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Go: Organic Orchestra and Brooklyn Raga Massive at Painted Bride Art Center

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Go: Organic Orchestra and Brooklyn Raga Massive
Painted Bride Art Center
jny: Philadelphia, PA
October 6, 2019

While Philadelphia's Painted Bride Art Center has been presenting jazz, improvised and/or experimental music for half a century, it's still entirely possible this was the most sweepingly wide, boundary-defying cross-cultural performance the venue has ever seen. The ...

Mostly Other People Do the Killing, Sirius Juju and Unspeakable Garbage at Jerry's on Front

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Mostly Other People Do the Killing/Sirius Juju/Unspeakable Garbage
Jerry's on Front
jny: Philadelphia, PA
February 16, 2019

Twenty blocks and a world away from the clubs and bars of Philadelphia's city center, the experimental art space of Jerry's on Front is a room one would hardly imagine for music at all. It's a nondescript ...

Aaron Goldberg Trio at @exuberance

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Aaron Goldberg Trio
@exuberance
jny: Philadelphia, PA
November 23, 2018

It was a rollicking evening set full of jaunty rhythms and good humor. Aaron Goldberg clearly relished the rich sound of the Steinway and the feel of the room. A packed crowd had come out to unwind at ...

Nik Bärtsch's Ronin at World Cafe Live

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Nik Bärtsch's Ronin
World Cafe Live
jny: Philadelphia, PA
May 8, 2018

Of the oddest sights Philadelphia's art scene might offer on any given Tuesday night, a stern-faced figure in samurai hatama whacking a piano with a mallet should probably be in the top five. (Unless there's something like the Fringe ...

Katie Thiroux Trio at South Jazz Parlor

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Katie Thiroux Trio
South Jazz Parlor
jny: Philadelphia, PA
February 24, 2018

In time-honored Philly tradition, South is the kind of venue that recognizes jazz as a vital staple rather than just another aspect of business. Nestled on a corner in Center City's bustling north side (go figure), the place features ...

Orion Tango at Kung Fu Necktie

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Orion Tango
Kung Fu Necktie
jny: Philadelphia, PA
June 6, 2017

It's unclear what formal apparel has to do with the martial arts, or what either one has to do with live music for that matter, but nevermind. Adventurous musical acts are always welcome at Kung Fu Necktie as much as open-eared listeners. The ...

Glenn Zaleski Trio at Chris' Jazz Cafe

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Glenn Zaleski Trio
Chris' Jazz Cafe
jny: Philadelphia, PA
May 3, 2017

It might not seem all that difficult to get together with friends in your own neighborhood, but sometimes it's more tricky than you'd think. Glenn Zaleski has made his previous two records as a leader in the span of two years, both ...

Sittin' In with the Odean Pope Trio at the Kimmel Center

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Odean Pope Trio
SEI Innovation Studio @ The Kimmel Center
jny: Philadelphia, PA
April 12, 2017

The Kimmel Center's informal Sittin' In program is always about direct connections and communion, but April's exceptional event raised the bar up to the ceiling. Not everyone was even able to sit since the basement theater was packed ...

Kurt Rosenwinkel Trio at Germantown Settlement School

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Kurt Rosenwinkel Trio
Settlement Music School
jny: Philadelphia, PA
December 23, 2016

He's come a long way since first starting lessons at Philadelphia's Settlement Music School, but city native Kurt Rosenwinkel has never forgotten those roots. On a night when they could have been squeezing in a little ...

Tord Gustavsen with Simin Tander and Jarle Vespestad at Fringe Arts

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Tord Gustavsen (with Simin Tander and Jarle Vespestad)
Fringe Arts
jny: Philadelphia, PA
June 20, 2016

The music of this trio project is “a mystical and spiritual journey," Tord Gustavsen declared early in the set during his first-ever appearance in Philadelphia, an endeavor about “finding the divine light ...