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Shamika Byrd - Sacred & Soulful

The 7 x 7 Venice Island Concert Series takes place at the new and beautiful performance facility: Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center in Manayunk. This series introduces the artists and the audience to a must-see Philadelphia area venue. It is through these kinds of efforts that we support and enable the Philadelphia Jazz music   Read More....

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Announcing Sun Ra Mixtape Series

Last fall, Philadelphia Jazz Project developed a unique challenge for DJs, producers, electronic musicians, turntablists and anyone that understands the sampling sport. An open call was issued to this creative community to create instrumental tracks that could support vocals from singers, poets, and/or rappers, as well as solos by   Read More....

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DivaNation - Barry Harris-Style Vocalist Workshop

DivaNation Workshop Series: Barry Harris Style Workshop for Vocalists Tuesday, May 12, 2015 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.   Phila. Clef Club of Jazz 738 S. Broad St. - Broad & Fitzwater Sts. Philadelphia, PA 19146 Aaron Graves Moderator Workshop Fee: $10.00 / $5.00 for Seniors, Students, and DivaNation Members. To purchase tickets online, click   Read More....

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Pablo Batista Latin Jazz Ensemble

The 7 x 7 Venice Island Concert Series takes place at the new and beautiful performance facility: Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center in Manayunk. This series introduces the artists and the audience to a must-see Philadelphia area venue. It is through these kinds of efforts that we support and enable the Philadelphia Jazz music   Read More....

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First Fridays At Arch Street Meeting House

PJP and the Producer's Guild are collaborating with the Arch Street Meeting House to present a series of exciting, First Friday events from May thru September 2015. Based on our Listening Parties, these events are will consist of pre-recorded musical selections, live performances, social dancing, free refreshments, vendors, games, prizes and more.   Read More....

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What’s A Mixtape & What's It Gotta Do With Jazz?

I'm sure that you've heard the term before… Mixtape.   According to our friends at Wikipedia; “A mix-tape or mix tape is the generic name given to any compilation of songs recorded onto any audio format…. Essayist Geoffrey O'Brien has called the personal mix tape "the most widely practiced American art form.”   Read More....

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Big Wonderful Sound

This music is a big tree with many branches - Bobby Zankel About this time last year, we were all still spinning from the impact of saxophonist, Bobby Zankel & the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound led Still The New Thing Festival This cutting edge music festival was a 1,2 3 punch affair with three sold-out shows at the Painted Bride Art Center   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.