Steve Coleman at Johnny Brenda's

Danielle Currica uploaded this event on April 29, 2016


Johnny Brenda's
1201 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 739-9684


Sun, May 8, 2016
8:00 pm

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Ars Nova Workshop is thrilled to announce a late addition to our Spring season, presenting Steve Coleman & Five Elements for two performances at Johnny Brenda’s preceding their weeklong run at New York’s historic Village Vanguard.

While ANW previously announced a packed Spring line-up featuring such acclaimed artists as Allison Miller, Rhys Chatham, Peter Brözmann, Joe McPhee and Tord Gustavsen, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to add a pair of concerts by one of the most exciting and acclaimed ensembles in modern jazz.

Hailing the saxophonist/composer’s latest, Synovial Joints, as his favorite album of 2015, New York Times jazz critic Nate Chinen said that Coleman “hasn’t met a complex system he couldn’t hijack and adapt for creative uses. On this absorbing album, partly inspired by anatomical terms of movement… Mr. Coleman and his crew keep the music light and lithe, with a slithery sense of groove.”...

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