Nu School Collective
A new series from Kayla Childs
Monday, July 29
8:00 PM
  • Performance
  • Series

Solar Myth
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
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This is a standing show.

Program Info

$20 General Admission
21 & Over


Nu School Collective

  • Kayla Childs – keyboards
  • Nazir Ebo – drums
  • Tone Whitfield – bass
  • Keyanna Hutchinson – guitar
  • Immanuel Wilkins – saxophone


Ars Nova Workshop presents a new monthly series featuring Philly-based Nu School Collective, curated by Kayla Childs (aka Black Buttafly), at Solar Myth starting on Monday, July 29.

The shape-shifting group known as the Nu School Collective represents the kaleidoscopic blend of influences found on the contemporary Philadelphia music scene. New Jersey native Kayla Childs, a singer-songwriter, artist and producer who performs under the moniker “Black Buttafly,” has roots in gospel, jazz and Soul music, with influences including Patrice Rushen, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, and J Dilla. Childs formed the Nu School Collective with herself playing piano and synths, the versatile Brooklyn guitarist Keyanna Hutchinson, bassist Tone Whitfield, drummer Nazir Ebo, and Blue Note Records artist Immanuel Wilkins. This is a series that will explore music in a fearless way, all while highlighting the things that make these artists who they are, and exposing the genius that lies within.

The versatile Philly keyboardist, singer, and collaborator Jonill will be performing an opening solo set evoking atmospheric experimental soul artists like Moses Sumney and Hiatus Kaiyote. Jonill shares feelings and music that can be funky and electrifying at the same time as it is tender and cathartic. Recently dropping the single “Breathe” off of his soon to come EP, and performing for NPR’s “Tiny Desk on the Road”, he will make his Solar Myth debut alongside The Nu School Collective.

Welcome to the Nu School!