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Music at Woodmere

Saturday Night Jazz | Two concerts/night: 5 & 7 p.m. 

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WRTI is a partner with Music at Woodmere. Saturday Night Jazz is offered in partnership with LifeLine Music Coalition.

OCTOBER performances will take place indoors.

Proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test within the past 72 hours is required for all indoor events. If you’re not feeling well or experiencing COVID-like symptoms on the day of the event, please call the Museum front desk to receive a full refund. 

Visitors are required to wear a mask while inside the museum regardless of vaccination status and social distancing is highly encouraged. 

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$25 ($15 members) Planning to attend? Please review our music performance policy page here. 


October 23

A tribute to the classic side of Miles Davis, the music of his quintet between the mid-1950s and into the sixties. Trumpeter Marcell Bellinger will recall some of Miles’ more popular tunes and performances such as "Bye, Bye, Blackbird" and more from that time period. Always adventurous, Davis was an icon who embraced all the musical challenges that confronted him to become one of the most innovative and influential trumpet players in the world.

Starting Nov. 5th, we return to Friday Night Jazz, one concert/night beginning at 6:00 p.m.


The Sounds of Whitney Houston

November 5

Whitney Houston started her career with a big sound that left an impression on all who heard her voice. With near perfect pitch and an enormous range, her sound was big, melodic, and full of all the highs and lows of life. Singer Jackie Gregg takes us on a musical roller-coaster with some of Whitney’s classics like Saving All My Love For You, You Give Good Love, I’m Every Woman, and more!

Double Dose Of Keys and Rhythm: Duke Ellington / Thelonious Monk

November 12

Thelonious Monk danced with his piano; Duke Ellington conducted an orchestra with his. Join us for a night of jazz piano as pianists Adam Foulk and Jim Holton pay tribute to the music of these two unique musicians. An evening of classic Duke songs such as Satin Doll, In A Sentimental Mood, and Monk favorites like Blue Monk, Round Midnight, and more.

Tribute to Tina Turner: What’s Love Got To Do With It?

November 19

Tina Turner danced and sang her way to fame. Her powerful raspy voice and dancing style gave music performances a jolt of electricity that never stopped. Vocalist Lisa Chavous, herself a dynamic and energetic vocalist, will help us relive those classic songs: What’s Love Got To Do With It?, Proud Mary, Private Dancer, and many of Tina’s classic selections.

The Music Of Earth, Wind, And Fire

December 3

The unique tunes of Earth, Wind, and Fire brought together the sounds of jazz, blues, R&B, pop, gospel, African roots, funk, and deep soul. Vocalist Roy Richardson brings to life the music of this ultimate group with the hits that match their “fire”: The Way of the World, Shining Star, September, Let’s Groove, and more.

Carmen Mcrae's Many Sides Of Passion

December 10

Carmen McRae's voice blended passion and tenderness. Her smooth vocals were like honey on warm bread, and her fiery deliveries were strong but not intimidating. Vocalist Sherry Butler will perform a tribute to Carmen’s spirit with favorites like Isn’t It Romantic?, My Romance, and more.

Party For The Holidays

December 17

A time to rejoice, relax, prepare for the new, and learn from the old. Join The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble as they play holiday tunes that cover a variety of cultural leanings and collectively celebrate good times, bright promises, and the resilience of spirit!


Classical Music at Woodmere 

Ballantyne & Sasaki play Beethoven - Early, Middle, Late: Three Cello Sonatas

Featuring Musicians Scott Ballantyne, cello, and Hiroko Sasaki, piano

November 13, 6 PM 

Pre-Concert Lecture on Beethoven (optional)

5 pm

Lecturer: George Marriner Maull, artistic director, The Discovery Orchestra; educator and public television personality

Enjoy an evening of Beethoven with internationally recognized cellist, Scott Ballantyne, and pianist, Hiroko Sasaki. In the 20 years of compositions spanned in this concert, Beethoven revolutionized the art of music by creating the cello sonata. The composer's unique musical and spiritual journey is demonstrated in the works on this program - one from each of his major creative periods.  Woodmere is grateful to Eric Haeker for the support of this concert.

$25 ($15 members)




Music of B.B. King and Muddy Waters

June 12

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

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 will feature 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

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

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 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 | A Valentine's Romance: Cheek To Cheek featuring vocalist Sherry Butler // Click to watch video

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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