Hamid Drake’s Turiya
Honoring Alice Coltrane
Sat., June 17 - Sold Out
Sun., June 18 - Sold Out
  • Performance

Solar Myth
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
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This is a seated event.

Program Info

$30 General Admission
21 & Over


Hamid Drake’s Turiya

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

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.

Please join us at 6pm on Sunday, June 18 for a free public discussion between Hamid Drake and WRTI’s Josh Jackson, as they discuss the music and legacy of Alice Coltrane.

Cover: Hamid Drake Music Unlimited 2021 Wels / Austria