Club Patio returns in May
Last year, Orrin and Dawn Evans of Imani Records presented Club Patio, a weekly live stream from the front patio of their home in Philadelphia featuring special guests playing for an intimate audience.
With your support, Club Patio returns Sunday, May 2nd, and continues with an exciting lineup throughout the summer.
Schedule for live streams from Phialdelphia
2nd Joanna Pascale
9th Imani Records All Stars led by Caleb Wheeler Curtis
16th Victor North
23rd Imani Records All Stars led by Caleb Wheeler Curtis
30th Orrin Evans with Joanna Pascale
6th Mark Whitfield/Matthew Parrish/Jeff “Tain” Watts
13th Alexander Claffy and Ancient Grains
20th Buster Williams, Clarence Penn & Sean Jones
27th Buster Williams, Orrin Evans and Jeff “Tain” Watts
Throughout his career, pianist Orrin Evans and Dawn have strived to nurture what they call “The Village,” a congenial network that embraces not only their ever-expanding circle of collaborators but the audiences they welcome into the music’s celebratory atmosphere. That spirit has obviously been dampened as The Village,
along with the rest of the world, has been quarantined, social distanced, and locked down.
With jazz clubs shuttered and festival stages shut down, Evans decided to start Club Patio, a weekly performance live-streamed from his home in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia and featuring a rotating cast of guest musicians and an intimate audience on the front lawn – all safely masked and practicing social distancing.
“This is a new world for us,” Evans says, “and we have to figure out how to make it work. Club Patio gives us a chance to play in front of an audience, while the people watching it virtually are getting a real concert with real reactions, real applause and real laughter.”
By stressing the idea of music as “Vitamin M,” Evans is pointing out the very real value of music in our lives – something that’s been profoundly missed as we’ve all tried adjusting to our new reality. Hearing and seeing live music came with a ticket price before, so the pianist hoped audiences would recognize the need to pay for this vital
and enriching service even from a digital distance.
Now is the time to do all we can as a community to make sure Club Patio returns this summer. The program needs your donations to continue to present these concerts. This year Club Patio will join forces with Bump Jazz Productions to offer a few shows from their beautiful live studio.
Please do what you can to keep the music playing! All donations are appreciated and accepted but here are some suggested donations.
$20-$25 per show if you see a particular show you’d like to support
$25 per show for Live Audience (list date of the show you’d like to attend in the memo)
*Live Audience includes concert, refreshments, and meet the artist reception.
$350-$400 receives an Imani Records Gift Basket
$600 donation will receive a special VIP Live Audience Season Pass with reserved seating plus signed CDs
from each weekly special guest. Includes 16 concerts.
$1000 special VIP Live Audience Season Pass with reserved seating plus signed CDs from each weekly special guest. Includes 16 concerts along with VIP Pass with reserved seating to Club Patio Festival 2021.
With your support Club Patio begins Sunday, May 2nd and continues with an exciting lineup throughout the summer. Please do what you can to keep the music playing!
Stay tuned for additional concerts in July and August!