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NEWS: FESTIVAL

Coltrane at 90: A week long celebration for John Coltrane in Philadelphia

Coltrane at 90: A week long celebration for John Coltrane in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Jazz Project in collaboration with Temple University Libraries, WRTI, PhillyCAM, Jazz Near You and other partners will celebrate John Coltrane's 90th Birthday with nine days of FREE events. These events will take place between September 17th to 25th, 2016. One of the most important artists of the 20th century was our neighbor. He walked among us. ...

Sittin' In with Korey Riker at the Kimmel Center

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Korey Riker
SEI Innovation Studio @ The Kimmel Center
Sittin' In
jny: Philadelphia, PA
March 9, 2016

It's what jazz is all about: sharing the experience, connecting face-to-face and not knowing exactly what's coming. Philadelphia's Kimmel Center supports the tradition with an almost-monthly free showcase called Sittin' In--an unpredictable combination ...

NEWS: EVENT

Kimmel Center Announces Jazz Residency Artists For 2015–16 Season

Kimmel Center Announces Jazz Residency Artists For 2015–16 Season

NEW WORK BY KOREY RIKER AND A COLLABORATION BETWEEN KENDRAH BUTLER AND SHAMIKA BYRD WILL BOTH PREMIERE IN JUNE 2016 The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts has announced the 2015–16 Season Jazz Residency Artists; individuals whose involvement in this prestigious program will result in World Premieres in June 2016 at the Kimmel Center’s SEI Innovation Studio. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Melody Gardot at the Merriam Theater

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Melody Gardot
Merriam Theater
Philadelphia, PA
October 9, 2015

In this highly touted concert, Philadelphia born and bred vocalist Melody Gardot made a return visit to her home town after several years on the road in Europe and other destinations where her stunning voice and soul-stirring original songs have grabbed ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Quartet of nightclubs take part in inaugural (Philadelphia) Center City Jazz Festival

Quartet of nightclubs take part in inaugural (Philadelphia) Center City Jazz Festival

Four downtown nightclubs in Philadelphia will be hosting a jazz festival on April 28. The Center City Jazz Festival, a one-day event, will feature dozens of musicians spread over several blocks. Most of the performers will be younger talent who missed Philadelphia's jazz heyday of the '70s and '80s, with a few old heads to hold ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Korey Riker Releases Debut Recording "Prehumous"

Korey Riker Releases Debut Recording "Prehumous"

Korey Riker has had the honor of working with The Roots, John Legend, Mary J Blige, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Ursula Rucker, Eric Roberson, Fantasia, Chrisette Michelle, Jennifer Hudson and many others. About Prehumous Prehumous, the debut album from Philadelphia saxophonist, Korey Riker, features eight original compositions supported by a cutting-edge ensemble. Lending their talents are Luke O'Reilly on ...