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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 2020/21 season of programs.

June 11–13, 2021
  • Performance

MATANA ROBERTS’ “we got time.”

Ars Nova Workshop, in partnership with The Crossing, Annenberg Center, and The Woodlands, presents a world premiere work by multidisciplinary artist Matana Roberts honoring the life of Breonna Taylor.

Sunday, June 20 3:00–7:00PM
  • Festival
  • Mindfulness
  • Performance

William Parker Quartet

Join Ars Nova Workshop and The Woodlands for a celebration of the summer solstice and the kickoff of New Grass, a collaborative series of programs celebrating rebirth, healing, community, and music.

June 20 – September 22, 2021
  • Mindfulness
  • Performance

Spiritual Atmosferic Cleansing

Ars Nova Workshop and The Woodlands present Spiritual Atmosferic Cleansing, a summer series of programs featuring percussion, song, storytelling, and more, led by percussionist Karen Smith.

June 20 – September 22, 2021
  • Mindfulness
  • Performance

The Wake

A summer series of free outdoor yoga and mindfulness sessions paired with live music — a meeting of mindfulness, meditation, and movement paying homage to Black Liberation Music. Hosted by Ars Nova Workshop, The Woodlands, and Spirits Up!

Saturday, October 9
8:00pm
  • Performance

Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog

Ars Nova Workshop presents the return of Ceramic Dog, the abrasive and eclectic funk-punk-jazz-whatever trio led by veteran guitarist/provocateur Marc Ribot.