Sunday, February 19, 2023
8:00 PM
  • Performance

Solar Myth
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
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Program Info

$25 General Admission
21 & Over



  • Alex Skolnick – guitar
  • Tim Motzer – guitar
  • Percy Jones – bass
  • Kenny Grohowski – drums

Ars Nova Workshop presents the genre-defying improvising quartet PAKT at Solar Myth on February 19, 2023.

It would be impossible to find a label that adequately defines the collective quartet PAKT, whose members combine experience in jazz, progressive rock, metal, experimental, and noise music – often overlapping, never constrictive. The band brings together four extraordinary musicians: bassist Percy Jones (Brand X, Brian Eno, David Sylvian, Suzanne Vega), guitarist Alex Skolnick (Testament, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), drummer Kenny Grohowski (John Zorn, Secret Chiefs 3, Imperial Triumphant), and guitarist Tim Motzer (Bandit65, Jaki Liebezeit, Ursula Rucker, Jamaaladeen Tacuma). PAKT recalls the fearless attitude and daring approach that originally defined progressive music: where the magic of the moment always triumphs over preconception. Their blistering improvisations serve as a reminder to aficionados of what initially drew them to this most creative, visionary of musics.

Cover: PAKT Photo by Avraham Bank