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Musica Potente Mixtape

Latin music is a diverse and complex group of cultural expressions. Its roots lie deep at the intersection of European, Native and African cultures. Latin music has had profound impacts on Jazz. It is sometimes difficult to see where one begins and one ends.   Being here in Philadelphia, we are fortunate to be present in a diverse   Read More....

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Mysterious Traveler - Matthew Stewart

Mysterious Traveler 3 Concert Series February 13, 2017 - 7PM | Matthew Stewart Parkway Central Library | Montgomery Auditorium 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189   All events in this series are FREE.   Mysterious Travelers 3: Internal Investigations - a collaboration between The Free Library of Philadelphia and   Read More....

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Pablo Batista - El Viaje

Saturday, June 25, 2016 | 8pm Sunday, June 26, 2016 | 3pm El Viaje Temple Performing Arts Center [TPAC] 1837 N. Broad Street, Phila., PA 19122   For Tickets & More Info Visit El Viaje Website   Pablo Batista's El Viaje (The Journey) from Jill Frechie on Vimeo.   Pablo Batista is a Philadelphia rhythm master who   Read More....

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If You Missed Them - Orkestra Rumpilezz

  On Friday, July 31, 2015, Philadelphia experienced for the first time, the powerful, musical magic of Orkestra Rumpilezz, led by the remarkable, saxophonist, composer, conduct and educator, Letieres Leite. On their very first U.S. tour, this Brazilian big band, by way of the state of Bahia and the city of Salvador, joined by Afro-Cuban   Read More....

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Happiest Of Holidays

2015 has been a great year for PJP! From September 2015 to December 2015, our season has been full and rich. Great performances. Great audience responses.   From last January to the Fall of 2015, we also did some great things. ▪ We presented Love Notes for Valentine's Day at the Arch Street Meeting House. ▪ We showcased some awesome   Read More....

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Learning About Ted Curson - Matthew Stewart

Upcoming on the PJP calendar is the Bill Barron/Ted Curson Celebration. This event features a local, all-star band that we named after one of Ted Curson's compositions; Quicksand. The ensemble is lead by Wilmington, Delaware-based trumpeter, Matthew Stewart. A student of trumpeter Donald Byrd, Stewart works with Sonic Liberation Front, and the   Read More....

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1st Time In Philadelphia

Hailing from Bahia, Brazil, the percussion and woodwinds big band, Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz embark on their very first U.S. tour debuting Friday, July 31, 2015, in Philadelphia. In partnership with "Southern Exposure," the concert tour will feature musicians from New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Santa Cruz, San Jose and Miami.   Read More....

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The Drum Speaks

Another Holiday For Skins is a special performance featuring an all star ensemble of Philadelphia drummers, percussionists and other musicians. This event is a 21st century celebration of the classic 1958 album “Holiday For Skins” and its sister projects, “Drum Suite” and “Orgy In Rhythm.” Recorded by   Read More....

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Another Holiday For Skins

Another Holiday For Skins: A Drum Celebration Saturday | February 28, 2015 | 8:00 p.m. International House - Ibrahim Theater 3701 Chestnut Street, Phila., PA 19104   Another Holiday For Skins is a special performance featuring an all star, Philadelphia-based ensemble of trap drummers, percussionists and other musicians. This   Read More....

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If it hadn't been for him, there wouldn't have been none of us. I want to thank Mr. Louis Armstrong for my livelihood.
                    Dizzy Gillespie

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