Makaya McCraven
Two-night residency
February 21 & 22
  • Performance
  • Residency

Solar Myth
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
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These are standing shows.

Program Info

$25 General Admission
21 & Over


Makaya McCraven

  • Makaya McCraven – drums, electronics
  • Junius Paul – bass
  • Marquis Hill – trumpet

Ars Nova Workshop presents the return of game-changing drummer, producer and beat scientist Makaya McCraven, at Solar Myth on February 21-22. 

Makaya McCraven can best be described as a beat scientist. The cutting-edge drummer, producer, and sonic collagist is a multi-talented force whose inventive process and intuitive style of performance defy categorization. Called “a sound visionary” ( who is “not your everyday jazz drummer” (, McCraven brilliantly moves between genres and pushes the boundaries of jazz and rhythm to create forms of his own. French-born but raised in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts by expatriate musician parents, McCraven went on to develop his chops in Chicago and now represents a rising generation of globally-minded, genre-bending music makers as an artist as well as band leader. Through his unique, rarified performances and collaborations he unapologetically affirms our right to re-think and re-write the rules, any rules, and affirms other artists in their own exploratory evolutions.