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!
Richard Hill is creating a futuristic look of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods. Bookended by music that the audience helps compose, Hill and his band are transporting audiences to 2050 to experience what Philadelphia’s North, South, West, Northeast, and Center City neighborhoods will sound like through musical dance rhythms.