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Marcell Bellinger And His Creative Procession

PJP and The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts [PAFA] collaborate on public programming in conjunction with the PAFA exhibition, Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis. Lewis, (1909-1979) a Black American, was a pivotal figure in American art, a participant in the Harlem art community, an innovator of Abstract Expressionism, and a   Read More....

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Mysterious Traveler - Madison Rast

Mysterious Travelers 2: Great Migrations - a collaboration between The Free Library of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Jazz Project. Back by overwhelming popular demand! FREE concerts every fourth Monday night from October 2015 through May 2016 audiences will hear from veteran, as well as up-and-coming musicians who are shaping the future sounds of   Read More....

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Swing Jam With DivaNation

The ladies of DivaNation, in collaboration with The Studio at Take the Lead, present an intriguing event.   Swing Jam: A live music event for a dancing crowd Friday, January 15, 2016 8pm - Midnite (Doors 7:30) Studio at Take the Lead 4701 Pine St., Philadelphia, PA 19143 Tickets: Click Here A BYOB Event   PJP recently spoke with   Read More....

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The Music Of Jymie Merritt And The Forerunners

In March of 2015, WRTI, WXPN and the Philadelphia Jazz Project collaborated with NPR’s Jazz Night In America to present Home Cooking: Celebrating The Philadelphia Jazz Organ Tradition. [Jazz Night In America is NPR’s popular radio series hosted by Philadelphia’s own, Jazz bassist Christian McBride.] The Home Cooking concert   Read More....

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Happiest Of Holidays

2015 has been a great year for PJP! From September 2015 to December 2015, our season has been full and rich. Great performances. Great audience responses.   From last January to the Fall of 2015, we also did some great things. ▪ We presented Love Notes for Valentine's Day at the Arch Street Meeting House. ▪ We showcased some awesome   Read More....

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Mysterious Traveler Mixtape

In early 2014, Leo Gadson of Producers Guild, Adam Feldman of the Free Library of Philadelphia and Homer Jackson of the Philadelphia Jazz Project met to discuss a new concert series. It was called the Mysterious Traveler Concert Series. From Sept 2014 to May of 2015, the series presented monthly concerts, showcasing young and not so young,   Read More....

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Holy Sea Mixtape

In September 2015, PJP was in preparation mode for the 7th and final performance of our 7x7 Concert Series at Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center [VIPARC] in Manayunk. While the series showcased an eclextic array of performances, it also introduced Philadelphia audience to this beautiful and new performance space. The featured   Read More....

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If it hadn't been for him, there wouldn't have been none of us. I want to thank Mr. Louis Armstrong for my livelihood.
                    Dizzy Gillespie

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Philadelphia Jazz Project is a sponsored project of the CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia, with funding provided by The Wyncote Foundation.