Music at Woodmere
Celebrate music at Woodmere with Friday Night Jazz and Classical Saturdays. With exceptional performers, an acoustically astounding space, and amazing works of art, the concert experience at the Museum is like no other.
Tickets are available for purchase at the door, beginning at 4:30 p.m. for jazz and 3:30 p.m for classical on the day of the performance. No advance reservations. All parties must be present to purchase a ticket.
Due to construction, we are extremely limited on parking. If you are attending one of our concerts, we are encouraging you to carpool. Thank you and we apologize for any inconvenience. Please do not park on Bells Mill Road. Food and drinks are allowed only in the galleries in the historic section of the Museum.
$22 ($12 members)
WRTI is a partner for Music at Woodmere. Friday Night Jazz is offered in partnership with LifeLine Music Coalition.
FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ | 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Moody’s Mood for Love: Jazz with a Twist
Vocalist TC III pays tribute to great jazz singers whose voices sounded like instruments, including Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross; King Pleasure; Eddie Jefferson; and James Moody, who famously improvised the melody of “I’m in the Mood for Love” to become the legendary “Moody’s Mood for Love.”
Jimi Hendrix: Jazz Musician?
Hendrix was a psychedelic rock star, but what did he know about jazz? Was he just one of A Band of Gypsys? Or was there another side to his wailing guitar? Guitarist Frank Butrey takes a surprising look at the jazz chops of this American musical icon.
Nancy Wilson: Champagne Jazz
Nancy Wilson was classy and sexy, like a glass of fine champagne. Her approach was subtle yet powerful. Vocalist Suzanne Burgess interprets Wilson’s approach to songs like “Guess Who I Saw Today?,” “Don’t Ask My Neighbors,” “The Masquerade Is Over,” and more.
Jazz and Dance: Partners in Time
Jazz and dance met long ago in the juke joints of Georgia, the back rooms in New Orleans, the Roxy in Boston, the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, the Imperial Ballroom in Philadelphia, and many more cities worldwide. From African to modern to tap to ballroom dance, jazz has played a part. Join us as we put the feet to the beats and follow the motion that is jazz and dance— partners in “Time!”
Kings and Queens of Swing
People were swinging hard in the heyday of this dynamic era in jazz. Count Basie’s “One O’Clock Jump” and Benny Goodman’s band had everybody moving. Pianist and vocalist Mary Lou Williams, trombonist Melba Liston, and pianist Marian McPartland brought their special style to the rhythms and tunes of swing. This memorable evening puts the sounds of these performers on the swinging block.
Gladys Knight: On the Midnight Train
Gladys Knight has created decades of hits with her soulful singing, from “Heard It Through the Grapevine” to ”Neither One of Us.” Whether with her signature group, The Pips, or as a soloist, Knight’s voice penetrates your heart. Jackie Greggs, Sherry Butler, and Suzanne Burgess pay tribute to this vocal treasure.
CLASSICAL SATURDAYS | 5:00-7:00 p.m
Sejoon Park, pianist
In partnership with Astral Artists, Woodmere is thrilled to present the amazing Korean pianist Sejoon Park. Park's virtuosity and sensitivity dazzles audiences around the world. He will perform works by Franz Liszt, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Alexander Scriabin.