"Legendary bassist and sartorial maven Jamaaladeen Tacuma has forever hung at the busy intersection of magic-making avant-garde jazz and experimental fusion-funk. The Southwest Philadelphia native, by age 19, was playing in Ornette Coleman's Prime Time (recording free classics such as 1977's Dancing in Your Head and 1978's Body Meta), laying down groove for Philadelphia organist Charles Earland and blasting forth for angular guitarist James Blood Ulmer's torrid Tales of Captain Black in 1978.
If Tacuma had stopped there, he would have cemented his avant-jazz cred, but for him there’s always more – more extremes, more dynamic, more emotion, more adventures - and with that his ever-growing Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival, which brought the likes of guitarist Elliot Sharp, pianist Farid Barron, violinist/bassist Henry Grimes, saxophonist/noisemaker John Zorn, trombonist Craig Harris and more to the fore.
In a word, “dag.” "
 
A.D. Amorosi
Philadelphia Inquirer, Wax Poetics, Magnet, Billboard, ICON
The Outsiders 2nd Annual Improvised Music Festival Compilation CD: CD

The Outsiders 2nd Annual Improvised Music Festival Compilation CD: CD

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The Outsiders 2nd Annual Improvised Music Festival 2016 Compilation CD

  1. “Right from Jump” Odean Pope, John Zorn, Abe Speller, Jamaaladeen Tacuma 2 “The Tasty 2” John Zorn, Jamaaladeen Tacuma
  2. “Transmission” Elliott Sharp, Bobby Zankel, Nazir Ebo
  3. “ Taqwa (God Conscious)” Cornell Rochester
  4. “Iron Man” Sirius JuJu
  5. “Meciendo” Fuze Vox - Valerie Gay, Jeff Monjak, Flor June Lopez
  6. “Listen to the Voice of the Music” Impromptu-Kwame Hadi, Richard Hill, Julius Masri
  7. “Introduction” J. MIchael Harrison (WRTI)
  8. “Opus 2016 for Grand, Upright & Electric Piano” Dave Burrell, Farid Barron, Raymond King Jr
  9. “Hip You Come ,Hip You Go” Charles Ellerbee’s Matrix 12:38
  10. ”Six Eight” Duo - Jim Hamilton & Kinan Abou Afach
  11. “Spiddy Yock” Henry Grimes, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, James Brandon Lewis, Justin Faulkner

John Zorn - Alto Sax, Odean Pope - Tenor Sax, Abe Speller - Drums, Jamaaladeen Tacuma - Bass, Elliott Sharp - Guitar, Electronics, Nazir Ebo - Drums, Bobby Zankel- Alto Sax, Cornell Rochester Drum Solo, Fuse Vox – Jeff Monjack- Guitar, Valerie Gay- Vocals, June Lopez -Electronics, Richard Hill- Bass Julius Masri- Drums Richard Hill- Bass, Farid Baron- Upright Piano Dave Burrell- Grand Piano, Raymond King- Rhodes Electric Piano, Charles Ellerbe's Matrix 12:38 – Charles Ellerbe- Guitar, Ready Fredie Percussion, Anthony Mathews-Drums, Jake Kaplan- Bass, Keith Ivy- Keys Duo Jim Hamilton & Linan Abou-Afach Henry Grimes- Double Bass, Violin, James Brandon Lewis- Tenor Sax, Justin Faulkner- Drums,Jamaaladeen Tacuma- Bass

Produced by Jamaaladeen Tacuma for Jam All Productions

Associate Producer Rahima Tacuma Recorded & Mixed by Bear Tracks Audio “Live” at the Clef Club of Jazz Philadelphia, PA - 4/30/2016 Mastered by Jamaaladeen Tacuma for Jam All Productions CD Design Sound Evidence

Publishing: Jamaaladeen Music/ASCAP ,James Brandon Lewis Music/ASCAP, Zoar Music/BMI, MUSICAL OPTICS/ASCAP, Abe Speller Music/ASCAP Music from Earth/BMI, Astara/Miriam/BMI, Nazmusic123 llc/ BMI ,Justtimemusic llc/BMI, Grimes Times/BMI, Limu/ASCAP, Kwame Hadi Music, Dave Burrell Lanikai Sounds/BMI, Farid Barron Music/BMI, REAL Publishing/ASCAP, Rocnell Music/ASCAP Kinan Abou Afach Music/ASCAP, Raymond King Music Publishing,Musica Telharmonia Internacional/ASCAP Track 4 written by Eric Dolphy,Track 5 written by Dusan Bogdanovic & Gabriela Mistral, Julius Masri/ASCAP

Special Thanks to the Sponsors of 2016 Festival: David Haas, The Balance of Life Intiative, Creative philadelphia, Ahmad Zaffarese LLC,,KP Vintage, Dan Buskirks Fun 2 Know, Bear Tracks Audio, Slife Productiosn, Abu Juicman Samiwch,, Auguilar Amp,LaBella Strings, WRTI The Bridge, WKDU Perry McCotter Al MkNight, Phila Producers Guild, Johnson Family Financial Services, International Jazz Day

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The Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Pop-Up Festival – April 24, 2015 Friday 8pm at the CEC, 3500 Lancaster Ave Phila., PA , SOLD OUT standing room only , one of Philadelphia's most diverse and enthusiastic audiences ever scene.

A celebration of creative, progressive music in honor of Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month, curated by Jamaaladeen Tacuma and presented in collaboration with The Producer’s Guild.

Philadelphia, PA – Internationally renowned bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma and The Producer’s Guild of Philadelphia are pleased to present The Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Pop-Up Festival, a celebration of creative, progressive jazz music. The concert takes place Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8pm at the Community Education Center, 3500 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19104.

Featured performers include Jamaaladeen Tacuma, electric bass guitar; Marshall Allen, saxophone; Danny Ray Thompson baritone Sax, Flute, percussion; Chuck Treece, drums; Charles Cohen, Buchla Music Easel; Elliott Levin, saxophone & spoken word, King Britt electronics; and Ben Schachter's RE:Trio, saxophone,Dan Blacksberg Trio; King Britt, Electronics; Ava Mendoza , guitar , Tim Motzer guitar, electronics, Richard Hill Bass,;Tom Spiker bass; Adam Guth drums; Jafar Barron trumpet .

As festival curator, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, draws on his experience performing in music festivals worldwide over the last two decades. His aim is to bring this exciting experience home to Philadelphia by gathering musical mentors and colleagues who exemplify the riches of Philadelphia’s creative jazz music culture, and to provide a setting for these artists to stretch their musical imaginations in front of a diverse audience. Collaborating presenter The Producer’s Guild was founded in 1975 by Leo Gadson and Jerome Gethers to “ensure that the appreciation and enthusiasm for the rich cultural heritage of African American Arts continues to thrive in Philadelphia, especially Black Classical Music -- commonly known as JAZZ.”

Tacuma is a recipient of a 2011 Pew Fellowship, an award given annually to exceptional Philadelphia artists by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Other Pew Fellows performing in The Outsiders Festival include Ben Schachter, Marshall Allen, Charles Cohen,Dan Blacksberg, King Britt and Chuck Treece.

Special art exhibit featuring James E. Dupree

Charles Cohen/ Elliott Levin 8:00-8:30 pm

Dan Blacksberg Trio 8:45-9:15 pm

Chuck Treece Drums/ Richard Hill Bass/Tim Motzer Electronics & Guitar 9:30- 10:00 pm

Ben Schacter Re:Trio 10:15-10:45 pm

Ava Mendoza Guitar/Tom Spiker- Bass & Electronics/ Jafar Barron Trumpet/Adam Guth Drums 11:11:30 pm

King Britt -Solo 11:45 pm -12 am

Marshall Allen Sax/Danny Ray Thomspon Baritone Sax, Flute, Percussion/ Jamaaaladeen Tacuma Bass/ King Britt Electronics 12 :00 -12:45 am ( Webb Thomas -Drums special guest)

OUR SPONSORS

David Haas & The Wyncote Foundation , James E. Dupree, Uptown Entertainment & Development Corp., Creative Philadelphia , Balance of Life Initiative, Kings Rule Together, Ahmad & Zaffarese LLC Chuck Hammer Guitarchitecure , Abu The Juiceman, Aguilar Amplification, Damiens Truth Sweetlife Bakeshop, KP Vintage, Dan Buskirk Fun 2 Know, Samiches of Philadelphia,
Avril 50, Bear Tracks Sound

April 24, 2015 LIVE at the CEC

  1. “Philadelphia Freedom” Charles Cohen Buchla Music Easel , Elliott Levin Spoken Word, Sax, Flute

  2. “Filament & Void” Dan Blacksberg Trio

  3. “Hypnotized” Pt 1 & 2 - Chuck Treece Drums, Richard Hill Bass, Tim Motzer Electronics & Guitar

  4. ”On The Ocean” Ben Schacter Re:Trio

  5. “Saturn Smiles” Ava Mendoza Guitar, Tom Spiker- Bass & Electronics, Jafar Barron Trumpet Adam Guth Drums

6.”Outside” King Britt -Solo

  1. “Wing Span” - Movement 1, Movement 2, Movement 3 Marshall Allen Sax, Danny Ray Thompson Baritone Sax, Flute, Percussion, Jamaaaladeen Tacuma Bass, King Britt Electronics, Special Guest- Webb Thomas Drums
The Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival 2016 April 30, 2016

Celebrate Philly Jazz Month and International Jazz Day with renowned bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma and friends at the Clef Club

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 20, 2016 Philadelphia, PA – 

Internationally renowned producer, composuer, bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma is pleased to present The Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival for the second year in a row, a celebration of creative, progressive improvised music.

The concert takes place on International Jazz Day, Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 7pm — 1 am  at the Philadelphia Clef Club, 736-38 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146. Admission is payable at the door in cash only, $25 for adults and $15 for students with I.D.

The 2015 Festival brought together people of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities for an evening celebrating Philadelphia's rich musical legacy—the event was sold out with a waiting list to get in. This year the festival was chosen to be the closing event of Celebrate Philly Jazz Month: Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month is a project of the Smithsonian Museum’s National Museum of American History.

This year, Festival founder Jamaaladeen Tacuma’s curatorial focus is on cross-generational musical exchange. Tacuma has identified fiery young artists to pair with seasoned figures of Philadelphia improvised creative music.

The Outsiders also brings to the stage national and international musicians who have a strong connection to Philadelphia. These include:  composer, multi-instrumentalist John Zorn (NYC), composer guitarist Elliot Sharp (Berlin/NYC),  bassist/ violinist/ poet Henry Grimes (NYC, born and raised in Philadelphia), composer saxophonist James Brandon Lewis (NYC), drummer Abe Speller (NJ/NY).

2016 Philadelphia performers include saxophonist  Odean Pope, composer saxophonist Bobby Zankel, bassist Richard Hill, drummer Jim Hamilton Trio, guitarist Charles Ellerbe & Matrix 12:38, composer pianist Dave Burrell,  pianist Farid Barron, Fuse Vox featuring guitarist Jeff Monjack, vocalist Valerie Gay, electroncis June Lopez,  drummer Justin Faulkner, drummer Cornell Rochester, Sirius JuJu, drummer Nazir Ebo, trumpeter Kwami Hadi. 



Performance Schedule: 7 pm to 2 am 
 
7:00         John Zorn - Alto Sax            
                 Odean Pope - Tenor Sax
                 Abe Speller  - Drums
                J amaaladeen Tacuma - Bass
 
 7:40        Elliott Sharp - Guitar, Electronics
                 Nazir Ebo - Drums
                 Bobby Zankel- Alto Sax
 
 8:20        Cornell Rochester Drum Solo  
 
 8:45        Sirius JuJu- Quintet 
 
 9:25        Fuse Vox –  Jeff Monjack- Guitar, Valerie Gay- Vocals,  
                                   June Lopez -Electronics            
                                     
 
9:55          Richard Hill- Bass              
                  Julius Masri- Drums
                  Kwame Hadi- Trumpet
 
10:25       Dave Burrell- Grand Piano                            
                 Farid Barron- Upright Piano
                 Raymond King-  Rhodes Electric Piano
 
10:55       Charles Ellerbe's Matrix 12:38 – Charles Ellerbe- Guitar, Ready Fredie
                                                                         Percussion, Anthony Mathews-Drums,
                                                                       Jake Kaplan- Bass, Keith Ivy- Keys
 
11:35           Jim Hamilton Trio ( 30 Minutes)
 
 
12:15 am       Henry Grimes- Double Bass, Violin  
                       James Brandon Lewis- Tenor Sax
                       Justin Faulkner- Drums

                       Jamaaladeen Tacuma- Bass






The Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival is supported by Creative Philadelphia, the Wyncote Foundation, WRTI's The Bridge with J. Michael Harrison, The Balance of Life Initiative, WKDU's Perry McCotter, Philadelphia Producers Guild, Aguilar Amplification, KP-Vintage, Ahmad & Zaffarese LLC, La Bella Strings
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International Jazz Day, The Redd Carpet Room,  The Clef Club of Jazz Philadelphia,
 Jam All Productions, The Balance of Life Iniative, Producers Guild, Johnson Family Financial Services, Samwhich LLC, Dipinto Guitars, Pughs Vintage, Abu Juiceman, Dipinto Guitars, Aguilar Amplification, Creative Philadelphia, Uptown Entertainment Development Corp.
Ahmad Zaffarese LLC. 
Rittenhouse Soundworks, 
La Bella Strings

Click on photo to Meet our 2016 sponsors

International Jazz Day, The Redd Carpet Room, The Clef Club of Jazz Philadelphia, Jam All Productions, The Balance of Life Iniative, Producers Guild, Johnson Family Financial Services, Samwhich LLC, Dipinto Guitars, Pughs Vintage, Abu Juiceman, Dipinto Guitars, Aguilar Amplification, Creative Philadelphia, Uptown Entertainment Development Corp. Ahmad Zaffarese LLC. Rittenhouse Soundworks, La Bella Strings

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The Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Pop-Up Festival – April 24, 2015 Friday 8pm at the CEC, 3500 Lancaster Ave Phila., PA , SOLD OUT standing room only , one of Philadelphia's most diverse and enthusiastic audiences ever scene. 


A celebration of creative, progressive music in honor of Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month, curated by Jamaaladeen Tacuma and presented in collaboration with The Producer’s Guild. 


Philadelphia, PA – Internationally renowned bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma and The Producer’s Guild of Philadelphia are pleased to present The Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Pop-Up Festival, a celebration of creative, progressive jazz music. The concert takes place Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8pm at the Community Education Center, 3500 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19104. 

Featured performers include Jamaaladeen Tacuma, electric bass guitar; Marshall Allen, saxophone; Danny Ray Thompson baritone Sax, Flute, percussion; Chuck Treece, drums; Charles Cohen, Buchla Music Easel; Elliott Levin, saxophone & spoken word, King Britt electronics; and Ben Schachter's RE:Trio, saxophone,Dan Blacksberg Trio; King Britt, Electronics; Ava Mendoza , guitar , Tim Motzer guitar, electronics, Richard Hill Bass,;Tom Spiker bass; Adam Guth drums; Jafar Barron trumpet .


As festival curator, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, draws on his experience performing in music festivals worldwide over the last two decades. His aim is to bring this exciting experience home to Philadelphia by gathering musical mentors and colleagues who exemplify the riches of Philadelphia’s creative jazz music culture, and to provide a setting for these artists to stretch their musical imaginations in front of a diverse audience. Collaborating presenter The Producer’s Guild was founded in 1975 by Leo Gadson and Jerome Gethers to “ensure that the appreciation and enthusiasm for the rich cultural heritage of African American Arts continues to thrive in Philadelphia, especially Black Classical Music -- commonly known as JAZZ.”

Tacuma is a recipient of a 2011 Pew Fellowship, an award given annually to exceptional Philadelphia artists by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Other Pew Fellows performing in The Outsiders Festival include Ben Schachter, Marshall Allen, Charles Cohen,Dan Blacksberg, King Britt and Chuck Treece.


ABU THE JUICEMAN and The Sweetlife Bakeshop will be vending 

Special art exhibit featuring James E. Dupree 


Charles Cohen/ Elliott Levin 8:00-8:30 pm

Dan Blacksberg Trio 8:45-9:15 pm

Chuck Treece Drums/ Richard Hill Bass/Tim Motzer Electronics & Guitar 9:30- 10:00 pm

Ben Schacter Re:Trio 10:15-10:45 pm

Ava Mendoza Guitar/Tom Spiker- Bass & Electronics/ Jafar Barron Trumpet/Adam Guth Drums 11:11:30 pm

King Britt -Solo 11:45 pm -12 am 

Marshall Allen Sax/Danny Ray Thomspon Baritone Sax, Flute, Percussion/ Jamaaaladeen Tacuma Bass/ King Britt Electronics 12 :00 -12:45 am ( Webb Thomas -Drums special guest)


OUR SPONSORS

David Haas & The Wyncote Foundation                                               James E. Dupree                                                  Uptown Entertainment & Development Corp.

Creative Philadelphia                                                                               Balance of Life Initiative                                       Kings Rule Together
 
Ahmad & Zaffarese LLC                                                                           Chuck Hammer Guitarchitecure                         Abu The Juiceman

Aguilar Amplification                                                                                 Damiens Truth                                                        Sweetlife Bakeshop

KP Vintage                                                                                                  Samiches of Philadelphia                                     Dan Buskirk Fun 2 Know

Avril 50                  
                                                                                                                                                                         Bear Tracks Sound
 
Festival T-Shirt on Sale now, just a few left.

Limited edition T Shirt from the inaugural SOLD OUT festival "The Outsiders Improvised and Creative Music Festival" held in Philadelphia during Jazz Appreciation Month April 24, 2015. Black in color with white and orange professional silk screen design. Designed by Rahima Tacuma for their in house Jam ALL Productions.

Festival T-Shirt on Sale now, just a few left.

Limited edition T Shirt from the inaugural SOLD OUT festival "The Outsiders Improvised and Creative Music Festival" held in Philadelphia during Jazz Appreciation Month April 24, 2015. Black in color with white and orange professional silk screen design. Designed by Rahima Tacuma for their in house Jam ALL Productions.

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