event · October 30

Ruth Naomi Floyd & Charles Lattimore Howard Residency World Premiere

The world premiere performance is the grand finale of the jazz residency program when the artist presets their new project to the audience. This is a special BYOB performance.

Jazz has a long history as a catalyst for social change. Ruth Naomi Floyd (Vocalist & Composer) and Charles "Chaz" Lattimore Howard (Poet & Lyricist) continue in that tradition as their jazz residency project holds a mirror to the issue of homelessness in Philadelphia. Through music, lyric, and spoken word, the pair, along with their collaborators, are asking questions, opening a dialogue, and creating a body of work that allows these individuals to truly be seen.


  • Friday, October 30, 2020 @ 8:00 pm


The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
260 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 US