An open invitation to Philadelphia area music students

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The People’s Emergency Center, the Producer’s Guild, and the Lancaster Avenue Jazz & Arts Festival presents our 3rd Annual Master Class featuring composer & pianist Sumi Tonooka at the Community Education Center (3500 Lancaster Ave.) on July 15, 2016 at 6:00pm. Sumi Tonooka (pronounced To-NO-ka) has been called a “fierce and fascinating composer and pianist” […]


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New band. New music. 7 shows in Philly & NY. Josh Lawrence, trumpet & flugelhorn; Caleb Curtis, alto saxophone & flute; Orrin Evans, piano; Adam Faulk, Rhodes; Madison Rast, bass; Anwar Marshal, drums. 5/05 – Volvér 5/12 – Volvér 5/14 – Grow Up Great at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts 5/16 – SMOKE […]

First Listen: The Fresh Cut Orchestra’s New Record

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Join ACF and member-composer Josh Lawrence for an album preview and feedback session at the Philadelphia Art Alliance on Sunday, September 13th. Josh and the Fresh Cut Orchestra recently recorded an album, which is currently in the mastering stage. We’ll listen to the album in its entirety (40 minutes) and then have a group discussion. […]