Ars Nova Workshop (ANW)

Presenter / Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, USA)

Mark Christman, artistic director

Winner of the ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, Ars Nova Workshop (ANW) is an internationally recognized jazz presenter that “has made Philadelphia a welcome stop for premier avant-garde jazz” (Spin Magazine). Since 2000, ANW has programmed over 600 unique events throughout Philadelphia. Performances have featured many of the most significant contributors to jazz and experimental music over the last 50 years, including Cecil Taylor, Bill Dixon, Henry Threadgill, Brad Mehldau, Pauline Oliveros, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Tony Conrad, Thurston Moore, David S Ware, Reggie Workman, and MacArthur fellows Anthony Braxton, Ken Vandermark, Vijay Iyer, George Lewis, and John Zorn.


  • Active period: September-May
  • Founded: 2000
  • Number of events per year / of publications: 35 ~ 50
Mark Christman [Photo: Ryan Collerd]

Mark Christman [Photo: Ryan Collerd]