Thursday, April 28, 2011

Paris ‘til Sunday, Jazz ‘til Sunrise at the African American Museum in Philadelphia

This weekend as part of the final days of PIFA and also to commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) Wells Fargo presents, Paris ‘til Sunday, a full line up of jazz performances.  Keeping with the collaborating theme of PIFA they will blend the legendary and emerging jazz artists with styles of early Parisian jazz and modern New Orleans traditions.  Outdoors performances, headline acts, strolling musicians, and performances will be a part of this collaborations.  There is so much on the line up that you will certainly get a chance to enjoy jazz at some point this weekend.  It all begins tomorrow at one in the afternoon.

AAMP will also be brining back their signature event, Jazz ‘til Sunrise, beginning 10:30 pm Saturday night and concluding until 5:00 am Sunday morning, on two stages with continuous jazz being played. Please note that Broad Street will be closed off Friday April 28- Sunday May 1st so plan accordingly to get to and from the African American Museum in Philadelphia on time for the performances.

Below is the full line up of the weekend. Tickets are required at some of the performances and can be purchased online here:

Friday, April 29 
1:00 pm – Master Workshop with Gerald Veasley
3:00 pm – Jazz on Film, Round Midnight, 1986 - directed by Bertrand Tavernier
5:30 pm- Jazz on the Plaza, featuring Clef Club Youth Jazz Band
8:00 pm & 10:00 pm – Headline Act - Gerald Veasley, Featuring John Blake – Ticketed $35/$30

Saturday, April 30
1:00 pm – Jazz on Film, Harlem in Montmartre, 2009 - directed by Dante J. James
3:00 pm – Jazz on the Plaza, A New Perspective – Youth Jazz Band
Strolling Musicians  
7:30p/9:30p – The Heath Brothers  – Ticketed $40/$35
10:30 pm to 5:00 am – Jazz ‘til Sunrise - Ticketed $35/$30

Sunday, May 1
1:00 pm – Jazz on Film, Paris Blues, 1961 – directed by Martin Ritt
3:00 pm – Jazz on the Plaza – Jordan Williams Trio 
Strolling Musicians
7:00 pm – Orrin Evans Quartet - Ticketed  $20/$15

Jazz ‘til Sunrise
Saturday Night All Night Jazz Party Schedule 10:30 pm to 5:00 am

Stage 1 – AAMP Jack T. Franklin Auditorium 
11:00 pm                 Bootsie Barnes and Philly Jazz All-Stars
12:30 pm                 Monnette Sudler
2:00 am                    Manifest 3 – with Dennis Fortune, Michael Cruse, Featuring Gerald Smith &
Butch Reid 
3:30 am             TBD

Stage 2 – Gallery III- Emerging Artists
10:30 pm            Joe Becton and Cobalt Blues
12:00 pm            Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble
1:30 am              Farid Barron Trio
2:45 am              Temple University Jazz Band
4:00 am              Renaissance Messengers

There will be a VIP Pass available for $200.00 that will include All Weekend Access (All Shows, Films, Workshop, VIP Gallery, Gift Bag)
There will be an AAMP Member Value Pass for $55.00 that will include 1 Heath Brothers show and Jazz ‘til Sunrise. 
Stay tuned for more PIFA sneak peak events. It will be coming to Philadelphia April 7th – May 1st. This post was written with the support of PIFA.

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