Jazz Jam w/ Emmanuel Ohemeng III & Perpetual Motion

Thursday, December 14, 2023
Doors: 6pm | Show: 8:30pm

Admission is FREE! RSVP is not required and does not guarantee entry. To make a reservation and guarantee a seat, click here or call 215-222-1400. The Lounge is a full-service restaurant & bar that opens at 6pm.

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Jazz Jam
World Cafe Live’s long-running Jazz Jam is for musicians and listeners alike. House band Emmanuel Ohemeng III & Perpetual Motion will start the evening with a few tunes before they invite a rotating lineup of players to the stage. Instrumentalists and vocalists are welcome to sign up and sit in throughout the evening.

Premier Jazz band, Emmanuel Ohemeng III & Perpetual Motion, breaks new ground by sonically fusing traditional Jazz instrumentation with refreshing modern sounds like elements of Trap, Rock, and R&B! The mixture of these tonal and rhythmic patterns transports audiences through an unforgettable musical journey. Founded in 2013 by bandleader and trumpeter, Emmanuel Ohemeng III, the band is comprised of a pianist, bassist, drummer, saxophonist and a trombonist. Hailing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the group has received wide acclaim as one of the region’s top jazz ensembles. They have performed at a myriad of esteemed venues and festivals throughout the tri-state area and beyond. Events include but are not limited to MONDO.NYC, the American Visionary Art Museum (Baltimore, MD), Trocadero Theatre, Paris Bistro, the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz, World Cafe Live, the Philadelphia United Jazz Festival, the South Street Spring Festival, the Haverford Music Festival, and the Philly Music Festival. In 2023, the band plans to record and release their long-awaited debut album, EKLIPSE.