drumming with Quint Lange


(Ongoing 6 class sessions throughout the year)

at my home - 1012 E Southampton Ave Wyndmoor, PA 19038

(Glenside if a GPS is used)

215 233 0777 or

Upcoming Schedule

Beginning Players - $96.00/6 classes
Wednesday evenings - 10/28, 11/4, 11, 18, 12/2, 9 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Just Beyond Beginners - $72.00/6 classes
Thursday evenings - 10/29, 11/5, 12, 19, 12/3, 10 - 6:20PM - 7:30PM

Advancing Players - $96.00/6 classes
Thursday evenings - 10/29, 11/5, 12, 19, 12/3, 10 - 7:40PM - 9:10PM

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

October 27, 2015 8:30-11:30 PM Jazz Jam Session Every Tuesday at Calabash

Every Tuesday, Calabash hosts a jazz jam session, and this Tuesday, 10/27/15 is a masquerade jazz night!
6208 Lancaster Ave.(entrance on Malvern Ave.)
Philadelphia PA

October 27, 2015 7:30-8:30 PM Rumba Guaguanco Dance Class with Gilset Mora

Join us every Tuesday at 7:30 PM for Cuban rumba class with master choreographer, Gilset Mora

Rumba Guaguanco is a beautiful and playful couple dance, great for all levels. Ladies, bring wide skirts or shawls to tie around your waists.

Cost: $12

Headlong Studios
1170 S. Broad St.(Broad & Federal right next to Ellsworth-Federal) (orange line) subway station. If the door is locked, please ring the "rear studio" doorbell.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

October 20, 2015 Help TIMBALONA travel to Cuba, & use these studies in their teachings and performances back home!

Help TIMBALONA travel to Cuba, & use these studies in their teachings and performances back home!
TIMBALONA is a percussion collective focusing on folklore and popular music from the Caribbean and Latin America, established in the year 2010 by Christian Noguera and Andrés Cisneros. As a percussion duo, we have collaborated and performed with artists throughout the U.S. and internationally. We have performed at venues such as the Philadelphia Clef Club, the Kimmel Center, the Painted Bride Art Center, and the San Carlos Institute in Key West, Florida.

Since the year 2010, we have also been working for AMLA (Artístas y Músicos Latino Americanos) as freelance percussionists and teaching artists. Through AMLA, we currently work giving private classes, group classes, as well as individually working in several schools in the city of Philadelphia.

Through our past travels, we have studied with and researched the music of musical legends, more recently in Puerto Rico. From those experiences, we apply what we have learned to our evolving percussion curriculum, used in our residences in Philadelphia's traditionally underservedd schools. Now, we have the amazing opportunity to study concepts and modern approaches of Cuban folkloric and popular music, in order to apply this in future residencies in after school programs, high schools, and colleges. We must raise funds for our remaining expenses though, and your donation would be a tremendous help!

In Cuba, we will have the opportunity to study with legendary folkloric masters, and will be able to incorporate these teachings into the classrooms we teach, both on a youth and university level.

We need your help
In order to achieve our goal of traveling to Cuba in June of 2016, we need your help in raising an initial $7,000. These funds will go towards investigation and research of Afro-Cuban music, master classes with folkloric artists on the island, travel, and lodging in Cuba.

Contribute Now!

October 26, 2015 6:00 PM The 2015 Walk of Fame Gala at The Fillmore

Urban Guerilla Orchestra- UGOFUNK.COM will be the house band for the Philadelphia Music Alliance's 2015 Walk of Fame Gala Honoring The Roots, Cinderella, The Trammps, Billie Holiday, Ray Benson, Andrea McArdle, and Harvey Holliday - hosted by the legendary Joe Piscopo. This great event is at The Fillmore Philadelphia, and UGO with Pablo Batista will be rocking some killer tunes for some amazing people.

Monday, October 19, 2015

October 25, 2015 4:00-5:30 PM Words Adorned: Classical Arab Music and Poetry Reading at Trinity Center for Urban Life

Trinity Center for Urban Life
2212 Spruce St. Philadelphia, PA
Sunday October 25th 2015, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
A concert by Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble with poetry reading by Ahmad Almallah
An afternoon of music with poetry selected from the Andalusian muwashshah and Golden Age of Arab music.

Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble formed in 2009 as an initiative of Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, under the direction of Music Director Hanna Khoury. The Ensemble includes virtuoso musicians immersed in classical Arab music. All renowned musicians in their own right, three members of the ensemble are recipients of the prestigious Pew Fellowship for the Arts. Their individual experience crosses decades and continents; collaborating with iconic musicians from Marcel Khalife and Fairouz to Sting and Shakira. The Ensemble represents the finest practitioners and scholars of both Western and Arab musical tradition: Music Director Hanna Khoury (violin), Kinan Abou-Afach (cello/composer), Hicham Chami (qanun), Hafez Kotain (percussion).
Tickets $10-$20
Funsavers half price tickets

October 25, 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

October 25, 2015 7:00 PM Monthly Musicians' Gathering #2 at Rittenhouse Soundworks

Monthly Musicians' Gathering #2
An informal monthly gathering at the new Rittenhouse Soundworks Recording Studios. 219 W. Rittenhouse St Philadelphia. 19144. This month featuring. performances by Pianist John Stenger, Vibrational healing artist Harold Smith, Guitarist Rich Drueding, and Saxophonist Kenny Ulansey. Admission 10. at the door. Off street parking available.
Rittenhouse Soundworks
219 W. Rittenhouse Street
Philadelphia Pa

October 25, 2015 5:00 PM Screening of "When Voices Meet" Documentary at Prince Music Theater

The film has already won:
Best Documentary
Best Director
Best Original Soundtrack
MADA Award
Humanitarian Award
and was just nominated for 2 more awards at Phila. Film Festival:
Pinkenson Award
Student Choice Award

Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut St., Phila.
(on Chestnut St., just west of Broad St.)
Admission $13

Sunday, October 18, 2015

October 24, 2015 12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol at Reading Terminal Market Street Festival

Saturday, October 24th, 2015 @ 12:00pm-4:00pm
Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol as a Sextet
performing at the Reading Terminal Market Street Festival
1100 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Saturday, October 17, 2015

October 23 and 24, 2015 6:00 PM Drumming, Jazz, and Dinner at Amari's Restaurant

Starting at 6 PM, Anssumane Silla and Jan Jeffries will be drumming at Amari's Restaurant.
Jazz and Dinner @Amari's Restaurant

Friday October 23rd & Saturday October 24th

Prime Steak, Short Ribs, Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp, Fresh Salmon and much more for only $20.00

Richard Tucker Trio on stage Friday night

TC III & Company Saturday night Come on out to support and enjoy yourself.

Don't forget it's BYOB
Amari's Restaurant
5037 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
(215) 921-9552

October 23, 2015 6:00-8:00 PM De Tierra Caliente at Dilworth Park Beer Garden

6:00-8:00 PM
Live Latin dance music at Dilworth Park Beer Garden
No cover!

October 23, 2015 7:00 PM Film Screening: "A Historical Approach to the Positive Music: Jazz in Philadelphia! – Part 1" at Scribe Video Center

Storyville: Works by Steven Berry
Scribe Video Center
4212 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104

A Historical Approach to the Positive Music: Jazz in Philadelphia! – Part 1 (USA, 2014, 51 min) Part 1 of Berry’s three-part film series on a history of the Philly Jazz Scene provides a history of Bebop from the 40’s to the 60’s in Philadelphia. Told through the recollections, opinions, and the music of local jazz artists who create and perform despite the economic odds against them. There Goes the Neighborhood! (work-in-progress) is a film that compares and contrasts gentrification occurring in four metropolitan areas on the US east coast.

Friday, October 16, 2015

October 22-24, 2015 Urban Bush Women at The Annenberg Theater

October 22 – 24, 2015 · Zellerbach Theatre
The Urban Bush Women troupe uses cultural expression as a catalyst for social change. The performance ensemble of seven women weaves contemporary dance, music and text with the history, culture and spiritual traditions of the African diaspora. Bold and demanding, their works challenge long-held assumptions about women, people of color, body types and styles of movement.

Thursday, October 22 @ 7:30 PM · TICKETS
Friday, October 23 @ 8 PM · TICKETS
Saturday, October 24 @ 2 PM · TICKETS
Saturday, October 24 @ 8 PM · TICKETS
Funsavers discount tickets
The Annenberg Center
3680 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Thursday, October 15, 2015

October 21 - 25, 2015 Octoberfest at Dilworth Park at City Hall

With live music by De Tierra Caliente, Xande Cruz and the Batukis Band, Ernest Stuart, and more!

Monday, October 12, 2015

October 18, 2015 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Open Source Block Party and WXPN Latin Roots Live Concert in North Philly

North Philly Block Party / Norte de Filadelfia Block Party

Sunday, October 18, 2015
12:00pm 3:00pm
2200 North 8th Street Philadelphia, PA, 19133 United States
Join the neighborhood celebration with Open Source artists Keir Johnston and Ernel Martinez. The party takes place right next to the artists’ pop-up community bodega space, which explores the intersection of the Latino and African American communities in North Philadelphia.
Open Source Block Party and WXPN Latin Roots Live Concert

October 18, 2015 8:00 PM Riyaaz Qawwali - at the Painted Bride Art Center

The 700-year old tradition of Qawwali music takes on a new life with the lively rhythmic cycles, gripping melodies and inspirational poetry from Texas-based Riyaaz Qawwali. Weaving original songs with famous poems and texts from Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam, and other religions into one, these musicians, who variously come from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh, merge their linguistic and religious backgrounds into a transcendent musical experience.

Trained in eastern and western classical music, Riyaaz Qawwali has been professionally performing qawwali for the past eight years. Their last album, ISHQ, features ghazals from contemporary and classic poets including Mirza Ghalib, Amir Khusrow, Bulleh Shah, Mir Taqi Mir, Sant Kabir and Guru Nanak. Their use of multiple linguistic and religious backgrounds to create a universal message of oneness.

Listen to tracks by Riyaaz Qawwali on SoundCloud.

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

October 18, 2015 7:00 PM Intercultural Journeys: LUIGI MAZZOCCHI: ¡CONTRASTES!


Venezuela currently suffers from great social division and unrest, an expanding economic recession, extreme shortages of basic needs, and some of the highest crime and corruption rates in the world. Recent political agendas and policies have also created complex tensions in Venezuelan society, reflected in socially divided use of language, arts consumption, and musical preference. Finding common ground among these different cultural tensions through musical expression can help to open channels to create unity and peace for the Venezuelan society.

Led by Luigi Mazzocchi and featuring an ensemble including string quartet, singers, guitar, Venezuelan cuatro, maracas, and other Latin percussion, this concert will showcase popular music from the country’s various geographic regions and compositions by contemporary Venezuelan composers such as Antonio Lauro, Juan Bautista Plaza, Inocente Carreño, and Manena Contreras. These composers included elements of Venezuelan folk music in their compositions, some of which have been championed by “El Sistema” ensembles. The concert pays homage to the late Venezuelan composer and folk singer Simón Díaz, and represents different musical traditions of the country such as pasajes and joropos llaneros, polo margariteño, valses y golpes tocuyanos, gaita maracaibera, tambores de barlovento, etc. The concert will also feature a world premiere chamber music composition by Efraín Amaya inspired by topics of identity and transformation in Venezuela.

International House
3701 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA
General admission/adult: $15
IHP Members: $10
Students: $8

Sunday, October 11, 2015

October 17, 2015 Noon to Approx 7:30 PM Cheltenham Township Community Harvest Festival with Live Music by Cafe con Pan

Complete brochure here
Curtis Arboretum, located at 1250 W. Church Road in Wyncote
Cafe con Pan plays from 4:15 to 5:15 pm.

October 17, 2015 8:00 PM Jon Batiste & Stay Human at The Annenberg Center

October 17, 2015 · Zellerbach Theatre
Direct from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and the HBO series Treme, Jon Batiste boasts a soulful voice, virtuosic piano chops and a dapper sense of style. Born in New Orleans and trained at Julliard, Batiste has absorbed a musical language that revives the roots of jazz, blues and other American music while playing it in a way that is fresh and engaging. Batiste is a true entertainer who creates a social and interactive music performance.

Saturday, October 17 @ 8 PM · TICKETS
The Annenberg Center
3680 Walnut St.
Philadelphia PA

Saturday, October 10, 2015

October 16, 2015 7:00 - 9:00 PM Conjunto Philadelphia at Abington Art Center

Fall Jazz Series: Conjunto Philadelphia
Conjunto Philadelphia
October 16th, 2015 | 7pm (Doors open at 6:15)
Kellner Gallery at AAC

Purchase your ticket here
Pick up our $50 Series Pass and save $10!

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 and Bolero.

Advance tickets: $10 for non-members | $7.50 for members

Tickets at the door: $15 for non-members | $12.50 for members
515 Meetinghouse Rd, Jenkintown, PA 19046
(215) 887-4882

October 16 2015 5:45 - 8:15 PM Jazz Vocalist Rhenda Fearrington at Art After Five at The Philadelphia Museum of Art

New York based vocalist Rhenda Fearrington has immersed herself in the rich tapestry of Philadelphia Jazz. Once a back-up singer for Roberta Flack and MTUME, she has toured internationally. Her Art After 5 performance will honor legends like Flack, as well as those who have most influenced Fearrington’s style including Phoebe Snow, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn and Nancy Wilson.

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Ben Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia Pa
Admission: $20 for nonmembers: members free

October 16, 2015 8:00 PM Everybody's Protest Music: Dr. Guy's Musiqology at The Annenberg Center

October 16, 2015 · Harold Prince Theatre
Dr. Guy’s Musiqology’s original jazz compositions and arrangements speak about resistance, power and love in the current era of social protest and change. Penn music professor Guthrie Ramsey and his ensemble perform works that incorporate spoken word, vocals and instruments, creating their own mix of genres and sounds.
Friday, October 16 @ 8 PM · TICKETS
Annenberg Center
3680 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

October 16, 2015 9:00 PM ALÔ BRASIL at World Cafe Live, PHL

Alô Brasil, founded over 15 years ago, has become one of the premiere Brazilian bands in the mid-Atlantic region. Not just performers, Alô Brasil's artists are also dedicated and experienced teachers whose mission is to communicate the energizing joy, diversity, and the historical and cultural significance of Brazilian music. Born out of a deep passion for Brazilian music, Alô Brasil's repertoire is a contemporary blend of Afro-Brazilian traditional and pop sounds, mixed with the musical roots of its hometown Philadelphia. Often accompanied by stunningly costumed dancers, the 11-piece band draws audiences into a "tornado of rhythm and sound" (Philadelphia City Paper) - an irresistible, full body-and-soul experience. Whether parading with revelers, opening for galas or corporate events, or captivating masses of fans at local nightspots, Alô Brasil never fails to enchant.
Tickets $15.00 - $23.00

Friday, October 9, 2015

October 15, 2015 7:00-10:00 PM Venissa Santi and Jason Fraticelli at El Poquito

Join Venissa Santi, Jason Fraticelli, and DJ Jesse Hill at El Poquito for an evening of live music from this jazz duo. DJ Jesse Hill will be spinning tunes, too.
El Poquito
8201 Germantown Ave. (Chestnut Hill)
Philadelphia Pa

Thursday, October 8, 2015

October 14, 2015 6:00-9:00 PM Moore College of Art & Design "Pop-Up Party" with Jarana Beat

Wednesday, October 14th 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open to the Public. FREE Admission


Moore’s Pop-up Party! with live music by the world music band Jarana Beat and its Afro-Amerindian Mexico sound is in conjunction with an exhibition of student work that includes poster designs and animated projections in response to The Galleries at Moore’s “Strange Currencies: Art & Action in Mexico City, 1990-2000.” "Strange Currencies" will also be on view the entire evening as well.
Jarana Beat is a world music band that incorporates dance and activism. With the sounds of Afro-Amerindian Mexico, it offers a new interpretation that blends the origins of Mexican music with contemporary elements and draws from other cultures in the New York scene that share the same roots. With contagious charm and good vibes, this award winning band is capable of getting any audience on its feet! Musical director Sinuhé Padilla-Isunza has mined the musical traditions of his native Mexico and other Latin American countries in an ongoing search for a distinct style, resulting in the creation of this musical amalgam which debuted in Buenos Aires, Argentina as part of NYU’s 2007 Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics Encuentro. On August 20, 2015, Jarana Beat received the 2015 Mexican Music Award for Best Contemporary Folk Band of 2015.
Moore College of Art & Design
20th Street and The Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 965 - 4000

This event is part of Design Philadelphia.