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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.

February 9 & 10
8:00PM
  • Performance

Kahil El’Zabar’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

Ars Nova Workshop celebrates the 50th anniversary of legendary Chicago percussionist Kahil El’Zabar’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble on February 9 & 10 at Solar Myth.

Sunday, February 19
8:00pm
  • Performance

PAKT

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

Thursday, February 23
8:00pm
  • Performance

Marc Ribot: The Jazz-Bins

Please join us for iconoclastic punk-jazz guitarist Marc Ribot’s newest project: The Jazz-Bins.

2/26 - Wolf Eyes & Marshall Allen
2/27 - Wolf Eyes & Difficult Messages Group
8:00PM
  • Performance

Wolf Eyes

Ars Nova Workshop presents the Detroit-based experimental noise duo Wolf Eyes along with collaborators at Solar Myth on February 26 & 27.

Mar. 10 – Sun of Goldfinger
Mar. 11 – Bat Channel
8:00PM
  • Performance

Tim Berne

Ars Nova Workshop presents the return of renowned saxophonist and composer Tim Berne for a two-night residency featuring a pair of his exploratory ensembles at Solar Myth on March 10 & 11, 2023.

Thursday, March 23
8:00pm
  • Performance

Sunken Cages x dragonchild

Ars Nova Workshop presents a performance by two visionary artists dedicated to melding global and stylistic traditions. Debo Band saxophonist Danny Mekonnen and Indian-born drummer and electronic musician Ravish Momin join forces at Solar Myth on March 23, 2023.

Friday, March 24
8:00pm
  • Performance

Titan to Tachyons

Ars Nova Workshop presents the all-star jazz-metal group Titan to Tachyons at Solar Myth on March 24, 2023.

Sunday, March 26
8:00pm
  • Performance

Bill Orcutt’s “Music For Four Guitars”

Ars Nova Workshop presents “Music for Four Guitars,” a startlingly minimalist new composition by guitarist Bill Orcutt, founding member of infamous noise rockers Harry Pussy, at Solar Myth on March 26, 2023.

Tuesday, March 28
7:00PM & 9:00PM
  • Performance

Mark Guiliana

Ars Nova Workshop presents an evening with Mark Guiliana and his jazz quartet, with back-to-back performances at Solar Myth.

Tuesday, April 4
8:00pm
  • Performance

Xylouris White

Please join us for a performance by Xylouris White, the indefinable improvising duo project of lute player Georgios Xylouris and drummer Jim White on April 4, 2023.

Wednesday, April 5
8:00pm
  • Performance

FUJI|||||||||||TA + claire rousay

Ars Nova Workshop presents Japanese sound artist FUJI|||||||||||TA and experimental composer claire rousay in a double bill at Solar Myth.