Steve Coleman and Five Elements, Tim Warfield, Jr., and Joanna Pascale playing the Center City Jazz Festival

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Steve Coleman. Photo courtesy of artist.
Steve Coleman. Photo courtesy of artist.

The Center City Jazz Festival has announced its lineup for the day long festival on Saturday, April 19th. Four venues – including Milkboy Philly, Chris’s Jazz Cafe and TIME Restaurant will host 16 bands throughout the day. Highlights this year include vocalist Joanna Pascale, tenor saxophonist Tim Warfield, Jr., and Steve Coleman and Five Elements. Coleman, from Chicago, is the founding member of the M-Base Collective, a collective of musicians and an approach to musical and creative expression. Below is the complete schedule, and a couple of free downloads from Coleman’s work with Five Elements. Go here for tickets, listen to music below and peruse the schedule after the jump.

Fergie’s Pub
1:00-2:00: Rhenda Fearrington
2:30-3:30: Mike Kennedy
4:00-5:00: Thumbscrew ft. Tomas Fujiwara, Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek
5:30-6:30: John Raymond & The Roots Trio w/ Gilad Hekselman, Eric Doob

Milkboy- Philadelphia
1:15-2:15: Peter Gaudioso
2:45-3:45: Giovana Robinson
4:15-5:15: Justin Faulkner
5:45-6:45: Steve Coleman and Five Elements

Chris’ Jazz Cafe
1:30-2:30: Kimmel Center’s Creative Music Program
3:00-4:00: Tivon Pennicott
4:30-5:30: Joanna Pascale
6:00-7:00: Tim Warfield Jr. Quartet

TIME Restaurant
1:45-2:45: Charles Washington
3:15-4:15: Miss Ida Blue ft. members of the Boardwalk Empire Orchestra, Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
4:45-5:45: Stacy Dillard
6:15-7:15: Trio Up ft. Rick Tate, Nimrod Speaks & Ronnie Burrage

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  • Anthony Tidd

    Wow…….They took it wayyyyy back with ‘A More Perfect Union’. I’ve been in the band for 15 years and I’ve never even heard that song before! M-Base crate diggin’ for real!

    Not sure how Steve is gonna feel about that…..Kinda like posting Picasso’s drawings as an infant…(Well, not quite)….but