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It's Jazz Appreciation Month...Let's JAM

 

It's Jazz month folks!

 

Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month 2014 (Philly JAM)

 

Over 300 Jazz or Jazz-related events will happen this month. The Philadelphia Jazz community is coming together to show our city/region a good time, so come out and JAM Philly!

 

Big Picture

Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month (Philly JAM) shines a spotlight on the city’s special place in the history of jazz, and encourages people of all ages to experience, appreciate and participate in the living heritage of Philadelphia’s flourishing performance scene.

 

What’s In It For You

Scores of venues large and small across the city will host free and ticketed performances by the region’s finest jazz practitioners, along with workshops, celebrations and events for all ages.

 

Critics
The array of free and ticketed concerts and events taking place across the city range from hands-on, family-friendly music and dance events to weekday happy hours where audiences can learn about the fundamentals of jazz from local luminaries to performances by legendary artists to thrill jazz enthusiasts and new audiences alike— there’s something for everyone at every age and price point.

 

Action
Visit http://www.philadelphia.jazznearyou.com to locate venues, performances and events, and purchase tickets.

 

 

PJP will be busy also:

Each Monday in April, PJP will present a Dizzy Hour; a happy hour celebrating Dizzy Gillespie with refreshments, comedians, jazz trivia, prizes, and special guests, Lenora Early/John Coltrane House, Michael Ricci/Jazz Near You, Tony Williams/Mount Airy Cultural Center, Thelma Anderson/Council of Jazz Advocates, Mark Christman/Ars Nova Workshop.

 

PJP and the Producer’s Guild will collaborate to host two free concerts at the Free Library of Philadelphia featuring Tal Shtuhl Trio and Ronnie Burrage's Band Burrage. *PJP will provide a one-way trolley ride from the Gershman Y to the Free Library of Philadelphia for the event.

 

We will also present a Kids Jazz Party for kids and their parents pre-k to 12, with music, dance and refreshments.

 

PJP will present an unannounced, pop up concert celebrating Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane's joyous collaboration. "Tenor Madness" will "Pop Up" somewhere in the city during April.

 

The final concert of the Still The New Thing! Festival with Warriors of the Wonderful Sound and The Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen. [Don't Miss This!!!]

 

Each Friday & Saturday thru June, PJP will FREE DANCE CLASSES at West Phila YMCA. Right now, it's : Cha Cha & Swing/ Lindy Hop time.

 

PJP provides - 
Travel’s Aid; $1,000 grant issued monthly to young artists, first time travelers or older artists who have not traveled recently.

 

PJP host Diva-Nation: 
A series of monthly community gatherings of female vocalists & musicians to share experiences, best practices and passions.


PJP & Veteran Freshman present Who Got The Jazz?- Tribute to Gil Scot Heron at World Cafe Live! Hiphop meets Jazz and great things happen. Hiphop/R&B artists: Seff Al-Friqi, Suzann Christine, Rico Anderson & Koby Murphy, join the house band: Nimrod Speaks, Music Director, Khary Shaheed and Luke Carlos O’Reilly to celebrate Gil Scot-Heron's music. Special Guests: Dirk Quinn and Robert Kenyatta.

 

For details check our events page or visit: http://www.philadelphia.jazznearyou.com

 

 

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