The public workshop is a special kind of concert where the jazz residency artists engage in a direct dialogue with the audience about their music. The artist shares background info, research, and musical inspirations for the new work they are writing for the residency as they discuss what “jazz” is today. They will play some of their own music and cover some music the audience is sure to know already. It's a special BYOB event and tickets are free with a reservation!
Immanuel Wilkins is exploring, through music and visual arts, how Philadelphia has shaped the cultural foundation of his identity. Through combining Wilkins’ musical influences in jazz, gospel, and R&B with field recordings and visual arts, audiences can expect an immersive experience and a fresh take on what the next generation of jazz in Philadelphia looks and sounds like.