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Pre-Festival Events 

Three concerts to warm up our hot and spicy jazz and soul festival....


Friday Night Jazz Phila. Museum of Art    

A Jazzy Point of View 

South Jazz Parlor   

August 30, 2019               

Philadelphia Museum of Art 

2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 

5:45 pm - 8:00 pm 

Warren Oree and The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble have been moving audiences across the world with music ranging from multi-rhythmic pulsating beats to soft, contemplative melodies. The band has released nine recordings and have performed at festivals and concerts in Europe, South America, and the Caribbean. Bassist and leader Warren Oree formed the band in 1979 and they have become a permanent segment in the infinite collage of jazz music in the Philadelphia region. 

September 8, 2019               

South Jazz Parlor

600 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 

2 shows: 7 pm and 8:30 pm 



The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble and special guest trumpeter Will Wright pay tribute to one of Philadelphia’s true innovators…composer and trumpet icon  - Lee Morgan.  He was known for fiery bursts of sound and melodies, as well as compositions that ranged from bop,  hard bop, to funky grooves like his award-winning tune - “The Sidewinder”.  Morgan helped spread the groundwork for the many changing faces of Jazz rhythms and beats. His untimely death at age 33, leaves us to only wonder what would have been….but at least he left us with enough to know it would have been a memorable experience. 

Friday, September 13, 2019

The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble

Pop-Up Garden @ 15th & South St.

5 pm - 7 pm 

Festival blast off !!! 


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