Previous events

Apr21

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)

Apr18

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

Mar20

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

Mar19

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.

Mar9

Urban Shaman Attack / Elliott Levin / DM Hotep/ Jim Tuite Visual

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The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street , Philadelphia

Urban Shaman Attack returns to The Rotunda. This event features saxophonist / poet Elliott Levin (ESP Label) and guitarist DM Hotep (Solar Arkestra) as a duo. Urban Shaman Attack will follow with a set of original psychedelic jazz, and the evening will be closed with a collaboration of these musicians. The event will feature the visual arts of Jim Tuite as well, adding incredible lights and video. Experience this event for yourself instead of hearing about it later. FREE EVENT

Mar2

Dikeman/Stadhouders/Piazza/Shead, Levin/Hotep/Frazier/Verrastro

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The Sound Hole, 43rd St and Osage Ave, Philadelphia

John Dikeman/Jasper Stadhouders/Adam Shead/Tony Piazza (Netherlands/USA)

Elliott Levin/Dave Hotep/Heru Shabaka-Ra/Scott Verrastro (Philly)

Tidal Channel (NYC)

$8-10 sliding scale

Doors at 7:30pm, show at 9pm

All ages, BYOB

Jan4

Marshall Allen & Friends

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Zebulon Café Concert, 2478 Fletcher Dr, Los Angeles, CA

Please join us for this very special visit by Sun Ra Arkestra bandleader Marshall Allen, with Bobby Bradford (trumpet), Don Preston (keys), Elliott Levin (winds), JP Maramba (bass) & Ryan Sawyer (drums).

Dec30

FREEX!

Selah Moon at One Art Community Center , 1439 N 52nd St, Philadelphia

7:30 Doors

8:00 Space Whale Orchestra (your hosts the Never-Normal chamber jazz freak ensemble)

9:00 The Acoustic Truth Band: Ali Richardson guitar and vocals, Lena vocals and Paul "Lava" Upsher beat box and percussion

10:00 EL3 - Elliott Levin Trio (Philly jazz legend leads his trio featuring incredible improvisation and spoken word)

11:00 Round Robin: a collective improvisation suite made of alternating random groups of 3 players from all 3 sets!

BYOB!

Our Awesome Venue:

Selah Moon is a little jewel nestled in the One Art Community Center. Its mission is to showcase the arts in all its many forms and its power to heal. Join us for a very special evening of freestyle music and a homemade vegan dinner jawn featuring a fresh menu of wraps, rice and beans, soup and salads and very special baked edible desserts. Come hungry and enjoy the relaxed cafe-style seating and entertainment.

Nov24

EL3 & 1 with Space Whale Orchestra and The Great Blue Heron

Selah Moon Cafe at One Art Community Center , 1435 N 52nd St , Philadelphia

$10 at the door

BYOB!

Selah Moon Cafe is a woman-owned homemade vegan dinner jawn featuring a fresh menu of wraps, rice and beans, salads and very special baked edible desserts. Come hungry and enjoy the relaxed cafe-style seating and entertainment.

The lineup includes:

7:30 Doors

8:00 The Great Blue Heron (trio led by Mike Watson bass clarinetist from Sun Ra Arkestra)

9:00 Space Whale Orchestra (your hosts the Never-Normal chamber jazz freak quartet)

10:00 EL3 - Elliott Levin - reeds & words (Philly jazz legend leads his trio featuring incredible improvisation and spoken word) and featuring, Dave Hotep- guitars, Tom Lowrey & Ron Howerton- percussion,

11:00 Round Robin: a collective improvisation suite made of alternating random groups of 3 players from all 3 sets!

Parking is super easy, if you are a-drivin'. Very close to Girard/Lancaster trolley as well. Always nice to take public trans, because you know, space cakes and saving the planet.

Nov22

Rootsgiving

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Jack McShea's, 34 E Lancaster Ave, Ardmore, PA

Rootsetters set off atomic thanks and unity bombs on the eve of the tradition of thanksgiving☆☆☆ uniting the tribes