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William Parker Sextet
65th Birthday Celebration
Sat, 01/21/2017 – 8:00pm
Painted Bride Art Center
Ars Nova Workshop, Painted Bride Art Ceneter, and Warriors of the Wonderful Sound are thrilled to celebrate the 65th birthday of bassist/composer William Parker with an all-star sextet performance featuring some of the legendary free-jazz bassist’s Philly-based contemporaries.

Mostly Other People Do the Killing
XL Philadelphia Septet
Sat, 02/18/2017 – 8:00pm
Philadelphia Art Alliance
Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present the return of bassist/composer Moppa Elliott’s irreverent ensemble Mostly Other People Do the Killing, celebrating the release of the second album by their expanded septet incarnation, Loafer’s Hollow.

Ethnic Heritage Ensemble
The Freedom Principle
Fri, 02/24/2017 – 8:00pm
Ars Nova Workshop welcomes the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble to Philadelphia in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the legendary cult film Love Jones, in which El’Zabar and Avery both appeared.

Battle Trance
Thu, 03/02/2017 – 8:00pm
The Rotunda
Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present the expansive tenor saxophone quartet Battle Trance, celebrating the release of their second album, “Blade of Love.”

Donny McCaslin‘s Blackstar Quartet
Tue, 03/07/2017 – 8:00pm
Johnny Brenda’s
Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present saxophonist Donny McCaslin and his quartet, which became the backing band for Blackstar, David Bowie’s final recording.