Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 1
8:00pm

Roscoe Mitchell-Moor Mother Duo

Please join us for this once-in-a-lifetime kickoff event for the 2019 October Revolution of Jazz & Contemporary Music!

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Fred Frith Trio
Wednesday, October 2
8:00pm

Fred Frith Trio

Please join us for Fred Frith’s first Philadelphia appearance in over 30 years as part of this year’s The October Revolution of Jazz & Contemporary Music.

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Thursday, October 3
8:00pm

Sarah Davachi / Matchess

Please join us for this very special deep listening double-header featuring Sarah Davachi and Matchess.

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Makaya McCraven photo by Leslie Kirchoff
Saturday, October 5
8:00pm

Makaya McCraven

Please join us for Makaya McCraven’s first Philadelphia appearance as a leader as part of this year’s The October Revolution of Jazz & Contemporary Music.

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Sunday, October 6
7:00pm

Go: Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga Massive

Please join us for the Philadelphia debut collaboration of Go: Organic Orchestra and the boundary-pushing Indian classical musicians of Brooklyn Raga Massive.

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Album Cover - Miles Davis's In A Silent Way
Thursday, October 10
8:00pm

Miles Davis’s In a Silent Way

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary

Please join us for our 50th anniversary celebration of Miles Davis’s landmark recording In A Silent Way led by Philadelphia drummer Charlie Hall, best known for his work in The War on Drugs.

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Thursday, October 17
8:00pm

Ethan Iverson Quartet featuring Tom Harrell

Record Release Celebration

Please join us for the ECM Records release celebration of Ethan Iverson’s latest quartet featuring the prolific trumpeter Tom Harrell.

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Saturday, October 26
8:00pm

Patty Waters

Please join us for visionary avant-garde vocalist Patty Waters’ first Philadelphia appearance.

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Sunday, October 27
8:00pm

Deradoorian / Lea Bertucci

Please join us for this very special drone-centric double-bill featuring Deradoorian and Lea Bertucci.

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Thursday, October 31
8:00pm

Sounds of Liberation feat. David Murray & Creative Arts Ensemble

performing Drum Dance to the Motherland

This Halloween, Ars Nova Workshop celebrates the groundbreaking, eclectic career of one of Philadelphia’s legendary jazz pioneers, the vibraphonist and composer Khan Jamal.

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From The Archive

With over 18 years of ambitious jazz and contemporary music activities, Ars Nova Workshop’s archive of past events is extensive. Stay tuned as we update our website archives and bring them online.