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Byard Lancaster - Celebration of Life

Thursday, July 28th 2016 at 7:30pm Celebration of Life - Byard Lancaster Settlement Music School/Germantown Branch 6128 Germantown Avenue, Phila., PA 19144   Tickets: $10 in advance - More at the door Purchase Tickets Here   Ambassador of Philadelphia Jazz” best describes Byard Lancaster’s contribution to the Philly Jazz   Read More....

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Composer/Musical Director: Monnette Sudler Talks RetroLove

RetroLove June 29th & 30th, 2016 at 7:00PM Drake Theater | 1512 Spruce Street | Phila., PA 19102   Grammy nominated composer/jazz guitarist/vocalist/bandleader Monnette Sudler is known as the “First Lady of Jazz Guitar.” Ms Sudler began in the tradition of avant-garde Jazz, playing with artists like, Sunny Murray, David Murray,   Read More....

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Happy Birthday Sun Ra!!

May 22, 2016 - May 30, 1993   102 years ago today, stars fell on Alabama and out of the debris emerged a brown baby boy, who would be named Herman Poole Blount. We knew him as the intergalactic traveler, philosopher and master musician, Sun Ra.   To celebrate his birthday, we share PJP Mixtape Series - Sun Ra Edition Vol 3, featuring   Read More....

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Facing East: Islamic Influences In Jazz

July 14th, 2016, 8:00pm Facing East: Islamic Influences In Jazz International House 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104   Tickets: $15 in advance, more at the door Purchase Tickets Here   Philadelphia Jazz Project In collaboration with The New Africa Center, present Facing East: A concert celebrating Islamic influences and   Read More....

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The Geechees

As a young person, every once in a while, I'd hear a word from my parents that I didn't know. They'd say it in laughter. They'd say it in pity. They'd say it in scorn. I was afraid to say it for a long time, because I thought it was a curse word. The word was Geechee.   Every time my father would run into our neighbor, Mr. Ernie, they would   Read More....

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First Friday Rent Party - Sam Reed

First Friday Rent Party Series June 3rd, 2016 - 7:30PM | Sam Reed | Celebrating South Carolina Arch Street Meeting House
 320 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106   2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great Migration: The historic period when millions of Black Americans left the South and moved to the Northeast, Midwest and   Read More....

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Mysterious Traveler - Kim Pedro

Mysterious Traveler 2 Concert Series - Great Migrations Monday May 23 - 7PM | Kim Pedro Parkway Central Library | Montgomery Auditorium
 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189 All events in this series are FREE.   Mysterious Travelers 2: Great Migrations - a collaboration between The Free Library of Philadelphia and Philadelphia   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.
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