Since 2000, Ars Nova Workshop has been “Philadelphia’s most reliable presenter of jazz and new music” (The Wire). We believe in the power of jazz and creative music to help us imagine and create the future. Whether online or in-person, please join us for our 2022/23 season of programs.
Thursday, June 20
8:00 PM
  • Performance
Brandon Woody UPENDO
Ars Nova Workshop presents Baltimore-born trumpeter Brandon Woody and his spirited ensemble UPENDO, at Solar Myth on Thursday, June 20, 2024.
Saturday, June 22
8:00 PM
  • Performance
Doug Carn Quintet
Ars Nova Workshop is proud to present the legendary keyboardist and spiritual jazz pioneer Doug Carn at Solar Myth on Saturday, June 22.
Tuesday, June 25
8:00 PM
  • Performance
Whitney Johnson & Lia Kohl / Jonah Parzen-Johnson
Ars Nova Workshop presents the exploratory double bill of sound artists Lia Kohl and Matchess and baritone saxophonist Jonah Parzen-Johnson at Solar Myth on Tuesday, June 25.
Thursday, June 27
8:00 PM
  • Performance
Michael Foster with Strings
Ars Nova Workshop presents the saxophonist and composer Michael Foster, joined by a string ensemble at Solar Myth on Thursday, June 27.
Wednesday, July 3
8:00 PM
  • Performance
Sakina Abdou & Bill Nace
Ars Nova Workshop presents the venturesome duo of saxophonist Sakina Abdou and guitarist Bill Nace at Solar Myth on Wednesday, July 3.
Sunday, July 14
8:00 PM
  • Performance
Emergency Group / Psychic Temple
Ars Nova Workshop presents a mind-expanding double bill with the psych-improv sounds of Emergency Group and Psychic Temple, at Solar Myth on Sunday, July 14, 2024. Emergency Group blazes a trail through electric jazz a la Bitches Brew-era Miles, psych and prog rock at their keenest, and blistering free improvisation.
Wednesday, July 17
8:00 PM
  • Performance
Chad Taylor Quintet
Ars Nova Workshop presents master drummer Chad Taylor and his adventurous new quintet at Solar Myth on Wednesday, July 17, 2024.
Saturday, July 27
8:00 PM
  • Performance
East Axis
Ars Nova Workshop presents the visionary improvising quartet East Axis, featuring Matthew Shipp, Scott Robinson, Gerald Cleaver and Kevin Ray, at Solar Myth on Saturday, July 27. 
Tuesday, July 30
8:00 PM
  • Performance
Beings
Ars Nova Workshop welcomes Beings, the new improvisatory quartet featuring Zoh Amba, Steve Gunn, Shahzad Ismaily, and Jim White, to Solar Myth on Tuesday, July 30.
Thursday, August 8
8:00 PM
  • Performance
The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis
Ars Nova Workshop presents punk-jazz power trio The Messthetics, joined by fire-breathing saxophonist James Brandon Lewis, at Solar Myth on Thursday, August 8.
Friday, August 9
8:00 PM
  • Performance
Magic Tuber Stringband
Ars Nova Workshop presents the traditional and experimental duo Magic Tuber Stringband, at Solar Myth on August 9.
Tuesday, September 10
8:00 PM
  • Performance
Maria Chávez
Ars Nova Workshop presents the experimental turntablism of Maria Chávez, at Solar Myth on September 10.
Saturday, September 14
8:00 PM
  • Performance
Tashi Wada
Ars Nova Workshop presents exploratory Los Angeles composer Tashi Wada at Solar Myth on Saturday, September 14.
Saturday, September 21
8:00 PM
  • Performance
Anna Webber’s Shimmer Wince
Ars Nova Workshop presents the acclaimed tenor saxophonist, flutist and composer Anna Webber with her stunning quintet Shimmer Wince at Solar Myth on Saturday, September 21, 2024.
Sunday, September 22
8:00 PM
  • Performance
Sarah Davachi
Ars Nova Workshop presents the sonically investigatory composer/performer Sarah Davachi at Solar Myth on Sunday, September 22, 2024.
Wednesday, October 2
8:00 PM
  • Performance
Weird of Mouth
Ars Nova Workshop presents Weird of Mouth, a new project from improvisers Ches Smith and Craig Taborn, at Solar Myth on October 2, 2024.
Friday, October 4
8:00 PM
  • Performance
Ganavya
Ars Nova Workshop presents vocalist Ganavya and her ethereal blend of jazz and South Asian classical traditions, at  Solar Myth on Friday, October 4.
Tuesday, October 8
8:00 PM
  • Performance
Amaro Freitas
Ars Nova Workshop presents the innovative Brazilian pianist Amaro Freitas at  Solar Myth on Tuesday, October 8.
Sunday, October 27
8:00 PM
  • Performance
Glass Band / Angelo Outlaw
On the closing night of the 2024 Philly Music Fest, Ars Nova Workshop presents the mesmerizing, exploratory trio Glass Band, featuring guitarists Steve Gunn and Bill Nace with drummer John Truscinski, joined by Philly percussionist and poet Angelo Outlaw at Solar Myth on Sunday, October 27.