October 4-7, 2018



  • Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids
  • Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda
    The Ashram Experience
  • Tiger Trio
    Myra Melford / Joelle Leandre / Nicole Mitchell
  • The Music of Legendary Hasaan
  • OGJB Quartet
    Joe Fonda / Oliver Lake / Graham Haynes / Barry Altschul
  • Annette Peacock
  • Dave Burrell Full-Blown Trio
    with Darius Jones and Chad Taylor

Super Early Bird 4-Day PassSold Out!

Early Bird 4-Day PassSold Out!

VIP 4-Day Pass$400

4-Day Pass$200

VIP ticket holders receive

  • Reserved seating at all events
  • Exclusive access to at least one secret concert
  • Meet and greet receptions with artists
  • Rare collectible giveaways
  • Free drinks at most events
  • “Jazz fest tests boundaries”Philadelphia Inquirer
  • “An avant-garde festival makes history”The New York Times
  • “[Ars Nova Workshop is] Philadelphia's most reliable and ambitious presenter of new jazz and improvised music”The Wire
  • “Curatorial brilliance”Downbeat
  • “A high-caliber festival”Jazz Times
  • “Pushing musical boundaries”WHYY
  • “It's easily the jazz event of the season”The Key
  • “I love it. This is a post-genre musical world that we're living in.”John Luther Adams
  • “Experimental music fans have a new festival to look forward to”WBGO