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International Jazz Day: aTONEment – Jazz Inspired Fables from Improvising Lives

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Virtual Poetry Reading: International Jazz Day: aTONEment Jazz Inspired Fables from Improvising Lives

With John Lavin and Elijah Pringle


Meeting ID: 879 6473 3385 – Passcode: 904825

Our program brings together jazz composers and performers, teachers and learners, activists and advocates highlighting the spectacle of humanity put on display and celebrated in Philadelphia’s jazz traditions.

Philly Remembers The Healing Power of Jazz

Jam sessions at Bob and Barbara’s, Ortlieb’s Jazzhaus, and The Cleff Club, The Showboat, Pep’s and so many vibrant places and scenes recalling the saxophone solos, the incantations and ballads, the drums and horns, the hearts and lungs that tell the story of people teaching, learning, playing, remembering, and sharing notes of solidarity. 

Moonstone Jam Sessions

Celebrating Philly jazz musicians’ tradition, each event will Blend Poets’ Notes with Sung Lyrics, Trumpet calls, Rimshots & Cymbal Crash, Piano Tinkle, Conga Thump and Sax Run. In every session, like Sonia Sanchez’ elegy to Max Roach crying, “I need to catch your brain/and steady it . . . how dare/your sweet hands/forget you,” we will follow her lead, mourning the losses and heralding the genius of Lee and Rufus, the Heaths, Billie, and Groove while the music’s momentum moves us to new possibilities.

John Lavin & Elijah Pringle, Hosts


April 30
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Moonstone Arts Center