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Join Philadelphia Jazz Project’s Homer Jackson as he participates in two upcoming online dialogues. The first, happens on Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 at 7pm is entitled, "Asses In Seats" and is a new weekly podcast presented by Tri State Indie on Instagram, hosted by PJP’s marketing consultant, music promoter and all around cultural advocate, Stephanie Seiple. She will talk with Jackson and John Legend's touring guitarist, Ben O'Neill about song appropriation at events, the slow comeback of the live entertainment world and more.

Tri State Indie is a Philadelphia-based artist support and production organization whose team members have over 25 years of experience. From event management, to digital design and online services, to promotions, documentation and media creation, Tri State Indie has facilitated any and all aspects of public and private events.    

"Asses In Seats" is a new and necessary vehicle for community engagement and input. Many of us as both artists and audience members have a lot to say about where we are, how we got here and where we need to go in terms of our arts and culture infrastructure. Tri State Indie knows that you have strong feelings. They want to hear your voice? Share your opinions LIVE during the show by calling their hotline or requesting to join the chat via Instagram. Just like sports talk radio, but it’s all things music.

Asses In Seats
Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 at 7pm
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The second online dialogue takes place on Friday, January 29th, 2021 at 7pm and is a production of the Philadelphia Jazz Legacy Project. The program is called Philly Jazz Zoom Room, which is an online series focusing on the many aspects of jazz in Philadelphia, past and present. The series is hosted and produced by historian, vocalist and co-founder of Jazz Bridge, Suzanne Cloud, Ph.D.

The theme for the evening is Philadelphia Jazz Project’s book, Philadelphia Jazz Stories Illustrated and features conversation with its creators, PJP director Homer Jackson, Art Director, and illustrator, Eric Battle and major contributor to the work of the book, historian and curator of the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, at Temple University; Diane Turner, Ph.D.

The Philadelphia Jazz Legacy Project was born as a collaborative project of Jazz Bridge, Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts, Philadelphia Jazz Project, Jazz Philadelphia and Ars Nova Workshop to create a Philly Jazz Archives to preserve and make available the city’s rich jazz history.

Philly Jazz Zoom Room - Philadelphia Jazz Stories Illustrated
Friday, January 29th, 2021 at 7pm





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Philadelphia Jazz Project is a sponsored project of the CultureWorks | Greater Philadelphia, with funding provided by The Philadelphia Foundation.



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Philadelphia Jazz Project is a sponsored project of the Culture Trust | Greater Philadelphia, with funding provided by The Philadelphia Foundation.