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4th Annual Nova Award

Honoring Odean Pope

Fall 2023

Ars Nova Workshop is proud to announce living legend Odean Pope as the recipient of the 2023 Nova Award, to be presented at our 4th Annual Fundraiser at Solar Myth on Thursday, June 1.

As Nate Chinen once wrote in JazzTimes, “at home in Philadelphia, and among a circuit of aficionados stretching from Australia to Japan, [Odean Pope’s] name commands a reverence bordering on awe.” A friend of John Coltrane from the iconic saxophonist’s time in Philly, Pope went on to work extensively with legendary drummer Max Roach. He later co-founded the pioneering fusion group Catalyst and his own monumental Odean Pope Saxophone Choir. Ars Nova Workshop will honor the veteran saxophonist with its Nova Award at the organization’s annual fundraising event, which will feature a special performance. 

More details to follow.

Cover: Odean Pope
Fall 2023


  • Fundraiser

Program Info

21 & Over


A very special performance from Immanuel Wilkins


Solar Myth, 1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA


Community First Abstract
Laura Huggett
Germaine Ingram

Are you or your business interested in supporting this event? Email mark@arsnovaworkshop.org for a sponsorship brochure.