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Sunday, December 1st, 2019 from 1 - 4pm
Philadelphia Jazz Stories
Barnes Foundation,

2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130

 

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

(For More Info: CLICK HERE)

 

BOOK SIGNING, PERFORMANCES & PANEL DISCUSSION:

On Sunday, December 1st, 2019 at the Barnes Foundation, as part of PECO Free First Sunday Family Day, The Philadelphia Jazz Project (PJP) presents Philadelphia Jazz Stories. It all starts at 1pm with a performance by alto saxophonist Larry Price and bassist Warren Oree, followed by a 2pm performance by guitarist Jeff Scull and bassist Justin Sekelewski.

 

Then, at 3pm Homer Jackson, director of the Philadelphia Jazz Project, is joined by African American studies scholar Diane Turner, art director Eric Battle, and illustrator Denise Erickson to discuss the new book Philadelphia Jazz Stories Illustrated: Volume One. These true accounts (and tall tales) were penned by historians, journalists, fans, and musicians, and the illustrations were created by a stunning lineup of Philly-connected visual artists. The creative trio behind the book—graphic designer Lynn Washington, Marvel and DC Comics veteran illustrator Eric Battle, and interdisciplinary artist and Philadelphia Jazz Project director Homer Jackson—will be onsite to autograph copies!

 

Coltrane & Rashied Ali

 

Quietly working behind the scenes for almost five years, the Philadelphia Jazz Project has been pulling together Philadelphia Jazz Stories Illustrated: Volume One - a colorful collection of memories and historical accounts about some of the amazing people, places and things that abound in the Philadelphia story.

 

Red Rodney / Ted GerikeAs part of our work with the Philadelphia Jazz Project, we encourage the exploration of the intriguing characters of Jazz music. Philadelphians should know that our city has been a particularly special site for some amazing talents and personalities: Folks like Dizzy Gillespie, Rufus Harley, Lee Morgan, Billie Holiday, Jef Lee Johnson, Grover Washington Jr., Nina Simone, Pearl Bailey, Sun Ra and others.

 

Our book contains stories and interviews from or about key figures of Philly’s Jazz community. Including musicians such as Odean Pope, Rashied Ali, Raymond A. King, Barbara Montgomery, Bootsie Barnes, Ted Gerike, Mickey Roker sharing memories and stories that enlighten us about Philly’s Jazz scene, their lives and adventures. Each story is accompanied by an exquisite illustration by visual artists like Jerry Pinkney, Michelle Ortiz, Eric Battle and many others. In addition, we’ve included poignant, related essays by Diane Turner Ph.D of the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, George Starks Ph.D of Drexel University and award wining radio producer, Steve Rowland.

 

Grover Washington Jr

 

EVENT SCHEDULE:

1PM - Performance by Larry Price / Warren Oree

2PM - Performance by Jeff Scull / Justin Sekelewski

3PM - Panel Discussion with...
    •    Diane Turner - African American studies scholar
    •    Eric Battle - Project Art Director & Illustrator
    •    Denise Erickson - Illustrator
    •    Homer Jackson - Director of the Philadelphia Jazz Project


Sunday, December 1st, 2019 from 1 - 4pm
Philadelphia Jazz Stories
Barnes Foundation,

2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130

 

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

(For More Info: CLICK HERE)

 

Barbara Montgomery

 

PURCHASING THE BOOK:
The book will be available shortly at the Barnes Foundation Gift Shop, as well as Books & Stuff.

 

Books & Stuff
23 Maplewood Mall

Philadelphia PA 19144
215-844-0844

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ART CREDITS:

From top to bottom of page in order are works by; 1. Jarreau Wimberly, 2. Dylan B. Caleho, 3. Willis NOMO Humphrey, 4. Abayomi Louarde-Moore, 5. Akinseye Brown

 

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