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Dizzy Hours In Philly

In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, [we call it Philly JAM] PJP in collaboration with its partners will present a series of FREE events each Monday called Dizzy Hours, honoring the legend and contributions of Philadelphia’s Bebop pioneer, Dizzy Gillespie.   Dizzy Hours Every Monday in April from 5 – 7   Read More....

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Philly JAM 2014 Highlights!

It's Jazz Appreciation Month. That means Philly JAM.   Philadelphia Jazz Project and its partners, including Jazz Near You, are collaborating to make sure that you know what's happening in and outside of the city.. This month in the Philadelphia area there are over 300 events…yes, 300 events that everyone can   Read More....

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It's Jazz Appreciation Month...Let's JAM

  It's Jazz month folks!   Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month 2014 (Philly JAM)   Over 300 Jazz or Jazz-related events will happen this month. The Philadelphia Jazz community is coming together to show our city/region a good time, so come out and JAM Philly!   Big Picture Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation   Read More....

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Listening Party #5

Philadelphia Jazz Project & Germantown Artists Roundtable invites you to Listening Party #5 Saturday, March 29th, 2014 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Cliveden Carriage House 6401 Germantown Avenue, 19144       This is our 5th Listening Party. Each party has been unique and exciting. Each one showcases great music, poets,   Read More....

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Who Got The Jazz #3

  Philadelphia Jazz Project and Philadelphia’s leading hiphop presenting vehicle, Veteran Freshman and its chief, Yusuf Muhammad join forces to present a series of live hip-hop/jazz music events at World Cafe Live continuing on Tuesday, March 25th.   World Cafe Live 3025 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (215)   Read More....

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Celebrating Ornette

A friend once told me a Jazz joke. It goes: John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins decided to see a wise, holy man to ask him for the secrets of saxophone perfection. To get to him they had to travel many miles by plane and train and then, hike up a snow covered mountain. When they finally reached the summit. They found a small man sitting there   Read More....

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Still The New Thing!

  In the 1950s, a group of musicians diverged from the pack and set the worked on fire. Their approaches openly challenged the prevailing process and caused tensions within the American musical community. Some championed them and their efforts. Others vehemently opposed them and others, even brought their opinions to the point of   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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Philadelphia Jazz Project is a sponsored project of the Painted Bride Art Center, with funding provided by The Wyncote Foundation.