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The Philadelphia Museum of Art is your Museum. We welcome you to experience this season’s exciting exhibitions, events, and activities. Connect with art in surprising, lively, new, and memorable ways.

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April 11, 2014

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

One of the top party DJs, Cosmo Baker brings hip-hop, disco, soul, rock, reggae, and electronic music together in a cohesive and funky way. This Philadelphia native cut his teeth alongside contemporaries Questlove of The Roots and Rich Medina, and helped found the DJ/remix collective The Rub in Brooklyn.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Hailed by Downbeat magazine as the "Best Graduate Jazz Vocalist" (2012) and winner of the ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers Award (2013), Kavita Shah is gaining a reputation as a visionary young singer, composer, and arranger. A native New Yorker of Indian origin fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and French, Shah incorporates elements of Indian, Brazilian, and Malian music into her jazz-based repertoire.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Yeahwon Shin’s journey began in the suburbs of Seoul, South Korea, where her musical talents began to emerge at age five. Shin uses her deep affinity for Brazilian music and graceful, fluid vocal range to make boundary-crossing music in a program inspired by the exhibition Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The Bearded Ladies Cabaret and singers from Opera Philadelphia present an evening devoted to the life and legacy of Andy Warhol, using human-size pop-up books, operatic performances, and a rock band. This performance will offer a sneak peek into this brand-new Bearded Ladies piece, set to premiere in July at the Wilma Theater. Bring your own T-shirt for hands-on silk screening and you too can be a Pop artist.
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Friday, May 9Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Devoted to interpreting classic rock in a contemporary jazz format, the Jōst Project creates an exciting new connection between the many listeners of the music of the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Donovan, and Simon and Garfunkel.
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Friday, May 16Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Named Jordan's "Musical Ambassadress,” Farah Siraj balances a career that spans several continents, performing at some of the world's most prestigious platforms, including the United Nations and Stockholm Concert Hall, which hosts the Nobel Prize award ceremony. She is dedicated to spreading the message of peace and unity through her music. Siraj will perform from what Rolling Stone magazine calls her "vivacious Arabian Flamenco jazz" repertoire.
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Friday, May 23Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Art After 5 is taken over by teens as break dancers, hip-hop music, and a tricked-out photo booth enliven the Museum.
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Friday, May 30Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

New York City–based Eleanor Dubinsky writes soulful, heartfelt songs that express her passion for a diversity of people and cultures. Drawing on her talents as a singer-songwriter, her music has a mellow groove that samples French pop, new American soul, and Latin rhythms.
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Friday, June 13Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Elle Gyandoh has a voice that hovers between the dramatic highs of Mariah Carey and the subtle shadings of Norah Jones. It’s rhythm-and-blues meets pop with a dash of sparkle.
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Friday, June 20Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

During a prolific career that spans more than four decades, tenor saxophone master Michael Pedicin has toured with such jazz greats as Dave Brubeck, Stanley Clarke, and Pat Martino, as well as R & B, rock, and pop icons Stevie Wonder, the O’Jays, David Bowie, and Frank Sinatra.
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Friday, June 27Grid ViewRows View

 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Bakithi Kumalo is a Grammy Award–winning bassist, composer, and vocalist who came to the attention of the American public following the release of Paul Simon's Graceland album in 1986. Keep the Beat! is his project for families, a multilingual world music concert featuring folk songs from around the globe. Bring the entire family for a dance party, and keep the beat!
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Friday, July 11Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Nominated by the Clef Club in 2013 for Best Male Jazz Vocalist, Kevin Valentine possesses an easy, effortless style that can caress a ballad while swinging hard and fast on the uptempo. Using standards from today and “back in the day”, Kevin loves to rearrange these pieces to paint fresh images of the music defined as America’s Original Art Form.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

“...tangy, exotic flavor …eclectic fusion of Jazz, Latin and Middle East sounds” - Downbeat
Based in New York, Itai Kriss is vital member of the City’s Jazz scene as well as the Latin Jazz and Salsa music scenes playing regularly at The Blue Note, Birdland, S.O.B.’s, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and The Copa Cabana. He can be heard performing, touring and recording with his own ensemble and some of the most important Jazz and Latin musicians, such as Edmar Castañeda, Yemen Blues, Los Hacheros, Pedrito Martinez, Omer Avital, Grupo Latin Vibe, and Avishai Cohen. With the release of his CD The Shark, All about Jazz said “it marks his arrival as a flute force to be reckoned with."
In partnership with the Consulate General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region
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Friday, July 25Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble and vocalists Roy Richardson and Patricia Scott will groove audiences down memory lane with an evening of music featuring the captivating hits of the Motown sound. Yup, we're talking about Heat Wave, My Girl, Ooo Baby Baby, What’s Going On, and all of your classic old school favorites in one night of sophisticated jazz and soul.
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Friday, August 1Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

DisCanto is a group of Italian conservatory-trained musicians who reinterpret traditional Abruzzese and ethnic southern Italian songs through contemporary and traditional instrumentation. Sung in dialect, the songs evoke the Apennine Mountains, which have defined Abruzzo's culture, and cover historical themes of celebration, mourning, and struggle. They also reflect the diverse influences that have played a role in Abruzzo's history.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

“Wildly imaginative and virtuosic . . . a provocative brew that straddles the heavy metal-bebop divide” –Jazz Times. Reut Regev’s started her musical career in high school, performing at Israel’s top jazz festivals with some of the county’s leading improvisational musicians. She now lives in New York, and her musical world covers a wide range of genres such as klezmer, rock, blues, contemporary classical, and improvised music. She has collaborated, recorded, and toured with artists such as Anthony Braxton, Frank London, Butch Morris, Joe Bataan, Firewater, Elliott Sharp, and Hazmat Modine. The band includes Brad Jones, Igal Foni, and special guest Burton Green.

Presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region.
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Friday, August 22Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Born in Cuba composer and drummer Francois Zayas brings to his original compositions images from all the musical worlds that he has explored, creating an artwork that manifests itself as singular and innovative. Everything that inspires him unite in harmony in this material that represents the current status of jazz as a global form of expression.
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Friday, August 29Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Peter Gaudioso, Vocalist and Percussionist, has transformed his career from drummer to frontman after being diagnosed with tendonitis. He maintains a rhythmic approach to singing and often uses "beat box" technique to vocalize his drum parts. Peter has studied with internationally recognized Musician Bobby McFerrin and performs regularly throughout Philadelphia.
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Friday, September 5Grid ViewRows View

 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Olde City Sideshow is a fully scalable immersion performance that encompasses the "Olde City" stylings of Vaudeville, dance, and the Historical Sideshow atmosphere mixed with Philadelphia's counter-culture influences. Come, watch and be wowed!
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Friday, September 12Grid ViewRows View

 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The Philadelphia United Jazz Festival and Celebration returns with another round of outstanding Philly jazz this fall. Catch a sneak preview at Art After 5!
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Friday, September 19Grid ViewRows View

 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Join us for the return of Grammy® Award-winning pianist Fred Hersch and his trio. Proclaimed by Vanity Fair magazine, “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade or so,” five-time Grammy nominee Hersch balances his internationally recognized instrumental skills with significant achievements as a composer, bandleader, and theatrical conceptualist, as well as remaining an in-demand collaborator with other noted bandleaders and vocalists. This performance is part of OutBeat: America's First Queer Jazz Festival presented by the William Way Community Center.
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Friday, September 26Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The Dance Cartel presents OntheFloor, a new brand dance experience. Fusing a rigorous artistic approach with the vibrant social nature of dance, OntheFloor premiered in summer 2012 to sold-out crowds at Liberty Hall at the Ace Hotel New York. Driven by pumping bass, glitter, and dance theory in equal parts (almost), this energy-busting experience is unlike anything else.
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Friday, October 3Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet, unites distinguished choreographers with an outstanding company of world-class dancers to forge new works of athleticism, emotion, and grace. The company is committed to bringing the combined visions of choreographers and dancers to life and cultivating in audiences a collective appetite for bold, new dance.

Special opening act: 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
Murmuration is a Philadelphia-based chamber ensemble that primarily improvises its work. Their repertoire is 21st century classical music for fans of Handel and Hole. Murmuration includes Andrew Marsh (voice), Russell Kotcher (violin) and Eric Coyne (cello).
BalletX performance: 7:15 – 8:15 p.m.
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Friday, October 10Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Skilled trombonist, talented composer, and impressive vocalist Natalie Cressman melds the sophistication of modern jazz with captivating storytelling and intoxicating melodies. Reminiscent of indie rock’s most distinctive songwriters, Cressman’s original compositions are a blend of jazz, funk, and world music.
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Friday, October 17Grid ViewRows View

 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Journey into the musical soul of Africa. DJ Rahsaan kicks off the evening spinning the latest Afropop music—including hits from Ghana, where photographer Paul Strand spent time in the 1960s. During the second set, multi-instrumentalist Kinobe—the new voice of Ugandan music—takes the stage.
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Friday, November 14Grid ViewRows View

 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The Ted Rosenthal Trio presents a fresh, creative take on George Gershwin’s classic composition, “Rhapsody in Blue.” Rosenthal has shared the stage with Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer, and James Moody, and is currently a faculty member of the Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School.
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Friday, November 21Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble pays tribute to Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, and other Stax Records recording artists. Enjoy all your favorite classics with a unique jazz-infused spin!
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Friday, December 5Grid ViewRows View

 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Journey through Toyland in our Nutcracker-themed winter program, featuring classical holiday compositions, chamber music, and beloved old carols performed by The Divine Hand, led by renowned concert thereminist Mano Divina.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Can you dig it? Art After 5 takes audiences back to the golden age of disco, soul, and Motown with a special holiday program featuring The Elements, from Élan Artists.
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Friday, December 19Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Get your festive groove on with DeLeon, a New York-based band that transforms Sephardic folk music into a sound that is both brand new and centuries old.

Co-presented in partnership with Temple University’s Feinstein Center for American Jewish History and the “Sounds Jewish” series. Promotional support provided by Tribe 12.
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Friday, December 26Grid ViewRows View

 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Barbara Montgomery sings a program of holiday songs, many that she recorded with master jazz pianist Tom Lawton, with a reflection on giving, sharing, and for being there when our loved ones need us. Her soulful interpretations will leave you with humble tidings that enhance the holiday spirit.
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Friday, January 9Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Philadelphia magazine’s Best Band of 2014, Northern Arms combines “dark Americana” with evocative melodies and epic arrangements.
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Friday, January 16Grid ViewRows View

 
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Inspired by Represent: 200 Years of African American Art, Sound Reformation, led by Darryl Yokley, presents Pictures at an African American Exhibition. At 8:45 p.m., the vibe switches to a dance party with celebrity guest DJ Rob Base. Admission reduced to $10 after 8:00 p.m.
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Friday, January 23Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Ingram is a young jazz pianist on the New York scene who is critically acclaimed for his finesse, thoughtfulness, and passion.
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Friday, February 6Grid ViewRows View

 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Brian Sanders’ JUNK uses found objects and a talent for invention to bridge dance and physical theater.
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Friday, February 13Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The romance and passion of tango come to Art After 5. Dance lessons are included.
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Friday, February 20Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Peñas pays homage to jazz masters with intricate harmonies that are cool, contemplative, and infectiously upbeat.
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Friday, March 6Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Living legend Jamaaladeen Tacuma is known for collaborations with performers that range from orchestras at Carnegie Hall to fellow Philadelphia musicians, The Roots.
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Friday, March 20Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Japanese-born, Brooklyn-based trumpeter Takuya Kuroda is a rising star in the modern jazz-funk scene. Kuroda signed with Blue Note Records in 2013.

Inspired by Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano, on view in the Dorrance Galleries through May 10.
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Friday, March 27Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Celebrate 1920s Japanese art deco with the pre-war stylings of the Kuni Mikami Jazz Quintet and a fashion demonstration by performing artist Masae Satouchi.

Inspired by Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano, on view in Dorrance Galleries through May 10.

Supported by the Japan American Society of Greater Philadelphia.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The Secret Trio defy musical tradition by fusing the sounds of the Middle East, dance beats of the Balkans, elements of jazz, rock, classical, and world music.
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Friday, April 17Grid ViewRows View

 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Equal parts modern jazz, jazz-funk, and Caribbean styles, Chris Aschman leads an exciting sextet of some of Philadelphia's most well-versed muscians, featuring trombonist John Swana.
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Friday, April 24Grid ViewRows View

 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Philadelphia's most beloved drag queen kicks off her ten-year anniversary tour with a night of music, stories, and fun. Bring the kids; this performance is family friendly.
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Friday, May 1Grid ViewRows View

 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

An all-female mariachi band, Mariachi Flor de Toloache, presents a blend of pop and traditional Mexican music.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Japanese-born Manami Morita is an award-winning jazz pianist, entertaining audiences around the world with her energetic, impressive technique.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Opera Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Clef Club pay tribute to bebop virtuoso Charlie Parker and preview the World Premiere of the new opera Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD, a free-form expedition into the mind, heart, and personal purgatory of a musical genius. This Art After 5 presentation combines a jazz ensemble performing some of Bird’s greatest hits, along with opera singers who will provide a first listen to the music of YARDBIRD by composer Daniel Schnyder and librettist Bridgette A. Wimberly. Set after-hours in the famed New York City jazz club Birdland, Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD will be staged from June 5-14 in the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.
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Friday, May 22Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Guitarist Rick Lowenberg is a veteran of the Philly jazz scene. World-class local musicians join him for unique interpretations of jazz standards.
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Friday, May 29Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Legendary bassist Lee Smith leads an all-star group of musicians.
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Friday, June 5Grid ViewRows View

 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Almanac Dance Circus Theatre presents a night of high-octane, genre-defying performance and live music. Never-before seen excerpts from Leaps of Faith accompany repertory favorites Communitas, a “mythical wonder machine”, and The Chase, a vaudevillian romp that takes place on a SEPTA train.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Matthew Piazzi and the Debonairs bring you the best in 1950's & 1960's, Doo Wop, 50's pop, Rhythm & Blues and Soul. Hailing from New York City, the Doo Wop capital of the world, The Debonairs are comprised of a versatile, experienced group that commands the stage. Memories will come flooding back as you listen to the sounds of Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles and many more.
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Friday, June 19Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Hailing from New York City, Audio Via from Elan Artists is a dynamic eight-piece dance band performing all the hits from modern hip hop to disco, funk and traditional jazz in their signature, sophisticated style.
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Friday, June 26Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

See the Museum transformed into a bustling Parisian nightclub. Live, hot jazz and a variety show of dance and circus-like performances provide a taste of the “City of Light.” This program is inspired by the exhibition Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting.
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Friday, July 3Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Tony Miceli leads a trio featuring guitarist Chico Huff renowned for his Latin jazz sounds.
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Friday, July 10Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Johnny Cruz Latin Ensemble, a North Philadelphia band from El Centro de Oro (Golden Block District), provides live music for this salsa party. Instructors will help get everyone moving to the rhythm.
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Friday, July 17Grid ViewRows View

 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Renowned Puerto Rican singer/songwriter/producer (Menudo, Danny Rivera) performs and sings heartfelt, organic love songs with lush Latin American melodies. His trademark ‘rock-n-rumba’ sound always captivates music lovers of all genres.
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Friday, July 24Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Conjunto Philadelphia performs the music of 1950s Cuba. Conjunto pays homage to Cuba’s deep and treasured musical history with selections celebrating Son cubano, Cha-cha-chá, Bolero, and Danzón.
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Friday, July 31Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

For Over four years Jarana Beat has been offering us a journey through Afro-Amerindian culture by fusing Mexican music and dance with international rhythms. With its beginnings at NYU’S Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics Encuentro in Argentina in 2007, Jarana Beat’s music has been offering an interesting mix, thanks to its solid foundation and deep roots. Add to that contagious charm and good vibes, and there is no way you’ll be able to resist getting up and dancing to their tunes. Together with director Sinuhé Padilla-Isunza, the band is composed of professional immigrant musicians from Mexico, and they interact with performers from all over the world, including dancers dressed in traditional costumes who interweave percussive footwork with the music of regional rhythms such as son jarocho, son guerrerense, son huasteco, mexika, and norteña, among others. As a family, they have become masters at blending Mexican and Latin American folk instruments and rhythmic elements that create an environment for expressing the unique music of their homelands.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Franco Olivo y Alto Voltaje entertain with a mix of traditional bachata and merengue with modern rock and electronic music.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Local ensemble Natural Selection, —featuring Chris Aschman on steel drums bring the sounds of the Caribbean to the Great Stair Hall.
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Friday, August 28Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Dendê & Band’s sizzling showmanship combines rhythmic Brazilian music with the grooves of afrobeat, reggae, and merengue in a dance party atmosphere.
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Friday, September 4Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Avalon Jazz Band represents the Parisian and Golden Age swing spirit in New York City, with a repertoire of timeless American standards and French jazz songs: old classics with a hot twist celebrating France, love and music. Inspired by Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting.
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Friday, September 11Grid ViewRows View

 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The city’s top jazz performers come together for their annual festival to celebrate Jazz in Philadelphia.
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Friday, September 18Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Mozaic flow fuses jazz, hip hop and soul to create their own unique sound. Based in Philly, they have opened for the Roots and Wu-Tang Clan.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Witness the premiere of a multi-movement jazz suite by pianist Tom Lawton and his sextet inspired by the work of eclectic artist, Man Ray. The centerpiece of the suite is a movement based on Fair Weather, which is housed in the Museum's Modern art collection. Other inspirations come from Man Ray's use of found objects, his own love of jazz, his mixture of traditional discipline with rebellious departures from the same, and his penchant for changing course in his artistic preferences - all attributes shared by Lawton. Tom has been a fixture on the Philadelphia jazz scene for about forty years, often appearing with Larry McKenna and Bobby Zankel. Supported by Philadelphia Jazz Project, a sponsored project of the Painted Bride Art Center, with funding provided by The Wyncote Foundation.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

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.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Tenor saxophonist Dahi Divine's impressive credentials include sharing the stage with the Dave Matthews Band at the Grammys.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Celebrate Halloween at the museum with a dance party and spooky cocktail bar! Transforming her childhood affinity for music into a mainstream career, DJ Diamond Kuts is pioneering her way through the music industry. Not only is she the first and only female mixer to have a slot on Philadelphia radio, but she continues to create immense professional success through television shows, print and digital advertisement, and touring with headlining artists such as Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj. Fashion students from Philadelphia University will also grace the Great Stair Hall with their original Halloween costume designs inspired by the collection.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

In Bitter Homes and Gardens, The Bearded Ladies go back to their roots in an intimate cabaret that asks: if plants had voices what would they sing? In a protest cabaret emceed by a cantankerous Fern, plants finally get to tell us how they really feel about how we treat them. From lambasting vegetarians to pining after careless caretakers, flowers, weeds, and vegetables make their case for plants rights. Using country and folk music, the Beards use scientific principles and methodology to create this homegrown cabaret. Inspired by Audubon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life.
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Friday, November 13Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Temple Bhangra dance company, a Temple University student-led Indian Bhangra dance company, perform their award-winning dance routines showcasing the finest movements of festive Bhangra dance styles. Also performing is Temple Agni- an all-female company performing mesmerizing dances with the exciting flair of Bollywood cinematic choreography. Dj Rahsaan will spin the best bhangra to get everyone on the floor!

Supported by the Main Line Indian Association and NETIP.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Violinist Arun Ramamurthy's Trio discovers new aspects of millennia-old pieces and moments of organic conversation between two traditions, both based on a balance of rigor and freedom. They stay true to the raga, the modes which form the melodic foundation for Indian classical composition, while finding the full sonic identity of a skilled ensemble.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Philly tenor sax legend and musicians' musician Larry McKenna is a longtime favorite of Art After 5, and a favorite of jazz fans throughout the region. He has performed as a soloist with jazz stars such as Woody Herman, Clark Terry, Jon Faddis, Buddy DeFranco, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett, Bootsie Barnes, Frank Sinatra, and many more. Also an accomplished composer and arranger, McKenna’s recordings have received critical acclaim from reviewers throughout the United States and Canada. His solo performances showcase the veteran saxophonist in all his lyrical glory, interpreting unique versions and classic standards.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Kick off the holiday season with George Burton’s Christmas Yule Log. This holiday show features a genre-defying rhythm section, complemented by a string trio featuring virtuosic violinist Diane Monroe, and sultry melodies from jazz vocalist Nancy Harms. The harmonic and rhythmic exchange between this stellar lineup will find listeners singing and swinging right along.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The Shining Stars Orchestra entertain with klezmer and Yiddish music.

Co-presented with Temple University’s Feinstein Center for American Jewish History.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Performances by Pedro Villaseñor and Ballet Folklórico Yaretzi.

Co-presented with the Mexican Consulate in Philadelphia and the Mexican Cultural Center.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Ring in the new year with the elegant sound of Philadelphia-native T.C. Carney III. Growing up in one of the most notable jazz families in Philadelphia, this vocalist is no stranger to the stage. Carney has performed all over the east coast and with other artists such as Wynton Marsalis and Duane Eubanks. Count-down the clock with the smooth sounds of jazz.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The Great Stair Hall will serve as the backdrop to hard-hitting marches and eloquent duets created by Israeli-American Artistic Director Roni Koresh. Koresh offers audiences a deep emotional charge, a bitter tang of human experience, salty strength, and hints of nutty humor in their savory collection of short repertory works.
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Friday, January 15Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Jazz singer Michelle Lordi is receiving international acclaim and heavy radio airplay for her latest recording project,“Drive”. Expect to hear songs from this breakthrough album and a sneak peek at her next project featuring local jazz legends Larry McKenna & Sonny Troy. Her sensuous and elegant presentation of standards from the 30's and 40's bring this romantic period back to life with modern clarity and emotion.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The Jōst Project brings new generations to jazz by playing music of the 60s and 70s. This group takes rock classics like Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, and The Beatles and translates them into swinging jazz renditions for a sound that is undeniably unique.
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Friday, January 29Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

A powerhouse newcomer and the winner of the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition in Switzerland, Alita Moses, enchants us with an evening of jazz, R&B, and pop standards.
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Friday, February 5Grid ViewRows View

 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Hailed for its superbly trained dancers and inventive choreography, this South Philly-based group celebrates dance as the ultimate integration of body, spirit, and mind. Described as “deeply spiritual”, this performance group has to be seen to be fully appreciated.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Get ready for a romantic weekend with classic love songs courtesy of the Calabash Quartet and a French prix fixe menu at Granite Hill.
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Friday, February 19Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Arooj Aftab, originally from Lahore, is now based in New York making music that beautifully blends neo-Sufi melodies from her homeland with dark post pop, soul, and laid-back jazz.
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Friday, February 26Grid ViewRows View

 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The Ches Smith Trio is a new group that has a focus on rhythm and in turn offers a mix of jazz, modern classical music, and rock.

Co-presented with Ars Nova Workshop.
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Friday, March 4Grid ViewRows View

 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The Middle East meets the West in this flawless interchange of contemporary soul melodies and hypnotizing beats.
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Friday, March 11Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Expect a pitch perfect evening when local students face-off in a battle of powerful vocals, unique arrangements, and dynamic precision.
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Friday, March 18Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Valray Sturgis and friends play homage to greats including Sarah Vaughn, Dinah Washington, and Ella Fitzgerald.
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Friday, March 25Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Philadelphia-born Denise King's warm tone and impeccable phrasing recall some of jazz's legendary chanteuses. Tonight she performs her favorite love songs in her signature spontaneous style.
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Friday, April 1Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Bossa nova classics are shaken but not stirred by the top Brazilian artist Carlos Almeida. This program is offered in conjunction with the exhibition International Pop.
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Friday, April 8Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Legendary jazz chanteuses of times past will be brought to life by this talented young vocalist.
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Friday, April 15Grid ViewRows View

 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Jazz bassist Buster Williams will step back in time by paying tribute to the sounds of the sixties. This program is offered in conjunction with the exhibition International Pop.
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Friday, April 22Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Music and science fiction will come together when pianist and composer Cédric Hanriot presents an homage to the work of sci-fi writer Dan Simmons.

A French-American Jazz Exchange Project in association with the French-American Cultural Exchange and Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.
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Friday, April 29Grid ViewRows View

 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Get a sneak peek of the city's most exciting jazz festival.
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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

In celebration of International Pop, Philadelphia’s own Martha Graham Cracker invades the Great Stair Hall with a cabaret performance featuring the sounds of the 1960s. Saks Fifth Avenue joins in the fun with a fashion show inspired by the pop era beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Photo © Chris Crisman Photography
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5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
$10 admission after 8:00 p.m.

Help us celebrate Creative Africa. Enjoy the “golden voice of Liberia,” Fatu Gayflor, who opens the night at 5:45 p.m. with African pop sounds. Then, stick around for a performance featuring the joyful music of Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, a band that has toured extensively to raise awareness for humanitarian causes. The party continues until 11:00 p.m. and all Creative Africa exhibitions are on view at the Perelman Building from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.
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Friday, May 20Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

This distinctive and inventive pianist is at the forefront of the jazz scene.
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Friday, May 27Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Bassist and composer Chris Coyle will share new music inspired by artwork by adults with disabilities.
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Friday, June 3Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Joliet Harris brings her signature mix of jazz standards, musical theater, gospel, and pop to the Museum. Presented with the Arden Theatre Company.
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Friday, June 10Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

East African vocalist Somi takes inspiration from her travels through Nigeria to straddle the worlds of African jazz, soul, and pop.
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Friday, June 17Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

This Brazilian star melds samba with bossa nova, reggae, and R&B to create a unique and fresh sound.
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Friday, June 24Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Philly-based saxophonist and composer Bobby Zankel performs virtuoso bop with an emotional core.
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Friday, July 1Grid ViewRows View

 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Experience the sounds of Uganda with this composer and multi-instrumentalist.
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Friday, July 8Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

This acclaimed bassist and composer—who was featured on Paul Simon’s Graceland album—presents an evening of South African–inflected jazz.
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Friday, July 15Grid ViewRows View

 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Nationally-renowned pianist Luke Carlos O’Reilly premieres his ensemble of local jazz talent.
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Friday, July 22Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

This Dutch pianist shows off his impeccable technique and sense of swing.
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Friday, July 29Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Sway to the rich jazz sounds of one of the premier vocalists on the East Coast.
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Friday, August 5Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Revel in the powerful sounds of Afro-rock band Jabali Afrika.
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Friday, August 12Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Discover the talents of this rising star on the modern vocal jazz scene.
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Friday, August 19Grid ViewRows View

 
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Renowned Israeli jazz composer Oran Etkin is joined by West African guitarist Lionel Loueke.

Supported by The Consulate of Israel in Philadelphia.
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Friday, August 26Grid ViewRows View

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5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Back from a year of touring with John Legend, this Philly-based sax player wows with a smooth mix of neo-soul, R&B, gospel, and hip hop.
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