Jazz for a Hopeful Future: Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk
Both the United Nations and bebop were platforms that spoke of freedom of ideas, human rights, and hope. The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble presents a collection of popular jazz tunes performed or composed in 1946, including commentary on their relevance to the first sessions of the United Nation in 1946 London. Featured songs will include bebop pioneer Charlie “Bird” Parker’s compositions “Now’s the Time,” and “Anthropology,” as well as “Epistrophy” by Thelonious Monk.
On Sept. 22 at the John Coltrane House, in honor of the late jazz saxophonist and composer’s birthday, Bobby Zankel’s Warriors of the Wonderful Sound will perform Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme.” Zankel will be joined by saxophonists Odean Pope and Dave Liebman.
A 14-piece Jazz Orchestra conducted by Orrin Evans
The newest addition to our Monday night programming is the celebrated Captain Black Big Band conducted by pianist Orrin Evans. We are very excited to welcome them to our Smoke family and while no one will be lighting up any “Captain Black” at Smoke, we can say for sure that the music is “smokin”!
7pm & 9pm two-course dinner prix-fixe available for $29.95 / no music charge
Price: SPECIAL!!! $5.00 at door (good for both sets)
Gala Opening!!! Adrienne Theater
This is our new, second home base, joining Plays and Players as our two ongoing venues. The Adrienne Theater is located conveniently in center city on bustling Sansom Street amid other great clubs and watering holes. Join us on this festive evening. Very special admission for the performance is only $5.00 at the door. As usual, The Eleventet will be cooking hard this season!!