No description of the Philly jazz scene exists that does not include something along the lines of "And Elliott Levin has been known to sit in, buggin' out with his sax and flute..." Eugene Chadbourne - Allmusic


Previous events


Retaking of the Cow Test

Arden-Buzz Ware Village Center, 2119 The Hwy, Wilimington, DE

Have we traded the Cosmic Cow for a Bag of Beans? What kind of deal is that? We are just going to have to gather some interesting folks in the woods of Arden for a TEST whose goal is the Retaking of The Cow. Cow Aesthetics isn't a stretch for the yoga minded.

This is the first TEST of the Diamond State Merry Pranksters, launched on January 1st of 2018. It will be the event culminating months of community work and efforts performed by DSMP, the Delaware group that is continuing the efforts pioneered by Ken Kesey and friends. This will be a gathering of beat poetry, spoken word, jazz, and psychedelic music, and incredible visual arts. Over 21 only, no alcohol sales present, BYOB for 21 and over only. Some food will be complimentary.

Announced Thus Far.. Not In Order (tho something like this)

Featuring Visual Artist Jim Tuite with lights and video

Robin and Kenny Peace Project (spoken word/ world beat)

James D. Booth (acoustic guitar)

Karen Mangold's Chance Words (spoken word/ jazz)

Indrojitt Roy-Chowdury (Sitar / Indian)

Urban Shaman Attack (psychedelic jazz)

Bonnie Kane w/ Big Plastic Finger (psychedelic jazz)

Elliot Levin Group (spoken word/ jazz)

Paul Wozniki (experimental/jazz)

Jinx of Diamonds (special guests)


Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra

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Franklin Institute Planetarium, 222 N 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Gralin Hughes - Visuals

Kevin Diehl - drums & music director

Keith DeStefano - bass

Adam Faulk - keyboards

Charles Ellerbe - guitarist

Elliott Levin - tenor sax

Dan Blacksberg - trombone

Paul Giess - trumpet

Saudah Al Akbar - vocalist

Yolanda Wisher - poet

DJ Ear 2 Ear - rapper/poet

Kevin Valentine - vocalist


Jazz & Words with Elliott Levin & John Sinclair

Ziggy's, 206 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, Michigan

Both renowned musicians, poets and long time friends Elliott Levin (Philly) and John Sinclair (Detroit) join musicians and improvisers Ben Willis & Tim Flood - Double Double Bass, Kenn Thomas - Piano and Dave Hurley - Drums for a sure to be mind expanding evening of avant jazz & words.

$10 cover


Fire Music Mondays

Trixie's Bar, 2656 Carpenter St, Hamtramck, Michigan

FMM🔥 3/19 Presents

Philly multireedist Elliott Levin with Will McEvoy - Bass and Djallo Djakate - Drums, Dave Hurley - Percussion.

Says Things - Experimental, electroacoustic glitch-jazz featuring trumpet, drums, and live processing. Derek Worthington, trumpet & live processing Jon Taylor, drums & percussion

Spectrum 3 - Lead by Skeeter Cr.R. Shelton with Joel Peterson on double-bass and James Baljo on drums.

$5 Cover. Music 9pm.

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