Rosenwinkel headlines Jazz celebration in September

Chris’ Jazz Café will Celebrate 33 years of Philly Jazz in September. The Kurt Rosenwinkel All Star Quartet will headline an anniversary weekend of shows at the Cafe at 1421 Sansom St. on Sept. 16-17.

Rosenwinkel, a graduate of the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts in South Philly, will kick off a new season of jazz as he returns to help the legendary venue celebrate the milestone. The international jazz guitarist takes the stage with a quartet featuring Aaron Parks (piano), Eric Revis (bass) and Gregory Hutchinson (drums).

Rosenwinkel has been a distinct and prominent creative voice at the forefront of modern music for nearly three decades. The American multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer has gained international recognition for his deft artistry and unabated individualism since he first appeared on the New York music scene in 1991. His legacy as the pre-eminent jazz guitar voice of his generation is plainly evident on his 11 albums as a leader, each one the inspiration for legions of musicians young and old across the globe. Kurt’s aesthetic vision and multi-genre facility has caught the ear of some of modern music’s most prominent stars; collaborations with Eric Clapton, Q-tip, Gary Burton, Paul Motian, Joe Henderson, Brad Mehldau and Donald Fagen are but a few highlights from a remarkably diverse and extensive catalog of over 150 sideman recordings.

“We’ve been through so much the last couple years, and through it all, we’re happy to report that we’ve survived. It’s extremely gratifying to be able to celebrate another year of live jazz in Philly and I hope Delaware Valley residents continue to come out to support us,“ said Chris’ Jazz Cafe Chef/Owner Mark DeNinno.

“Dinner and Show packages” and General Admission tickets are on sale now for all shows. All tickets are premium seating. “Pay-As-You-Wish” streaming is also available via or Venmo: @ChrisJazz-Café. 

To learn more or to make reservations, call 215-568-3131 or visit