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 HasaanBrian Marsalla / Christian McBride / Anwar Marshall
  • OGJB Quartet
    Oliver Lake / Graham Haynes / Joe Fonda / Barry Altschul
  • Annette Peacock
  • Dave Burrell Full-Blown Trio
    with Darius Jones and Chad Taylor
  • John Zorn
  • Tomeka Reid QuartetMary Halvorson / Tomeka Reid / Jason Roebke / Tomas Fujiwara
  • Laraaji
  • David Lang's World to Comeand more
  • The Music of Muhal Richard Abramsfeaturing Warriors of the Wonderful Sound
  • KuzuDave Rempis / Tashi Dorji / Tyler Damon
  • The Humanity QuartetLeon Parker / Joel Frahm / Peter Bernstein / Sean Smith
  • Hear In NowMazz Swift / Tomeka Reid / Silvia Bolognesi
  • Wolf Eyes + Marshall Allen
  • Amirtha Kidambi's Elder Ones
  • Dirigo RataplanEllery Eskelin / Dave Ballou / Michael Formanek / Devin Gray

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VIP 4-Day Pass$400

4-Day Pass$200



  • OGJB Quartet
  • Tomeka Reid Quartet
  • Hear In Now



  • The Music of Legendary Hasaan
  • Annette Peacock



  • Dave Burrell Full-Blown Trio
  • Tiger Trio
  • Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids
  • Laraaji
  • Wolf Eyes + Marshall Allen
  • Humanity Quartet



  • Dirigo Rataplan
  • Francesco Dillon
  • The music of Muhal Richard Abrams
  • Amirtha Kidambi Elder Ones
  • Kuzu
  • Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda: The Ashram Experience
  • John Zorn

Times and locations are subject to change

Tickets also available at the FringeArts Box Office

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

October Revolution
Film Screenings

Thursday, September 27 - 7pm

Milford Graves Full Mantis

Lightbox Film Center, 3701 Chestnut Street
$10 or FREE to all 4-Day Pass holders

The first ever feature-length portrait of renowned percussionist Milford Graves, exploring his kaleidoscopic creativity and relentless curiosity.

Co-presented by Scribe Video Center


Monday, October 1 - 8pm

The Breath Courses Through Us

The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street
FREE Admission

This 2013 documentary about the New York Art Quartet (featuring Milford Graves, Roswell Rudd, John Tchicai, Reggie Workman and Amiri Baraka) focuses on the ensemble's 35-year reunion, while reaching back through their recollections of their foundations and innovative musical ideas. Next year marks the 55th anniversary of this group and a revolutionary period in jazz music, which declared its existence in the (original) October Revolution in Jazz in October 1964.