Live Review: Outsiders Fest in Philadelphia Jamaaladeen Tacuma's funky, bold, and fashionable festival celebrates its fifth anniversary ”

Shaun Brady- JazzTimes

THE 2019 OUTSIDERS IMPROVISED & CREATIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL April 2019
Celebrates Philly Jazz

Philadelphia PA -- Jam-All Productions, led by renowned jazz bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma, presents the fifth annual Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival. Organized by Jam-All and curated by Tacuma, this year's 5-event festival continues its mission of showcasing diverse styles of risk-taking, progressive music and groundbreaking artists in April for Philadelphia’s Jazz Appreciation Month. This year's festival theme is "invasion of the outsiders," celebrating the contributions of mavericks, interlopers, refugees, and strangers to the culture of music.  

THE 2019 OUTSIDERS IMPROVISED & CREATIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL April 2019 Celebrates Philly Jazz

Philadelphia PA -- Jam-All Productions, led by renowned jazz bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma, presents the fifth annual Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival. Organized by Jam-All and curated by Tacuma, this year's 5-event festival continues its mission of showcasing diverse styles of risk-taking, progressive music and groundbreaking artists in April for Philadelphia’s Jazz Appreciation Month. This year's festival theme is "invasion of the outsiders," celebrating the contributions of mavericks, interlopers, refugees, and strangers to the culture of music.  

The 2019 Outsiders fest begins on Saturday and Sunday April 13th & 14th at South Jazz Parlor, 600 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Saturday and Sunday Night: Saturday Night: Jamaaladeen Tacuma Bass, Sumi Tanooka Piano, Ronnie Burrage Drums, Braxton Bateman Trumpet, Tarus Mateen Bass. Sunday Night: Jamaaladeen Tacuma Bass, Oliver Lake Sax, Kelvyn Bell Guitar, Nazir Ebo Drums. There will be two sets each night at 7pm and 9pm. Admission is $25 and tickets are available online through southrestaurant.com or by phone at (215) 600-0220. BUY TICKETS Click Photo

The 2019 Outsiders fest begins on Saturday and Sunday April 13th & 14th at South Jazz Parlor, 600 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Saturday and Sunday Night: Saturday Night: Jamaaladeen Tacuma Bass, Sumi Tanooka Piano, Ronnie Burrage Drums, Braxton Bateman Trumpet, Tarus Mateen Bass. Sunday Night: Jamaaladeen Tacuma Bass, Oliver Lake Sax, Kelvyn Bell Guitar, Nazir Ebo Drums. There will be two sets each night at 7pm and 9pm. Admission is $25 and tickets are available online through southrestaurant.com or by phone at (215) 600-0220. BUY TICKETS Click Photo

The Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival 2019 and Philadelphia's Clef Club of Jazz  are thrilled to present a film by Shirley Clarke Ornette: Made In America  Philadelphia Premiere. Followed by a Panel Discussion moderated by Dan Buskirk featuring members of the cast.
Ornette: Made in America is essential for anyone hoping to understand the history of jazz and the fertile creative exchange that highlighted the 60’s and 70’s in America. It is a portrayal of the inner life of an artist-innovator. 
At Philadelphia
 Clef Club of Jazz
April 17 2019 
6-9 pm 
FREE event- You must RSVP to guarantee entry  (215) 893-9912.

The Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival 2019 and Philadelphia's Clef Club of Jazz are thrilled to present a film by Shirley Clarke Ornette: Made In America Philadelphia Premiere. Followed by a Panel Discussion moderated by Dan Buskirk featuring members of the cast. Ornette: Made in America is essential for anyone hoping to understand the history of jazz and the fertile creative exchange that highlighted the 60’s and 70’s in America. It is a portrayal of the inner life of an artist-innovator. At Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz April 17 2019 6-9 pm FREE event- You must RSVP to guarantee entry (215) 893-9912.

Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival Presents: Synergy Effect: Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Will Calhoun (of Living Colour), Marc Ribot These three need no introductions a first time meeting of 3 powerhouse improvisers sharing the stage for the first time together. Tacuma has collaborated with both in separate configurations and understands the Synergy that take effect when the three take the stage together. This will be a monumental event.

Akeem's Razor ft. Matthew Stewart (trumpet- Streetlight Manifesto) warms the stage

Sun, April 21, 2019 Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm $16 Advance / $20 Day of Show

Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival Presents: Synergy Effect: Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Will Calhoun (of Living Colour), Marc Ribot These three need no introductions a first time meeting of 3 powerhouse improvisers sharing the stage for the first time together. Tacuma has collaborated with both in separate configurations and understands the Synergy that take effect when the three take the stage together. This will be a monumental event.

Akeem's Razor ft. Matthew Stewart (trumpet- Streetlight Manifesto) warms the stage

Sun, April 21, 2019 Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm $16 Advance / $20 Day of Show

A Grand Finale highlighting Philadelphia's contributions to Improvised & Creative Music will take place Friday April 26th at the Community Education Center (CEC), 3500 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104; Lineup : Gary Bartz (Sax), Fay Victor ( Vocals), Jamaaladeen Tacuma ( Bass), Chuck Treece Drums, New Ghost, Marco Oppedisano ( Guitar) , HPrizm ( Electronics), Retrograde,  TR7 (Electronics), Julius Masri (Drums) , Richard Hill ( Bass) ,  Blake Fleming (Drums),  Harold E. Smith (Sacred Sounds)  Admission is $25 and tickets are available at eventbrite and CEC phone: (215) 387-1911.

A Grand Finale highlighting Philadelphia's contributions to Improvised & Creative Music will take place Friday April 26th at the Community Education Center (CEC), 3500 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104; Lineup : Gary Bartz (Sax), Fay Victor ( Vocals), Jamaaladeen Tacuma ( Bass), Chuck Treece Drums, New Ghost, Marco Oppedisano ( Guitar) , HPrizm ( Electronics), Retrograde, TR7 (Electronics), Julius Masri (Drums) , Richard Hill ( Bass) , Blake Fleming (Drums), Harold E. Smith (Sacred Sounds) Admission is $25 and tickets are available at eventbrite and CEC phone: (215) 387-1911.

Previous events

Oct6

Jamaaladeen Tacuma Trio w/ Gary Bartz & Ronnie Burrage at EARSHOT JAZZ FEST

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute , 104 17th Ave S, Seattle, WA

EARSHOT JAZZThe biggest, baddest bassist in jazz is accompanied by saxophonist legend Gary Bartz — “one of the very best who ever picked up the instrument” (Stanley Crouch) — and drummer Ronnie Barrage. The playing of Tacuma, a key figure in four decades of jazz expansion, is marked by “dancing, racing, and singing with clarity unequaled in the realm of bass guitar” (DownBeat). Photo courtesy of Sound Evidence.

Outsiders Fest in BC Jamaaladeen Tacuma & Aram Bajakian

The China Cloud, 524 Main St , Vancouver, BC

Each April Jamaaladeen Tacuma presents his acclaimed annual Outsiders & Improvised & Creative Music Festival in Philadelphia, PA. 2019 marks the fifth year anniversary , to celebrate they are going global and The Outsiders Fest is presenting a POP UP event in Vancouver BC in cooperation with NYC expat guitarist Aram Bajakian on Friday Oct 4th 2019 at The China Cloud in Vancouver the festival continues its mission of showcasing diverse styles of risk-taking, progressive music, groundbreaking artists and cultivating intergenerational collaborations. Jamaaladeen is thrilled to be joined by guitarist Aram Bajakian (Lou Reed, John Zorn, Dálava) and Joshua Wells (Black Mountain, Destroyer)"

Legendary bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma (Ornette Coleman, The Roots, The Last Poets, Marc Ribot) plays in Vancouver with guitarist Aram Bajakian (Lou Reed, John Zorn, Dálava) and drummer Joshua Wells (Black Mountain, Destroyer).

Two Sets:

9PM (doors at 8:30)

11PM (Doors at 10:30)

$15 per set presale, $20 at door.

No Refunds!

The China Cloud

524 Main Street

Vancouver, BC V6A 2T9

Canada

Gemini Gemini Jamaaladeen Tacuma Wolfgang Puschnig

Muku - Musik Kultur, Lederergasse 5, 6380 , Sankt Johann in Tirol, Austria

Fetter funkiger E-Bass und Jazzband sind ja nichts Ungewöhnliches, deren Kombination mit alpinen Blasmusiken – wie in Alpine Aspects – oder mit fernöstlichen Musikkulturen – wie in Red Sun & Samul Nori – klangen jedoch schon einzigartig. Jamaaladeen Tacuma und Wolfgang Puschnig betrieben diese Projekte einst gemeinsam und sehr erfolgreich. Im Duoformat mit E-Bass und Saxophon reduzierte man seit den späten Neunzigerjahren den musikalischen Ausdruck auf die grundlegende Form des Duos, Gemini Gemini veröffentlichte seither immerhin drei großartige CDs. Eine extended version dieses Duos erinnert nun an die gemeinsamen fulminanten Lausbubenstreiche der beiden Weltenbummler, mit dem jüngeren Reinhardt Winkler an den Drums noch um eine Spur grooviger!

Wolfgang Puschnig – reeds / Jamaaladeen Tacuma – e-bass / Reinhardt Winkler – drumsFoto © Sound Evidence

Gemini Gemini - Jamaaladeen Tacuma & Wolfgang Puschnig

Kulturtreff Altes Kino StFlorian, Wiener Strasse 8, 4490, Markt Sankt Florian, Oberosterreich

Wolfgang Puschnig Jamaaladeen Tacuma Reinhardt Winkler

Gemini-Gemini wurde nach einer Idee von Jamaaladeen Tacuma in den Neunzigerjahren gegründet. Nachdem Tacuma und Puschnig in einigen Projekten zusammengearbeitet hatten, beschlossen sie, den musikalischen Ausdruck auf die grundlegende Form des Duos zu reduzieren und nur mit Bass und Saxophon zu arbeiten. Nach einigen Tourneen beschlossen sie einen Drummer hinzuzufügen um die Energetik etwas zu erweitern. Sie spielten mit Musikern aus Philadelphia, zuerst mit Dennis Alston und später noch mit Adam Guth quer durch Europa verschiedene Programme aus eigener Feder und eines mit Kompositionen von Th. Monk. Dies ist auf drei CDs dokumentiert: „Gemini-Gemini“, „The Flavours Of Th.Monk“ und „Journey Into The Gemini Territory“ Nach vielen unterschiedlichen Projekten (einzeln wie auch gemeinsam) waren sie einige Jahre später nochmals im Duo unterwegs. Jetzt gibt es eine Reminiszenz an diese gemeinsamen Zeiten mit Reinhardt Winkler an den Drums, ein Musiker der sie auch schon bei anderen Unternehmungen unterstützte.

„Gemini-Gemini“ steht für die Sternzeichen der Protagonisten, das + für den Drummer.

Sep19

Alex Deutsch 60th Birthday Bash

Porgy & Bess, Riemergasse 11, 1010, Vienna, Austria

Ich darf mit neuen und alten, nationalen und internationalen musikalischen Wegbegleitern meinen 60igsten Geburtstag im schönsten Musikclub der Welt, dem Porgy & Bess in Wien, feiern. featuring Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Wolfgang Puschnig, Maja Jaku, Peter Herbert, Café Drechsler Band, Harry Sokal, Raphael Wressnig, Aljosha Pfeifer , Origami Punani and others tbc.

cYa, freu mich über jede einzelne und jeden einzelnen von euch, AleX

Outsiders Creative & Improvised Music Festival Grand Finale

CEC, 3500 Lancaster Ave, , Philadelphia, PA 19104

THE 2019 OUTSIDERS IMPROVISED & CREATIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL April 2019

Philadelphia PA -- Jam-All Productions, led by renowned jazz bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma, presents the fifth annual Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival. Organized by Jam-All and curated by Tacuma, this year's 5-event festival continues its mission of showcasing diverse styles of risk-taking, progressive music and groundbreaking artists in April for Philadelphia’s Jazz Appreciation Month. This year's festival theme is "invasion of the outsiders," celebrating the contributions of mavericks, interlopers, refugees, and strangers to the culture of music.
A Grand Finale highlighting Philadelphia's contributions to Improvised & Creative Music will take place Friday April 26th at the Community Education Center (CEC), 3500 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104; Lineup featuring Gary Bartz (Sax), Fay Victor (Vocals), Jamaaladeen Tacuma (Bass), New Ghost Ensemble, Retrograde, Marco Oppedisano (Guitar) and more . Admission is $25 and tickets are available at Eventbrite and CEC phone: (215) 387-1911.

Outsiders Festival & Milkboy Presents Synergy Effect -Jamaaladeen Tacuma, WIl Calhoun & Marc Ribot

MIlkboy, 1100 Chestnut St, , Philadelphia, PA 19107

Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival Presents: Synergy Effect: Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Will Calhoun (of Living Colour), Marc Ribot These three need no introductions a first time meeting of 3 powerhouse improvisers sharing the stage for the first time together. Tacuma has collaborated with both in separate configurations and understands the Synergy that take effect when the three take the stage together. This will be a monumental event.

Akeem's Razor ft. Matthew Stuart (trumpet- Streetlight Manifesto) warms the stage

Sun, April 21, 2019 Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm $16 Advance / $20 Day of Show

Outsiders Festival & Clef Club of Jazz Present Ornette: Made in America a film by Shirley Clarke

Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz, 738 S Broad St, , Philadelphia, PA 19146

The festival continues on Wednesday April 17th at the Clef Club of Jazz, 738 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146, with a 6pm screening of Ornette: Made in America, a film by Shirley Clark with a Panel Discussion featuring Denardo Coleman and members of Ornettes Prime Time Band who appear in the film. Admission is free and to reserve tickets contact The Clef Club phone: (215) 893-9912.

FREE event but you must RSVP to ensure entry.

Outsiders Kickoff Night 2 at South Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Oliver Lake, Kelvyn Bell, Nazir Ebo

South Jazz Parlor, 600 N Broad St, Philadelphia PA

THE 2019 OUTSIDERS IMPROVISED & CREATIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL April 2019

Philadelphia PA -- Jam-All Productions, led by renowned jazz bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma, presents the fifth annual Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival. Organized by Jam-All and curated by Tacuma, this year's 5-event festival continues its mission of showcasing diverse styles of risk-taking, progressive music and groundbreaking artists in April for Philadelphia’s Jazz Appreciation Month. This year's festival theme is "invasion of the outsiders," celebrating the contributions of mavericks, interlopers, refugees, and strangers to the culture of music.

The 2019 Outsiders fest begins on Saturday and Sunday April 13th & 14th at South Jazz Parlor, 600 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19130 , Sunday Night Lineup: Oliver Lake Sax, Kelvyn Bell Guitar, Nazir Ebo Drums, Jamaaladeen Tacuma will be two sets each night at 7pm and 9pm. Admission is $25 and tickets are available online through southrestaurant.com or by phone at (215) 600-0220.

Outsiders Festival Kickoff Jamaaladeen Tacuma , Ronnie Burrage, Sumi Tanooka , Braxton Bateman

South Jazz Parlor, 600 N Broad st, Philadelphia PA

THE 2019 OUTSIDERS IMPROVISED & CREATIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL April 2019

Philadelphia PA -- Jam-All Productions, led by renowned jazz bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma, presents the fifth annual Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival. Organized by Jam-All and curated by Tacuma, this year's 5-event festival continues its mission of showcasing diverse styles of risk-taking, progressive music and groundbreaking artists in April for Philadelphia’s Jazz Appreciation Month. This year's festival theme is "invasion of the outsiders," celebrating the contributions of mavericks, interlopers, refugees, and strangers to the culture of music.

The 2019 Outsiders fest begins on Saturday April 13th & Sunday the 14th at South Jazz Parlor, 600 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Saturday Night: Jamaaladeen Tacuma-Bass , Ronnie Burrage Drums, Sumi Tonooka- Piano, Braxton Bateman-Trumpet, Tarus Mateen- Bass will be two sets each night at 7pm and 9pm. Admission is $25 and tickets are available online through southrestaurant.com or by phone at (215) 600-0220.

Dec1

The WIggles Big Show TOur w/ Jamaaladeen Tacuma

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Melbourne, Australia

am happy and thrilled to announce that I will be joining The Legendary Wiggles in Australia to perform as a part of their end of year arena tour, The Wiggles “Big Show”. This is going to be epic as this will be my first time traveling to Australia and to connect with the folks in Australia. It’s going to be a “WIGGLY” good time on stage and off. I will performing our big hit “PLAY THE BASS GUITAR” Australia God willing here I come Wiggltown. Check out the new episode For Play The Bass Guitar

1 December 2018: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Victoria. Three (3) shows scheduled at 10am, 1pm and 5pm.  2 December 2018: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Victoria. Two (2) shows scheduled at 10am and 1pm.  4 December 2018: Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart Tasmania. Two (2) shows scheduled at 10am and 1pm 5 December 2018: Silverdome, Launceston Tasmania. One (1) show scheduled at 10am.  8 December 2018: ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney NSW. Three (3) shows scheduled at 10am, 1pm and 4pm.

Oct17

Samulnori & Red Sun with Jamaaladeen Tacuma & Lady Alma

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Grand Theater of Hanam Culture and Art Center, Seoul, South Korea

Saturday Ocotber 20th 2018 The Hanam Cultural Foundation will hold the 'Call to Spirit & Big Vibration' performance on the 20th at the Grand Theater of Hanam Culture and Art Center, where traditional instruments and vocals from East and West meet.

The stage will meet Korean traditional musical instruments such as Janggu, Jing, Chung-ri and Buk, saxophone, bass guitar and western and eastern vocals as well as music like Samulnori, Jazz, Pansori, Minyo, I'm going.

Kim Deok-soo, who is the best example of our time, Red Sun, a multi-national jazz group, Jungs vocalist Woongsan, fusion Korean classical ensemble Sinawi and baritone cosmos.

The performance was planned in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Samulnori 's birthday, Kim Duk - soo' s Samulnori and 30 years' friendship of Jazz group Red Sun.

It is a meaningful performance prepared by a solo performance at Hanam Culture and Arts Hall ahead of the 30th anniversary of the promotion of Hanam city next year. Kim Deok-su, who is the general manager of the company, is going to show the conquering of the new music that transcends the preservation of tradition and transcends time, race, continent and genre on this stage.

The first performance begins with the ceremony "Mun-gut", in which performers and audiences are united, and is decorated with a traditional stage that weighs on our sounds and rhythms such as samulnori, dancing, folk songs, and song. Especially, Kim Duk-soo's Janggo Sanjo who catches up with the annual rings captivates the eye. Here, the performance of the Hanoolim Troupe, the tone of the voice of the cosmos, the singer of Lee Kyung-sook, the Gyeonggi Gyeonggi folk song, and the Gyeonggi-do intangible cultural asset Lee Jeong-hee's Gyodangdusa Sinawi dance.

The second part is a new collaboration of music from the East and the West. Among the five recordings released together with Red Sun and Kim Duk-soo Samulnori, the songs that are considered to be the most Korean and have artistic value and the newly composed music for this performance are played together. 'Spirit Warriors', 'Time Boundary', 'Golden Birds', 'Rabbit Story', 'Childbearing & Hiking', 'No Secret' ), Park Jong Ho (Pansori), and Yun Hyeong-wook (Flute) are released.

The foundation said, "This show will bring out the wonderful touches and wonderful moments of the process in which each music world becomes a beautiful one."

Red Sun Jamaaladeen Tacuma : Bass Wolfgang Puschnig ; Sax, Flute Lady Alma - Vocals

Aug27

Khahil El Zabar Heritage Ensemble Brazil Toru

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Super Soul Banned Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Lincoln Center- Damrosch Park, 62nd Street, between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues, New York City, NY

Known to ’70s FM radio kids and early MTV fans as the lead singer of the J. Geils Band (“Centerfold,” “Love Stinks”), Peter Wolf is a sharp songwriter and eternally hip character who possesses an encyclopedic command of blues, pop, funk, soul, bluegrass, and rock. Super Soul Banned—legendary drummer Steve Jordan’s all-star funk project featuring Kool & the Gang’s Ronald Bell, the Beastie Boys’ Mix Master Mike, guitarist Ray Parker Jr., and artists that have played with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Sonny Rollins—are the perfect traveling companions for Wolf’s "tour de force excursion through the landscape of American music" (All About Jazz).

FREE First Come First Serve

3rd annual Jazz Legacy Awards

Philadelphoa Clef Club of Jazz, 736 S Broad St, Philadephia PA

I am completely honored to be recognized in this way among these legendary artist congrats to everyone.

The event is free but registration is required. To register or for more information, please contact Tamica Tanksley at 215-879-7777 or e-mail tamica.tanksley@pasenate.com

State Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery County) and his wife Sheryl Lee Ralph will honor musical legends at their 3rd annual Jazz Legacy Awards, which takes place on July 27 at noon at the Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts, 738 S. Broad St. in Philadelphia.

This year’s honorees are saxophonists Benny Golson, Bootsie Barnes, and Bobby Zankel, along with violinist Diane Monroe, bass guitarist Jamaladeen Tacuma and a posthumous recognition of jazz historian Harrison Ridley Jr.

Apr29

2018 OUTSIDERS IMPROVISED & CREATIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL

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Philadelphia International House , 3701 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA

The Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival concludes with a grand finale on April 29 at the Ibrahim Theater, International House, 3701 Chestnut St, 19104. The afternoon concert is headlined by Ornette Coleman’s Primetime Band under the direction of Denardo Coleman, featuring saxophonist Odean Pope; funk/blues guitarist and singer James Blood Ulmer; and the quartet Secret Mall led by saxist Alfredo Colón . Music starts at 2pm. Admission is $25 and tickets are available through eventbrite.com.

Tacuma (born 1956, Hempstead NY), is celebrated in internationally for his creatively free and funky approach to the electric bass. At the age of 19 his innovative style caught Ornette Coleman's ear, and he became the first bassist in Coleman's electric band, Prime Time, touring and recording with the group throughout the 1970's and 80's. Viewed as one of the most distinctive bassists of his generation, he is credited for redefining the potential of the instrument. Tacuma debuted as a bandleader, composer, and arranger in 1983 with the album Showstopper, going on to develop compositions that blend Prime Time's elaborate harmonies with engaging melodies. His 1988 album Jukebox was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1989; in 2011 his ongoing achievements were recognized by the award of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts.

Valuing adaptability, adventure, and dynamism, Tacuma's ever-shifting aesthetic is evident in his wide range of projects and collaborators over the years, from fronting the funk trio Cosmetic to co-leading ensembles with US and European colleagues such as Vernon Reid and Derek Bailey, as well as recording with James Blood Ulmer, Nona Hendryx, Mark Ribot, and many, many others.

Since 2015, Tacuma has been producing the annual Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival in his hometown of Philadelphia, providing a platform for renowned as well as up-and-coming local artists. He is a recipient of the 2018 Benny Golson Award from the City of Philadelphia.

Apr15

-Outsiders Fest 2018- Jupiter 4 - Jamaaladeen Tacuma Nels Cline & Chad Tyalor - guest Alfredo Colón

South Jazz Parlor, 600 North Broad St. Philadelphia, PA, Philadelphia, PA

Ornette Colemans Prime Time led by Denardo Coleman Headlines the 2018 OUTSIDERS IMPROVISED & CREATIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL-April 6, 15, & 29

Philadelphia PA -- Jam-All Productions, led by renowned jazz bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma, presents the fourth annual Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival. Organized by Jam-All and curated by Tacuma, this year's 3-event festival continues its mission of showcasing diverse styles of risk-taking, progressive music and groundbreaking artists in April for Philadelphia’s Jazz Appreciation Month.

The 2018 Outsiders fest begins on April 6 at Milkboy, 1100 Chestnut St, 19107, with a performance by Free Form Funky Freqs: a trio of Jamaaladeen Tacuma, bass; G. Calvin Weston, drums; and Vernon Reid, guitar. Opening band is Sirius JuJu . Music starts at 8pm, admission is $20 at the door, $16 advance tickets are available online through milkboyphilly.com.

On April 15 at South Kitchen & Jazz Bar, 600 N Broad St 19130, the fest continues with the premiere of Jupiter 4, a new quartet led by bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma and featuring Nels Cline, guitar; Chad Taylor, drums; and ,Alfredo Colón sax and electronics. There will be two sets at 7pm and 9pm, admission is $25 and tickets are available online through southrestaurant.net or by phone at (215) 600-0220.

The Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival concludes with a grand finale on April 29 at the Ibrahim Theater, International House, 3701 Chestnut St, 19104. The afternoon concert is headlined by Ornette Coleman’s Primetime Band under the direction of Denardo Coleman, featuring saxophonist Odean Pope; funk/blues guitarist and singer James Blood Ulmer; and the quartet Secret Mall led by sexist Alfredo Colón . Music starts at 2pm. Admission is $25 and tickets are available through eventbrite.com.

Apr6

2018 Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival Kickoff w/ Free Form Funky Freqs

Milkboy Philadelphia, 1100 Chestnut Street , Philadelphia, PA

JAM-ALL PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

THE 2018 OUTSIDERS IMPROVISED & CREATIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL

April 5, 16, & 29

Philadelphia PA -- Jam-All Productions, led by renowned jazz bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma, presents the fourth annual Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival. Organized by Jam-All and curated by Tacuma, this year's 3-event festival continues its mission of showcasing diverse styles of risk-taking, progressive music and groundbreaking artists in April for Philadelphia’s Jazz Appreciation Month.

The 2018 Outsiders fest begins on April 6 at Milkboy, 1100 Chestnut St, 19107, with a performance by Free Form Funky Freqs: a trio of Jamaaladeen Tacuma, bass; G. Calvin Weston, drums; and Vernon Reid, guitar. Opening band is Sirius JuJu . Music starts at 8pm, admission is $20 at the door, $16 advance tickets are available online through milkboyphilly.com.

On April 15 at South Kitchen & Jazz Bar, 600 N Broad St 19130, the fest continues with the premiere of Jupiter 4, a new quartet led by bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma and featuring Nels Cline, guitar; Chad Taylor, drums; and Alfredo Colón, sax and electronics. There will be two sets at 7pm and 9pm, admission is $25 and tickets are available online through southrestaurant.net or by phone at (215) 600-0220.

The Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival concludes with a grand finale on April 29 at the Ibrahim Theater, International House, 3701 Chestnut St, 19104. The afternoon concert is headlined by Ornette Coleman’s Primetime Band under the direction of Denardo Coleman, featuring saxophonist Odean Pope; funk/blues guitarist and singer James Blood Ulmer; and the quartet Secret Mall led by saxist Alfredo Colón . Music starts at 2pm. Admission is $25 and tickets are available through eventbrite.com.

Tacuma (born 1956, Hempstead NY), is celebrated in internationally for his creatively free and funky approach to the electric bass. At the age of 19 his innovative style caught Ornette Coleman's ear, and he became the first bassist in Coleman's electric band, Prime Time, touring and recording with the group throughout the 1970's and 80's. Viewed as one of the most distinctive bassists of his generation, he is credited for redefining the potential of the instrument. Tacuma debuted as a bandleader, composer, and arranger in 1983 with the album Showstopper, going on to develop compositions that blend Prime Time's elaborate harmonies with engaging melodies. His 1988 album Jukebox was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1989; in 2011 his ongoing achievements were recognized by the award of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts.

Valuing adaptability, adventure, and dynamism, Tacuma's ever-shifting aesthetic is evident in his wide range of projects and collaborators over the years, from fronting the funk trio Cosmetic to co-leading ensembles with US and European colleagues such as Vernon Reid and Derek Bailey, as well as recording with James Blood Ulmer, Nona Hendryx, Mark Ribot, and many, many others.

Since 2015, Tacuma has been producing the annual Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival in his hometown of Philadelphia, providing a platform for renowned as well as up-and-coming local artists. He is a recipient of the 2018 Benny Golson Award from the City of Philadelphia.


JAM-ALL PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

THE 2019 OUTSIDERS IMPROVISED & CREATIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL
April 2019

Philadelphia PA -- Jam-All Productions, led by renowned jazz bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma, presents the fifth annual Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival. Organized by Jam-All and curated by Tacuma, this year's 5-event festival continues its mission of showcasing diverse styles of risk-taking, progressive music and groundbreaking artists in April for Philadelphia’s Jazz Appreciation Month. This year's festival theme is "invasion of the outsiders," celebrating the contributions of mavericks, interlopers, refugees, and strangers to the culture of music.  

 

The 2019 Outsiders fest begins on Saturday and Sunday April 13th & 14th at South Jazz Parlor, 600 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Saturday and Sunday Night: Saturday Night: Jamaaladeen Tacu,a Bass, Sumi Tanooka Piano, Ronny Burrage Drums, Braxton Bateman Trumpet, Tarus Mateen Bass. Sunday Night: Jamaaladeen Tacuma Bass, Oliver Lake Sax, Kelvyn Bell Guitar, Nazir Ebo Drums. There will be two sets each night at 7pm and 9pm. Admission is $25 and tickets are available online through southrestaurant.com or by phone at (215) 600-0220.

 

The festival continues on Wednesday April 17th at the Clef Club of Jazz, 738 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146, with a 6pm screening of Ornette: Made in America, a film by Shirley Clark with a Panel Discussion featuring Denardo Coleman and members of Ornettes Prime Time Band who appear in the film. Admission is free and to reserve tickets contact The Clef Club phone: (215) 893-9912.

 

On Sunday April 21st the Outsiders Festival moves over to Milkboy, 1100 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107.  Jamaaladeen Tacuma (Bass), Will Calhoun (Drummer of Living Colour fame), and Marc Ribot (Guitar) will play a set at 8pm. Admission is $20 and tickets are available at Milkboyphilly.com . Milkboy phone: (215) 925-6455.  

 

A Grand Finale highlighting Philadelphia's contributions to Improvised & Creative Music will take place Friday April 26th at the Community Education Center (CEC), 3500 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104; Lineup : Gary Bartz (Sax), Fay Victor ( Vocals), Jamaaladeen Tacuma ( Bass), New Ghost, Marco Oppedisano ( Guitar) , HPrizm ( Electronics), Retrograde,  TR7 (Electronics), Julius Masri (Drums) , Richard Hill ( Bass) ,  Blake Fleming (Drums),  Harold E. Smith (Sacred Sounds)  Admission is $25 and tickets are available at eventbrite and CEC phone: (215) 387-1911.

 

 

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