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Announcing PJP Mixtape #5

Mixtapes are a great, American invention. Given to us by the early Hiphop community, they allow us to experience something special usually in its musical infancy, or they give us a chance to see the behind the scenes process of musical creativity. And sometimes, mixtapes are just a great way to get something wonderful for FREE.   If you   Read More....

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30 Days Of Jazz

April is Jazz Appreciation Month and PhillyCAM in participation with Philadelphia Jazz Project [PJP], will showcase over 50 hours of performances and conversations of Philadelphia’s jazz community over thirty days. The “30 Days of Jazz” celebration features a range of styles, from BeBop to Afro-Latin, with a highlight of new   Read More....

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Happy Birthday Sun Ra!!

May 22, 2016 - May 30, 1993   102 years ago today, stars fell on Alabama and out of the debris emerged a brown baby boy, who would be named Herman Poole Blount. We knew him as the intergalactic traveler, philosopher and master musician, Sun Ra.   To celebrate his birthday, we share PJP Mixtape Series - Sun Ra Edition Vol 3, featuring   Read More....

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Announcing Sun Ra Mixtape # 2

In the fall of 2014, Philadelphia Jazz Project developed a unique challenge for DJs, producers, electronic musicians, turntablists, singers, poets, and/or rappers, as well as solos by instrumentalists to honor the immeasurable imaginative genius of the late Philadelphia, visionary musician, philosopher, composer and band leader, Sun Ra [1914 to   Read More....

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Coming Up In 2016

Coming up in 2016, PJP has some great events in store for you. Most important, is that 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great Migration: The historic period when millions of Black Americans left the South and moved to the Northeast, Midwest and West. This activity changed, the country culturally, politically and socially.   Read More....

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JAZZ LIVES IN PHILADELPHIA

Greetings and Welcome to Jazz Appreciation Month 2015:   April is here and that could only mean one thing, we, The Philadelphia Jazz Community is tuning up for Jazz Appreciation Month. In celebration of this special month, we are sharing a collection of voices from Philadelphia’s community of fans, supporters, performers and   Read More....

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Philadelphia Songbook Concert Volume 1

The Philadelphia Jazz Project seeks the creation of a local songbook in the tradition of the Great American Songbook, which celebrates the most important and influential American popular songs of the 20th century. The Philadelphia Songbook Concerts will include Jazz standards and popular songs penned and/or performed by local   Read More....

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Whose House? ….Trane's House!

  Free Concert & Fundraising Event For The John Coltrane House Thursday, July 18th, 6:00pm Veteran’s Memorial Park 31st & Girard Avenue Featuring pianist, Alfie Pollitt & his band, with Lee Smith-bass, George Barron-saxes, Alan Nelson-drums.   A few days ago, I had a dream. I dreamt that there were dozens of folks   Read More....

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All Too Familiar

If you know anything about Philadelphia Jazz, you probably know, have met, have seen, or heard the works of photographer John "Bunky" deVecchis, or pianist, Alfie Pollitt. If these names are familiar, it's because these gentlemen are truly Philadelphia institutions. They are integral parts of the Philadelphia cultural legacy and their work and   Read More....

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The stuff McCoy Tyner did was earth-shattering for me. The modal thing, the way he voiced chords in fourths, the way he used the pentatonic scale -- all those things were very new.
Kenny Barron

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Philadelphia Jazz Project is a sponsored project of the Culture Trust | Greater Philadelphia, with funding provided by The Wyncote Foundation.