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Who Got The Jazz #2

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Philadelphia Jazz Project and Philadelphia’s leading hiphop presenting vehicle, Veteran Freshman and its chief, Yusuf Muhammad join forces to present a series of live hip-hop/jazz music events at World Cafe Live continuing on Tuesday, February 25th.


World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 222-1400


The January show was hot and it was freezing outside that night!! E-Hos, Tiger Lily, Twizzmatic and Jacqueline Constance truly brought it! Nimrod Speaks and company were on point and Tony Smith definitely, brought the spirit of Lee Morgan into the house. The music was the strong and the performances were powerful. It's February and we have something exciting for you. Don't sleep on this one and miss out on a special night.


This series, inspired by the classic “Jazz” by A Tribe Called Quest, Who Got The Jazz, will bring together live jazz and hip-hop performers collaborating together and paying homage to a jazz legend. February's featured jazz artist is one of the most important artists of the 20th century, Philadelphia saxophonist, John Coltrane. Coltrane who got early exposure with Dizzy Gillespie, gained world wide recognition working with Miles Davis, and then, Thelonious Monk. John Coltrane would go on to influence a generation of artists by carving out a transcendent pathway merging spirituality and the arts.


The special guests for February’s show are Hiphop and R&B artists, Dewey Decibal, Selina Carrera, Toby VEnT,and P.U.R.E.. They will be joined by the awesome, Who Got The Jazz house band, which features musical director, Nimrod Speaks on bass, keyboardist Luke Carlos O’Reilly and Khary Shaheed on drums. Sitting in to pay special tribute to John Coltrane, is the fiery saxophonist, Umar Raheem.


Who Got The Jazz will be hosted by Sonny The Host. There will be raffles, prizes and more. Click here for tickets and more information.





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