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Jazz at Shakespeare Park with Ben Seltzer & Friends

Thu, July 27, 2017 5:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Hear some of Philly's newest jazz voices each Thursday evening during the Oval+ (July 20 to August 20). Picnic on the lawn or grab a chair in the amphitheater of the renovated Shakespeare Park, immediately in front of Parkway Central. 

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Live From the Parklet

Fri, July 28, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Tacony LAB (Library & Arts Building)

Local musicians and Philly-wide favorites will perform for free in the Solar Art Parklet. Every other Wednesday, 6:30-8 p.m. May 31: Boy Wonder (rock/funk/new wave) June 14: The SB Deluxe (gypsy jazz/rock) June 28: Evan Cory Levine ( old time jazz) July 12: Neon and Shy (pop/folk accordian) July…

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The Story Time Jam presented by the Philadelphia Jazz Project

Wed, August 2, 2017 10:30 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Performer extraordinaire Rrenda Fearrington heads up an ensemble of performers, bringing stories to life through jazz. Parkway Central Library, Montgomery Auditorium. Free: presented as part of the Margaret S. Halloran Family Literacy Programming Series.

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Jazz at Shakespeare Park with Seth Silverman

Thu, August 3, 2017 5:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Hear some of Philly's newest jazz voices each Thursday evening during the Oval+ (July 20 to August 20). Picnic on the lawn or grab a chair in the amphitheater of the renovated Shakespeare Park, immediately in front of Parkway Central. 

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Summer Concert Series

Mon, August 7, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Join us for our third annual series of jazz performances at the library this August. All concerts will be held from 6:30-7:30 pm in the meeting room on the library’s lower level (we regret there is no elevator). Ethan Fisher | Monday, August 7 | 6:30 p.m. Vibraphonist and Composer Ethan…

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Eda Ne Kakati (From the Past to the Present) with Ssuuna

Wed, August 9, 2017 10:30 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

This performer from Uganda will introduce you to African culture through music, dance and storytelling.  Let's celebrate all cultures, play a little, and learn a song in Luganda, the language of Uganda.  Parkway Central Library, Montgomery Auditorium. Free: presented as part of the…

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Summer Concert Series

Wed, August 9, 2017 6:30 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Featuring The Narberth Project - New Twists on Jazz Classics Jerry Tanenbaum, Drums Judy Aaron, Tenor Sax Robert Munich, Piano Jon Flora, Bass Sponsored by JOTSS, Jazz and Other Soulful Sounds

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Jazz at Shakespeare Park with Benjamin Appel Trio

Thu, August 10, 2017 5:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Hear some of Philly's newest jazz voices each Thursday evening during the Oval+ (July 20 to August 20). Picnic on the lawn or grab a chair in the amphitheater of the renovated Shakespeare Park, immediately in front of Parkway Central. 

Adult Young Adult School Age Senior Live Performances Music Performing Arts Shakespeare Park

Summer Concert Series

Mon, August 14, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Join us for our third annual series of jazz performances at the library this August. All concerts will be held from 6:30-7:30 pm in the meeting room on the library's lower level (we regret there is no elevator). Ethan Fisher | Monday, August 7 | 6:30 p.m. Vibraphonist and Composer Ethan Fisher…

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The Birth of the Steel Drums

Wed, August 16, 2017 10:30 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

Rockcreek Steel Drum Band will take us on a journey through the history of steel drums, which have their roots in African talking drums.  Join in the fun as you learn the Calypso rhythms!  Parkway Central Library, Montgomery Auditorium. Free: presented as part of the Margaret S.…

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Jazz at Shakespeare Park

Thu, August 17, 2017 5:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Hear some of Philly's newest jazz voices each Thursday evening during the Oval+ (July 20 to August 20). Picnic on the lawn or grab a chair in the amphitheater of the renovated Shakespeare Park, immediately in front of Parkway Central. 

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Summer Concert Series

Mon, August 21, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Join us for our third annual series of jazz performances at the library this August. All concerts will be held from 6:30-7:30 pm in the meeting room on the library's lower level (we regret there is no elevator). Ethan Fisher | Monday, August 7 | 6:30 p.m. Vibraphonist and Composer Ethan Fisher…

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Free opera! Cavalleria Rusticana and Il Tabarro

Wed, August 23, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

Join us Wednesday August 23rd at 6pm for a night of FREE opera with orchestra! The Atlantic Coast Opera Festival presents: Mascagni's blockbuster Cavalleria Rusticana and Puccini's dark Parisian tale Il Tabarro . The  Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Robert McFarland will…

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Uke Jam

Mon, August 28, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Bring joy and music to your life! Learn to play the Ukulele. It's easy and fun. Don't have a ukulele? You can borrow one at the Central Library at 19th and Vine Streets. All ages and levels welcome.

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Summer Concert Series

Mon, August 28, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Join us for our third annual series of jazz performances at the library this August. All concerts will be held from 6:30-7:30 pm in the meeting room on the library's lower level (we regret there is no elevator). Ethan Fisher | Monday, August 7 | 6:30 p.m. Vibraphonist and Composer Ethan Fisher…

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Saturday Concert Series: The PC Quartet

Sat, September 30, 2017 3:00 A.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Please join us for the first concert in our fall Saturday Concert Series. The PC Quartet, featuring Anthony Passante-Contaldi (leader, drums), Gabe Preston (bari sax), Max Hoenig (keys), Tim Ragsdale (bass), will be playing a solid mix of straight ahead and bossa nova jazz, from Dizzy Gillespie…

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