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Irreversible Entanglements

Two-night residency

July 17-18

Ars Nova Workshop presents two performances by the Philly-born free jazz quintet Irreversible Entanglements at Solar Myth.

Irreversible Entanglements are a liberation-oriented free jazz collective formed in early 2015 by saxophonist Keir Neuringer, poet Camae Ayewa (a.k.a. Moor Mother) and bassist Luke Stewart, who came together to perform at a Musicians Against Police Brutality event organized after the slaying of Akai Gurley by the NYPD. Months later the group added trumpeter Aquiles Navarro and drummer Tcheser Holmes for a single day of recording at Seizure’s Palace in Brooklyn, resulting in the quintet’s highly acclaimed self-titled 2017 debut. For Irreversible entanglements, the message is the undeniable essence of the music. Though free jazz with voice is an uncommon approach in the modern day landscape of the genre, the spirit and subject the band channels and explores represent a return to a central tenant of the sound as it was founded – to be a vehicle for Black liberation. As creative and adventurous as any recording of contemporary avant-garde jazz but offering listeners no abstractions to hide behind, this is music that both honors and defies tradition, speaking to the present while insisting on the future.

July 17-18


  • Performance

Program Info

$25 General Admission
21 & Over


Irreversible Entanglements

  • Camae Ayewa – voice
  • Keir Neuringer – saxophone
  • Aquiles Navarro – trumpet
  • Luke Stewart – bass
  • Tcheser Holmes- drums


Solar Myth, 1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA