August 25, 2021
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Philadelphia’s robust network of arts & culture organizations, large and small, will be celebrated every week as they perform in the center of the city. Shows will range from orchestral serenades and ballet ensembles to jazz instrumentals and beyond. In support of local restaurants, guests are encouraged to dine al fresco with takeout meals from nearby eateries. A special menu will be offered at the Air Grille, and cocktails made with Maker’s Mark Bourbon and Michelob Ultra Organic Seltzer will be available for purchase to guests 21 and older to enjoy within designated areas in the park. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets or chairs, as seating is limited.
Tonight's group, the Temple University Jazz Ensemble, features top undergraduate and graduate jazz students in Temple University’s award-winning jazz program. They perform a wide array of jazz styles at the highest level. Emerging artists alto saxophonist Max Cudworth, tenor saxophonist Dylan Band, pianist Anthony Aldissi, bassist Matt Green and drummer Maria Marmarou play with the swing, soul and groove that are Philadelphia’s strongest contributions to jazz. They’re shaping their own sound based on the masters that came before them, with help from the incredible faculty at Temple University, including their coach, Tim Warfield, Jr. and Director of Jazz Studies Terell Stafford.