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Mysterious Traveler - Elijah Thomas

Mysterious Traveler 3 Concert Series April 17, 2017 - 7PM | Elijah Thomas Parkway Central Library | Montgomery Auditorium 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189   All events in this series are FREE.   Mysterious Travelers 3: Internal Investigations - a collaboration between The Free Library of Philadelphia and Philadelphia   Read More....

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Celebration of Trane's Interstellar Space

    I was young and Trane was giving me a chance to play. And I was playing my heart out - it was a new experience for me because I didn't have the bass player to think about. I didn't have the pianist there. It was just me. I wasn't as confident. But, Trane knew that it was there. He knew it was there all the time. - Rashied   Read More....

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Re-Imagining Interstellar Space

In September of 2016, Philadelphia Jazz Project [PJP] and a group of collaborators presented nine days of free events celebrating the 90th birthday of the legendary Philadelphia Jazz artist, John Coltrane. Of the many events that took place, one was very special. We asked two artists, tenor saxophonist, Terry Lawson and drummer, Alan Nelson to   Read More....

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The 3rd Time Is Special - Ella Gahnt CD Project

Third Stage of Elegance Ella Gahnt's Latest CD Available for purchase on CDBaby   Ella Gahnt is an exquisite and powerful, Philly-based Jazz vocalist and a burgeoning songwriter. She has wowed audiences at most of the area's major venues including Kimmel Center, West Oak Lane Jazz Festival, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Painted Bride Art   Read More....

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A Creative Conversation

Creative Conversation Thursday, March 2 at 6:30pm The Institute of Contemporary Art [ICA] 118 S 36th Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 For Tickets & More Info   What promises to be a great evening is coming to Philadelphia in early March. It includes a public conversation with a group of highly creative and influential artists who are also   Read More....

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Announcing PJP Mixtape #4

Mixtapes are a great, American invention. Given to us by the early Hiphop community, they allow us to experience something special usually in its musical infancy, or they give us a chance to see the behind the scenes process of musical creativity. And sometimes, mixtapes are just a great way to get something wonderful for FREE.   If you   Read More....

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Bohème Big Band Love Fest

V. Shayne Frederick is a pianist, vocalist and poet, who trained with master keyboardist, Trudy Pitts and has performed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Barnes Foundation, SugarHouse Casino, Suzanne Roberts Theatre, Resorts Casino, Society Hill Playhouse, Philadelphia Clef Club for Performing Arts, African-American Museum in Philadelphia and   Read More....

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On my first record with him, I used no notes, just sound... I never played as powerfully as I did with Sunny Murray... he plays pulse, not beats.
Byard Lancaster

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