Friday Night Jazz
- Presented By: Woodmere Art Museum
- Dates: 2/14/2020, 2/21/2020, 2/28/2020, 3/6/2020, 3/13/2020, 3/20/2020, 3/27/2020, 4/3/2020, 4/17/2020, 4/24/2020
- Location: Woodmere Art Museum
- Address: 9201 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118
- Phone: (215) 247-0476
- Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
- Price: $15 ($10 members)
Valentine’s Day Romance: Billy Eckstine
With a voice that created the mood for loving, balladeer Billy Eckstine knew how to touch the heart and soul. Vocalist Warren Cooper joins the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble with ballads like “I Love You,” “My Romance,” and other favorites.
Nina Simone, High Priestess of Soul
Vocalist Suzanne Burgess brings Nina Simone’s spirit to life with her definitive interpretation. Simone used her music to raise the consciousness of all Americans—and the world—to strive for racial justice.
Mardi Gras Time: The Music of Harry Connick, Jr.
Usher in Fat Tuesday with the music of a New Orleans favorite, Harry Connick, Jr. Tunes include “Oh, My NOLA,” “Chanson du Vieux Carré” “Take Her to the Mardi Gras,” and many others.
The Vocal Acrobatics of Al Jarreau
Whether it’s “We’re in This Love Together” or the Dave Brubeck classic “Take Five,” there’s no mistaking Al Jarreau’s unique voicing and phrasing. Join special guest Roy Richardson and the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble as we soar through the “Mornin’” with this vocal icon.
Trumpet Meets Piano: The Sounds of Lee Morgan and Horace Silver
Lee Morgan’s trumpet and Horace Silver’s piano are regarded as trendsetters for putting the funky groove in jazz music. Join special guests trumpeter Will Wright and pianist Adam Faulk for some bebop with a touch of funk.
A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt
With a dizzying repertoire of genres and extraordinary vocal range, Linda Ronstadt enchanted the world. Whether she was singing Smokey Robinson’s “Ooh Baby Baby” or her own country-tinged “Blue Bayou,” she touched the heart each time.
The Music of Sergio Mendes
The passionate vocals of Sergio Mendes relay the rhythms of this Brazilian composer, arranger, bandleader, and pianist. Rick Morales takes us to “The Fool on the Hill” and other unforgettable musical journeys.
April in Paris: Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald
Performing together in Paris and elsewhere in France, Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald brought their unique energy to the City of Lights. Pianist Adam Faulk and vocalist Suzanne Burgess bring to life the music of these jazz pioneers.
The Beats of Max Roach: The Drum That Plays for Life
The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble presents the music of drummer, bandleader, and composer Max Roach, whose pioneering percussion techniques drew attention to oppression and civil rights.
The Songbooks of Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland
Two voices that shaped the American songbook, Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland sang the songs of life and love with the passion of experience. Join Greg Farnese and Mary Ellen Desmond as they take us “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” on a musical journey that will keep us, as Sinatra sang, “Just Friends.”
Friday Night Jazz
- 9201 Germantown Ave
- Philadelphia, PA 19118
- Woodmere Art Museum
- $15 ($10 members)