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Free Jazz Month Book Raffle

30 Days Book RaffleThe Philadelphia Jazz Project and Books & Stuff are collaborating during April 2017, Jazz Appreciation Month to encourage reading. In particular, we encourage reading about some of the intriguing and colorful characters of Jazz music. We're talking about artists like Thelonious Monk, Jelly Roll Morton and Duke Ellington whose stories make for great reading and probably exciting films. We in Philadelphia should know that our city has been a special site for some amazing talents and peculiar personalities as well, folks like Dizzy Gillespie, Rufus Harley, Lee Morgan, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Sun Ra and more.


So, to spread the word, each Friday in April, we will raffle off Two Adult and Two Children's Jazz-related books. It's FREE and open to the public. Anyone 18 years of age, or older, living in the Delaware Valley can enter.


Week #1 Winners:

Jackie Bein - West Philadelphia
Juwann Moss - Bensalem, PA
Bernadine Hawes - West Philadelphia
William Guy - North Philadelphia


Week #2 Winners:

Michelle Cox - Burlington, NJ
Gwendolyn Blackshear - South Philadelphia
Mary Mills - South Philadelphia
Stephen Fields - West Philadelphia


Week #3 Winners:

Antoinette Williams - West Philadelphia
David Dzzki - Bristol, PA
Gozde Tiknaz - Port Richmond
Lorraine Ricks - West Philadelphia


Week #4 Winners:

Yolanda Middleton - Fairmount
David Satten-Lopez - Center City
Colbert Partridge - Wynnefield, West Philadelphia
Vance Gibson - Kingsessing, West Philadelphia




The Adult Books Are:

Hancock BookGIL SCOTT Heron Book  Benny Golson BookHeath Book


The Children's Books Are:

Ellington BookBessie Smith Book    COltrane BookSweethearts Book


Weekly winners will be announced online right here on this webpage, and on The Bridge radio program, hosted by J. Michael Harrison, Fridays on WRTI 90.1FM at 10:00 pm. Special thanks to the staff of WRTI 90.1FM and to J. Michael Harrison, for their support and assistance with this project. Extra Special Thanks to Books & Stuff. Great project concept!!!






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