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Welcome to Philadelphia Jazz Project




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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Butler & Fearrington-Women In Jazz Showcase

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 scene   Read More....

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Fashion & Jazz

A few years ago, PJP was introduced to an interesting gentlemen, Alphonso D. McClendon; Author, Fashion Historian and Assistant Professor in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design at Drexel University. McClendon was a participant in our November 2013 Community Conversation, Cool Like What?: A Conversation on the History of Cool.   Read More....

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PJP Mixtape Series

Philadelphia is home to strong musical traditions like Jazz, Gospel, DooWop, R&B, Rock and Hiphop. Our greatest strength has been the unexpected and wonderful blending and swirling of these traditions into new and fascinating musical creations. That's what we did and that's what we still do. This mixtape series, available as a free download is an   Read More....

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More Home Cooking

Philadelphia Jazz Project director, Homer Jackson was recently interviewed by Matthew Leister of Jump Philly Magazine. They discussed the Homecooking; Celebrating The Philadelphia Jazz Organ Tradition concert which occurred on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at World Cafe Live and will be broadcast on National Public Radio's [NPR’s] Jazz Night In   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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PhillyCAM Sessions


Jazz News


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The 2015 NEA Jazz Masters Concert
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:12:00 -0400
Remembering Ralph Sharon, Tony Bennett's Pianist
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 03:33:00 -0400
Kamasi Washington's 'The Epic' In Concert
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:04:00 -0400
The Bad Plus Joshua Redman At Detroit Jazz Festival
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:02:00 -0400
Celebrating Joe Temperley In Concert
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:01:00 -0400
Philadelphia Jazz Project is a sponsored project of the Painted Bride Art Center, with funding provided by The Wyncote Foundation.