DATV’s shows are filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments that evoke Kurt Weill, and tender gospel passages. Davina’s voice and stage presence defy category in a different way. Davina has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, but comparisons don’t suffice:Sowers is a true original.
Mike Kennedy is a guitarist, composer, music educator, producer and arranger. He has been performing in Philadelphia since 1989 and continues stretching his boundaries. Mike’s varied musical interests have shaped the sound of his music in unique ways.
Show times 8PM-Midnight ~ Students get a $5 table credit when you purchase this ticket online!
The Brandywine Valley Saxophone Quartet is a group led by Saxophonist/Composer, Wendell Hobbs. It began in 2012 as a rehearsal group that would meet once a month to read his compositions. The quartet is exclusively a jazz saxophone quartet, featuring the music of the bebop era of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. The group performs original compositions by Wendell and songs from the jazz repertoire by Benny Golson, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, as well as standards from the American Songbook, most notably George Gershwin.
Show times 8PM-Midnight ~ Students get a $5 table credit when you purchase this ticket online
Featuring Tammy Huynh (Vocalist), Pete Dennis (Bass), and Luca Farrell (Piano)
Vietnamese-American vocalist/pianist based in Philadelphia, PA. Huynh is knowledgable in both jazz and classical and frequently draws inspiration from both genres. As a jazz vocalist, she embraces the avant-garde tradition of jazz and is driven to create new language through improvisation.
"Pascale’s singing is the stuff of dreams, whether on the achingly beautiful “I Wanna Be Loved” or the reliably uplifting “Ill Remember You,” where she shines with halogen brightness. " - Nick Bewsey, Icon Magazine
Chris' Jazz Cafe is thrilled to have Joanna for one evening only and what a special evening it will be. Bring your Valentine and experience the soulful voice of Philly's very own Joanna Pascale.
Liz’s influences from northeast Brazilian rhythms such as coco and baião work perfectly with the samba-jazz flavor that's presented throughout her latest album. The result transcends musical boundaries while still featuring a sophisticated, swinging Brazilian jazz atmosphere with lean and inspired arrangements.
For a man leading a quartet bearing one of the most distinguished names in jazz, Ravi Coltrane can be a self-effacing presence. John Coltrane’s saxophonist son puts a clear distance between his own work and his late father’s by often playing spry and subtly crafted lines in a murmur rather than unleashing cloudbursts of sound, and mixing originals with those of his personal heroes and the contributions of exceptional sidemen. - John Fordham "The Guardian"
One of the world’s premiere jazz pianists, Bill Charlap has performed with many leading artists of our time, ranging from Phil Woods and Tony Bennett to Gerry Mulligan and Wynton Marsalis. He is known for his interpretations of American popular songs and has recorded albums featuring the music of Hoagy Carmichael, Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin. Time magazine wrote, “Bill Charlap approaches a song the way a lover approaches his beloved…no matter how imaginative or surprising his take on a song is, he invariably zeroes in on its essence.”
“Payton’s clarion trumpet, as well as his genre-defying solos, stood at the center of the music making... Payton bent notes beyond recognition… No descriptive label or category could be affixed to Payton’s solos, which were as brashly original as they were technically imposing.”