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Always Celebrating Trane

  "I'd like to point out to people the divine in a musical language that transcends words. I want to speak to their souls."   ——  John Coltrane   One of the most important artists of the 20th century was a Philadelphian. He was our neighbor. He walked among us. He lived among us. He was not born here, but he   Read More....

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Revisiting The Freedom Suite

SOLD OUT!!!   The David Brodie Trio Presents FREEDOM SUITE (A Socially Distanced Garden Jazz Concert) THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th, 2020 at 6PM Port Royal - 227 Port Royal Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128 Ticket Information Below   THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!!!   In 1958, tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins released the classic   Read More....

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V. Shayne Frederick - BlackLight

BlackLight is a soon to be released EP from Philadephia-based pianist, vocalist and poet, V. Shayne Frederick. This multi-talented artist began his formal musical study at Dartmouth College, and afterwards with the legendary Philadelphia organist, pianist, composer and vocalist Trudy Pitts. His informal musical study, however, began at birth. V.   Read More....

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If You Only Read One Book In Lifeā€¦

If you only read one book in life… Don’t. This was the heading of a series of social media posts that we started starting about a month ago. These posts were developed in collaboration with our partner, Books & Stuff - a book shop with whom we have done multiple Jazz book raffles, to emphasize importance of reading and highlight,   Read More....

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Anwar Marshall - The Most Traveled - Mixtapes

  Since 2014, The Mysterious Traveler Concert Series, which takes place at the Central Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia in downtown, Philadelphia has become one of the most exciting musical events in the city. The series has introduced dozens of local artists to thousands of Philadelphia audience members. It has presented such   Read More....

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The Known Unknown - Celebrating Bill Barron & Ted Curson - Mixtapes

In October 2015, at the American Philosophical Society, PJP presented a tribute concert for two talented Philadelphia artists; saxophonist Bill Barron and trumpeter, Ted Curson, who were in the thick of things during what was called, "The New Thing" in Jazz in the late 1950s and early 1960s. They also had the distinction of working with   Read More....

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The Long Walk Home Mixtape

...they bring the Ibos over in a slave ship & when they get here, they ain't like it & so they all start singing & they march right down in the river to march back to Africa                                 Floyd White - Federal Writers Project   Read More....

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