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20 Years On Air - J. Michael Harrison

HotHouse At PAFA / Celebrating 20 Years On Air For J. Michael Harrison Saturday, October 28 - 2PM / Featuring Charles Ellerbe & MATRIX 12:38 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts / PAFA 118-128 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 For Tickets: Click Here   This year, WRTI-FM radio host, J. Michael Harrison is celebrating 20 years of his   Read More....

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Celebrating Coltrane 2017 - Thanks

"Overall, I think the main thing a musician would like to do is give to the listener the many wonderful things he knows of and senses in the universe…”   ——  John Coltrane       Many thanks to everyone who attended, participated, or wanted to join us in celebrating John Coltrane's 91st   Read More....

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Mysterious Traveler - Chad Taylor

Mysterious Traveler 4 Concert Series October 30th, 2017 - 7PM | Chad Taylor Parkway Central Library | Montgomery Auditorium 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189   All events in this series are FREE, but you must RSVP RSVP Here   Mysterious Travelers 4: Further Investigations - a collaboration between The Free Library of   Read More....

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Celebrating Coltrane 2017

  Bar none, John Coltrane is the most influential tenor saxophonist in jazz history. Whether it's his patented "sheets of sound," his rapid-fire improvisations or his bold cathartic wails, no aspiring jazz saxophonist can afford to neglect the music of Coltrane.      - - - - John Diliberto     I feel like I   Read More....

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Eye2Eye Trio - Jazz Walk

In September of 2016, Philadelphia Jazz Project [PJP] and a group of collaborators presented nine days of free events celebrating the 90th birthday of the legendary Philadelphia Jazz artist, John Coltrane. It was called, Coltrane At 90: Philadelphia Celebrates John Coltrane. Among the many events that took place, the Eye2Eye Trio featuring   Read More....

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Horace Tapscott Film Screening

HORACE TAPSCOTT: MUSICAL GRIOT a film by Barbara McCullough Tuesday, September 12th, 2017, 7pm International House, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 For Info/Tickets   Every community has a story and that story usually emerges from the efforts of just a few individuals. In Los Angeles, the composer, pianist, band leader and   Read More....

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Tom Lawton - Man Ray Suite Mixtape

On October 9th, 2015, pianist and composer, Tom Lawton and his ensemble presented a live performance at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This performance showcased music that Lawton composed as part of a special commission from the Philadelphia Jazz Project to musically explore the work of Philadelphia-born and bred, modern art pioneer,   Read More....

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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.
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