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Source: Ars Nova Workshop.

Wednesday, November 11 – 8:00pm
JOHN ZORN’S SIMULACRUM
with John Zorn, conductor; John Medeski, organ; Matt Hollenberg, guitar; and Kenny Grohowski, drums
Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave.
$15 General Admission

The most extreme organ trio ever, Simulacrum is yet another wild new direction from maverick composer John Zorn, who continues to explore new worlds and new ensembles into his sixth decade. Passionately performed by the unusual all-star trio of John Medeski (Medeski, Martin & Wood), Matt Hollenberg (Cleric) and Kenny Grohowski (Abraxas) this is powerful and fascinating music. Described as Tony Williams’ Lifetime on steroids, the group performs dramatic through-composed pieces that unfold with a cinematic logic. This genre bending music defies classification, touching upon metal, jazz, minimalism, atonality, noise and more. Filled with heavy riffs , firey solos, and improvisational madness, the trio’s second release, The True Discoveries of Witches and Demons, is out on Zorn’s own Tzadik label.

Tickets: http://www.arsnovaworkshop.com/events/john-zorn’s-simulacrum-11-11-2015

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Wednesday, November 18 – 8:00pm
THE TURBINE! + MARSHALL ALLEN
with Marshall Allen, alto saxophone + EVI; Harrison Bankhead, bass; Benjamin Duboc, bass; Hamid Drake, drums; and Ramon Lopez, drums
Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th St.
$15 General Admission
Tickets: http://www.arsnovaworkshop.com/events/turbine-marshall-allen-11-18-2015

Sunday, November 22 – 8:00pm
ADAM RUDOLPH’S GO: ORGANIC GUITAR ORCHESTRA
with Adam Rudolph, conductor; Brandon Ross, el. guitar; Damon Banks, el. bass guitar; Marco Cappelli, acoustic guitar + effects; Nels Cline, el. guitar + effects; Liberty Ellman, el. guitar + effects; David Gilmore, el. guitar + effects; Joel Harrison, el. guitar + national steel guitar; Jerome Harris, el. guitar + el. bass guitar + lap steel; Miles Okazaki, el. guitar; and Kenny Wessel, el. guitar + banjo
FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Blvd. (at Race St.)
$15 General Admission
Tickets: http://www.arsnovaworkshop.com/events/adam-rudolph’s-go-organic-guitar-orchestra-11-22-2015

Monday, November 30 – 8:00pm
FRODE GJERSTAD TRIO + STEVE SWELL
with Frode Gjerstad, saxophone + trumpet; Steve Swell, trombone; Johnny Ruun, bass; and Paal Nilson-Love, drums
Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th St.
$15 General Admission
Tickets: http://www.arsnovaworkshop.com/events/frode-gjerstad-trio-steve-swell-11-30-2015