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Coltrane At 90 - Thanks

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"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



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Many thanks to everyone who attended, participated, or wanted to join us in celebrating John Coltrane's 90th birthday over these 9 amazing days. It featured an array of performances by local, regional, national and even, international artists. It also presented a healthy diversity of persuasions, ages and musical styles. What's most fascinating, even to us at PJP, was that it was all FREE of charge.

One important highlight of these activities was the Jazz Walk. It was a wonderful day. Great music. Beautiful weather. However, PJP doesn’t see the Jazz Walk as simply an event. We see it as a destination. We believe that the Jazz Walk should become a permanent location to celebrate Philadelphia’s Jazz heritage, with public art, gardens and amphitheaters for live performances.

To learn more, check out the Jazz Walk Brochure Here.


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If you'd like to help us in general, please share your observations, thoughts and feelings on what you saw, heard, learned, experienced, or shared with others during Coltrane At 90 with us. Send us an email, snail mail, or a post via social media. Subject: #Coltrane At 90.


Reach us at:  




Phila Jazz Project c/o CultureWorks Greater Phila

1315 Walnut Street, Suite 320

Phila., PA 19107




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Twitter: @PHLJazzProject

Instagram: @philajazzproject


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Special thanks to our funder, the Wyncote Foundation and our fiscal host CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia, this would not have happened without their support, cooperation and patience. Thanks as well to PA State Senator Vincent Hughes who was one of our strongest supporters from the gitty-up. 


Thanks to every artist who shared their gifts in celebration of John Coltrane during these 9 exciting days. [Special shout to Michael Pedicin Jr. who was locked, loaded and ready to perform, but was in an accident a few days before our events and was injured. He's convalescing now and will be back in the game in a minute.]


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Thanks to all of our collaborators and partners, Thanks to the venues and their staff, as well as our sound technicians, photographers and video teams.  Major shout outs to PJP Staff: Melissa Talley-Palmer, Julia Lopez, Lynn Washington, Stephanie Seiple, J. Michael Harrison, Eric Battle, James Solomon, and Karen Smith for fully and wholeheartedly engaging in this intense journey with me. Thanks to our many volunteers and other workers who put in some serious sweat and hours as well.


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Thanks to Temple University Libraries, Charles L. Blockson Collection, WRTI, PhillyCAM, Free Library of Philadelphia, Jazz Near You, Tri-State Indie, Boom Room Studios, Worldtown Sound System, City of Philadelphia, Office of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy, The Church of the Advocate, The Piazza At Schmidt's Commons, The Fire, Conwell Dance Theater/Temple University Dance Department, Brewerytown Beats, Cratebeats Entertainment, Sonic Liberation Front, The Ritz At The Bourse, New Barber's Hall, Strawberry Mansion NAC, Mander Recreation Center, Fairmount Park Conservancy, Parks On Tap, Cosmic Café & Catering, East Fairmount Park Coalition, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and Painted Bride Art Center.


The Coltrane At 90 Celebration was made possible by support from the The Wyncote Foundation / Philadelphia Jazz Project is a sponsored project of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia, with funding provided by The Wyncote Foundation.



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