FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ @ WOODMERE ART MUSEUM
For the past four years, LifeLine Music Coalition has produced the Friday Night Jazz Series @ Woodmere Art Museum!
Tickets can be purchased online up to 11:59 p.m. the day before event ($22 for non-members; $12 members). Tickets available at the doors an hour before the event. Tickets NOT available by phone. No reserved seating. For more information call 215-247-0476.
Parking is available at Woodmere Art Museum, but space is limited. Please do not park on Bells Mill Rd.
** Pre-purchased tickets only guarantee admission to Music at Woodmere performances. It does not guarantee seating. Seating is first-come, first-served.
Friday Night Jazz
6:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m. | $22 ($12 members, children under 12: Free) | Wine served
Get on the Good Foot: The Music of James Brown
“Feel good” with music of James Brown, the “Godfather of Soul.” The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble puts the groove down with some of Brown’s signature tunes, including “Funky Good Time,” “Cold Sweat,” “I Got the Feelin’,” “Please, Please, Please,” and more.
My Funny Valentine: A Jazzy Kind of Love
Love blooms in a jazzy way as vocalist Suzanne Burgess croons the songs that make people fall in love—over and over again. Songs will include “My Funny Valentine,” “How Sweet It Is to Be Loved By You,” “I Can’t Give You Anything but Love,” “My Romance,” and other sentimental favorites.
Jazz Meets Bossa Nova: Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Getz
The beat of conga drums and the rhythm of maracas took jazz into a new era. Dizzy Gillespie imbued his tunes with the sounds of Cuba and Stan Getz injected the music of Brazil. The result was fresh beats, exciting dances, and new songs like “A Night in Tunisia,” “Corcovado,” “Manteca,” and the classic “Girl from Ipanema.” Join special guest conguero Doug “Pablow” Edwards as he navigates the sounds and rhythms of Latin America.
Jazz and Civil Rights: John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach
The jazz of the sixties served as a platform for speaking out against injustice and helped to bring about important changes in American society. To close out Black History Month, the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble performs the music of the dynamic composers of this era and explores what songs like “Freedom Now” by Max Roach, “Alabama” by John Coltrane, and “Haitian Fight Song” by Charles Mingus have to say to us today.
What a Difference a Song Makes: Dinah Washington
Bringing songs to life came naturally to Dinah Washington, a chanteuse of mending and breaking hearts. Join Michal Beckham as we pay tribute to Women’s History Month through Washington’s music, including “What a Difference a Day Makes,” “Teach Me Tonight,” and “This Bitter Earth.”
What’s Going On? The Songs of Marvin Gaye
Join the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble and vocalist Roy Richardson as they take us down memory lane with some of Marvin Gaye’s most memorable hits, from the smooth urban groove of “Inner City Blues,” to the socially conscious “What’s Goin’ On,” to the erotically medicinal “Sexual Healing.”
What the World Needs Now: Burt Bacharach and Dionne Warwick
Enjoy an evening of music by composer Burt Bacharach and vocalist Dionne Warwick, including legendary songs like “I Say a Little Prayer,” “Walk on By,” “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head,” “Alfie,” “What the World Needs Now,” and more.
Guess Who We Saw Today: The Classy Stylings of Nancy Wilson
Vocalist Tonya Lynette takes us on a journey through the songbook of one of jazz’s most swingingly elegant singers: Nancy Wilson. Songs will include her classic “Guess Who I Saw Today,” “Don’t Ask My Neighbors,” “The Masquerade Is Over,” “Happy Talk,” and more.
The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble’s Greatest Hits
The band that plays everything from John Coltrane to Jimi Hendrix has accumulated a solid repertoire of songs that have become popular requests among audiences locally and abroad. Join Arpeggio as they perform such favorites as “Black Cherry,” “Butter,” “Le-Le,” “Blue Bishop,” and others.