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Philly JAM 2014 Highlights!


It's Jazz Appreciation Month.

That means Philly JAM.


Philadelphia Jazz Project and its partners, including Jazz Near You, are collaborating to make sure that you know what's happening in and outside of the city..

This month in the Philadelphia area there are over 300 events…yes, 300 events that everyone can enjoy.


Here are some highlights of Philly JAM April 2014 ….



Last Call At The DownBeat
Society Hill Playhouse

507 S. 8th Street, 
Philadelphia, PA


Friday, April 4th to Saturday, April 13th 2014

Featuring: Duane Eubanks - trumpet
An enlightening play about Dizzy Gillespie before the fame, as a struggling, young musician in Philadelphia with big plans and some new ideas.






Jazz Up Down and Around

Gershmin Y
Broad and Pine Sts, Philadelphia, PA


Sun, April 13, 2014, 3:00 pm

Featuring Chinese artists: world renowned classical pianist Di Wu, and Erhu specialist, Qin Qian performing together with the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble for a world premier concert experience, where classical and jazz artists join together to perform the music of John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk and others. Free and open to the entire family.





Sittin' In: Verticle Current

The Kimmel Center - Commonwealth Plaza
300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA


Wed, April 16, 2014, 8:00 PM

It's a jam session, it's a dance party, it's a live show. Sittin' In is the free, monthly jam session at the Kimmel Center. Featuring resident Turntabilist, DJ Phsh & the host, Laiya St. Clair.




Prism4Prism Quartet w/Steve Lehman & Rudresh Mahanthappa

World Cafe Live - Philadelphia
3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA


Fri, April 11, 2014; 7:30 pm

One of America’s foremost chamber ensembles, the PRISM Quartet are two-time winners of the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. PRISM has performed in Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and many other spaces. This show features sax men Rudresh Mahanthappa & Steve Lehman.





RaRa SunRa

Still The New Thing! Festival:

Celebrating Sun Ra

Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA

Sat, April 19, 2014, 8:00 pm

Featuring: Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen & Warriors of the Wonderful Sound, under the direction of Bobby Zankel.





Center City Jazz Festival

Saturday, April 19th; 1:00 - 7:00 pm


The Third Annual Center City Jazz Festival presents a hot lineup including artists like, Tim Warfield Jr., Steve Coleman & Five Elements, Joanna Pascale, Justin Faulkner, Ronnie Burrage and others. It all happens on Saturday, April 19th. Expect a jam-packed schedule of concerts at four venues over six hours, all within walking distance of each other in the heart of Center City.



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The Jost Project

Chris' Jazz Cafe

1421 Sansom Street , Philadelphia, PA


Wed, April 30, 2014. 8:00 pm

Silky smooth, vocalist Paul Jost is joined by Tony Micieli-vibes, Kevin MacConnell-bass and Anwar Marshall-drums.







Captain Black Big Band

World Cafe Live - Philadelphia

3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 


Wed, April 30, 2014, 8:00 pm

Captain Black Big Band under the direction of two time Grammy nominee and Pew Fellow, Orrin Evans. Featuring special guests guitarist, Kurt Rosenwinkel and vocalist, Joanna Pascale.







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2014 Jazz Master Award Ceremony & Reception

Clancy’s By The Bay

101 E. Maryland Ave ., Somers Point, NJ


Thurs, April 17, 2014, 5:30 pm

The Somers Point Jazz Society will recognize Michael Pedicin as the 2014 “George Mesterhazy” Jazz Master Award recipient.
The award ceremony will be followed by a performance featuring the Peabody Conservatory Jazz Band from Baltimore.

This event is free and open to the public.





EJ Park

Sullivan's Steakhouse
5525 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE


Sun, April 13, 2014, 4:30 pm

EJ Park plays the piano and sings jazz standards. Recent Philadelphia area performances reveal a singer capable of deeply moving ballads, bop influenced swing, and impeccable intonation.






Bruce Turner's Jazz Photography

LaRose Supper Club

5531 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA


Sun, April 13, 2014

A showcase of Jazz photos by Bruce Turner, whose works span some 30 years and include shots of Carmen McRae, Stanley Turrentine, Grover Washington, Jr. and others. Most photos are for sale.
 Music by Robert H Henderson



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Andy Kahn Performs Solo Piano

The Prime Rib

1701 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA


Thurs, April 17, 2014 8:00 pm

Veteran jazz pianist Andy Kahn performs solo every Thursday night at THE PRIME RIB, located in The Warwick Hotel in Center City Philadelphia. Kahn is well-known for his interpretations of works from The Great American Songbook, and the timeless Jazz Standards which evolved from them.





Jon Batiste and Stay Human

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

Fri, April 25, 2014, 7:30 pm

Jon Batiste & Stay Human is a modern jazz ensemble noted for their world-class music, high energy and uplifting spirit. They ignited the NYC music scene and have since performed in over 40 countries, appeared in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and The Kennedy Center, and released several albums.






Listening to Lincoln
Dave Burrell's Civil War Concert Series

The Rosenbach Of The Free Library Of Philadelphia
2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA


Thurs, April 10, 2014, 6:00 pm

Musicians: Dave Burrell-piano; Veronica Chapman-Smith-vocals; Featuring lyrics by poet Monika Larsson, Burrell’s contemporary jazz compositions inspired by the Rosenbach’s collection represent the artistic fusion of the past and present, and bring the human stories of the Civil War into sharp focus. Seating is limited



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