Source: Ars Nova Workshop.
Friday, April 20 – 8:00pm
with Yacine Boularès, saxophone; Vincent Ségal, cello; and Nasheet Waits, drums
Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street
$20 General Admission
Ars Nova Workshop and Painted Bride Arts Center are pleased to present the Philadelphia premiere of Abu Sadiya, the world-jazz trio bringing together French-Tunisian saxophonist Yacine Boularès, French cellist Vincent Ségal, and American drummer Nasheet Waits.
Friday, April 27 – 8:00pm
PRACTITIONER performing STEVE LACY’S HOCUS POCUS
with Ben Goldberg, clarinet; and Michael Coleman, keyboard
The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street
Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present the Philadelphia premiere of Practitioner, performing the music of Steve Lacy’s 1986 album “Hocus Pocus.”
Saturday, June 2 – 8:30pm
NELS CLINE’S LOVERS (FOR PHILADELPHIA)
Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden Street
“Lovers (for Philadelphia)” has been created specifically for and inspired by Philadelphia, and is an expansion of Cline’s ravishing project “Lovers,” released on Blue Note Records in 2016, which “puts an elegant, knowing spin on orchestral jazz” (The New York Times).
The first “book” of Lovers material featured originals by Cline along with renditions of love songs by a wild assortment of composers ranging from Rogers & Hammerstein to Hungarian gypsy jazz guitarist Gabor Szabo to noise-rock pioneers Sonic Youth. With support from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Ars Nova Workshop has taken Cline on a rich yearlong journey to explore Philadelphia’s extraordinary musical legacy and landscape, not only artistically but in the context of Philadelphia’s long history of innovation. As “Workshop of the World,” Philadelphia has been home to a grand spectrum of developments that have influenced every facet of American life.