Josh Lawrence and Fresh Cut Orchestra are coming to the Kimmel Center as part of our 13/14 Jazz Residency Program! They need YOUR help to create the Fresh Cut Mosaic for their innovative residency project.

Learn more about this awesome project and how YOU can help by checking out the video, then submit your photos on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook tagged ‪#‎FreshCutMosaic‬!

And keep up with Josh and Fresh Cut on facebook, twitter, youtube, and tumblr!

Learn more about Fresh Cut Orchestra, and all of our amazing Jazz Residency artists, here!

We are thrilled to present a comprehensive, season-long Jazz Residency program that puts the spotlight on three local artists who will bring cutting-edge performances and workshops to SEI Innovation Studio. Selected by an incredible panel of Jazz experts from across the country, the artists will explore the jazz tradition with a fresh new approach that features new music, incorporates elements drawn from other musical genres including Afro-Cuban, Bata rhythms of the Yoruba, and Hip-Hop.
 Admission is FREE, tickets required. 
PUBLIC WORKSHOPS: Be a part of the creative process! Join our Jazz Residency artists for an interactive public workshop designed to incorporate YOUR creativity and input as each project, selected by an incredible panel of jazz experts from across the nation, continues to expand and develop from their original concepts to complete new works.
Josh LawrenceThu, Feb 27 | 6pmSEI Innovation StudioRESERVE FREE TICKETS
Collaborating Artists: Josh Lawrence and the Fresh Cut Orchestra with Jason Fraticelli (Composer and bass), Anwar Marshall (Composer and drums), and Tim Conley (Composer, Guitar, Laptop) 
About the Project: We are composing an extended work Yin & Yang of Life (working title) for the Fresh Cut Orchestra fusing traditional acoustic and modern electronic music.
Pablo BatistaTue, Mar 18 | 6pmSEI Innovation StudioRESERVE FREE TICKETSCollaborating Artists: Pablo Batista and the Mambo Syndicate, and Dennis Guevara (Pianist & Music Arranger)
About the Project: In collaboration with Dennis Guevara—pianist and arranger for Pablo Batista and the Mambo Syndicate—our concept is to fuse 3 genres of music: the ancient Bata rhythms of the Yoruba, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and jazz. 
Bobby ZankelWed, Apr 9 | 6pmSEI Innovation StudioRESERVE FREE TICKETS
Collaborating Artists: Bobby Zankel (Alto Saxophone), Raphael Xavier (Choreography), and Francois Zayas (Percussion)
About the Project: This residency is a great opportunity for us to explore the constant, fundamental elements of African American culture that transcend discipline, time period, style, and place of origin. We will examine and explore the notion that there are common spiritual and aesthetic principles and artistic devices and techniques that are utilized in parallel ways in music, dance, literature, and visual arts.
Get the whole scoop at kimmelcenter.orgjazz

We are thrilled to present a comprehensive, season-long Jazz Residency program that puts the spotlight on three local artists who will bring cutting-edge performances and workshops to SEI Innovation Studio. Selected by an incredible panel of Jazz experts from across the country, the artists will explore the jazz tradition with a fresh new approach that features new music, incorporates elements drawn from other musical genres including Afro-Cuban, Bata rhythms of the Yoruba, and Hip-Hop.

Admission is FREE, tickets required. 

PUBLIC WORKSHOPS: Be a part of the creative process! Join our Jazz Residency artists for an interactive public workshop designed to incorporate YOUR creativity and input as each project, selected by an incredible panel of jazz experts from across the nation, continues to expand and develop from their original concepts to complete new works.

Josh Lawrence
Thu, Feb 27 | 6pm
SEI Innovation Studio
RESERVE FREE TICKETS

Collaborating Artists: Josh Lawrence and the Fresh Cut Orchestra with Jason Fraticelli (Composer and bass), Anwar Marshall (Composer and drums), and Tim Conley (Composer, Guitar, Laptop) 

About the Project: We are composing an extended work Yin & Yang of Life (working title) for the Fresh Cut Orchestra fusing traditional acoustic and modern electronic music.

Pablo Batista
Tue, Mar 18 | 6pm

SEI Innovation Studio
RESERVE FREE TICKETS

Collaborating Artists:
Pablo Batista and the Mambo Syndicate, and Dennis Guevara (Pianist & Music Arranger)

About the Project: In collaboration with Dennis Guevara—pianist and arranger for Pablo Batista and the Mambo Syndicate—our concept is to fuse 3 genres of music: the ancient Bata rhythms of the Yoruba, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and jazz. 

Bobby Zankel
Wed, Apr 9 | 6pm
SEI Innovation Studio
RESERVE FREE TICKETS

Collaborating Artists: Bobby Zankel (Alto Saxophone), Raphael Xavier (Choreography), and Francois Zayas (Percussion)

About the Project: This residency is a great opportunity for us to explore the constant, fundamental elements of African American culture that transcend discipline, time period, style, and place of origin. We will examine and explore the notion that there are common spiritual and aesthetic principles and artistic devices and techniques that are utilized in parallel ways in music, dance, literature, and visual arts.

Get the whole scoop at kimmelcenter.orgjazz

Diana Krall hit the Academy of Music stage this past Saturday and the crowd LOVED it!
The Inquirer’s A.D. Amorosi wrote:

Not only did Krall express her inner Ruth Etting, with her plainspoken but sultry voice she made her way ably through charmed small-ensemble arrangements (country swing, gypsy jazz) different from her signature sound.  

Read the entire review, Diana Krall’s new/old vibe at the Academy, here.
Set List, Oct 12:
WE JUST COULDN’T SAY GOODBYE
AIN’T NO SWEET MAN
JUST LIKE A BUTTERFLY
EVERYTHING’S MADE FOR LOVE
LET IT RAIN
TEMPTATION
LET’S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE
PEEL ME A GRAPE
CASE OF YOU
FRIM FRAM SAUCE
GLAD RAG DOLL
SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER
WIDE RIVER TO CROSS
SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET
JUST YOU, JUST ME
BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS
A LITTLE MIXED UP
SIMPLE TWIST OF FATE
PRAIRIE LULLABY
Did you go? Let us know what you thought on twitter, tumblr, or facebook! @KimmelCenter

Diana Krall hit the Academy of Music stage this past Saturday and the crowd LOVED it!

The Inquirer’s A.D. Amorosi wrote:

Not only did Krall express her inner Ruth Etting, with her plainspoken but sultry voice she made her way ably through charmed small-ensemble arrangements (country swing, gypsy jazz) different from her signature sound.  

Read the entire review, Diana Krall’s new/old vibe at the Academy, here.

Set List, Oct 12:

  • WE JUST COULDN’T SAY GOODBYE
  • AIN’T NO SWEET MAN
  • JUST LIKE A BUTTERFLY
  • EVERYTHING’S MADE FOR LOVE
  • LET IT RAIN
  • TEMPTATION
  • LET’S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE
  • PEEL ME A GRAPE
  • CASE OF YOU
  • FRIM FRAM SAUCE
  • GLAD RAG DOLL
  • SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER
  • WIDE RIVER TO CROSS
  • SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET
  • JUST YOU, JUST ME
  • BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS
  • A LITTLE MIXED UP
  • SIMPLE TWIST OF FATE
  • PRAIRIE LULLABY

Did you go? Let us know what you thought on twitter, tumblr, or facebook! @KimmelCenter