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7 x 7 Concert Series At Venice Island


This Spring and Summer, PJP in collaboration with seven talented Philadelphia musicians will present 7 magnificent concerts at the brand, spanking new performance venue, the Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center in Manayunk.


These 7 artists represent a diverse cross-section of the contemporary, Philadelphia musical experience.

    saudah  santos

Latin Jazz, Vocalists, Gospel/Spiritual influences, Afro-Brazilian, and Portuguese influences and more.


   shamika  elijah  pam


The Concert Schedule In order of appearance:

1.Friday, April 24 - Kendrah Butler / Rhenda Fearrington - Women In Jazz Showcase

2.Friday, May 22 - Pablo Batista - Pablo Batista Latin Jazz Ensemble

3.Thursday, June 25 - Shamika Byrd - Sacred & Soulful: A Journey

4.Friday, July 24 - Raimundo Santos - Raimondo Santos Quartet

5.Monday, August 10 - Take It Away Dance - Cross Rhythms:Tap Dance & Jazz Music

6.Sunday, September 13 - Saudah Al Akbar - Vocalise Exploration Into Afro-Latin Music

7.Friday, September 25 - Elijah Thomas - East Meets West: Jazz Meets Music of Asia




Coming April 24th at 8pm

Kendrah Butler/Rhenda Fearrington - Women In Jazz Showcase

Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center

7 Lock Street,

Philadelphia, PA 19127

*Directions Here


Tickets: $15 in advance / More at the door

*Buy Tickets Here


Kendrah Butler/Rhenda Fearrington - Women In Jazz Showcase

Pianist, composer and violinist Kendrah E. Butler lives and breaths music. She studied jazz piano with Don Wilson, Kenny Gates, and the late, great jazz pianist Eddie Green. As a notable musical director, Butler has led many Jazz and R&B groups including but not limited to "nVizion" an all female jazz group. Rhenda Fearrington always delivers an authentic and warm presentation of jazz standards mixed with soulful originals on stage. She is true to her roots which includes performing on the international stage as a back-up singer for Roberta Flack and MTUME, respectively! On this evening, the musical collaborative sisterhood of Butler and Fearrington will astonish you with tunes that have delighted audiences worldwide.


Take a look at Rhenda Fearrington in action:


Photo Credit: Tap Dance image - Anthony Dean


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