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April 2017
$7.00

Film Series: Thunder Soul

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts, 736 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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Directed by Mark Landesman, Thunder Soul tells the inspired true story of Kashmere (Texas) High School’s band leader Conrad “Prof” Johnson. Johnson directed the coed musical aggregation of black students in Houston, Texas with “tough love,” respect, and a code of conduct that taught the students about pride, honor, and the power of a deep groove. He took a ragtag jazz band of students and transformed them into one of the most award-winning stage bands in the country. The film…

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$20

“Ella Sings Ella” – Tribute to The First Lady of Song

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts, 736 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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Ella Gaht – vocals, Aaron Graves-piano, Lee Smith-bass, Harry “Butch” Reed-drums

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Film Series: Arrows into Infinity

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts, 736 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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The documentary, Arrows into Infinity looks closely into the life of Charles Lloyd, American jazz musician, pioneering in the tenor saxophone and flue. The film is Co-directed and produced by Lloyd’s wife Dorothy Darr and portrays the intimacy that is the result of their relationship and her deep knowledge and understanding of this legendary musician. The documentary chronicles, Lloyd’s upbringing in Memphis, Tennessee to his retreat from the limelight in the early ‘70s and 80s and to his return in…

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$20

Philadelphia Clef Club Alumni Ensemble

April 28 @ 7:30 pm
Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts, 736 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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AlumniBand-Concert

The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz has over a 40 year history of educating the greatest musicians and teachers in the tri-state area and beyond. This Alumni concert is a homecoming featuring the Clef Club's masters of Jazz. To purchase tickets please click HERE.

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May 2017
Free

Film Series: Jazz Giants of the 20th Century

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts, 736 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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As the name suggests, the film portrays these great jazz musicians in 17 rare, vintage performances, many of which have not been available since they were seen on television in the ‘60s and ‘70s. The film includes jazz pioneers such as Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, and Louis Armstrong; mid-century artists like Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, and Coleman Hawkins; and more progressive musicians such as Chick Corea, Grover Washington, Jr., and Herbie Hancock. The also features performances like Duke Ellington’s Creole…

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Clef Club Youth Ensemble

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The View, 800 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Jazz Ambassadors Ensemble

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fringe Arts, 140 N. Columbia Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Jazz Ambassadors Ensemble

Clef Club Community Big Band Ensemble

May 10 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Antonia Pantoja Charter School, 4101 N. American Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140 United States
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Clef Club Community Big Band

Jazz Ambassador Ensemble

May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Philadelphia Museum of Arts, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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June 2017

The Philadelphia Clef Club Presents JOAN BELGRAVE – “A Tribute to Marcus Belgrave”

June 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts, 736 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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Opening Reception – PhilAesthetic: The African American Museum in Philadelphia Celebrates the Black Arts Movement

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Black Arts Movement

On Thursday, June 15, AAMP invites you to join us for the opening reception of our latest project, PhilAesthetic: The African American Museum in Philadelphia Celebrates the Black Arts Movement.
Costs: Free with RSVP

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$15.00

FIERCE! Three Generations of Jazz, Funk & Hip-Hop

June 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts, 736 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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Fierce

AAMP presents an unforgettable evening of music celebrating three generations of Black music from Philadelphia with Philadelphia artist, producer and bassist, Jamaaladeen Tacuma at the helm.

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July 2017

Clef Club Musicians Perform at Lancaster Ave Jazz Festival

July 16 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sanders Park Green, 39th and Powelton Streets
Philadelphia, PA United States
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The 11th Annual Lancaster Avenue Jazz Festival present the great altoist Jaleel Shaw as the featured headliner. Shaw who was named Altoist of the Year by both Downbeat and JazzTimes magazines, is also an alumnus of the Philadelphia Clef Club.

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$10.00

The Clef Club Presents Trumpeter Ted Chubb

July 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts, 736 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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Ted Chubb

The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts will present trumpeter/educator Ted Chub who will perform his music as well as conduct a workshop with students from the Clef Club Summer Jazz Camp on Thursday, July 20th.

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$20.00

50th Anniversary Homage to John Coltrane

July 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts, 736 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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The PCC and Warriors of the Wonderful Sound are proud to celebrate the life and music of John Coltrane on the 50th-anniversary of his death.
Our events will conclude with a special concert on July 21, 2017, at 7:30 pm, that will feature an arrangement composed by Coltrane and recorded between 1957 and 1967, with a particular emphasis on his advanced later works.

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2nd Annual Jazz Legacy Awards

July 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts, 736 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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Senator Vincent Hughes and Sheryl Lee Ralph-Hughes present the 2nd Annual Jazz Legacy Awards. The 2017 Honorees are Marshall Allen, Joan Myers Brown, Abiodun Oyewole, Odeon Pope, Mickey Roker, Sumi Tonooka, and Tony Williams.

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The Philadelphia Clef Club’s Chappy Washington Band & Friends

July 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cedar Park, 49th & Baltimore Streets
Philadelphia, PA United States
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Philadelphia Clef Club/ Chappy Washington Band & Friends will be featuring Clint Washington, at Cedar Park, 49th & Baltimore Streets 6:00-8:00pm

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September 2017
$5.00

Monday Night Jam Session

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts, 736 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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Join Us! Every Monday a weekly Jam session is open to the public. The Philadelphia Clef Club carries on the legacy of traditional jams that were for young musicians to hone their talent and have the opportunity to perform with seasoned musicians. Open mic all musicians, vocalists, poets welcomed.

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The Philadelphia Ambassadors Big Band

September 12 @ 8:00 pm
Philadelphia Ambassadors Big Band, 1423 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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The Philadelphia Ambassadors Big Band. Chris's Jazz Cafe, 1423 Sansom Street, Philadelphia. 8pm-Midnight

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Philadelphia Clef Club and Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Collaboration

September 14 @ 7:30 pm
Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts, 736 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts has entered into a collaborative partnership with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia for 2017-2018. This relationship will consist of a series of workshops and performances which will involve composers and musicians from both organizations. The programs will take place throughout the year at the Philadelphia Clef Club site on the Avenue of the Arts.

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Philadelphia Jazz Project Presents Diva Nation!

September 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts, 736 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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Philadelphia Jazz Project Presents Diva Nation! All Women All Jazz Vocal Project featuring Monnette Sudler, Sherry Wilson Butler, and Haley Joyner

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$35.00

Kenny Garrett Quintet

September 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts, 736 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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Kenny Garrett

Grammy Award- winning post-bop jazz saxophonist and flutist.

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$5.00

Monday Night Jam Session

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts, 736 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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Join Us! Every Monday a weekly Jam session is open to the public. The Philadelphia Clef Club carries on the legacy of traditional jams that were for young musicians to hone their talent and have the opportunity to perform with seasoned musicians. Open mic all musicians, vocalists, poets welcomed.

Ticket price: $5.00

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Tenor Madness: Featuring Sam Reed

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts, 736 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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Sam Reed

Tenor Madness is a musical ensemble formed through the instigation of the Philadelphia Jazz project for a Pop Up concert at the Reading Terminal Market in 2014. Since then the ensemble has performed several times including at last year’s Coltrane At 90 Celebration. The group has been led by veteran saxophonist and bandleader, Sam Reed and has featured a who's’ who of Philadelphia area saxophonists, including Charles Cunningham, Tim Price, Elliott Levin, Carl Grubbs, Korey Riker, Yesseh Ali, Michael Pedicin, Larry McKenna, Gilberto Cruz, Pete Chavez, and Julian Pressley. The name Tenor Madness is a tribute to the 1956 Sonny Rollins recording of the same name that is most notable as being the only known recording featuring both saxophone giants, Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane.

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Jazz Bridge & Councilman Curtis Jones present “Jazz In the Park”

September 22 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Triangle Park, 5425 Upland Way
Philadelphia, PA United States
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Jazz Bridge & Councilman Curtis Jones present “Jazz In the Park”, featuring pianist Micah Graves, 8 year old bassist Spencer Chambers and violinist Maxwell Chambers

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$5.00

Monday Night Jam

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts, 736 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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Join Us! Every Monday a weekly Jam session is open to the public. The Philadelphia Clef Club carries on the legacy of traditional jams that were for young musicians to hone their talent and have the opportunity to perform with seasoned musicians. Open mic all musicians, vocalists, poets welcomed.

Ticket price: $5.00

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October 2017

Sherry Butler Vocal Workshop

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts, 736 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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Sherry Butler Vocal Workshop, October 30, 2017, 6:00-8:00 PM

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November 2017

2017 Jazz Awards Weekend

November 10 - November 11
Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts, 736 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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The Clef Club Jazz Awards recognizes Philadelphia musicians and performing artists through a nomination and selection process made available to the general public. Each year, the public is invited to nominate the musicians(s) it feels “best represent the ideal musicians who have made significant contributions to the legacy of jazz in the city of Philadelphia.”

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$150.00

2017 Jazz Awards – feat. Tia Fuller’s Angelic Warrior Quartet – VIP Blue Carpet Reception, Dinner, and Show

November 10 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts, 736 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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The Clef Club Jazz Awards recognizes Philadelphia musicians and performing artists through a nomination and selection process made available to the general public. Each year, the public is invited to nominate the musicians(s) it feels “best represent the ideal musicians who have made significant contributions to the legacy of jazz in the city of Philadelphia.”

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$45.00

Jazz Awards Gala, Presentation, Special Performances and Crystal Cafe Hors d’Oeurves and Light Fare

November 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts, 736 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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The Clef Club Jazz Awards recognizes Philadelphia musicians and performing artists through a nomination and selection process made available to the general public. Each year, the public is invited to nominate the musicians(s) it feels “best represent the ideal musicians who have made significant contributions to the legacy of jazz in the city of Philadelphia.”

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