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Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble & Jamaaladeen Tacuma Quintet

Balance of Life Initiative Jazz Under The Stars- Shades of Blue, 1928 West Hunting Park ave, Philadelphia, PA

Tickets available online have a $1.50 processing fee . This is a Will Call ticket and your name will be at the door. Click on Tickets link below to make purchase.

To arrange pickup in person with no handling fee contact Amin Alderman

Contact: Amin Alderman, Representative: The Balance of Life Initiative Phone: 215-768-7749 Email: amin6215@gmail.com

JAZZ UNDER THE STARS SHADES OF BLUE FEATURING THE ARPEGGIO JAZZ ENSEMBLE, JAMAALADEEN TACUMA QUINTET, SEFF AL-AFRIQI, NOORAH ISLAM, OUTDOORS CONCERT WITH VENDING ON SATURDAY AUGUST 1, 2015

Philadelphia PA – The Balance of Life Initiative is pleased to host this wonderful fundraising event of Jazz Under the Stars concert featuring The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble, Jamaaladeen Tacuma Quintet, Seff Al-Afriqi Spoken Word, Noorah Islam Solo Vocalist, guests are asked to arrive dressed in “Shades of Blue” attire, Organic Cuisine by Abu the Juiceman available for purchase, and vending by Philadelphia’s top artisanal merchandisers at Karima’s Banquet Hall– Outside, 1928 West Hunting Park Ave, Philadelphia PA. Tickets are $25 and $35 and are available at the door or online via Paypal.

The Balance of Life Initiative is an organization created by Amin & Khadijah Alderman. It is designed to enhance the lives of those who have lost their loved ones, by promoting and supporting social activities that foster brotherhood and sisterhood. The residual effects of this organization’s fund-raising will provide assistance to the community for grief counseling, pre-need counseling, wills and also partial financial assistance for those who can’t afford the entire cost of a funeral service for their loved one. In addition we want to support efforts to stop the violence in our city and promote healthy youth activities.

The genesis of the ARPEGGIO JAZZ ENSEMBLE sound was created in 1979 by bassist Warren Oree. The group has become a permanent segment in the infinite collage of Jazz music. ARPEGGIO’S repertoire includes original and standard compositions. Everyone in the band composes which gives the group a versatile sound that appeals to a variety of audiences. Their music is flexible, ranging from soft, contemplative melodies to energetic, multirhythmic arrangements. It is not unusual for audiences to break out in dance in response to some of the pulsating beats issuing forth from the bandstand.

Jamaaladeen Tacuma is known for re-defining the electric bass sound. In the 1970's, his creatively free approach caught the ear of saxophonist Ornette Coleman, and Tacuma became a member of Coleman's ensemble Prime Time. Tacuma has since worked with diverse artists including Jeff Beck, Carlos Santana, Marc Ribot, Derek Bailey, Pharoah Sanders, Grover Washington Jr., Peter Murphy, and The Roots. He has worked with orchestras led by Anthony Davis at Carnegie Hall. His awards and accolades include the Parallel Culture Award (2009), the Marcus Garvey Foundation 50th Anniversary Award (2011), and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts (2011).

Youssef Kromah (aka Seff Al-Afriqi) is a writer, author, spoken word poet, dynamic speaker and powerhouse performer. Kromah has shared stages with some of the world's most remarkable talents and public figures. His resume includes names like Nikki Giovanni, Common, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, The Roots, Sanaa Lathan, Soledad O’Brein, Eve, Wale, Kim Coles, The Last Poets and countless others. Kromah has performed in venues all throughout the United States and abroad. His talents have taken him to stages in New York, Chicago, Hollywood, Latin America, North Africa, and Europe.

Noorah Islam is a Singer/Song Writer/Studio & Performance Artist/Public Speaker who creates & performs Inspirational Islamic music. Noorah exploded onto the Islamic Music scene with her debut album, Heart Of A Muslim, Volume 1, and has already made many strides towards creating a safe, open and encouraging space for Muslimahs and fellow female artists. Noorah is a self proclaimed non-conformist who believes Muslim women too should have a platform to perform, cultivate and showcase their talents as well as being able to be entertained within the confines of Islam. Noorah is the creator of 'The Pretty Hurts Tour' and Co-Founder of 'Summer White Tour'. *Noorah Islam is a major supporter of Muslim-owned and Women-owned businesses.

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Aug15

Jamaaladeen Tacuma at 2nd Annual Community Unity Festival

Clark Park, Philadelphia PA

Bring your family, friends, neighbors and come and celebrate music from all genre's. Listen to artists from the Delaware Valley who are internationally acclaimed. THIS EVENT IS FREE!

Headliner for this year's event is New Orleans saxophonist, BRANFORD MARSALIS.

Other artists scheduled to appear are Rhenda Fearrington, Robert H Henderson and more.

So bring a chair and your good time. Fun, games, food, drinks and most importantly live music with vendors, information booths, spoken word artists, DJ Chris and more.

Saturday, August 15 at Clark Park B. 43rd & Chester Avenue.

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Sep28

Masterclass workshop at Luzern Music School

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Luzern, Switzerland

Music & The Human Experience Lucerne School of Music regional roots and international links

Study in the lively cultural environment of Lucerne, a town celebrated for its appreciation of music. From the very beginning the bachelor's and master's degree programmes at the Lucerne School of Music incorporate concerts and on-stage experience as core activities. This is carried out in association with the Lucerne Festival Academy, the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, the Lucerne Theatre and the Jazzkantine Luzern, amongst others.

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Sep30

Christy Doran, Fredy Studer , Erika Stucky, Jamaaladeen Tacuma Jimi Project

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Cd Release Europe Tour

JImi Project SPace Cake Cd release Europe Tour Confirmed dates:

  • 30th september: Innsbruck
  • 1st october: Wien
  • 4th october: Lörrach

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Oct22

BBRT Joe Bowie Jean PaulBourelly Gea Russell Jamaaladeen Tacuma

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Bari, Italy

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Nov6

Jamaaladeen Tacuma & Wolfgang Puschnig Philly Project

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Konzerthaus Wien, Vienna

Europe Tour November 2 to 9 2015

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Nov10

Marc Ribots Young Philadelphians European Tour

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European Tour

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Mar2

Jamaaladeen Tacuma with Podium Trio Anniversery Tour

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European Tour TBA

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Jazz Under The Stars with Jamaaladeen Tacuma Quintet 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Amin Alderman, Representative: The Balance of Life Initiative Phone: 215-768-7749
Email: amin6215@gmail.com

JAZZ UNDER THE STARS SHADES OF BLUE FEATURING THE ARPEGGIO JAZZ ENSEMBLE, JAMAALADEEN TACUMA QUINTET, SEFF AL-AFRIQI, NOORAH ISLAM, OUTDOORS CONCERT WITH VENDING ON SATURDAY AUGUST 1, 2015


Philadelphia PA – The Balance of Life Initiative is pleased to host this wonderful fundraising event of Jazz Under the Stars concert featuring The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble, Jamaaladeen Tacuma Quintet, Seff Al-Afriqi Spoken Word, Noorah Islam Solo Vocalist, guests are asked to arrive dressed in “Shades of Blue” attire, Organic Cuisine by Abu the Juiceman available for purchase, and vending by Philadelphia’s top artisanal merchandisers at Karima’s Banquet Hall– Outside, 1928 West Hunting Park Ave, Philadelphia PA. Tickets are $25 and $35 and are available at the door or online via Paypal.

The Balance of Life Initiative is an organization created by Amin & Khadijah Alderman. It is designed to enhance the lives of those who have lost their loved ones, by promoting and supporting social activities that foster brotherhood and sisterhood. The residual effects of this organization’s fund-raising will provide assistance to the community for grief counseling, pre-need counseling, wills and also partial financial assistance for those who can’t afford the entire cost of a funeral service for their loved one. In addition we want to support efforts to stop the violence in our city and promote healthy youth activities.

The genesis of the ARPEGGIO JAZZ ENSEMBLE sound was created in 1979 by bassist Warren Oree. The group has become a permanent segment in the infinite collage of Jazz music. ARPEGGIO’S repertoire includes original and standard compositions. Everyone in the band composes which gives the group a versatile sound that appeals to a variety of audiences. Their music is flexible, ranging from soft, contemplative melodies to energetic, multirhythmic arrangements. It is not unusual for audiences to break out in dance in response to some of the pulsating beats issuing forth from the bandstand.

Jamaaladeen Tacuma is known for re-defining the electric bass sound. In the 1970's, his creatively free approach caught the ear of saxophonist Ornette Coleman, and Tacuma became a member of Coleman's ensemble Prime Time. Tacuma has since worked with diverse artists including Jeff Beck, Carlos Santana, Marc Ribot, Derek Bailey, Pharoah Sanders, Grover Washington Jr., Peter Murphy, and The Roots. He has worked with orchestras led by Anthony Davis at Carnegie Hall. His awards and accolades include the Parallel Culture Award (2009), the Marcus Garvey Foundation 50th Anniversary Award (2011), and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts (2011).

Youssef Kromah (aka Seff Al-Afriqi) is a writer, author, spoken word poet, dynamic speaker and powerhouse performer. Kromah has shared stages with some of the world's most remarkable talents and public figures. His resume includes names like Nikki Giovanni, Common, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, The Roots, Sanaa Lathan, Soledad O’Brein, Eve, Wale, Kim Coles, The Last Poets and countless others. Kromah has performed in venues all throughout the United States and abroad. His talents have taken him to stages in New York, Chicago, Hollywood, Latin America, North Africa, and Europe.

Noorah Islam is a Singer/Song Writer/Studio & Performance Artist/Public Speaker who creates & performs Inspirational Islamic music. Noorah exploded onto the Islamic Music scene with her debut album, Heart Of A Muslim, Volume 1, and has already made many strides towards creating a safe, open and encouraging space for Muslimahs and fellow female artists. Noorah is a self proclaimed non-conformist who believes Muslim women too should have a platform to perform, cultivate and showcase their talents as well as being able to be entertained within the confines of Islam. Noorah is the creator of 'The Pretty Hurts Tour' and Co-Founder of 'Summer White Tour'. *Noorah Islam is a major supporter of Muslim-owned and Women-owned businesses.

BBC Radio 3 , Jazz on 3 tribute to Ornette Coleman 


I am extremely humbled and honored to be asked to say a few words about Ornette, who was so important to me in his role as a human being and as a musical mentor. Ornette you are missed so much, but your message to the human race is here with us and will live on. Thank you so much Jez Nelson, Chris Elcombe and BBC radio3/jazzon3.
 

Today June BBC Radio 3 , Jazz on 3 tribute to Ornette Coleman with Nenah Cherry, Guardian writer John Fordham, Jamaaladeen Tacuma and others . Listen Live online 23:00 BST ( 6 pm Est) and online for next 30 days.

 

"It would be impossible to get even close to summing up Ornette's 60-year career in 90 minutes but I hope you'll enjoy listening to this week’s Jazz on 3 as much as producer Chris Elcombe and I enjoyed putting it together. There's much love for Ornette and his voice will be with us forever."- Jez Nelson

THe Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Pop-Up Festival – April 24, 2015 TICKETS SOLD OUT 

The Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Pop-Up Festival –  April 24, 2015 Friday 8pm-1am CEC 3500 Lancaster Ave Phila PA

A celebration of creative, progressive music in honor of Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month, curated by Jamaaladeen Tacuma and presented in collaboration with The Producer’s Guild. 


Philadelphia, PA – Internationally renowned bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma and The Producer’s Guild of Philadelphia are pleased to present The Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Pop-Up Festival, a celebration of creative, progressive jazz music.  The concert takes place Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8pm at the Community Education Center, 3500 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19104. Admission is $20 Advance $15 at Door for adults and $10 for students with I.D. 

Featured performers include Jamaaladeen Tacuma, electric bass guitar; Marshall Allen, saxophone; Danny Ray Thompson baritone Sax, Flute, percussion; Chuck Treece, drums; Charles Cohen, Buchla Music Easel; Elliott Levin, saxophone & spoken word; King Britt electronics and Ben Schachter's RE:Trio, saxophone,Dan Blacksberg Trio, Ava Mendoza Electric Guitar, Tim Motzer Guitar and electronics, Richard hill upright & electric bass. 

As festival curator, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, draws on his experience performing in music festivals worldwide over the last two decades. His aim is to bring this exciting experience home to Philadelphia by gathering musical mentors and colleagues who exemplify the riches of Philadelphia’s creative jazz music culture, and to provide a setting for these artists to stretch their musical imaginations in front of a diverse audience. Collaborating presenter The Producer’s Guild was founded in 1975 by Leo Gadson and Jerome Gethers to “ensure that the appreciation and enthusiasm for the rich cultural heritage of African American Arts continues to thrive in Philadelphia, especially Black Classical Music -- commonly known as JAZZ.”

Tacuma is a recipient of a 2011 Pew Fellowship, an award given annually to exceptional Philadelphia artists by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Other Pew Fellows performing in The Outsiders Festival include  Marshall Allen, Charles Cohen,Dan Blacksberg, King Britt  and Chuck Treece.
#phillyjazzmonth


Charles Cohen/ Elliott Levin 8:00-8:30  pm
 
Dan Blacksberg Trio 8:45-9:15 pm
 
Chuck Treece Drums/ Richard Hill Bass/Tim Motzer Electronics & Guitar 9:30- 10:00 pm
 
Ben Schacter Re:Trio   10:15-10:45 pm
 
Ava Mendoza Guitar/Tom Spiker- Bass & Electronics/ Jafar Barron Trumpet/Adam Guth Drums 11:11:30 pm
 
King Britt -Solo 11:45 pm -12 am 
 
Marshall Allen Sax/Danny Ray Thomspon Baritone Sax, Flute, Percussion/ Jamaaaladeen Tacuma Bass/King Britt Electronics/Chuck Treece Drrums 12 :00 -12:45 am

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Jazz Lives ! Jamaaladeen featured for Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Day 

Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month

Jazz Lives In Philadelphia

Come celebrate with us the rich jazz history of the City of Brotherly Love during Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month in April 2015. With live performances, art exhibitions, discussion panels, and films showcasing the power of jazz in different shapes and forms, Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month reflects on the jazz heritage of the city, along with the vibrant jazz scene that persists to this day. Creative Philadelphia – the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) is proud to lead the City of Philadelphia in the celebration of Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month.

Philadelphia has an extraordinary jazz heritage, beginning with Ethel Waters and extending to John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang, Stan Getz, the Heath Brothers, Dizzie Gillespie, Sun Ra, McCoy Tyner, Grover Washington Jr. and other music luminaries, all of whom set the stage for the vibrant jazz scene the City still enjoys today. The goal of Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month is to further stimulate the current jazz scene and encourage people of all ages to participate and support institutional jazz programs.

Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month is a project of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History and this year marks the 14th anniversary of the national celebration.

Jamaaladeen is extremely honored to be featured in this month long Celebration, stay tuned for special event announcements.

Jamaaladeen at The Philadelphia Museum of Art March 6 

DNA Galleria "The Next Level"

Philadelphia Museum Art "Art After 5" Series
March 6th

Debut performance of Jamaaladeen's latest project , that found its origins in his Month Residency DNA Galleria Held at Tritone in Philadelphia

Jamaaladeen Tacuma - Electric Bass Guitar
Tim Hutson - Drums
Yoichi Uzeki - keyboards and piano
June Lopez - DJ, Cinematic sounds
Moshe Black - Sound Scapes
Ursula Rucker - Poet
Taji Nahl-Narrator
Plus special guests

While at the museum, there is a special exhibit in addition to all the other great art , entitled

Represent: 200 Years of African American Art January 10, 2015 - April 5, 2015


Explore the creative achievements of African American artists and examine the expression of personal and collective identities in a nation marked by a history of racial inequality.

Makes this a very special time for me to be performing there. -Peace, Jamaaladeen


For more information, please contact Evening Programs/Art After 5 by phone at 215-684-7506 or by e-mail at artafter5@philamuseum.org.

Jamaaladeen appearing at Copenhagen Winter Jazz Fest  



Jamaaaladeen  Live at Jazzhaus , during this concert he will will be releasing his newest Cd recorded in Denmark this summer "Legend of the Pipe & Sweater" available now.

Originated in 1976 by avant-garde jazz veteran Ornette Coleman, Prime Time was Coleman's vehicle by which he brought his progressive musical visions to the world of jazz-rock fusion. One of the few jazz-rock groups to ever feature a free contrapuntal approach to improvisation, Prime Time had as much in common with European composers of the Baroque period as anything else in the world of fusion. For this special night Danish drummer Kresten Osgood has assembled a dream team to celebrate the groundbreaking music of Prime Time. None other than original Prime Time member Jamaaladeen Tacuma will handle the electric bass.


LINEUP
Jamaaladeen Tacuma - el-bas
AC - el-bas Kresten Osgood - trommer
Anja Jacobsen - el-trommer
Jørgen Teller - guitar
Snöleoparden - guitar
Laura Toxværd - saxofon
Peter Hängsel - trombone
Ornette Colemans banebrydende Prime Time hyldet af et særligt drømmehold sammensat af Kresten Osgood og med originale Prime Time-medlem Jamaaladeen Tacuma på bas. I 1976 skabte avantgarde-pioneren Ornette Coleman den gruppe, som skulle løfte hans progressive, musikalske vision ind i jazzfusion. Den blev døbt Prime Time og var én af de sjældne fusionsgrupper, der havde en fri, kontrapunktisk tilgang til improvisation, og derfor havde bandet meget mere til fælles med barokken og den europæiske musiktradition end den amerikanske fusion i 70'erne. Det ekstraordinære band bestod som oftest af to guitarer, to bassister, to trommeslagere og Ornette Coleman selv på altsax og var en ledende gruppe i New Yorks bevægelse væk fra 70'ernes kedelige 'fuzak'. Freejazz-saxofonisten Ornette Coleman (f. 1930) begyndte sin karriere i 1950'erne, hvor han var ophavsmand til "The Shape of Jazz to Come" i 1959 og the harmolodic method. Colemans tilgang til fri improvisation - og specielt opløsningen af de traditionelle opsætning/instrumentering i freejazzen - havde en enorm effekt på hans samtid. Ikke bare i jazzens verden, men også på den tidlige progressive rock og bands som King Crimson, Henry Cow, Soft Machine og Gentle Giant. Medlemmerne fra Prime Time skulle også senere blive pionerer i deres egne grupper, hvorfra de bevægede sig længere ud i den nye jazz-rock-bølge; Vernon Reid, Ronald Shannon Jackson og Jamaaladeen Tacuma, hvoraf sidstnævnte nu kan opleves med en håndplukket gruppe af danske musikere i den særlige Vinterjazz-koncert med et line-up sammensat af Kresten Osgood. Osgood udtaler om samarbejdet: "Jeg er blevet bedt om at samle en gruppe, der kan spille Ornette Colemans fantastiske Prime Time-numre til en koncert på Jazzhouse featuring the legedary genius of harmolodic bass playing Jamaaladeen Tacuma. Det her er mit drømmeband. Det har samme instrumentering som Prime Time, bortset fra at vi i stedet for Ornette har to horn: trombone og altsax. Sættet kommer til at bestå af ca. 10 Prime Time-numre, og måske et enkelt af mine egne tribute-numre til Tacuma."





Jamaaladeen performs at Copenhagen Winter Jazz Festival

Jamaaladeen Tacuma's Legend Of The Pipe and Sweater Pre Order now 

Jamaaladeen is pleased to announce the release of his latest recording , Pre Order Ship Date 2/23/2015
Legend of The Pipe and Sweater

Recorded Live in in Denmark at Vallekilde  Summer Session (after hours).  While at Vallekidle Jamaaladeen's passion for the Danish Modern Design imagery was rekindled, surrounded by the architectural elements , furnishings and art design he has always embraced as an interior designer himself.   Joined by an enthusiastic creative group of Danish musicians along with these visual cues that inspired this spontaneous composing session and a celebration of the musical era when Danish musicians  began to explore free jazz during the 1960s, the classic imagined vision of these avant garde pioneers a classic Danish Pipe and a Sweater , the popular attire of the time. 


Jamaaladeen Tacuma’s
Legend of The Pipe & Sweater

Jamaaladeen Tacuma: Electric Bass Guitar

Pelle Fridell:  Sound Manipulations

Ole Theil: Drums

Morten Siversen : Trumpet

Randi Pontoppidan: Voice/Electronics

Jens Jefsen: Upright Bass 

Martin Fabricius: Vibraphone

Jamaaladeen in Japan 

I am very happy to announce I will be in Japan for the first time in 25 years , it will be a very happy reunion with a country that is home to many of my friends and fans . I am looking forward to it

. I will be on Tour with Marc Ribot's Young Philadelphians , Marc Ribot : Guitar, Jamaaladeen Tacuma: bass, G. Calvin Weston : Drums, Mary Havorson: Guitar, with Strings

July 25, 2014 Fuji Rock Festival - Naeba, Japan w/ YOUNG PHILADELPHIANS

July 26, 2014 Club Quattro - Nagoya, Japan w/ YOUNG PHILADELPHIANS

July 28, 2014 Club Quattro - Tokyo, Japan w/ YOUNG PHILADELPHIANS July 29, 2014 Club Quattro - Osaka, Japan w/ YOUNG PHILADELPHIANS




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