Last Friday we commenced our 10th anniversary season with the Mary Halvorson Quintet (right). She later told us that she'll be taking the quintet (with John Hebert and Ches Smith) into the studio late this year, so keep an eye out for that. Thanks to all who persevered an exceptionally miserable day. For those who missed it, there is a good chance Mary will return in some capacity before the season concludes. In any case, Mary's quintet was an incredible introduction to what is sure to be a monumental year for Ars Nova Workshop. We'll be opening our online store with five archival recordings (compact discs, remember those?) and plenty of other merch, as well as making plenty more exciting announcements, so visit often!
Ars Nova Workshop is a Philadelphia nonprofit jazz and experimental music presenting organization. As a facilitator between artists and their audiences, Ars Nova Workshop works to inform, inspire and challenge listeners in order to elevate the role of jazz, improvisation and experimental music in contemporary culture.