Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month (Philly JAM) shines a spotlight on the city’s special place in the history of jazz, and encourages people of all ages to experience, appreciate and participate in Philadelphia’s flourishing performance scene. Throughout the month, scores of venues large and small across the city will present performances by the Delaware Valley’s finest jazz practitioners, along with a surprise pop up performance, workshops, celebrations and events. Read more »
Can you hear the music? Canary is working with Ars Nova Workshop, Philadelphia’s leading jazz and experimental music presenting organization, on media relations for two Spring concert series, the first of which kicks off this weekend! From Friday, March 11 - Sunday, March 13, ANW presents Composer Portrait: Fieldworkshowcasing the collective and individual work of pianist Vijay Iyer, saxophonist Steve Lehman, and drummer Tyshawn Sorey, who together make up the critically acclaimed trio Fieldwork.
If you are a jazz fan, the Fieldwork series is not to miss. Back in September 2010, I saw Vijay Iyer play in Philadelphia at a special presentation by the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Eastern State Penitentiary. He played to a small audience in the surveillance round of the prison! In short, the concert was spectacular. Though familiar with his solo work, I had not heard of Fieldwork previously and have enjoyed learning more about the collective. Looking forward to seeing and hearing Fieldwork this weekend.
We’ve been volunteering with Girls Rock Philly (GRP) since its founding four years ago. GRP is a volunteer-run nonprofit organization that presents Philadelphia’s first and only rock camp exclusively for girls. The week-long summer day camp serves junior rockers ages 9 to 17 - something I certainly wish I had access to growing up!
For any of you who wish the same, now is your chance to get in on this special experience! As a fundraiser for scholarships for the girls’ camp, GRP is presenting the second year of Ladies Rock Camp from February 19-20. Treat yourself or purchase tuition for a lady in your life for a truly unforgettable holiday gift.