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WOWS New Season 2015-16

“Music is an idea, not a style!” - Ornette Coleman   This Fall, the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound return their midweek concert series at the Painted Bride Art Center, that began in the spring of 2015 and featured their amazing big band “Bobby Zankel and the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound with guest soloists Dave   Read More....

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Feathers: A Poe Inspired Concert

Raven Illustration by Denise Erickson   FEATHERS: A Musical Menagerie Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe Saturday, October 17th at 8:00pm Free Library of Philadelphia - Central Library 1901 Vine Street, Phila., PA 19103   Tickets: $15 in advance/$20 at the door Get Tickets Here!   Featuring Baltimore-based multi-media artist, Joyce J.   Read More....

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Moon Garden

On Sunday, September 20th beginning at 6pm, Ars Nova Workshop (ANW) is providing us with a marvelous experience. They along with collaborator Bartram’s Garden, the birthplace of American botany, present MOON GARDEN, a free evening-length festival featuring award winning saxophonist-composer Steve Coleman.   MOON GARDEN Steve Coleman &   Read More....

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Celebrating Bill Barron & Ted Curson

On Friday October 16th, 2015, at the American Philosophical Society, PJP will pay tribute to two talented Philadelphia artists Bill Barron and Ted Curson, who were in the thick of things during the New Thing in Jazz in the late 1950s. If you've never "heard of" them, you've probably "heard" them. Saxophonist, Bill Barron and trumpeter, Ted   Read More....

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The Tom Lawton Man Ray Jazz Suite

In the winter of 2014, PJP in collaboration with the Philadelphia Museum of Art commissioned Philadelphia-based pianist and educator, Tom Lawton to compose music inspired by the work of Philadelphia-born and bred, modern art pioneer, Man Ray. Lawton, who teaches music at Temple University, Bucks County Community College and UArts spent weeks   Read More....

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The Dream Book

The Dream Book is a work of music, dance, and video led by Kevin Diehl's Sonic Liberation 8 and featuring the work of Kùlú Mèlé Dance Company, The Prometheus Chamber Orchestra, Moor Mother Goddess, Mayita Angarica with Baba Rumba, and video artists, Hubbard & Son. Sparked by a curiosity of hoodoo gambling magic, this   Read More....

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A Philly Songbook Story

“Bobby Mcferrin and I go to the same chiropractor.”   These words begin a story told by one of the performers in the Philadelphia Jazz Project [PJP's] latest offering, The Philadelphia Songbook Vol.2 and the comment stands as illustration of how rich the local environment is with people who make regular, stellar contributions to   Read More....

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Philly Jazz Quotes

The stuff McCoy Tyner did was earth-shattering for me. The modal thing, the way he voiced chords in fourths, the way he used the pentatonic scale -- all those things were very new.
Kenny Barron

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