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Jazz at Woodmere

Planning to attend a jazz concert? Please review our music performance policy page. 

 
WRTI is a partner for Music at Woodmere.
Friday Night Jazz is offered in partnership with LifeLine Music Coalition.
 
Click here to purchase tickets to upcoming concerts!
 
SUMMER 2024 | SATURDAY NIGHT JAZZ 
6pm | Outdoors, weather permitting
$25 ($15 members)
 
 
 
MUSIC OF BUD POWELL & DEXTER GORDON
JULY 13
Due to high humidity and forecast of rain, this concert on 7/13 will be held INDOORS. Seating will be provided by the Museum. No refreshments are permitted inside the building. 
 
Jazz icons, pianist Bud Powell and saxophonist Dexter Gordon collaborated together in 1963 to record the legendary album Our Man In Paris. Pianist, Jeff Knoettner and saxophonist, Mike Clay pay tribute to the album’s bebop flavor and expressive ballads with performances of Night In Tunisia, Stairway To The Stars, Willow Weep For Me, Scrapple From the Apple, and others.
 
 
AFRICAN HIGHLIFE: THE SOUNDS OF MIRIAM MAKEBA & HUGH MASAKELA
JULY 20
 
The “drumbeat is the heartbeat” is a phrase that reflects the sources of African Highlife music that originated in West Africa. Vocalist Elle Gyandoh blends the sounds of “Highlife” with jazz music of the 1960’s to create a wonderful evening filled with rhythm and dance.
 
 
WHY CAN’T WE BE FRIENDS? TRIBUTE TO THE BAND, WAR SOLD OUT!       
JULY 27
 
War is a group that uses music to living life fully, with songs like Why Can’t We Be Friends, Slippin’ Into Darkness, The World Is A Ghetto and others. Join the multi-talented vocalist Roy Richardson as he performs the music of this iconic group.
 
 
THE MUSIC OF PATSY CLINE    
AUGUST 3
 
Patsy Cline was a sensitive and versatile singer who could reach inside and touch your heart and soul. Vocalist, Maci Miller renders her take on Patsy Cline’s heartfelt tunes, Crazy, Walkin’ After Midnight, Three Cigarettes in an Ashtray, and more.
 
 
MOTOWN MEETS JAZZ  SOLD OUT!                       
AUGUST 10
 
Join The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble as we close the summer season and relive our favorite Motown tunes like Get Ready, Can’t Help Myself, Tracks of My Tears and more that make us dance, laugh, and enjoy life to the fullest.               
       

HIGHLIGHTS FROM PREVIOUS CONCERTS

 

Music of B.B. King and Muddy Waters

June 12, 2021

They put the BLUE in blues and were not afraid to keep the stories of life real and raw in their music. BB was known as the “King” and Muddy was known as the “Father” of the Blues. Vocalist and guitarist Rich Tucker will take us to those “Down Home Blues” with BB’s “The Thrill Is Gone” and Muddy’s “Mannish Boy,” songs that will forever be an integral part of America’s songbook!

Click to watch the video from the performance: Video 1. Video 2. Video 3.

 

JUNETEENTH! A Holiday for All

June 19, 2021

This special holiday commemorates the date in 1865 when news arrived to the enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas of their emancipation from slavery. This multi-faceted celebration featured The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble performing selections from the jazz opera, Never Back Down and the music of King Sunny Ade, Archie Shepp, and Max Roach, along with a special poetry and music performance by the award-winning Black lyricist and author, Nina "Lyrispect" Ball. An evening to celebrate the determination of the human spirit in pursuit of freedom. In partnership with the African American Museum of Philadelphia.

 

Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of the Man and His Music

June 26, 2021

Scott-Heron was a man of vision who connected poetry and music and an activist who stirred emotions with words of insight. He could sing and make us “think” the story. Join us for a night of music-infused poetry with compositions like “Pieces of a Man,” “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” “The Bottle,” his classic “Winter In America,” as well as other thought-provoking song and poems.

 

Jazz-Maica: Get Up…Stand Up...for the Music of Bob Marley

July 10, 2021

The music of Jamaica has often been an inspiration to and inspired by jazz music and musicians. The pulsating rhythms ring true to the freedom found in much of jazz. Bob Marley’s “Could You Be Loved” and John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” brought a unique consciousness to reggae and jazz. The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble was joined by vocalist Roy Richardson.

 

Jazz from the Art


In partnership with Lifeline Music Coalition, Woodmere presents JAZZ from the ART: a quick, weekly dose of jazz tunes leading up to the return of the Museum's outdoor Saturday Night Jazz series. Each week, enjoy a new video featuring interviews and a past performance by the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble at Woodmere. 
 
02.14.21 | A Valentine's Romance: Cheek To Cheek featuring vocalist Sherry Butler // Click to watch video

02.20.21 | What's Going On and A Change is Gonna Come featuring saxophonist, flautist, and vocalist Roy Richardson // Click to watch video

02.27.21 |Song For My Father: Tribute to Horace Silver featuring pianist Adam Faulk  // Click to watch video

03.06.21 | Jumpin' Jazz: A Tisket A Tasket; Hot and Spicy featuring vocalist Sherry Butler and bassist Warren Oree // Click to watch video

03.13.21 | Blue Bayou: Remembering Linda Ronstadt featuring vocalist Phyllis Chapell and guitarist Frank Butrey // Click to watch video

03.20.21 | It Don't Mean A Thing featuring vocalist Sherry Butler // Click to watch video

04.03.21 | Duke's Mellow Mood: Mood Indigo featuring saxophonist Larry Price // Click to watch video

04.10.21 | The Sidewinder by Lee Morgan featuring Will Wright on trumpet // Click to watch video

04.17.21 | Get Ready featuring vocalist Roy Richardson // Click here to watch video

 

 

  • Due to the heat, humidity, and a chance of rain, Saturday Night Jazz on July 13 will be held INDOORS. A few tickets remain for this concert, MUSIC OF BUD POWELL & DEXTER GORDON, but will be maxed at indoor seating capacity. The Museum will provide seating. No refreshments are permitted inside the building.