live music

Ethan Iverson/Mark Turner Duo

Oct 3, 2018

The initial musical connection between saxophonist Mark Turner and pianist Ethan Iverson was made in 1990s jam sessions in New York City, with both going on to individual success – Iverson in hit trio The Bad Plus and Turner as a solo leader and in such groups as the trio Fly (recording in both capacities for ECM). A decade after their first meeting, the saxophonist and pianist began an association in the Billy Hart Quartet, the two players featuring sympathetically on two widely lauded ECM albums by that band.

John Stenger Group: Philly Special

Oct 2, 2018

Philadelphia has produced some of the most important musicians in the history of jazz, but its historic and continued influence on the jazz tradition is not as widely known as it should be.  John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Benny Golson, Billie Holiday, Michael Brecker, Jimmy Smith, Philly Joe Jones, Jimmy Heath, Kenny Barron, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Sun Ra, Ari Hoenig, Paul Motian are a few of the great musicians who were born in Philly or who spent significant periods of their career there.  Pianist John Stenger grew to appreciate Philly's gritty and vibrant musical tradition during his nearly fifte

Logan Richardson "blues PEOPLE"

Oct 2, 2018

Blues People was created in the oral tradition of the blues, and improvised music as a whole. The viscous entirety of the 14 song repertoire was relayed all by ear during the process of the documentation of the album.

Blues People is a modern-day version of the Kansas City Blues, Black American Music, and Rock & Roll tradition. In being such, consequently this documentation is an accumulation of experiences, and influences that have given way to a fresh sonic fusion of sound that calls on the genetic DNA of the forefathers of modern popular music

John Scofield Combo 66′ at Dazzle

Oct 1, 2018

Iconic Grammy Award-winning guitarist John Scofield teams up with pianist Gerald Clayton, bassist Vicente Archer, and drummer Bill Stewart in Combo 66, a new band that builds upon Scofield’s long legacy of masterful improvisation and stylistic diversity. Since the late 1970’s, Scofield has been a major influence on jazz, continuously finding new and exciting avenues to reinvent himself as an artist.

GoodRattle Hard-Bop Quintet at Nocturne

Oct 1, 2018

GoodRattle is a modern hard-bop quintet lead by saxophone & compositional mastermind Wil Swindler, that features the music of Pepper Adams and Cannonball Adderely as well as original material by Goodrattle members. This sharp-edged and relentlessly swinging group will feature Greg Gisbert on trumpet, Ben Markley on piano, and Matt Smiley on bass, and Paul Romaine on drums.