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Friday, January 4, 6 – 9pm


$28; Patrons, Contributors, member guests, and students $10; Supporters and Sustainers free

About the Event

Two musical powerhouses take the stage together at the Barnes, starting the year off with a taste of Philadelphia jazz and R&B. 

Master pianist Alfred “Alfie” Pollitt has been studying and playing music since the age of three. He has written over 100 songs and toured extensively with R&B superstar Teddy Pendergrass, earning two platinum recording credits along the way.

Bassist and composer Tony “TNT” Jones has worked with an array of musicians, including Nina Simone, Norman Connors, and Grover Washington, Jr. He earned his nickname “TNT” while touring with Sister Sledge as bassist and music director.

The evening includes the vocals of Suzanne Burgess, trumpeter Paul Giess, Tim Price on sax, and Butch Reed on drums.

Presented in partnership with the Philadelphia Jazz Project.

Tickets include access to the Barnes collection and Berthe Morisot exhibition.

Enjoy cocktails and a Philly-themed menu featuring roast pork sandwiches, soft pretzels, and an artisan cheese and bread plate.


Philly jazz pianist Alfie Pollitt leads an ensemble performance of John Coltrane's "Dahomey Dance."