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Hamid Drake’s Turiya

Honoring Alice Coltrane

June 17 & 18

Ars Nova Workshop presents Chicago drummer-percussionist Hamid Drake and his stellar ensemble Turiya in a breathtaking tribute to the legendary Alice Coltrane, at Solar Myth on June 17 & 18.

Hamid Drake is a brilliant, sensitive, infinitely rhythmic, spiritual and powerful drummer from Chicago. Raised on R&B and funk, he discovered the AACM and their expansive approach to jazz via the late, great saxophonist Fred Anderson. Drake has collaborated with a host of brilliant artists, including Don Cherry, Adam Rudolph, Peter Brötzmann, William Parker, Herbie Hancock, Misha Mengelberg, Pharoah Sanders, Wayne Shorter, David Murray, Nicole Mitchell, and Ken Vandermark. With Turiya he pays homage to the music of Alice Coltrane, with whom Drake shared a correspondence and says, “gifted me with a spiritual and aesthetic openness that I continually cherish.” Turiya includes keyboardist Jamie Saft, bassist and guembri player Joshua Abrams (Natural Information Society), saxophonist James Brandon Lewis, and percussionist Pasquale Mirra.

Cover: Hamid Drake Music Unlimited 2021 Wels / Austria
June 17 & 18


  • Performance

Program Info

$30 General Admission
21 & Over


Hamid Drake’s Turiya

  • James Brandon Lewis – tenor saxophone
  • Jamie Saft – piano, Fender Rhodes
  • Pasquale Mirra – vibraphone, percussion
  • Joshua Abrams – double bass, guembri
  • Hamid Drake – drums, percussion, vocals


Solar Myth, 1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA

This is a seated event.

Sponsored By

This engagement of Hamid Drake’s Turiya is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.