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Something Special

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On Sunday, December 15th 2013, something special happened. With the planning of witty co-producer, J. Michael Harrison, the wizardly help of pianist, musical director, Aaron Graves, and the gargantuan efforts of the Philadelphia Jazz Project's team of Melissa Talley-Palmer, Julia Lopez and Gail Fountaine, Frosty: A Cool Holiday Jazz Celebration materialized at the palatial, Irvine Auditorium. We had over 500 smiling souls and some of Philly's best musicians. There was great music and wonderful fellowship, between the musicians and the audience.

 

If you weren't there, you missed something special.

 

2013 was a great year. We had wonderful events, made new friends and reconnected with old ones.  We introduced Philadelphians to marvelous places and artists that most were unaware of previously.  We encouraged folks to sit a spell and take a listen, gave away great prizes and got lots of people excited about Philadelphia's Jazz community.

 

So, what's next?

 

2014 will bring, collaborations with Hiphop/R&B producers, Veteran Freshman and PhillyCam, community media makers/educators. The Philadelphia Songbook Project - Volume One [directed by Alfie Pollitt], A Jazz Dance Party, Still The New Thing: Festival of Avant Garde Jazz [directed by Bobby Zankel], more concerts, more discussions and more of you!

 

Thank you for participating in 2013 and help PJP by sharing our website: www.philajazzproject with your friends, co-workers and family members. In 2014 join us at one of our events as a volunteer, sign up at: info@philajazzproject.org. Celebrate our city's gift of abundant talent and creativity, and may you and yours have a safe and blessed holiday season and a healthy and prosperous New Year.

 

Homer Jackson and the entire Philadelphia Jazz Project family.

 

Frosty Highlights:

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Brothers, Justin Faulkner & Nazir Ebo on stage together, for the very first time.

 

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Denise Montana set the house on fire!

 

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Tony Williams Quartet w/ Sam Reed bring Santa Bopping to town.

Photos: Bruce Turner

 

website: http://www.philajazzproject.org
email: info@philajazzproject.org
phone: 267-259-3802
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PhilaJazzProject
tumblr: http://philajazzproject.tumblr.com
twitter: @PHLJazzProject

 

Philadelphia Jazz Project is a sponsored project of the Painted Bride Art Center, with funding provided by The Wyncote Foundation.

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