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2022-2023 DeCafe Ticket Subscription

The Moorestown Perkins DeCafe House Concert Series at Perkins Center for the Arts is back for the 2022-2023 season!

The DeCafe ticket subscription gets you into EVERY DeCafe concert of the 2022-2023 season.  The Moorestown DeCafe is a warm coffeehouse environment where great folks gather to enjoy live folk music, jazz, the blues, or world music once per month. Performers range from nationally known singer-songwriters to talented local musicians on the verge of breaking out.

Tickets go quickly and space is limited in order to provide an intimate setting for audience and performers alike. In keeping with its coffeehouse inspiration, the cost of admission includes coffee, tea, and light fare.

The paid series continues from October to April.

Concert dates:

9/9 - Jaclyn and Ellen Violin and Cello Duo

10/14 The Abe Speller Trio

11/11 Brian Betz and Behn Gallice

1/13 The Rob Curto Trio

2/10 April Mae and the June Bugs

3/17 TBA

4/14 TBA

Level 1 : 150.00


9/9 DeCafe Concert featuring Ellen and Jaclyn

Date: 9/9/2022
Time: 8:00 PM
Artist : Ellen and Jaclyn 
We are happy to kick off our 2022-2023 DeCafe concert series with Ellen and Jaclyn, a violin and cello duo.  Read their bio below to learn more about the artist.  They are currently touring their new album, and have chose Perkins Center for the Arts as a stop along their tour!
Bio:
As a multicultural artist, with Scottish, Irish, French and Malaysian heritage, Jocelyn integrates the Celtic and folk traditions of her roots into her shows and compositions. With uplifting energy and engaging stage presence, she presents a lively and joyful performance of traditional, contemporary, and original music.
With her band and other collaborations, Jocelyn has toured across Canada, and in the U.S., the U.K., Europe, and Malaysia. Performances have taken her from international festival stages and theatres, to intimate house concerts and community dances; from medieval castles, to incomparably special hometown shows.
Jocelyn has appeared on CBC and BBC radio and television, and in numerous press publications; performed for royalty; and shared the stage with internationally-renowned artists, The Chieftains (Ireland), The Battlefield Band (Scotland), and Carlos Núñez (Spain).
As a recording artist, Jocelyn has released three albums – her Debut, received multiple award nominations, and her second album, Caravan, was nominated for “World Artist of the Year” at the Western Canadian Music Awards, and at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. A third album, Wind Rose, was released in June 2022, recorded with band members and special guest collaborators in BC and Scotland.
As an educator, Jocelyn has taught fiddle and stepdance lessons and workshops at numerous schools, venues, and festivals in Canada, the U.S., the U.K., and France.  She is passionate about sharing the joy of music and dance, and helping others learn.
An active member of her community, Jocelyn was named a 2017 BC Culture Days Ambassador, as part of a Canada-wide movement to make culture accessible to all.  She was selected as a 2010 Olympic Torchbearer, for Community Leadership Recognition.
Jocelyn has a Master of Music Degree, from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.  She performs with The Jocelyn Pettit Band, Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira, and other special collaborations.
Visit the News and Shows pages for the latest updates.
As a multicultural artist, with Scottish, Irish, French and Malaysian heritage, Jocelyn integrates the Celtic and folk traditions of her roots into her shows and compositions. With uplifting energy and engaging stage presence, she presents a lively and joyful performance of traditional, contemporary, and original music.
With her band and other collaborations, Jocelyn has toured across Canada, and in the U.S., the U.K., Europe, and Malaysia. Performances have taken her from international festival stages and theatres, to intimate house concerts and community dances; from medieval castles, to incomparably special hometown shows.
Jocelyn has appeared on CBC and BBC radio and television, and in numerous press publications; performed for royalty; and shared the stage with internationally-renowned artists, The Chieftains (Ireland), The Battlefield Band (Scotland), and Carlos Núñez (Spain).
As a recording artist, Jocelyn has released three albums – her Debut, received multiple award nominations, and her second album, Caravan, was nominated for “World Artist of the Year” at the Western Canadian Music Awards, and at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. A third album, Wind Rose, was released in June 2022, recorded with band members and special guest collaborators in BC and Scotland.
As an educator, Jocelyn has taught fiddle and stepdance lessons and workshops at numerous schools, venues, and festivals in Canada, the U.S., the U.K., and France.  She is passionate about sharing the joy of music and dance, and helping others learn.
An active member of her community, Jocelyn was named a 2017 BC Culture Days Ambassador, as part of a Canada-wide movement to make culture accessible to all.  She was selected as a 2010 Olympic Torchbearer, for Community Leadership Recognition.
Jocelyn has a Master of Music Degree, from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.  She performs with The Jocelyn Pettit Band, Jocelyn Pettit & Ellen Gira, and other special collaborations.
Visit the News and Shows pages for the latest updates.
Tickets Available for this Event:
Level 1 : 25.00


DeCafe Concert featuring The Abe Speller Trio

Tickets Available for this Event:
Level 1 : 25.00


11/11 DeCafe Concert featuring Brian Betz and Behn Gallice

November 11th 2022 

8pm

The trio will consist of Brian Betz, guitar, Behn Gillece, vibraphone and Steve Varner, bass.  Original composition along with jazz standards will be performed.  

Tickets Available for this Event:
Level 1 : 25.00


1/13 DeCafe Concert feauting The Rob Curto Trio

1/13/2023 DeCafe Concert featuring the Rob Curto Trio.
Start Time: 8pm
Location : Perkins Center for the Arts Moorestown
Rob Curto brings a workingman’s spirit to the bellows-craft of the accordion. 
 
His sound is both elemental and sophisticated; drawing oxygen from his father’s great love of the music of Count Basie and Lester Young, informed by decades spent firing-up nightly Brazilian dance parties, and more recently defined by fingers forming detailed melodies that draw from the deep vein of Irish traditional music. Relentlessly following his curiosity and heart, Rob forges diverse strands of knowledge into a uniquely American style of Accordion-driven Roots music. 
 
As a child, while his friends were listening to the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin, Rob was spending long hours with his father Steve’s big band records, learning about syncopation, improvisation, and about the blues from Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong. Rob’s father took him for a piano lesson every Sunday morning with pianist and contemporary-music composer Gitta Steiner, and invited his old musician colleagues to the house for monthly jam sessions, with Rob playing piano and absorbing his elders’ experience.
 
At the age of 25, after years exploring and drawing poetic inspiration from various forms of American roots music, Rob discovered the accordion. He serendipitously came across a large outdoor show of the great Louisiana bandleader and piano accordionist Stanley Dural Jr. or Buckwheat Zydeco, at the steps of the American Museum of Natural History. Rob stood listening for an hour and a half, mesmerized and initiated into the world of the accordion and its traditions.
 
This opened up a lifelong journey and career which has included years living in Brazil and becoming known as one of the musicians responsible for bringing forró (the dance music of the Brazilian northeast) to an international audience; touring for 7 years with Latin Grammy winner Lila Downs; touring and recording with respected Klezmer musicians David Krakauer and Frank London; And playing extensively throughout the US, Canada Africa, Asia and Europe with his groups “Rob Curto’s Forró for All”, and “Matuto”, which was selected to showcase at WOMEX, and was chosen numerous times to represent the US State Department overseas. 
 
Rob is a current recipient of the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant from the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts, which provides funding to further deepen his study of the Irish button accordion alongside his teacher and mentor Billy McComiskey.
Rob Curto brings a workingman’s spirit to the bellows-craft of the accordion. 
His sound is both elemental and sophisticated; drawing oxygen from his father’s great love of the music of Count Basie and Lester Young, informed by decades spent firing-up nightly Brazilian dance parties, and more recently defined by fingers forming detailed melodies that draw from the deep vein of Irish traditional music. Relentlessly following his curiosity and heart, Rob forges diverse strands of knowledge into a uniquely American style of Accordion-driven Roots music. 
As a child, while his friends were listening to the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin, Rob was spending long hours with his father Steve’s big band records, learning about syncopation, improvisation, and about the blues from Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong. Rob’s father took him for a piano lesson every Sunday morning with pianist and contemporary-music composer Gitta Steiner, and invited his old musician colleagues to the house for monthly jam sessions, with Rob playing piano and absorbing his elders’ experience.
At the age of 25, after years exploring and drawing poetic inspiration from various forms of American roots music, Rob discovered the accordion. He serendipitously came across a large outdoor show of the great Louisiana bandleader and piano accordionist Stanley Dural Jr. or Buckwheat Zydeco, at the steps of the American Museum of Natural History. Rob stood listening for an hour and a half, mesmerized and initiated into the world of the accordion and its traditions.
This opened up a lifelong journey and career which has included years living in Brazil and becoming known as one of the musicians responsible for bringing forró (the dance music of the Brazilian northeast) to an international audience; touring for 7 years with Latin Grammy winner Lila Downs; touring and recording with respected Klezmer musicians David Krakauer and Frank London; And playing extensively throughout the US, Canada Africa, Asia and Europe with his groups “Rob Curto’s Forró for All”, and “Matuto”, which was selected to showcase at WOMEX, and was chosen numerous times to represent the US State Department overseas. 
Rob is a current recipient of the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant from the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts, which provides funding to further deepen his study of the Irish button accordion alongside his teacher and mentor Billy McComiskey.
Tickets Available for this Event:
Level 1 : 25.00