Rip Rig Events in Philly

Rip Rig is a new Philadelphia-based Jazz, Free Jazz and Improvised Music series. Every first and third Sunday of the month they feature the burgeoning and dynamic local scene, as well as hosting touring bands. The main venue, Clave, is conveniently located in the heart of West Philadelphia on 43rd and Locust.

Upcoming shows include:

Sunday, June 3, 2012
Mike Gamble, Yapp, Modern Music

Sunday, June 17, 2012
Interplay, Evan Levine, The Home of Easy Credit

Sunday, July 1, 2012
Jonah Parzen-Johnson, Wright, Lipson, Nystrom

A Guide to John Zorn’s Music

John Zorn
John Zorn (Photo credit: volume12)

From The Guardian:

Perennially youthful – even though he’s 60 next year – Zorn, who was born and lives in New York, is a Pulitzer-prize nominated composer of pieces for classical musicians, a saxophonist (he’s one of the most thrillingly inventive improvising players out there), an impresario – founder of the Tzadik record label, he also runs a club – The Stone, for experimental and avant-garde music, and he has done more to support and sustain an entire generation of musicians in the downtown New York scene than anybody else.



May 19, 2012
Cecil Taylor Solo, Issue Project Room
Cecil Taylor

May 17, 2012
BLIXT, The Stone
Bill Laswell Morgan Agren Raoul Bjorkenheim

May 17, 2012
Tracy Silverman Solo, The Stone
Tracy Silverman

May 16, 2012
At IPR, Issue Project Room
Loren Connors Suzanne Langille Thollem McDonas William Hooker

May 16, 2012
Thollem McDonas & Arrington de Dionyso, Issue Project Room
Arrington de Dionyso Thollem McDonas

May 16, 2012
William Hooker Quartet, Issue Project Room
Larry Roland Mark Hennen Matt Lavelle William Hooker