Music

Tamagawa Taiko Drum & Dance Troupe

Rooted in ancient Japanese tradition, Tamagawa’s high-energy performances have garnered competitive awards in Japan as well as rave reviews in the states. Tamagawa’s nearly thirty drummers and dancers from Tamagawa University take the stage in a visual and audio spectacle to light up audiences of all ages. The group is led by a great Kabuki-dance master, Isaburoh Hanayagi.

49th Annual Dance with the Bride

Join us for our annual Dance with the Bride gala as we celebrate our 49th anniversary and our vision for the future! This special evening features a feast, open bar, silent auction, raffle, as well as live music and performances. This is one celebration you definitely won’t want to miss.

Oliver Lake’s Big Band

Oliver Lake is an artist who needs no introduction. The trailblazing saxophonist and composer returns to the Bride’s stage with his big band, performing numbers …

Yosvany Terry Afro-Cuban Sextet

Cuban-born saxophonist and composer Yosvany Terry, along with his powerhouse Afro-Cuban Sextet, blends musical influences from West Africa, Cuba, and American jazz.

Abu Sadiya

Ars Nova Workshop and Painted Bride Arts Center are pleased to present the Philadelphia premiere of Abu Sadiya, the world-jazz trio bringing together French-Tunisian saxophonist Yacine Boularès, …

Tim Berne’s Snakeoil

Snakeoil’s live show balances compositional rigor with fluid group improvisation. Hypnotic rhythms and long, seductive melodies collide with jagged dissonances and surprising textural shifts.

Bobby Zankel and the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound Featuring David Murray

Bobby Zankel & Warriors of the Wonderful Sound  are proud to present the masterful tenor saxophonist David Murray in concert. This evening of live jazz is a perfect mix of high energy ensemble, and solo compositions. Zankel and Murray first played informally together in 1975 when Murray arrived in New York, just prior to Zankelʼs move to Philadelphia. The two musicians worked together during Murrayʼs historic residency at the Painted Bride in the early 1990ʼs.

Salsa Caliente Three Kings Edition 2018

For seasoned salseros and novices alike, Salsa Caliente! is Philly’s premier salsa nightlife series. Inspired by the New York City club scene of the 60s, Caliente invites dancers of any skill level or walk of life to enjoy the live energy of Latin music together. It’s a vision brought to life by Jesse Bermudez, founder of La Asociación de Músicos Latino Americanos (AMLA) and long-time Painted Bride collaborator.

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