Nothing says Mardi Gras like the Hoppin John Orchestra. Join the parade down the street and then come in for this NOLA experience with drink specials, hurricanes, sazarac, crawdads, crawzones, crawdad mac & cheese, crawdad cheesesteaks, jambalaya, beads, feathers and lots and lots of FUN!! Party, eat & drink all night long.
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!
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.”
Featuring Mike Boone & Khary Shaheed. Peter Beets is a Dutch jazz pianist. He has shared the stage with musicians including Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, George Coleman, Johnny Griffin, Chris Potter, Kurt Rosenwinkel and John Clayton.
“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.”
Tristano mastered the bebop style, playing both intricate runs and sustained chordal passages, and by the late 1940s was working in New York, where he made significant discs with musicians who developed bebop - notably Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. But his own musical direction involved exploring ideas of both freedom and abstraction, together with a 'cool' atmosphere. Larry McKenna & Andy Kahn celebrate this icon of jazz.