Music at Woodmere
Friday Night Jazz | 6:00 to 7:15 p.m.
WRTI is a partner with Music at Woodmere. Friday Night Jazz is offered in partnership with LifeLine Music Coalition.
$25 ($15 members)
Planning to attend? Please review our music performance policy page here.
No refreshments will be served.
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.
We encourage using the free app Bindle to easily and securely store your COVID test results and vaccine records as a private way to share information upon entry to the Museum. Click here for a tutorial.
The Music Of Earth, Wind, And Fire SOLD OUT
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 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.
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
January 21, 7 pm
Enjoy an evening filled with virtuosity and excitement as Marja Kaisla performs Franz Liszt's Spanish Rhapsody, Johannes Brahms's Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Händel, Claude Debussy's Estampes, and Igor Stravinsky's Petrushka.
$25 ($15 members)
January 22, 6 pm
This concert will transport you into the sublime beauty and contemplation of Franz Schubert's 6 Moments Musicaux Op.94 and Sonata in B flat Major (D960).
$25 ($15 members)
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 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