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- What does jazz look like? Tell us what you think on July 31st while taking in the sounds of Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble. Free Admission!
- Philadelphia Undefeated Jazz Festival October 2, 2021
- Saturday Night Jazz @Woodmere Art Museum Returns!
- April 10, 2021 at South Jazz Club…FREE!
- A Jazz Serenade…Open your door to music
- The 8th Annual Philadelphia Jazz and Soul Festival was a great success! Undefeated Jazz!
- Philadelphia Jazz and Soul Festival Live-Streaming from stage at South Jazz Club Saturday, September 12, 2020 2 pm to 10 pm
- UNDEFEATED JAZZ!!!
- “JAZZY POINT OF VIEW” IS IN FULL SWING AT SOUTH JAZZ PARLOUR!
- The 2019 Philadelphia Jazz and Soul Festival rocked South Street! Thank you for supporting jazz and the arts in Philadelphia!
What does jazz look like? Tell us what you think on July 31st while taking in the sounds of Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble. Free Admission!
$25 ($15 members) Planning to attend? Protocols in compliance with current health and safety guidelines remain in place. Please review this page before your visit for Woodmere’s music performance policy.
TRIBUTE TO SARAH VAUGHAN SOLD OUT
MAY 8 | 5PM ONLY
Woodmere offers a preview of its upcoming outdoor jazz concert season with a tribute to Sarah Vaughan. Nicknamed “Sassie” for her distinctive style and personality, Sarah put her audiences in a trance. Her luscious voice and tonal range was in demand and loved by the jazz world’s greatest players. Vocalist Mic’al Beckham adds her own inimitable style to the music of Sarah Vaughan as she performs “Send In The Clowns”, “Misty” and many more.
LOU RAWLS TRIBUTE: BLUE SOUL THAT GRABS THE HEART
The rich baritone of Lou Rawls has captivated his audiences for many years. His soulful ballads and his Chicago flavored blues renderings of classics like “St James Infirmary” and “A Natural Man” have become permanent titles in the American Jazz/Blues songbook. Vocalist Warren Cooper and The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble will take us down Lou Rawls’ “Tobacco Road.”
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 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, the music of King Sunny Ade, Archie Shepp, and Max Roach, along with a special poetry and music performance by 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 – 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.
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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.
THE BLUES OF MA RAINEY AND BESSIE SMITH
Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith were women whose powerful voices and music could penetrate the soul. Feel their passion, pain, hope, and disappointments. Vocalists Lisa Chavous and Sherry Butler join The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble with the blues of Ma Rainey’s “See See Rider,” Bessie Smith’s “Down Hearted Blues,” and many other classics.
TRIBUTE TO SAM COOKE
The original King of Soul, Sam Cooke was called the “inventor” of soul music. He set the bar for Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Lou Rawls, Marvin Gaye, and many more. Composing and singing songs like “You Send Me,” “Having A Party,” and the classic “A Change Is Gonna Come” have earned him a permanent place in America’s musical legacy. Join The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble with guest vocalist Roy Richardson as they put some of Sam’s music on the “cooker” and stir memories and hearts with his wonderful sound.
CHICKEN BONE BEACH: THE EARLY BLACK MUSIC EXPERIENCE IN ATLANTIC CITY
When Billy Eckstine, Ray Charles, Pearl Bailey, and Sammy Davis Jr. were in Atlantic City, it was THE place to catch not only great Black performers, but to feel the essence of the Black culture. Jazz! R&B! Blues! Soul Power! There were no casinos or much integration, but plenty of great music. Join The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble and go back to the heyday of Atlantic City Black nightlife with music for everybody at Chicken Bone Beach.
MERCY, MERCY, MERCY: A NIGHT OF CANNONBALL ADDERLY
The big man with the big sound, major influence, and contributor to hard bop jazz, Adderly was a strong sideman for Miles Davis and led his own group for many years. He made the alto sax sing and touched many people with his earthy, bluesy tones. Sax man Larry Price takes the Cannonball chair with The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble rhythm section. Song selection will include “Work Song,” “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy,” “Sack O’ Woe,” “Jeannine,” and more.
SOUL WOMEN: THE MUSIC OF ARETHA FRANKLIN AND ETTA JAMES
The summer season ends celebrating the power of music with renderings of Aretha’s “Respect” and “Natural Woman,” Etta’s “At Last,” “I’d Rather Go Blind,” and more inspiring soul standards. Vocalist Lisa Chavous and trumpeter Will Wright help us feel the songs that will nourish our souls forever.
Give the memorable gift of music…live and in-person…at your home or the home of someone special ….socially distanced and safe.
LifeLine Music Coalition will bring the music to YOU or someone you care about. Now more than ever, we need the healing sounds and experience of live music. Two musicians, and a vocalist if you desire.
Call Warren Oree at 215-421-3688 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the right fit for your budget and preference.
The music continues….Thank you again to our sponsors. If you missed the live-stream you can watch it anytime, anywhere on the planet. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube page when you visit. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FESTIVAL
Philadelphia Jazz and Soul Festival Live-Streaming from stage at South Jazz Club Saturday, September 12, 2020 2 pm to 10 pm
|Saturday, September 12, 2020|
2 pm to 10 pm
Live-Streaming from South Jazz Club
on our LifeLine Music Coalition YouTube Channel
|Watch the festival in REAL-TIME from anywhere on the planet on September 12th and forever after.|
We are UNDEFEATED JAZZ!!!!
|2 pm – 2:45 pm|
ADAM FAULK & STANDARD PRACTICE
Adam Faulk – Piano
Khary Abdul-Shaheed – Drums
Nasir Dickerson – Saxophone
Daniel Barritt – Levine – Trumpet
Sandy Eldred – Bass
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
PHYLLIS CHAPELLE & SIORA
Phyllis Chappel – Vocals, Guitar
Dave Posmontier – Piano
Chico Huff – Bass
Gavin McCauley – Drums
4:00 pm – 4:45pm
SAM REED QUARTET
Sam Reed – Saxophone
Rich Budesa – Keyboards
Wayne Morgan – Drums
George Perakis – Guitar
5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
MICAL BECKHAM and FRIENDS
Michal Beckham – Vocals
Rich Budesa – Keyboards
Lucky Thompson – Drums
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
MAYA KEREN – Solo Piano
7:00 pm – 7:30pm
KAREN SMITH – WEEZ THE PEEPLES COLLECTIVE
Karen Smith – Congas, percussion
Bird Williams – Keyboards
Dan McCain – Bass DAN
Phoenix Mystique – Vocals
Leslie Hamilton – Poet
7:45 pm – 8:30 pm
SHERRY BUTLER QUARTET
Sherry Butler – Vocals
Mark Johnson – Keyboards
Sammy Jones – Bass
John Hall – Drums
THE ARPEGGIO JAZZ ENSEMBLE – 40th Anniversary Celebration
Larry Price – Alto Saxophone
Will Wright – Trumpet
Frank Butrey – Guitar
G. Calvin Weston – Drums
Doug “Pablow” Edwards – Congas, Percussion
Warren Oree – Upright Bass
Marshall Allen – Alto Saxophone
Sherry Butler – Vocals
Nora Flamer – Vocals
Maya Keren – Piano
Elliot Levin – Saxophone, Flute
Thank you to our sponsors who make it possible for us to bring FREE jazz music to the world and keep Philly area musicians and vocalists working!!!
WILLIAM KING FOUNDATION
BOB & BARBARA’S
We all know what’s going on, but, it won’t be forever. We at LifeLine Music Coalition live the power of music and its healing effects.
We are all affected by this unexpected turn of events and we send our condolences to everyone, no matter how severe the impact.
If we use jazz as a metaphor we know that sometimes we must improvise to give the tune a more triumphant swing.
We are UNDEFEATED! We are JAZZ!
Peace and Music….Warren and Graziella
Our production of Friday Night Jazz at Woodmere is postponed please check back for updates.