About the Philadelphia Real Book
Dates & Lineup
Dec 3, 2016: Creative Struggle
Creative Struggle will feature jazz artists Pat Martino and Uri Caine. A special conversation on the biology and neuroscience of music and improvisation, exploring how the brain makes and listens to music, and how music in turn changes the brain.
Feb 25, 2017: Nurturing the Muse
Nurturing the Muse will be anchored around the music of Jimmy and Tootie Heath, and Duane and Robin Eubanks. The evening will feature ideas of how a jazz community is sustained generationally over time by jazz families within the community.
Mar 4, 2017: Maverick Inventions
Maverick Inventions will feature the Odean PopeQuartet and Dave Burrell. This program will focus on the impact of the social/political environment on jazz in Philadelphia during the 1960s and how progressive thought liberated music from traditional forms.
Apr 26, 2017: Telling the Story
Telling the Story will highlight performances by the Christian McBride band and by Monnette Sudler. Telling the Story will look at the generational history that has been written by Philadelphia artists about the people, places, and history important to remembering the Philadelphia jazz scene.