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Jazz Residency Artist Luke Carlos O’Reilly: Work-in-progress

Black Lives Matter

Apr 05, 2018
8:00 PM

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The work-in-progress is an opportunity for the artist to present an early draft of their new compositions. The artist plays all the new material they’ve written for the residency so they can hear it live for the first time in public. They then take questions and direct feedback from the audience. This input is vital for the artist as they finish writing their project.


Luke Carlos O’Reilly, composer, piano
Sanchel Brown, choreographer and dancer
Pannan Hewitt, lyricist and vocalist

Jazz Residency Project: Luke Carlos O’Reilly, a composer specializing in piano, is focusing on the Black Lives Matter movement with choreographer Sanchel Brown and lyricist Pannan Hewitt. Beginning with his personal encounters with law enforcement, O’Reilly plans to channel fear, passion, sadness, and anger to inspire new music.

Luke Carlos O'Reilly Performance Schedule

Residency Kick-Off: Tuesday, December 5, 8:00 PM
Public Workshop: Thursday, February 15, 6:00 PM
Work in Progress: Thursday, April 5, 8:00 PM
World Premiere: Thursday, May 3, 8:00 PM

The Kimmel Center Jazz Residency is a year-long program that encourages local musicians to move jazz into the future with new music that is engaging and relevant to the Philadelphia community. To date since 2013, the Kimmel Center has commissioned an astonishing 10 new works from participants. Learn more HERE

These are designated BYO performances. Acceptable forms of BYO are 6-pack of beer and/or 750ml bottles of wine only; no liquor or open containers are permitted. Limit of one (1) 750ml bottle of wine OR one (1) six-pack of beer per two guests. Corkscrews and rolling coolers are not permitted. Ice, cups and corking service available at venue at no cost. All BYO Night guests are subject to lawful ID checks and bag checks at the manager’s discretion.

SEI Innovation Studio

Inside the Kimmel Center

2 levels below ground floor

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102


Meet the 2017-18 Kimmel Center Jazz Residents!

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