Coming to Ars Nova Workshop

Source: Ars Nova Workshop.

Friday, September 18 – 8:00pm
with Charles Evans, baritone saxophone; Dave Liebman, soprano saxophone; Ron Stabinsky, piano; and Tony Marino, bass
Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th St.
$15 General Admission

Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to welcome the Charles Evans quartet featuring Dave Liebman.

Charles Evans is an American baritone saxophonist based in New York, specializing in chromatic improvisation/composition and traditional jazz. In addition to intense study with Dave Liebman, Evans has studied with Julian Sparacino, Jim Buckley, the late Bill Zaccagni, Chris Farr, Ron Kerber, John Swana, and Antonio Hart. He has been included in Downbeat’s Critics’ and Readers’ in both the Rising Star and Baritone Saxophone categories. His sixth and most recent release as a leader, Subliminal Leaps (2013) was released on Peter Evans’ More in More Records Evans’ and Liebman’s interplay on the record “alternates between the nervous and dense to the gentle and introvert, still, and captivating with its bold ideas” (All About Jazz).

David Liebman was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 4, 1946. His interest in jazz was sparked by seeing John Coltrane perform live in New York City clubs such as Birdland, Village Vanguard and the Half Note. As a student of Lennie Tristano and Charles Lloyd, he went on to be a central figure in New York’s loft scene of the 1970s. As one of the few true masters of the soprano saxophone, the list of people he has recorded and toured with read like a jazz history lesson of the last 40 years: Elvin Jones, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, John Scofield, Al Foster, Billy Hart, Bob Moses, Ellery Eskelin, Jim Black, Steve Swallow, Bobo Stenson, Richie Beirach, Ron McLure, and Vic Juris to name only a few. In 2011 Liebman was rightly named a Jazz Master by the National Endowment of the Arts. Evans and Liebman will be joined by Liebman’s longtime bassist, Tony Marino and Ron Stabinsky, best known for his work in Mostly Other People Do the Killing.

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Sunday, September 20 – 6:00pm
with Steve Coleman & Five Elements
Steve Coleman, alto saxophone; Jonathan Finlayson, trumpet; Miles Okazaki, el. guitar; Anthony Tidd, el. bass; and Sean Rickman, drums
Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
Free Admission

Ars Nova Workshop and Bartram’s Garden invite you to Moon Garden, a free evening-length festival built around a special outdoor performance by the extraordinary Steve Coleman and his band, Five Elements. In celebration of the autumn equinox and his 59th birthday, Coleman – whose compositions draw upon lunar cycles patterns and the relationships of the planets in our solar system – will perform under the night sky at Bartram’s Garden.

More details coming soon:


Thursday, September 24 – 8:00pm
with Barry Altschul, drums; Jon Irabagon, alto saxophone; and Joe Fonda, bass
Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th St.
$15 General Admission


Monday, September 28 – 8:00pm
with Mats Gustafsson, reeds; Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, bass; and Paal Nilssen-Love, drums
FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Blvd. (at Race St.)
$15 General Admission

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