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PJP Collaborator Gets Grid Philly Article

PJP Collaborator and graphic designer Lynn Washington and her Books & Stuff bookshop are the subject of a Grid Magazine article.   Washington has served as PJP's graphic designer since its inception and designed our book, "Philadelphia Jazz Stories Illustrated - Volume One."  In addition, Books & Stuff; founded in 2015 has partnered   Read More....

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Kendrah Butler-Waters - FAITH WALK

FAITH WALK is a soon to be released CD from Philadephia-based pianist, vocalist, violinist and educator, Kendrah Butler-Waters. Musician and scholar, she holds a dual Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Sociology from Temple University and Masters degree in Elementary Education from Drexel University. As a performer, this   Read More....

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A Different Guide To Philly

  “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”       — Ibn Battuta (12th Century Moroccan scholar & explorer)   This month, travel guide publisher, Wildsam added to their series of urban field guides by releasing a unique guide to Philadelphia. Launched in   Read More....

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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 Life…

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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On my first record with him, I used no notes, just sound... I never played as powerfully as I did with Sunny Murray... he plays pulse, not beats.
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