Jazz at Woodmere
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AFRO-ZILLIAN: AN AFRO-BRAZILIAN MUSIC PARTY
July 30 | $25 ($15 members)
From samba to mangue beat, the rhythms and sounds brought to Brazil from Africa continue to inspire the music of contemporary Brazilian artists. An evening filled with the hypnotic blend of African and Brazilian rhythms will be brought to life in this lively concert.
MOTOWN MEETS JAZZ, VOL. 3
August 6 | $25 ($15 members)
A Woodmere program favorite introduces a new selection of Motown gems! Fresh new tunes from the Four Tops, the Supremes, Mary Wells, the Miracles, and many more.
LEAN ON: THE MUSIC OF BILL WITHERS
August 13 | $25 ($15 members)
Bill Withers's soulful arrangements and mix of gospel, folk, R&B, and funk live on forever. The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble and vocalist Warren Cooper add some jazz flavor to his classics like Grandma’s Hand, Just the Two Of Us, Ain’t No Sunshine, Lean On Me, and other legendary tunes.
Saturday Night Jazz is produced by the Lifeline Music Coalition and in partnership with WRTI.
Music of B.B. King and Muddy Waters
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!
JUNETEENTH! A Holiday for All
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
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
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
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