Friday, March 31, 2017

April 6, 2017 4:30-6:30PM The Rite of Swing: Jazz Café with Daud el-Bakara, trumpet at Temple University Performing Arts Center

Temple Performing Arts Center‎The Rite of Swing: Jazz Café with Daud el-Bakara, trumpet

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, April 6 | 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Daud el-Bakara, trumpet
Tim Brey, piano
Mike Boone, bass
Byron Landham, drums
Chris Lewis, saxophone

Event in TPAC Lobby
Free admission, no tickets required

Temple University Performing Arts Center
1837 N Broad St.
Philadelphia, Pa

April 6, 2017 10:00PM-2:00AM De Tierra Caliente's 3rd Anniversary Fiesta en Time!

¡Amigos! It's been 3 years since our first show. We've released a CD and a few videos, toured in the East Coast, Brazil, Puerto Rico and Colombia (thrice) and played 268 shows. It's been an amazing ride - thanks to all who have danced, cheered, hired us, listened to us and partied with us.

Come celebrate our anniversary at a free show at Philly's best music spot, Time!

1315 Sansom St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

April 6, 2017 8:30-10:30PM Happy Hour Dance Party

Are you trying to get yourself ready to take the plunge into social dancing? Do you want to work on your moves in the comfort and supportive environment of the studio before hitting the club? Do you want the opportunity to dance with students of varying levels? Do you want to practice patterns taught in class and work on your styling under the watchful eye of our talented teachers? Then, our Happy Hour Dance Parties would be perfect for you!! These nights are instructor-supervised, and offer a more relaxed atmosphere. Come dance, drink, and socialize (you can BYOB) with us!

These "practice parties" are held one Thursday per month from 8:30-10:30! Admission is $10, or you can use a class from your package.

Salsa in the Suburbs Dance Studio
1245 N Providence Rd, Media, Pennsylvania 19063

April 6, 2017 7:00-11:00PM ACLU Benefit: United We Dance, with PhillyBloco

Join us April 6th at World Café Live for “United We Dance” a celebration in diversity and activism for the ACLU. Brazilian funk band, Philly Bloco, will deliver a performance to remember followed by the best in dance and multicultural sounds from "Philly’s Premiere International DJ" DJ Ravi Jackson. There will food, drink and a silent auction featuring many exciting prizes from wonderful local sponsors.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. You can purchase tickets here or at the World Cafe Live box office. A generous portion of ticket sales and all proceeds from the silent auction will go directly to the ACLU. Put on your dancing shoes and come ready to celebrate America’s rich cultural tapestry all while making a difference!

This is a 21+ event.
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

Tickets: $15 ADV - $20 DOS + FEES

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

April 4, 2017 7:30-10:00PM Nakatani Gong Orchestra & Tatsuya Nakatani solo

Fire Museum Presents: Nakatani Gong Orchestra & Tatsuya Nakatani solo

Nakatani Gong Orchestra

Tatsuya Nakatani (solo)

Tuesday, April 4th 8:00 PM
Icebox Project Space at Crane Arts
1400 N American St
$7-10 sliding scale

N.G.O. - Nakatani Gong Orchestra:

A contemporary live art sound project, N.G.O. has toured all over North and Central America. This is an ongoing, growing community engagement project and the only bowed-Gong orchestra in existence in the world today. The rich harmonies produced from multiple layers of bowed gongs are simply magic to anyone, engaging and inspiring the spirits of both the player and all who attend.

For each performance in a given city, gong players are selected by a local curator. Most are new to N.G.O. Nakatani gives a specialized training workshop to selected players in preparation for the performance. Players will also experience Nakatani's own unique point of view regarding Gong techniques, and will experience undiscovered dimensions while immersed in the vibrations and sounds during a training workshop. Nakatani is the composer and conductor for the performance.

Percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani was born and raised in Osaka-Japan. He currently resides in Easton, PA. He is a renowned recognized Percussionist/Drummer creating his own sound. Nakatani performs and tours all over the world for international Creative Music festivals and New Music festivals. He has taught master artist classes, workshops and given lectures, revolving around his unique sound, at a number of universities. His music has been published over sixty CD recordings in the USA and Europe. He has performed SOLO percussion for the majority of his musical career since the late 1990s at a countless number of venues of many sizes.

Monday, March 27, 2017

April 29, 2017 2:00-3:00PM Combo Melaza Live at Centro Musical

Centro Musical
464 W Lehigh Ave
Phila, Pa

Free admission

April 2, 2017 3:00-4:00PM Take It Away Dance at The Barnes Foundation

Join Take It Away Dance as they swing through the Barnes for April's Free First Sunday and Jazz Appreciation Month. Tap dance, lindy hop, live music and some sneak peeks of our upcoming show "Rhythm and Blues and Shoes."

Dancers: Pamela Hetherington, Rosie Marinelli, Khalil Munir, Lauren O'Shea, Kayla Tarpley, Gaby Cook and Nathan Bugh.

Live accompaniment by the Jon Katz Quartet and vocalist, Dena Underwood.

The Barnes offers free admission and programs on the first Sunday of every month. Visitors are welcome to attend talks, performances, and hands-on activities throughout the day. Tickets are limited and cannot be reserved in advance; they are available on site starting at 9 am. Free First Sundays are generously presented by PECO.

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130

April 2, 2017 4:30-8:00PM The Purple Experience: Soulfood Dinner Jam with UGO Tribute to Prince

The Purple Experience
Soulfood Dinner Jam

April 2, 2017
Ol' Skool Entertainment
The Purple Experience

The Grand Ballroom
First District Plaza
3801 Market Street
Philadelphia PA

Music by The Urban Guerilla Orchestra
Performing Live
Brandon Pain
Zeek The Experience
Keni Jackson, and K.J. McNeil.
Tickets are $40.

Doors open 4:00PM
Show at 4:30PM

April 2, 2017 7:00PM SFJAZZ Collective: The Music of Miles Davis and Original Compositions at The Annenberg

Eight jazz a$ll-stars make up the award-winning SFJAZZ Collective, known for its commitment to jazz as a constantly evolving, ever-relevant art form. In a mighty one-night-only performance, the ensemble showcases original compositions alongside a tribute to legendary jazz trumpeter/composer Miles Davis. More than anyone else, Davis consistently changed the sound of jazz from the birth of bebop in the 1940s to the integration of rock approaches that gave rise to the fusion movement in the 1970s.

SFJAZZ Collective: Miguel Zenón, David Sánchez, Sean Jones, Robin Eubanks, Warren Wolf, Edward Simon, Matt Penman and Obed Calvaire

The Annenberg Center
3680 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA
Tickets: $25-$55

Sunday, March 26, 2017

April 1 - 30, 2017 April is Jazz Month in Philadelphia, Every Day of the Month!

Philly Celebrates Jazz
The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy leads the City of Philadelphia in Philly Celebrates Jazz, a celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month in April each year. The month long celebration in April featuring with live performances, art, exhibitions, discussion panels, and films, showcases the power of jazz in different shapes and raises awareness about Philadelphia’s rich jazz heritage. Each year, the City of Philadelphia honors a jazz legend or institution in the city in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month.

Philadelphia has an extraordinary jazz heritage, beginning with Ethel Waters and extending to John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, Dizzie Gillespie, Sun Ra, Grover Washington Jr. and other music luminaries, all of whom set the stage for the vibrant jazz scene the City still enjoys today.

Click here to view the Arts Access Calendar and find a jazz event near you.

EXPANDED Philly Celebrates Jazz Community Series

This year, jazz comes to you. The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy is producing a series of 26 free jazz concerts, dance lessons, and film screenings throughout neighborhoods in the city of Philadelphia. libraries, Amtrak 30th Street Station, community and recreation centers will be transformed into jazz halls all month. Each performance will feature local musicians from Philadelphia Jazz Project, LifeLine Music Coalition, Jazz Bridge, AMLA Latin Music Ensemble, and jazz combo ensembles from local Philadelphia universities. Dancers from The Rock School and Take It Away Dance will be providing dance instruction at select locations. Check out April’s Philly Celebrates Jazz Calendar to find an event near you.

April 1, 2017 10:00PM-2:00AM The Jam Jawn with Richard C. Robinson, Jr.

Richard C. Robinson, Jr. is a teaching artist, folklorist, and musician. Richard has toured nationally and internationally as a dancer and musician with several Philadelphia-based African dances and percussion ensembles. He has performed at such venues as the Lincoln Center (New York, NY), Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), Mann Music Center (Philadelphia, PA), Freedom Theater (Philadelphia, PA) and the Academy of Music (Philadelphia, PA). From 1993 to 1997 he was musical director and guest artist of Penn State University's renowned Nommo Performing Arts Company (State College, PA). He also performed with rock, hip-hop and jazz bands while earning a bachelor's degree in Communications from Penn State.

This jam is free and open to all!
Dahlak Paradise
4708 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, Pa

April 1, 2017 6:00-8:00PM Philadanco D2 at Woodmere Art Museum

PHILADANCO’s D/2 Apprentice Company will present a dazzling performance in Woodmere’s Kuch Gallery. The company was created to cultivate aspiring dancers, ages 15 to 23, to pursue careers in professional dance. Once selected, D/2 members are trained in professional-level classes. Woodmere is delighted to welcome these talented dancers to perform surrounded by works of art. Tickets are available at the door or online at the link below.

Woodmere Art Museum
9201 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19118

April 1, 2017 8:00PM An Evening of Brazilian Choro Guitar Music at Rittenhouse Soundworks

The guitar trio celebrates the works of two of Brazil’s most important composer-musicians,Radamés Gnattali (1906-1988) and Pixinguinha (1897-1973), who together defined the changing sounds and language of Brazilian instrumental music. Gnattali is considered by many the next most important Brazilian art music composer after Heitor Villa-Lobos. Working as a composer, radio arranger, and pianist, in both art and popular music, Gnattali inspired a generation of Brazil’s most famous instrumentalists, including Garoto, Jacob do Bandolim, and Raphael Rabello. Pixinguinha, in turn, is considered the father of Brazilian music, having influenced the birth and growth of Brazil’s two most characteristic genres, siblings samba and choro. From his time to ours, his massive output as a composer continues to dominate Brazilian instrumental music jam sessions around the world. The trio’s proud celebration and dissemination of this unique cultural heritage comes through in its original arrangements for 6- and 7-string guitars.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, guitarist, composer, and arranger Ricardo Peixoto came to the U.S. by way of a scholarship to Boston’s Berklee College of Music, and later settled in the San Francisco Bay Area. His fluid melodic sense and original harmonic approach place him among the top representatives of Brazilian guitar in the US today.

Duo Violão Brasil
Duo Violão Brasil is the result of guitarists Rogério Souza and Edinho Gerber's reverence for Brazilian guitar, the “violão”, and their desire to explore and expand the musical possibilities of putting two “violões" together. With repertoire from composers like Pixinguinha, Baden Powell, and Tom Jobim, the duo navigates effortlessly through the many styles of 20th century Brazilian popular music while showcasing original works and inventive arrangements.

Rittenhouse Soundworks
219 W. Rittenhouse St.
Philadelphia, Pa
$20/Adult; $10/Student

April 1, 2017 9:00PM Chicano Batman at The Foundry

Chicano Batman with SadGirl and 79.5

Chicano Batman came out of L.A., four young men in vintage formalwear, playing songs that blended Brazilian Tropicalía with early ’70s psychedelic soul and the romantic pop of bands like Los Ángeles Negros. It was an immediately addictive sonic brew, and their reputation grew fast. Since forming in 2008, Chicano Batman have released two full-length albums—a self-titled 2009 debut, and 2014’s Cycles Of Existential Rhyme—and two EPs. The band has played Coachella, and toured with Alabama Shakes and Jack White, among others. Now, they’re making their boldest statement yet with Freedom Is Free, their third album and ATO Records debut.

The Foundry @ The Fillmore
29 E Allen St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone:(215) 309-0150
Tickets: $15 + fees

April 1, 2017 7:00PM-Midnight 48th Annual Dance with the Bride: Fool's Night Out

Join the Bride on April Fool’s Day, April 1st, for our annual Dance with the Bride celebration as we celebrate 48 years with Philly’s favorite spring dance party! This Parisian Carnival themed fundraiser will feature a magical, whimsical, mischievous evening with a feast filled with French delicacies, open bar and cocktails, auction, raffle, and dancing to the earth shaking rhythms of PhillyBloco. The space will be transformed into an enchanted wonderland with pop-up performances that will amaze attendees and defy gravity. Entertainment includes:

Earth-shaking Brazilian rhythms and dancing from PhillyBloco
Stilt-walking from Tribe of Fools
Aerial silk trapeze
Juggling and face painting
Live painting by Gabe Tiberino
French cabaret style accordion player and guitarist
A mime
and more!
This event is not to be missed. VIEW

Are you under 35? Get a special $35 after-party ticket. From 10pm – 12am we’ll have DJ 4ocus on the turntables and food truck fare to fuel you while you dance the night away.

$100 For the full evening
$35 for the under 35 after party

Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
Philadelphia, Pa

Saturday, March 25, 2017

March 31, 2017 7:00-9:30PM COMMUNITY M.A.T.T.E.R.S. - Musicians & Artists That Touch & Ease Real-Life Situations

This performance will feature premiere African Dance and Drum Ensemble, Kulu Mele; Jazz and R&B vocalist, Suzanne Burgess; singer, percussionist, guitarist, Leee X; the unique talents of "Vocussionist," Bethlehem Roberson; and female percussion ensemble, MOM - Music Over Matter. In addition, donated pieces by local visual artists will be auctioned off. Come out and enjoy an extraordinary evening featuring some of the cream of Philadelphia's cultural talent crop!
Community M.A.T.T.E.R.S. is an alliance of musicians and artists uniting to help ease the financial burden from unexpected real-life situations of Philadelphia arts community members. This concert/art auction will raise funds to allay some of the expenses accumulated during the brain surgery and subsequent cancer treatments of 2-year-old Logan Schall, son of Philadelphia-born arts community members Jaime and Tajah Schall. All net proceeds will go to the Schall family.

Greater Bible Way Temple
1461 N 52nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19131

March 31, 2017 8:00PM Syrian Music at Rittenhouse Soundworks

A Letter From Syria: Kinan Abou-afach and Friends
Please join us for an evening of original music influenced by Middle Eastern music traditions wrapped in a jazzy set up. Middle Eastern rhythms and melodies meet the rich harmony of jazz.
Kinan Abou-afach: cello/oud
Hafez Javier Kotain: percussion
Julian Horner: piano
Chico Huff: bass
Jim Hamilton: drums

Tickets: $20 at the door Free Parking at the lot next door

Rittenhouse Soundworks
219 W. Rittenhouse St.
Philadelphia, Pa

Friday, March 24, 2017

March 30, 2017 7:00 and 9:00PM Pablo Batista's Latin Jazz Ensemble at SOUTH

Spanning the worlds of Jazz, R&B and Latin Music, Pablo is an outstanding percussionist and bandleader. He was a member of jazz great Grover Washington’s band for many years and went on to tour with five-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys. HIs diverse resume includes stints with Diane Reeves, Eddie Palmieri and Bono. Batista is also an instructor at The Association of Latin American Musicians (AMLA) and is a recipient of the distinguished Pew Fellowship Award in Folk Art which funded his ground-breaking project, El Viaje (The Journey).

On March 30, he presents Pablo Batista’s Latin Jazz Ensemble at SOUTH. This ensemble showcases this master percussionist at his best, pushing his group with his deep sense of rhythm rooted in the traditions of Africa, Cuba and the Caribbean. The band is sure to create tropical heat for the Unscripted Jazz Series — at SOUTH.

SOUTH Restaurant
600 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, Pa
2 sets: 7pm and 9pm

Tickets: $20

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

March 27, 2017 8:30PM-1:00AM Dave Sherick Latin Percussion Group at Friendly Lounge

The Dave Sherick Latin Percussion Group will be performing MONDAY MARCH 27 from about 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Dave plays jazz on custom-made chromatic steel drums. A team of Latin percussionists and other instrumentalists accompany him.

As usual, I'll be tending bar at Friendly Lounge, at the corner of 8th Street and Washington Avenue, Monday 6 p.m.-2 a.m. As your sommelier and host, I will introduce you to a fine selection of bourbon, Scotch, yellow American beer, paisan' wine, and a jukebox featuring all of your favorite artists from Louis "Just a Gigolo" Prima to Iron Butterfly. We are conveniently located one block from the Italian Market and are full of neighborhood stories you may be better off not hearing.

We are not a smoke-free establishment, so feel free to bring your cigarettes -- we'll provide the ashtrays.

Friendly Lounge, 1039 South 8th Street (corner of 8th Street and Washington Avenue), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
no cover

Monday, March 20, 2017

March 26, 2017 4:00-8:00PM Jeramy Cohen's Latin Jazz All Stars at Dirty Frank's

Latin Jazz from Jeramy Cohen's Latin Jazz All Stars from 4 to 8pm the last Sunday of each month. No cover!

Dirty Frank's
13th and Pine Sts
Philadelphia, Pa

March 26, 2017 4:30 and 6:30PM Dance Diversity Tour: Philadelphia Showcase

The Dance DiversityTour, hosted by Beyond Dance, is a dance experience that in 2017 will travel to four cities across the U.S. or more upon demand. In each city on the tour, an array of dance companies and individuals of various genres of dance, backgrounds and ethnicities, will come together for one night to perform and expose the audience as well as their performance peers to an array of diversiy within the dance world. This is some in hopes to make spectators aware of dance genres they may be unfamiliar with, appreciating all forms of dance, as well as striking an interest to further explore the art of dance and all it has to offer.
The Dance Diversity Tour had a succesful run in Philadelphia with two sold out shows in APRIL 2016. So we are bringing it back on MARCH 26th, 2017 with some returning dancers and new dancers/performers. This show is combination of different dance companies of many genres and styles, with each piece sure to leave the audience entertained.
This years participants include Beyond Dance Company, LMD Dance, Vanessa Long Dance Company, Joe Monteleone, Amber Hongsemeier, Opus 1 Dance Project, Equilibrium Dance Academy, Yuki: Performing Artistry, Westley Youno and company, Michael & Leilani, Kevin Solis Zeledon and RHEMix of Arts And more.

CHI Movement Arts Dance Center
1316 South 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Tickets: $12 - $15

Sunday, March 19, 2017

March 25, 2017 7:30-10:00PM Dolunay: Turkish and Balkan Folk Music at Crossroads

With a musical vision that is at once ethereal and grounded, Dolunay flirts with the soundscape of the Ottoman Empire, tracing its migration through Balkan villages, coaxing it across seas and oceans, and grafting it onto a Brooklyn-based backdrop. With an array of original compositions offered alongside renditions of Turkish and Rumeli standards, their music (Turkish for “full moon”) offers listeners an escape from the press of city life. By the light of the moon, bits of the Rumeli soul mingle with the diverse musical and linguistic influences of violinist Eylem Basaldi, oud player Adam Good, and singer/percussionist Jenny Luna to create a sound world that is uniquely New York.

801 South 48th Street
(at Baltimore Avenue)
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Tickets: $10-$30 sliding scale

March 25, 2017 3:30-6:30PM West to West: Homecoming for Anssumane Silla

The Children's Community School
1212 S. 47th St.
Philadelphia, Pa

March 25, 2017 10:00PM-2:00AM HIGH LIFE w/ DJs lil'dave & Shango with the Worldtown DJs

On Saturday 3/25, High Life decends once again on one of Philadelphia's newest venues, Club Mousai. This will be a dancefloor adventure with the sounds of deep & soulful house music, afrobeat rhythms, and some of the best dance classics. DJ lil'dave and DJ Shango will be in control of the soundwaves all night long with the help of our special guests the Worldtown DJs (Ben Arsenal + Femi Oluwafemi). While The Tribe Of Organic Mindz Kitakiya Dennis Omi Muhammad & Azru Soni brings Ancient Tribal Art & Healing.Dancers, music lovers, and good people come through and bring a friend.

SPECIAL GUEST: Eric Sherman On the Trumpet!!!
special guests:

Doors at 10pm. $5 Cover.

All going down at Club Mousai (inside CiBo Restaurant)

Kitakiya Dennis of @Intuitive Expressions: Tribal Art
"The “Tribal Transformation” is a celebration that speaks to all of us. It Promotes self healing, love and insight. My design process overlap geometric shapes, signs & symbols inspired by indigenous traditions and storytelling. Each custom adornment is a unique expression of a dialog between me, you and our ancestors. Lets see what wonders we create together."

Omi Muhammad: Tribal Art
"As a tribal body painter, I seek to reconnect and strengthen the bond between Individual and Inner Spirit. My style combines years of studying world cultures, science and mathematics with color therapy to reveal a reflection of you that is often overlooked in today's society."

Azru Soni: Kemetic Reiki Healing
"Energy Healing In The Form Of "Laying Hands" Is An Art That Has Been Practiced Throughout Ancient Times Whether By The Yogis Of India Or The High Priest Of Kemet. But the purpose of this healing is to raise ones vibrations, free up unwanted energy, reveal hidden messages, tune one in to higher frequencies, the purpose of energy healing is endless and reflects the situation of the one being healed"

Club Mousai
1227 Walnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

Saturday, March 18, 2017

March 24, 2017 8:00PM-12:00AM Kenty Love Music Video Release Party

Kenty Love is releasing his first Music Video of his new single "Me Estoy Enamorando" Featuring: Buddy Roc & Junior Valencia, and he want to celebrate with everyone!

Come and join the amazing party with great live music from:
-Buddy Roc & The Heartbreak Kids
-Kenty Love

For more info visit
Cover: $10 at the door.

Connie's Ric Rac
1132 S 9th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147

March 24, 2017 7:00-9:00PM Salsa Night Fundraiser for Foundation Dar Esperanza Orphanage

De Terra Caliente will perform, and dance instruction will be available! Admission is free, donations are most welcome.
Christ Episcopal Church Media
311 S Orange St, Media, Pennsylvania 19063

March 24, 2017 10:00PM-1:00AM Worldtown Party at William St Common

Worldtown DJs Ben Arsenal & Oluwafemi will take over William Street Common for a night of music, global beats, and dancing PLUS live instruments, video projections, and the Worldtown photobooth!

William Street Common
3900 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

March 24, 2017 7:30-10:00PM Cecilia Zabata at Cheltenham Art Center

We had such a blast playing with Cecilia last time, that we thought we'd add one final concert to her US tour from Argentina. She returns to the US from Argentina every two years for a wild series of concerts. Her compositions are playfully haunting, the kind that stay in your head and keep you from sleep. Her guitar playing is worldclass--she first toured the states as part of the prestigious International Guitar Tour! And her singing is the perfect vehicle for her musical thoughts. Her music blends Argentinian folklore, contemporary jazz and classical into a rich amalgam of emotion, technique and intuition.

Tonight she'll be joined by Kevin MacConnell, who has performed with such jazz legends as Mel Torme, Nancy Wilson, Billy Ecstine, Joe Williams, local superheros The Jost Project,
Natalie Cole and opera diva, Denyce Graves.

Ken Ulansey, on soprano and alto sax, is a Penn Council for the Arts winner. He has played classical music with Relache at Lincoln Center, Brazilian with Minas, jazz with his own award-winning band and folk music with countless local and national luminaries, all while leading his "Best of Philly" wedding band.

On drums will be Conner Setzer, who's brilliance in groove, drive and sensitivity has been capturing the attention of the Philly music community.

Tickets are only $12 in advance at; $20 at the door, $15 for students.

Cheltenham Center For The Arts
433 Ashbourne Rd
Cheltenham, PA 19012

March 24, 2017 7:00-10:00PM Step Or Die 2017 at Temple Performing Arts Center

The Ladies of Elegance Step Organization of Temple University presents our 13th annual Step Competition. This year it will be held at the Temple Performing Arts Center.

Temple Performing Arts Center
1837 N Broad St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122

March 24, 2017 Steve Lehman & Sélébéyone at The Painted Bride


Steve Lehman, alto saxophone
Gaston Bandimic, vocals (Wolof)
HPrizm, vocals (English)
Maciek Lasserre, soprano saxophone
Carlos Homs, piano and keyboards
Drew Gress, bass
Damion Reid, drums

Ars Nova Workshop and Painted Bride Art Center are pleased to present inventive saxophonist Steve Lehman’s Sélébéyone, an idiom-spanning new project combining modern jazz, underground hip-hop, Senegalese rap and live electronics to create a unique form of urban experimentalism.

Lehman’s music has always drawn from disparate sources in distinctive ways, but with Sélébéyone he has crafted a singular new crossing of musical streams. The project stands apart from past attempts to meld jazz and hip-hop, with the hybrid’s musical elements - shifting rhythms, electro-acoustic harmonies, and contemporary sound design - wholly integrated into the lyrical content. The project, which also juxtaposes English and Wolof lyrics, is not Lehman’s first plunge into the world of hip-hop; his acclaimed octet has recorded arrangements of songs by the Wu-Tang Clan and Camp Lo, while he has enjoyed a variety of collaborations with Meshell Ndegeocello since 2004.

Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA
Price: $25 in advance // $30 day of show

March 24, 2017 6:30PM African American Museum in Philadelphia's 40th Anniversary

On Friday, March 24, 2017, you're invited to join the African American Museum in Philadelphia as we celebrate over 40 years of engaging diverse communities in appreciating the Black experience through the narratives of art, history and culture!

This black-tie affair will host over 600 business, cultural and political leaders, all gathered to support and celebrate AAMP as one of the region’s premier cultural destinations. ​Purchase your tickets today to Reflect and Re-Imagine AAMP with us!
40th Anniversary Celebration
Friday, March 24, 2017 | 6:30 PM
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

March 24, 2017 8:00 PM Sin & Redemption: Lurrie Bell and the Campbell Brothers at The Annenberg Center

Sin & Redemption illuminates the undeniable connection between the blues and gospel music. Rousing Saturday night juke joint sounds morph into Sunday morning gospel tunes. This special double bill starts with blues guitarist and vocalist Lurrie Bell, son of famed blues harmonica player Carey Bell. Then, The Campbell Brothers, on pedal steel, lap steel and electric guitars, complete the evening with a rich variety of African-American gospel music.

The Annenberg Center
3680 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA
Tickets: $25 - $55

Friday, March 17, 2017

March 23, 2017 8:00PM Red Baraat at World Cafe Live PHL

THU · MARCH 23, 2017
DOORS: 7:00 PM / SHOW: 8:00 PM
$18 ADV - $20 DOS + FEES

RED BARAAT FESTIVAL OF COLORS is a celebration of HOLI, a Hindu holiday marked by public gatherings of families, friends, and strangers rejoicing in song, dance, and the exchange of “colors." The holiday signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, and an opportunity to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive.

The festival debuted in 2012 at a sold out Le Poisson Rouge in New York City and has since expanded to cities nationwide. This year's iteration will take place in NYC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, Boston, Seattle, Portland, Philadelphia and beyond.

Bandleader and dhol player Sunny Jain curates a night of music highlighting the South Asian Diaspora in America. Past lineups have included DJ Rekha, Falu, Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi (a film by the late, award-winning filmmaker, Prashant Bhargava, and Grammy-nominated pianist/composer, Vijay Iyer), Brooklyn Raga Massive, Mandeep Sethi, Parijat Desai Dance Company, Rupa & The April Fishes and Madame Gandhi.

Special guests for the 2017 Red Baraat Festival of Colors will be announced soon! This tour is in conjunction with the release of the band’s new album BHANGRA PIRATES on Rhyme & Reason Records.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

March 21, 2017 8:00-11:00 PM Gregorio Uribe w/ guest Bronson Tennis at World Cafe Live

Singer, songwriter and accordionist, Gregorio Uribe was born in Colombia and currently resides in New York. Emerging as a graduate from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Uribe has forged a unique place in the music scene in both the United States and Latin America. Also leading the Gregorio Uribe Big Band, a 16-piece orchestra that blends cumbia and other Colombian rhythms with powerful big band arranging, Uribe released "Cumbia Universal" (Zoho Music) featuring 8-time GRAMMY-winner and Latin music icon Rubén Blades, in October 2015, Upon its release the album hit the Billboard charts and received widespread critical acclaim with sold-out performances in prestigious venues such as Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Most recently, the multi-faceted Uribe put together a smaller ensemble that highlights his songwriting and the presence of the accordion. This new format differs from the big band in its more compact size and organic style. However it stays true to its leader's danceable rhythm. Having introduced this new music in latest tour, which included Brown University, Gregorio Uribe is currently in the process of recording his next self-composed album.

Gregorio has been a guest artist with Latin icon Carlos Vives on several occasions including Madison Square Garden. He was also named by the government of Colombia as one of the "100 most successful Colombians abroad"

Special Guest: Bronson Tennis from De Tierra Caliente

World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, Pa
Tickets: $15 ADV - $20 DOS + Fees

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

June 20-July 3, 2017 A 14-Day Music and Dance Course in Cuba

Tambor Y Danza CUBA

SUMMER 2017 Drum & Dance INTENSIVE!

June 20, 2017 - July 3, 2017

A 14-Day Music & Dance Course offering 40 Hours of AfroCuban Folkloric & Cuban Popular Class Training with Cuba's Top Professional Companies.

Featured Companies:
*Ballet Folklorico Cutumba (Santiago de Cuba)
*Conjunto Folklorico de Oriente (Santiago de Cuba)
*Conjunto Folklorico de Cienfuegos (Cienfuegos)
*Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba (La Habana)
*Conjunto Folklorico Raices Profundas (La Habana)

Featured Cities (Order of Travel):
*La Habana
*Santiago de Cuba

Hosted by Globally Recognized AfroCuban Music & Dance Collaborators:
Percussionist & Singer, Luca Brandoli
Dance Ethnologist, Kimberly Miguel Mullen, M.A.

Package Investment: $2995
*R/T Airfare US to Cuba,
*U.S. OFAC Travel License,
*Cuban Visa,
*Cross Country Travel to 4-Cities
*Uniquely Guided Activities
*Single-Room Occupancy
*2-Meals Daily
*Airport Transfers
*Ground Transportation
*40-Hours of Class Training
*Attendance to music & dance performances
*Dinners at Family-owned Paladar restaurants.

March 20, 2017 5:00-11:00PM Caribbean Dream with Trinidelphia

Escape the cold for a night of Caribbean flavor. Trinidelphia will be on stage providing a sweet island soundtrack for this event. Chef Mike and the team are rolling out some Caribbean-inspired food specials for the night, including our famous jerk chicken. We're pairing them with Masciarelli Montepuciano Rose and DePerriere Brut Rose, both on special for the evening.
Food ⋅ Drink
Free Admission
Kid Friendly

914 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123

March 20, 2017 7:00PM Mysterious Traveler Series: Howard Tucker

Howard “Sergio” Tucker is a writer/poet and performer, whose music embodies cultural fusion. Regularly performing in Brazilian lounges, Black Jazz & Soul clubs, he proudly delivers his gospel of love to R&B/Bossa Nova/Samba rhythms. Tucker has performed his poetic works at the Kimmel Center, Rittenhouse Soundworks, Relish Restaurant, World Café Live, and Freedom Theater, with various local bands & Brazilian musicians. In the process, he has collaborated with artists like Jay Fluellen, Kim Pedro Rodriguez and Cleonice Fonseca among others. Tucker has recently put his words to paper and compiled a new book of poetry, “Sergio: A Poet Witness To The City.”

Mysterious Traveler 3 Concert Series
Howard Tucker
March 20, 2017
Parkway Central Library
Montgomery Auditorium
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189

Monday, March 13, 2017

March 19, 2017 4:00-5:30PM Afro-Brazilian Percussion Class with Dendê

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

Since 2001 Dende has worked with his Arrastao in New York, performing at venues from the Brooklyn Academy of Music to Central Park Summerstage. Now that he is living in Philadelphia he is holding auditions for percussionists of all levels (beginner to advanced) to become members of the group.

Members will learn to play timbal, caixa, surdo, repique, xequere, tamborim, pandeiro and much more with a former member of Timbalada! Dendê will teach you proper technique, exercises, tuning and maintenance, improvisations and soloing, traditional rhythms from candomble and samba de roda as well as the original rhythms and breaks from bands like Timbalada, Ilê Aiyê and Olodum.

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

Afro-Brazilian Percussion Class with Dendê

Sundays from 4pm-5:30pm (Please note new time!)
Wissahickon Dance Academy
38 East Schoolhouse Lane (Germantown) Philadelphia, PA 19144

March 19, 2017 7:00-9:00PM Musicians' Gathering #16 at Rittenhouse Soundworks

Musican's Gathering #16 celebrates the March into Spring
Join us for another SUnday night of eclectic music traditions from everywhere
This Month:
The incomparable Michelle Lordi: Michelle with her band Matt Parrish, bass and Sonny Troy, guitar

Stevie and the Bluescasters: Acoustic blues band that plays pre-war and old Country blues, Delta, Chicago, Piedmont and Gospel blends together with a half pint of R&B. Featuring Stevie Nolan, Paul Nolan and Seth Holzman.

Os Clavelitos: Brazil with a multicultural twist

Snagwing: Blending Kitsch and Weird since 2010
Featuring: Mike Pechter, Nina Willbach, Lauren Chimento, Peter Oswald
Tickets $10 at the door Free Parking at the lot next door

Rittenhouse Soundworks 219 W Rittenhouse st.

Consider making a tax deductible contribution to support the Musicians Gathering Series through our fiscal sponsor
Fractured Atlas 5013c.
Checks can be made out to Fractured Atlas with Rittenhouse Soundworks in the memo and sent to 257 W Rittenhouse St. Philadelphia, Pa 19144 or hand it to us directly at the next show.

Rittenhouse Soundworks
219 W. Rittenhouse St.
Philadelphia, Pa