Upcoming Events

Monday, February 17
6:30pm

Christian McBride & Sonia Sanchez

The Movement Revisited: A Musical Portrait of Four Icons

Please join us for this very special discussion, moderated by Dyana Williams, and duo performance in celebration of Christian McBride’s The Movement Revisited: A Musical Portrait of Four Icons (Mack Avenue Records) at Penn Museum’s Widener Lecture Hall. Attendees are invited to visit the new Africa galleries from 5-6:30pm.

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Tuesday, March 10
8:00pm

Jeff Parker & The New Breed

Ars Nova Workshop is thrilled to present the return of guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Jeff Parker with his eclectic and autobiographical ensemble The New Breed.

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Thursday, March 12
8:00pm

Sun of Goldfinger

Please join us for a performance by Sun of Goldfinger, an exploratory trio featuring three Ars Nova Workshop favorites: guitarist David Torn, saxophonist Tim Berne, and percussionist Ches Smith.

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Wednesday, March 25
8:00pm

Natural Information Society / Xylouris White

Please join us for a very special double bill featuring two uncategorizable ensembles: Joshua Abrams’ Natural Information Society and Xylouris White.

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Thursday, March 26
6:00pm

2nd Annual Fundraiser

Honoring Marshall Allen

The board and staff of Ars Nova Workshop invite you to our second annual fundraiser. This year we honor Sun Ra Arkestra maestro Marshall Allen.

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Thursday, April 2
8:00pm

mssv

Please join us for a performance by the explosive trio mssv (Main Steam Stop Valve) led by guitarist Mike Baggetta, teaming him with drummer Stephen Hodges and punk legend Mike Watt for a window-rattling obliteration of the walls between jazz and rock. This performance marks the record release celebration for “Live Flowers” (Striped Light Records), which documents last year’s legendary Ars Nova-produced performance at Johnny Brenda’s. 

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Monday, April 6
8:00pm

Nick Zinner / Jessica Moss / Travis LaPlante

Please join us for a very special evening of unique solo performances from guitarist Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), violinist Jessica Moss (Thee Silver Mt. Zion), and tenor saxophonist Travis LaPlante (Battle Trance).

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