Monday, January 30, 2017

February 5, 2017 8:00PM-2:00AM Gerardo Ortiz en Philadelphia

Gerardo Ortiz Oficial
DJ Emmanuel Huerta

Boletos gratis es sólo para aquellos que tenían entradas del último espectáculo de octubre! Por favor llame al 732.421.8304

District N9NE Latino - Club Polaris
460 N 9th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123
(215) 769-2780

February 5, 2017 3:00-4:30PM Ongoing Afro-Brazilian Percussion Classes with Dende Macedo

Ongoing Sunday classes with Dende Macedo this Winter/Spring

Join master percussionist Dende for the next edition of this introductory class in Afro-Brazilian percussion for just $15.

Students 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.

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

Sunday, January 29, 2017

February 4, 2017 10:00PM-2:00AM The Jam Jawn featuring Satch at Dahlak Paradise

The percussive minds of Drum Like A Lady present
THE JAM JAWN (jam session) | Sat, Feb 4 | 10pm - 2am
Featuring producer and drummer, Satch as "The Conductor of the Jam"
Host, LaTreice V Branson

About Satch:
Deonte Satchell started playing drums at the age of 4, beginning with pots and pans. At the age of 5, these were the pieces of a drum set in his grandmother's living room that would beat and bang on. Around the age of 12, he began his real music journey playing on his first recording with a church group names, "The Williams Sisters".

By age 16, his playing went to another level with John Graves Productions. For years, he was playing in churches and around the city until he got the opportunity to travel as a drummer with several artists. He and his friend, Lloyd Billups, started a band named "Aphilliation" which helped grow more musically.

Deonte, currently known as "Satch," has been playing with local Philly artists and touring artist "Lloyd" from Young Money and hist band, "Philly Reggae Band". He is a believer that you cannot live life without laughing and love. As you see him around the world, always with a smile and doing what he loves, remember "Only what you do for Christ will last." LIVE, LOVE & PLAY DRUMS!

Follow Satch on Instagram @iamdrumsatch

This is the 1st Jam Jawn jam session of 2017, and it's only right that we have a drummer lead us into our celebration of Black History Month. We're inviting all of our musical friends, and ask that you do the same. Bring all the extension chords, amps, horns, congas, tambourines, keys, voices and handclaps. We are going to let loose!

9:45 Instrument Load-in
10:00 Open Jam Session ( All talents & instruments welcome to plug in)

A Drum Like a Lady Event
No Cover. No Sign-up. No Pressure.

Dahlak Paradise
4708 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, Pa

Saturday, January 28, 2017

February 3, 2017 7:00-10:00PM Rumba Party in Germantown

Join Philly Con Sabor as we take a ride to Germantown to a rumba party this Friday! You will get to experience another beautiful Cuban genre in all its glory - live drumming, chanting, and dancing, of course ;) We are sure that the party will be educational and benefitting to all our students - from dance, cultural, and musical aspects. Hope you can make it! Vamos a rumbear!!

The party will take place on the 3rd floor. And the location is just a block away from the Imperfect Gallery.

5547 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144-2225
3rd floor

February 3, 2017 7:30-10:00PM Pasión Y Arte Presents: First Friday Flamenco Juerga

What is a Juerga? It is a flamenco jam session where everyone takes part and participates. ALL are welcome to sing, dance and play music. Come to the Overbrook Garage Studio on Friday, February 3rd from 7:30-10pm for our First Friday Juerga. This is free and BYOB. Please bring a snack to share. This event is a great way to interact with your community!

February 3, 2017 7:30PM International Guitar Night at Crossroads

Friday, 3 February 2017

International Guitar Night
Lulo Reinhardt (Germany)
Debashish Bhattacharya (India)
Luca Stricagnoli (Italy)
Christiyan Dozza (Brazil)

​“One of the most important showcases for contemporary finger-stylists.”
–San Francisco Chronicle

7:30 pm at 801 South 48th Street, Philadelphia

Tickets: $10-$30 sliding scale

February 3, 2017 8:00PM-12:00AM Jimmy Jorge and the Latin Express at Polonia Hall

S.A.P.F.A. in association with Valiants inc presents The retirement party for Joaquin E. Cologne Jr. B8/A the FIRST and Highest ranking Latino Battalion Chief. Please join us on Feb. 3, 2017 from 8pm-12am at the Polonia Hall (4431 Belgrade st. Phila, PA 19137) for this historic event and show our support to one of our Local Heroes. Live entertainment will be provided by Jimmy Jorge and The Latin Express.

$60 includes gift for retiree.

February 3, 2017 7:00-10:00PM Drum Clinic with Eric Slick at Philadelphia Drum and Percussion

Join us on Friday, February 3rd for a drum clinic with Eric Slick (Dr. Dog, Lithuania)!

Topics include: Eric's background in drumming and how he got started. Tips and techniques to help you become a better/more creative drummer. How to approach a song, gear, and small a performance from Eric.

Erics Bio: Eric Slick play drums for Dr. Dog. He’s also one-third of the Philly noise punk band Lithuania. Eric has also performed/recorded with Adrian Belew, Nels Cline (Wilco), Daniel Rossen (Grizzly Bear), R. Stevie Moore, Cass McCombs, Gordon Gano, and Ween. In his free time, he runs and operates the short run vinyl label Least Records.

Refreshments will be served. Free all ages event. 21+ to drink.

Philadelphia Drum & Percussion
443 E. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19125

February 3 & 4, 2017 3:00 and 8:00PM Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

February 3: 8:00PM
February 4: 3:00PM and 8:00PM
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Led by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers, that performance changed forever the perception of American dance. The Ailey company has gone on to perform for an estimated 25 million people at theaters in 48 states and 71 countries on six continents – and has reached millions more online and through television broadcasts.

Merriam Theater
250 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Tickets: $70-$126 + fees

February 3, 2017 7:00-9:00PM Jeffrey Werbock Presentation/Performance of Azerbaijani Mugam

Fire Museum & The Rotunda Present:

Jeffrey Werbock

A presentation & performance of Azerbaijani mugham

Friday, February 3rd 7:00 PM
The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street

Jeffrey Werbock will present a program of instrumental solo improvisations based on traditional Azerbaijani mugham, played on oud - fretless wood face short neck lute; tar - fretted skin face long neck lute; and kamancha - skin face spike fiddle.

Azerbaijani mugham is monophonic modal music, highly microtonal, meter free, densely ornamented, composed of complex melodic lines that are somewhat improvised according to the eastern tradition of theme and variation, and convey a mix of sorrow and joy, exhaltation and lament, and an overall sense of both antiquity and otherworldiness.

Mr. Werbock has been giving presentations for well over three decades and has performed often at Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, Asia Society, World Music Institute, and presents lecture demonstrations at colleges and universities all over the English speaking world. He has been awarded an honorary degree by the National Music Conservatory of Azerbaijan, in Baku, and was recently sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan to perform a solo concert.

February 3, 2016 5:45 - 8:15PM Art After Five: Paula West

A jazz cabaret legend known for her powerful voice and unique interpretations of standards and classics.
Free after museum admission($20 nonmembers: members free)
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Monday, January 23, 2017

January 29, 2017 7:30-10:00PM Fronteras: Cecilia Zabala & Philippe Baden Powell at Crossroads Concerts

“Argentine guitarist Cecilia Zabala and Brazilian-French pianist Philippe Baden Powell express the intensity and richness of the relationship of loans, appropriations and potential exchanges between the music of the two Latin American countries.” – Télam

Crossroads Music - Philadelphia
801 S. 48th Street (usually), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19143

Tickets: $10-$30 sliding scale

January 29, 2017 5:00-9:00PM Noel Peachy Cintron Scholarship Fund Dance

Join the Cintron Band, Inca Band, and Papo Buda and Salsa Dura for an evening of dancing, food, silent auction, and raffles. Money raised will go to the Peachy Cintron Scholarship Fund. Only $10 admission!

Adelphia Restaurant and Nightclub
1750 Clements Bridge Rd
Deptford Township, NJ 08096

Sunday, January 22, 2017

January 28, 2017 7:00-10:00PM Latin Jazz Sessions en Tierra Colombiana Restaurant

Tierra Colombiana proudly announces a new Jazz session, with the Latin sounds of Héctor Rosado and his Latin Jazz Ensemble. Join us this Saturday, January 28 and enjoy a taste of Culture!
Anunciamos nuestra cuarta sesión de Jazz Latino este sábado 28 de enero a cargo de Héctor Rosado y su Latin Jazz Ensamble. Vísitanos y disfruta una noche llena de sabor latino!

Tierra Colombiana Restaurant
4535 North 5th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140

January 28, 2017 9:00PM-2:00AM Combo Melaza at Isla Verde Cafe

Let's Get Out and Celebrate In True Salsa Style!
This Week at Isla Verde Cafe experience the HIGH energy & sophisticated crowd enjoying the BEST Salsa Music by Ismael Djdanny Vargas

LIVE BAND Combo Melaza

*Drinks Specials
*BEST Tapas in town
*$5 Cover Ladies $10 Gentleman

Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
Phila, PA 19133
(215) 426-3600
Celebrate your Birthday with us!!!
Info/Reserv's: Maria (267) 949-6401

January 28, 2017 7:00PM A Circle of Love and Creativity at iMPeRFeCT Gallery

Bring your voice, your instrument, your body, bring your expression and your passion and share it in this circle of creative generosity. Sing a song, read a poem, play an instrument, bake a pie, do a dance in this circle of creative energy and the circle of love will continue. We will take turns performing for each other, one piece at a time, like in a conversation.

This event is free: we welcome snacks or drinks to share.

iMPeRFeCT Gallery
5601 Greene St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144

January 28, 2017 6:30-10:00PM Salsa Dance Party with Papo Gely


BNY Mellon Center
1735 Market St.
Philadelphia, Pa


January 28, 2017 10:00PM-12:00AM Sofistifunk: The R & B Sessions at Dahlak Paradise

Saturday, January 28th, West Philly's finest dance party returns with a tribute to the sexy, sultry sounds of R&B, Funk, Soul & Disco new and old. D'Angelo, Badu, Chaka Khan, James Brown, Kaytranada, Janelle Monae, Grace Jones and many many more.

Come out and party with us, eat, drink, get close and get free on our hot, energetic dancefloor!

Dahlak Paradise
4708 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, Pa

January 28 & 29, 2017 6:00 and 8:00 PM Koresh Showcase at Black Box Theater

Koresh Artist Showcase: January Black Box Series
Koresh Artists Showcase
Saturday January 28 | 6pm + 8pm
Sunday January 29th | 6pm
General Admissions $10

Join us for our latest curated evening of homegrown art on Jan. 28th + 29th. Come out to see works by:

Evalina Wally Carbonell
Abigayle Cryderman
Sydney Donovan + Rachel Neitzke
Constance W. Harris
Mariah Lopez
Michael and Leilani
Project Moshen
Sonia Pennington
Adrianna Poindexter
Just Sole! Street Dance Theater Company
Mary Kate Selby
The Koresh Youth Ensemble
Asya Zlatina

Koresh Dance Studios
2002 Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States

Tickets: $10 online or 1 hour before performance at the door

January 28, 2017 12:00-4:30PM Art in Motion Dance Bootcamp

Stop waiting. Start Learning!

Join us for our Salsa, Bachata and Latin Hustle Boot Camps on Saturday 01/28/17. Learn to dance and have fun doing it!

Tickets $22 with fees per 1 1/2 hour class.

Art In Motion Dance Academy
233 N 12th St, Fl 2nd, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

January 28, 2017 8:00 PM Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars at the Annenberg Center

A potent example of the redeeming power of music and the ability of the human spirit to persevere. From their humble beginnings in West African refugee camps, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have risen to acclaim with their energetic mix of old-school reggae, funky African grooves and moving tribal chants. Traumatized by the horrors of war, they continue to fight back and spread awareness with the only means they have – music.

Annenberg Center
3680 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA
Tickets $30.

January 24th: This show is currently sold out online. However, please call the Box Office at 215.898.3900 for up-to-date information as additional tickets could become available.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

January 27 & 28, 2017 7:00PM (IN)VISIBLE | TANIA ISAAC & MEREDITH RAINEY

Through playful satire and flowing movement, (In)Visible examines individual and collective ideas of identity as it pertains to culture, sexuality and race, and the life of paradoxes we all lead.

Choreography, direction and performance by Tania Isaac and Meredith Rainey. Both performances includes a prelude performed by Brian Cardova and Danielle Currica.

Workshop/Open Discussion | Saturday January 28th, 3-5pm
echo-location: everything is context

We neither create nor exist in a vacuum. What are the circumstances that drive us to action and how do they define, describe, limit or expand our sense of ourselves, our work, and our choices? We invite you to share your thoughts and experiences in conversation with Meredith Rainey, Tania Isaac and other leading local dance artists, on how we exist in relationship to art, identity and culture.


Tickets: $20 in advance/$25 day of show

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

January 27 & 28, 2017 7:30 and 10:00PM 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. @ Reed Street
Philadelphia Pa 19147

January 27, 2017 8:00-11:00 PM Tribute to Paul Simon's "Graceland" Album at Ardmore Music Hall

WXPN & The Philadelphia Folksong Society Present:
An Allstar Tribute to the 30th Anniversary of Paul Simon's "Graceland"
Featuring Bakithi Kumalo (bassist- Graceland / Paul Simon) & his band:
Ryan Tennis
Zach Djanikian
Aaron Parnell Brown

Performing The Music of Simon & Garfunkel:
No Good Sister
Chris Grunwald (Griz)
A Fistful of Sugar

Friday, January 27th, 2017
The Ardmore Music Hall
23 E. Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA 19003

7 PM Reserved Doors
7:30 PM GA Doors / 8 PM Show
$15 Advance / $18 Day of Show; Reserved Available

Tickets on sale now:

Thursday, January 19, 2017

January 25 - February 9, 2017 3-class Series of African Drumming with Quint Lange

African Drum Classes
with Quint Lange
at Ron's
1012 E Southampton Ave
Wyndmoor, PA 19038

(when using a GPS, sometimes Glenside appears. It's all the same)

3 class session @ $36.00
Beginners: 6:20 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
Wednesday Evenings - January 25, February 1, 8

3 class session @ $48.00
Just Beyond Beginners: 7:40 P.M. - 9:10 P.M.
Wednesday Evenings - January 25, February 1, 8

3 class session @ $48.00
Advancing: 7:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Thursday Evenings - January 26, February 2, 9

For any of these classes to happen, a minimum of 4 students need to be signed up.

The number of classes and cost of a session will vary during the course of a year. Most often, there will be six class sessions.

Most of the folks who take these classes are adults. However, from time to time, there are requests from parents regarding their children who may be interested. On the occasions that this has happened, we have had varying degrees of success of that child hanging in there. (so to speak) if this situation speaks to a need of yours, it would be best to speak over the phone. On all of these prior occasions the parent either took the class as well or was present in the class to make sure everything was okay. If and when that was established, sometimes the child was dropped off and picked up afterwards. We've had ages 9 -16 over the years.

Drums (djembes) are on hand for class use as well as for purchase.

On street parking.

If you have any questions or would like to sign up please contact Ron Kravitz ASAP at or call at 215 233 0777.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

January 24, 2017 8:00-11:00PM The Soul Revival at A's Place

The Soul Revival is about the resurrection of soul music.

Lawrence "Weas" Newton,
Naeemah Harper,
Daryl Kwasi Burgee,
Terrence Tyler,
Wendell Sewell,
Louis Taylor,
Bryan Williams,
Pablo Batista

A's Place
3720 Main St.
Philadelphia, Pa 19127

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

January 23, 2017 7:00PM Mysterious Traveler Series: Jake Kelberman

Jake Kelberman is a young guitarist, composer, and educator based in Philadelphia. He is a graduate of the Jazz Studies program at Temple University's Boyer College of Music, where he studied under musicians including Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts, Greg Kettinger, Bruce Barth and Ben Schacter. Kelberman has toured throughout the United States and Europe, and has performed at venues around the world such as Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Lincoln Center in New York, The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, and the Bimhuis in Amsterdam, Netherlands, where he was a finalist in the "Keep and Eye" Jazz Competition in both 2013 and 2014. He has performed with noted artists such as Jim Snidero, Walt Weiskopf, Arturo Stable, Deana Martin, Joe Bwarie, Gordon Webster, and Michael Gamble. Jake resides in Philadelphia and maintains a busy performance schedule.

Mysterious Traveler - Jake Kelberman
January 23, 2017
Starts at 7PM - FREE
Parkway Central Library
Montgomery Auditorium
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189

Monday, January 16, 2017

January 22, 2017 7:00-9:00PM Intercultural Journeys: Udi Bar-David & Hanna Khoury

From Tarshiha to Rabin Center: Udi Bar-David and Hanna Khoury in Concert

Acclaimed cellist Udi Bar-David and violinist Hanna Khoury (2010 Pew Fellow), will recount their recent experiences in Israel while traveling with the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia, in partnership with Intercultural Journeys. Through musical selections, sounds, and video, the concert illustrates the vibrant sound world of the musicians' journey of peace. Hanna and Udi will be joined by master percussionist Hafez Javier Kotain (2013 Pew Fellow).

Three artists. Three diverse backgrounds. One awe-inspiring musical experience.

Instrumentalists Udi Bar-David and Hanna Khoury navigate a musical path that reflects their own intensely emotional musical trip through Jewish and Arab communities in Israel. Joined by Hafez Kotain, the trio delve into the hopes and challenges of traveling through Israel, guiding the audience on a poignant and profound journey. Don't miss out: get your tickets today!

Tickets: $8 - $15
Funsaver Tickets $7.50
Sunday, January 22, 7 p.m.

International House
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Sunday, January 15, 2017

January 21, 2017 10:00PM - 1:00AM Jibaro Con Tumbao at Ernest & Scott Taproom, Wilm, DE

Jibaro Con Tumbao!!!
Live Miami/Cuban Style band : Jibaro con Tumbao 10:30pm
Featuring music by DJ Froogy & DJ Markings !! DJ starts at 9PM
Los Sabados son de Diversion! � Cubetas Solo $15 // 21 Para Entrar Tomar y Disfrutar. Los Esperamos! #TheTaproom
$15 buckets (4 beers) (Corona & Heineken)
$15 buckets (5 beers) ( Miller Lite )
$6 Margaritas

Ernest & Scott Taproom
902 N Market St, Wilmington, Delaware 19801

January 21, 2017 9:00PM-2:00AM Papo Buda & Salsa Dura at Isla Verde Cafe

Dance to live music from Papo Buda Y Salsa Dura at Isla Verde Cafe!

Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
Philadelphia, Pa

January 21, 2017 10:00AM-3:00PM Drum Like a Lady at the Women's March on Philadelphia

When: On January 21, 2017
March: 10am Logan Square to Eakins Oval
Rally: 12pm - 3pm at Eakins Oval

Official website:

Drum Like a Lady is honored to join the
Women's March on Philadelphia, leading the march at Logan Square and the rally at Eakins Oval.

Women from all over the Tri-State will gather at Logan Square to join the women of Drum Like A Lady as we lead the procession under the leadership of our legendary, Philly percussionist, Jan Jeffries.

LaTreice V Branson, joined by her beloved mother, Rev. Paula Y. Branson will open the rally at Eakins Oval with a drum/vocal arrangement, in collaboration with Kanita Benson, Taylor Samuels and other surprise guests.

Join this event page if you're interested in joining the procession and to get updates on specific gathering locations, security updates, maps and more. If your band or community organization is interested in joining us on this historic day, email us at Let us drum in solidarity, with power, and in love!

After the rally, remain at Eakins Oval for the most celebratory drum and dance circle ever! Let's bring all the drums, all the elders and children alike! Join us as we rejoice to the pulse of the drum!

Stay tuned for more details!

Yours truly,
LaTreice V Branson
Founder, Drum Like a Lady

Photo cred: @Darryl Cobb Jr
#drumlikealady #womensmarchphiladelphia

January 21, 2017 8:00 PM Breakwater at World Cafe Live PHL

Back and better than ever, Philadelphia's Breakwater brings a fusion of funk, R&B and jazz to the stage. Breakwater formed in 1971 and seven years later were signed to Arista Records by music mogul Clive Davis. After two successful albums that featured hits such as "Say You Love Me Girl", "Work It Out" and "Release the Beast", the band made a decision to split, but continued to make music separately through various side projects. Thirty years later, the legendary blues funk jazz horn band has reunited and are bringing their fantastic sound to World Cafe Live for a concert you won't want to miss.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, Pa
Tickets: $25 + fees

Saturday, January 14, 2017

January 20, 2017 7:00-10:00PM Inauguration Wrecking Ball - Philadelphia Artists in Resistance

Contact: Rahima Tacuma Representative: Jam All Productions
Venue Telephone: (215) 893-9912

Philadelphia PA –
Art and Social justice have been inextricably linked in our country The United States of America. The artists be it a writer, painter, poet, musician can be a mirror or a window for an audience, they can be a soothing voice or a harsh reminder, they inspire others to action and they will inspire an audience to unite in peace. Musical artist, composer, producer Jamaaladeen Tacuma has been compelled by recent political events to make a strong statement of resistance in normalizing the values of the incoming President Elect . Jamaaladeen is gathering, artists, poets, spoken word artists and musicians along with inspirational speakers from activist and political organizations from Philadelphia. Philadelphia is the city where our democracy was born. It is the perfect place to make this very important statement and to inform and educate the public on how to channel their feelings of anxiety, fear and frustration into positive peaceful action. The concert takes place Friday January 20th 2017 at The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz 738 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146. Cost is $5.

The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts
736 S Broad and Fitzwater Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19146

January 20, 2017 10:00PM-2:00AM Drum Like a Lady with DJLioness at Dahlak


Dahlak Paradise
4708 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, Pa

January 20, 2017 8:00 PM Rebirth Brass Band with Hardwork Movement at Ardmore Music Hall

Rebirth Brass Band have continued their innovative, contemporary approach to New Orleans music following up 2012’s

The Grammy Awardwinning album ​ Rebirth of New Orleans with 2014’s ​ Move Your Body which was released on Basin Street Records this past June. Since its release, the record hit #1and has been at the top of both the CMJ & Jazz Week Radio charts. Whether seen on ​ HBO’s​ Treme or at their legendary Tuesday night gig at The Maple Leaf, Rebirth Brass Band is a true New Orleans institution. Formed in 1983 by the Frazier brothers, the band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world. While committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands, they also extended into the realms of funk and hiphop to create their signature soul moving sound. Their signature brand of heavy funk has not only won over several generations of music lovers, it has become the soundtrack to an entire city.

*Rebirth Brass Band’s album “Rebirth of New Orleans” earned them the title of the first brass band ever to win a Grammy* *”Rebirth of New Orleans” reached #9 on the Billboard Jazz Chart and #1 on the CMJ Jazz Charts.*

Rebirth has several cameos on the hit HBO series ​ Treme as well as many soundtrack contributions.

Rebirth Brass Band has shared the stage with Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Grateful Dead, The Meters, The P​Funk All​Stars, Maceo Parker, Dr. John, The Ohio Players, Ani DiFranco.


Venue Information:
The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003

Tickets: $25 Advance / $30 Day of Show / $35 Reserved

January 20, 2017 5:45 - 8:15PM Art After Five: Cunio

Broadway star (Jersey Boys) and former member of Under the Streetlamp, Michael Cunio dazzles audiences with a unique sound and soulful reportoire.
Free after museum admission($20 nonmembers: members free)
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Friday, January 13, 2017

January 19, 2017 6:30-8:30PM Jazz Cocktail Hour with Rhenda Fearrington

Sara Michaels is opening her 2017 Jazz Cocktail Hour series in the Knauer Performing Arts Center on Thursday, January 19th with Vocalist Rhenda Fearrington! Join us for the Songs of Roberta Flack and Nina Simone.

Rhenda Fearrington has travelled the world in the last 30+ years as a Jazz performer and back-up singer for Roberta Flack & MTUME. After performing with many greats such as Lou Rawls, Peabo Bryson, Lionel Ritchie and The Commodores and even Chaka Kahn to name just a few, she has turned her interests back to promoting Philadelphia Jazz.

After relocating to Pennsylvania from New York, to raise her sons, Rhenda launched a One Woman Show: "Rhenda's Feel Sooo Good Tour," that she has performed in schools across the Mid-Atlantic.Through interactive storytelling and singing, she delivered a message to children, encouraging them to "Feel Sooo Good," about themselves!" For the last 10 years, she has been a Philadelphia Jazz Advocate on the periphery, but is now taking that focus full tilt, as she launches a blog that helps musicians manage and develop their own business. Her mission is to bring the importance of the Philadelphia Jazz culture and it's contribution to America to a much wider audience; using her social media persona the, "Sista In The Front," as she continues on her path as a singer.

Rhenda will be joined by Dan Hanrahan on guitar, Nimrod Speaks on bass, and Harry "Butch" Reed on drums.

Doors open at 6:00pm in the Univest Room. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door for adults and $10 in advance and $15 at the door for students/children.

Uptown! Entertainment Alliance
226 N High St., West Chester, Pennsylvania 19380

January 19, 2017 4:30-6:30PM The Rite of Swing: Jazz Cafe at Temple

The Rite of Swing: Jazz Café
January 19, 2017 - 4:30 pm
Enjoy a refreshing drink and hear great jazz performed by students and faculty from the Boyer College of Music and Dance on select Thursdays throughout the semester.

Thursday, January 19 | 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Chris Oatts, alto saxophone
Tim Brey, piano
Justin Sekelewski, bass
Matt Scarano, drums

Event in TPAC Lobby
Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19122.
Free admission, no tickets required

January 19, 2017 8:00PM Rebirth Brass Band with Killiam Shakespeare at Ardmore Music Hall

Rebirth Brass Band have continued their innovative, contemporary approach to New Orleans music following up 2012’s

The Grammy Awardwinning album ​ Rebirth of New Orleans with 2014’s ​ Move Your Body which was released on Basin Street Records this past June. Since its release, the record hit #1and has been at the top of both the CMJ & Jazz Week Radio charts. Whether seen on ​ HBO’s​ Treme or at their legendary Tuesday night gig at The Maple Leaf, Rebirth Brass Band is a true New Orleans institution. Formed in 1983 by the Frazier brothers, the band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world. While committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands, they also extended into the realms of funk and hiphop to create their signature soul moving sound. Their signature brand of heavy funk has not only won over several generations of music lovers, it has become the soundtrack to an entire city.

*Rebirth Brass Band’s album “Rebirth of New Orleans” earned them the title of the first brass band ever to win a Grammy* *”Rebirth of New Orleans” reached #9 on the Billboard Jazz Chart and #1 on the CMJ Jazz Charts.*

Rebirth has several cameos on the hit HBO series ​ Treme as well as many soundtrack contributions.

Rebirth Brass Band has shared the stage with Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Grateful Dead, The Meters, The P​Funk All​Stars, Maceo Parker, Dr. John, The Ohio Players, Ani DiFranco.

A constantly colorful and “changing pattern or sequence of objects or elements” defines the essence of a Kaleidoscope, which in comparison describes the dynamic and critically-acclaimed band, Killiam Shakespeare. Led by music duo Steve Mckie (drummer/producer) and Corey Bernhard (keys/producer), the band is comprised of a unique collective of diverse musicians (electric guitar Simon Martinez and Anthony Decarlo, electric bass Dwayne Moore and Dre Pinckney, and Aaron Draper on percussion), that formed a creative element musically fused with the various genres they are influenced by, such as jazz, funk, hip-hop, R&B and soul. The name “Killiam Shakespeare” is derived from two perspectives: “Killiam” an inventive word coined by Mckie and Bernhard, as an expression or urban vernacular to forcefully impact the airwaves musically, by “slaying it”. The second perspective, “Shakespeare” is from their intellectual influence by the historic playwright, William Shakespeare from his famous quote from “Romeo & Juliet” Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush stumble and fall. of their own, are Corey Bernhard, Steve McKie and Chris Turner.
Venue Information:
Ardmore Music Hall
23 E. Lancaster Ave.
Ardmore, Pa
Tickets: $25 Advance / $30 Day of Show / $35 Reserved
2 day pass for 1/19 and 1/20: $45 general admission; $65 reserved

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

January 16, 2017 7:00-10:00PM Exuberance: Sumi Tonooka and Russell Malone

From Matt Yaple:
We are talking about two artists at the height of their considerable powers whose core values of listening, beauty, swing, musicianship and authenticity are shared ones. Together @exuberance—this sounds about as good as it gets.

Sumi Tonooka | Russell Malone
7-10pm, Monday, January 16
1220 N. Mascher St. (steps away from the Girard Ave. El stop)

We contemplate a $25 donation for the evening to support the musicians and provide appropriate refreshments.

Click RSVP to this invitation to get on the guest list. Invitation expires when we reach 50 attendees. Looking forward to seeing you.

Monday, January 9, 2017

January 14, 2017 3:00-5:00PM Drum Like a Lady: Talks and Performances at AAMP

Saturday, January 14 | 3-5pm
Dr. Martin L. King Celebration @ The African American Museum in Philadelphia
Drum Like a Lady is facilitating a drum workshop/performance on the history and relevance of women drummers, from a multi-generational perspective. Come hear talks from percussionists Jan Jeffries, LaTreice V Branson, and Rev. Paula Y. Branson followed by a thunderous, percussive performance.

Thanks to the generosity of Citizens Bank, the museum's admission will be reduced to $2 for all guests during the MLK Weekend Celebration festivities.

African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 574-0380
The Museum is located in the City's Historic District at the corner of 7th & Arch Streets, one block from Independence National Historic Park and a short walk from the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

January 14, 2017 6:00PM-1:00AM Not Going Back: The Concert

Not Going Back: The Concert
A concert featuring local musicians uniting to raise funds and awareness. Door proceeds will benefit non-profit organizations working to educate about and fight against climate change (,, This event will feature additional opportunities to support Planned Parenthood, ACLU, Southern Poverty Law Center & CeaseFirePA so bring your checkbook. Performers donating their time and talent include PhillyBloco, Hank's Cadillac, Almshouse, Revival 2, Trickster Sister, and Paige K. This is an ALL AGES event. Tickets available at the door $20/$10 for students.

7165 Restaurant and Bar
7165 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19119

January 14, 2017 7:00-9:00PM Sabrosito Rico with Betsayda Machado Y La Parranda El Clavo

Sabrosito Rico Tour será tu oportunidad de vivir la verdadera experiencia parrandera en USA: Conciertos, encuentros y talleres que inician en Miami y traen al norte el calor de nuestra tierra. Habrá bailes liberadores, ritmos trancaos y mucho tambor: Venimos con todo. Esta invitación reconoce siglos de tradición musical Afro Venezolana, muy poco conocida en el mundo.

Philadelphia Sabrosito Rico es un día de tradiciones en familia y el primer concierto de Betsayda en Philadelphia. Más que un concierto, será una experiencia.

Betsayda Machado, estrella de la música popular Afro Venezolana, creció en El Clavo y se mudó a Caracas al cumplir 18. Desde entonces se ha convertido en una de las voces más importantes del país. La Parranda El Clavo es la orquesta con la que creció en Venezuela. Luego de 30 años de trayectoria en el pueblo, salen a tocar por el mundo por primera vez.

Sabrosito Rico Tour will be an opportunity to live the Parranda experience at its full. A series of concerts, gatherings and workshops, starting in Miami and headed north. Liberating music, joyful dancing and a lot of 'tambor' but we need your help to make it happen. This invitation recognizes centuries of tradition, mostly unknown to the world and we are very happy about it.

Philadelphia Sabrosito Rico will be a day for traditional music, and the band's first concert in Philly. More than a concert, expect an experience.

Pig Iron Theatre Company Studio
1417 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Tickets: workshop at 4:00PM $15.
performance at 7:00PM $20.

January 14, 2017 10:00PM Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo After Party

Like the saying goes: "After the show is the after party!" And party is exactly what we intend to do!
Join us for a very special post-show gathering to celebrate the talented Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo and their very 1st visit to Philadelphia. Guests will meet the artists face-to-face after their concert. This is NOT a live performance - only a friendly, festive opportunity to share the good vibes with the renowned Venezuelan act before they continue on with their North American tour. Come and show some love.
Limited space. Small donation taken at door for hospitality, snacks, & good vibes.

Location: A Seed On Diamond Gallery
124 W. Diamond street in front of Norris Square Park
Doors: 10pm
Hosted by AfroTaino Productions & Betsy Casañas

Saturday, January 7, 2017

January 13, 2017 5:45 - 8:15PM Art After Five: Darryl Yokley

​Accompanied by his band Sound Reformation, this saxophonist presents an unforgettable fusion of music and visual arts celebrating African music and culture.
Free after museum admission($20 nonmembers: members free)
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Thursday, January 5, 2017

January 11, 2017 12:30-1:30PM MInas Trio in Free Concert at Church of the Holy Trinity

Photo by Tony Formato
Wednesday January 11, 2016

Free Concert

Church of the Holy Trinity
19th and Walnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA
Trio with Jim Stager (bass)

Monday, January 2, 2017

January 7, 2017 1:00-3:00PM Free Cuban Dance Classes with Philly Con Sabor

Don't miss these free Cuban dance classes to begin your new year!

Saturday 1/7
1-2PM: Introduction to Son
2-3PM: Casino (Cuban salsa) - Beginners
2-3PM: Casino (Cuban salsa) - Intermediate/Advanced

Location: Annenberg dance studio
Address: 3620 Walnut St.
(See the comments below for pictures of the location.)
Enter from the side of Walnut Street and follow the Annenberg Center billboards. The entrance is to the right of stairs leading up. The door will be locked from the outside, so please knock hard to let us know that you are here.

Classes will be taught by both Michael and Leilani.

For more information about future classes, "Like" us at Or email us at
Son is a traditional style of Cuban music and dance that has roots in Spanish music and African rhythms, which came together to produce a distinctive style that is both elegant and dynamic. Son became popular in the early 20th century, and subsequently went on to influence the development of casino, salsa, and many other musical and dance styles.

If you've ever wondered how to apply what you've learned in our rueda de casino classes to social dancing, this is your chance. Casino, sometimes called "Cuban salsa," is a fun and dynamic style of partner dance that is done in Cuba, the US, and worldwide. In the class, we will focus on clean footwork and concepts for good leading and following, as well as building complicated sequences from fundamental patterns.

There will be both a beginner's class and an intermediate/advanced class, so there is something for everyone!