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Friday evenings take on a whole new groove with Art After 5, a unique blend of entertainment from 5:00 to 8:45 p.m. in the Great Stair Hall. With an eclectic mix of international music, dance, and recognized and emerging jazz artists, Art After 5 is a stylish way to start your weekend.

Each week, the Great Stair Hall transforms into an intimate cabaret for Art After 5 performances. Starr Events serves up fun, shareable snacks and light supper options as well as cocktails, wine, and beer to complement the live entertainment. Relax at a table with waiter service or stop by the bar.

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Art After 5 programs are subject to change. The performances are scheduled for 5:45–6:45 p.m. and 7:15–8:15 p.m. View Current Calendar Events are offered throughout the evening. Art After 5 performances and guided tours are free after Museum admission. All galleries in the main building are open Friday evenings.

Art After 5 Schedule

Kinobe & the Wamu Spirit
Friday, July 1, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Experience the sounds of Uganda with this composer and multi-instrumentalist.

Bakithi Kumalo
Friday, July 8, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

This acclaimed bassist and composer—who was featured on Paul Simon’s Graceland album—presents an evening of South African–inflected jazz.

Luke Carlos O'Reilly
Friday, July 15, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Nationally-renowned pianist Luke Carlos O’Reilly premieres his ensemble of local jazz talent.

Peter Beets
Friday, July 22, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

This Dutch pianist shows off his impeccable technique and sense of swing.

Joanna Pascale
Friday, July 29, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Sway to the rich jazz sounds of one of the premier vocalists on the East Coast.

Jabali Afrika
Friday, August 5, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Revel in the powerful sounds of Afro-rock band Jabali Afrika.

Thana Alexa
Friday, August 12, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Discover the talents of this rising star on the modern vocal jazz scene.

Oran Etkin featuring Lionel Loueke
Friday, August 19, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Renowned Israeli jazz composer Oran Etkin is joined by West African guitarist Lionel Loueke.

Supported by The Consulate of Israel in Philadelphia.

Korey Riker
Friday, August 26, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Back from a year of touring with John Legend, this Philly-based sax player wows with a smooth mix of neo-soul, R&B, gospel, and hip hop.

Valray Sturgis
Friday, September 2, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

This legendary Philadelphia vocalist assembles the city’s best talent to pay tribute to the likes of Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra.

Terell Stafford
Friday, September 9, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

This acclaimed trumpet player combines a deep love of melody with his own brand of adventurous lyricism.

Michelle Lordi
Friday, September 16, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The influences of this Philadelphia-born singer span traditional jazz to 70s rock and country music.

Elle Gyandoh
Friday, September 23, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Gyandoh’s voice recalls the dramatic highs of Mariah Carey and the subtle shadings of Norah Jones.

La Pachamambo
Friday, September 30, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

A Brooklyn-based ensemble that combines mambo and salsa in the style of musicians such as Celia Cruz, Buena Vista Social Club, Tito Puente, and more.

Camila Meza
Friday, October 7, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The bright, clear voice of this Chilean-born singer and guitarist combines thoughtful lyrics with a virtuoso command of competition.

CLAFFY
Friday, October 14, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Bassist and composer Alexander Claffy’s debut album documents his own story of love and heartbreak.

Día de los Muertos
Friday, October 28, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Move to the vigorous percussion driving the sounds of Jarana Beat with their new interpretation of Mexican music.

Nicole Henry
Friday, November 4, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

A dynamic vocalist who combines impeccable phrasing with powerful emotional resonance.

Larry McKenna
Friday, November 11, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

This tenor sax legend is a favorite of jazz fans throughout the region.

Future Jazz Stars
Friday, November 18, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

A night showcasing students from the Kimmel Center’s Creative Music Program.

Celebrate India
Friday, November 25, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Eight-piece party band Red Baraat combines hard driving North Indian Bhangra with elements of go-go, rock, and jazz.

For more information, please contact Evening Programs/Art After 5 by phone at 215-684-7506 or by e-mail at .

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