Kimmel Center Continues Black History Month with PORGY AND BESS, Free Jazz Events

Free at the Kimmel | New Jazz Residency Workshop

Josh Lawrence with The Fresh Cut Orchestra

Thursday, February 27 | 6pm | SEI Innovation Studio

As part of the new jazz residency program in SEI Innovation Studio, Josh Lawrence and The Fresh Cut Orchestra are composing an extended work Yin & Yang of Life, fusing traditional acoustic and modern electronic music. Their workshop on February 27 provides audiences with the opportunity to engage in the creation process of a new work, hearing more about the collaborative process in the development of the piece Collaborating Artists include Josh Lawrence and the Fresh Cut Orchestra working with Jason Fraticelli (Composer and bass), Anwar Marshall (Composer and drums), and Tim Conley (Composer, Guitar, Laptop).

Free at the Kimmel | All Aboard the Jazz Train

PNC Grow Up Great

Saturday, March 8 | 11am | Commonwealth Plaza

Kids and parents, get ready to board the Jazz Express! Together with our partners at the Temple University Music Preparatory Division, we've curated an exciting morning full of jazz and live performance that little arts-lovers will ADORE. In this interactive concert, children and families will be introduced to the amazing world of jazz music and encouraged to sing, scat, and groove along with the band. All Aboard!

KIMMEL CENTER, INC., a charitable, not-for-profit organization, owns, manages, supports and maintains The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, which includes Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, Innovation Studio and the Merck Arts Education Center. Kimmel Center, Inc. also manages the Academy of Music, owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association, and the University of the Arts Merriam Theater on the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Campus, home to the Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Philly Pops, Pennsylvania Ballet, PHILADANCO, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and American Theater Arts for Youth. Our mission is to operate a world class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience which includes providing arts in education, community outreach and a rich diversity of programming. For additional information, visit The Broadway Philadelphia Season is sponsored by American Airlines. The Kimmel Center Presents Season is sponsored by TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank.

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