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Remembrance Concert

14th Annual Remembrance Concert Honoring The Victims of Gun Violence & Their Families Sunday, March 19th 2017 | 5PM Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion 21st & Chestnut Streets, Phila., PA 19103 Tickets: Mike Tinker - 215-962-0758 / Barbara Montgomery - barbara@bjazz.com   Barbara Montgomery has had a multi-faceted career in the   Read More....

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Swing Jam With DivaNation

The ladies of DivaNation, in collaboration with The Studio at Take the Lead, present an intriguing event.   Swing Jam: A live music event for a dancing crowd Friday, January 15, 2016 8pm - Midnite (Doors 7:30) Studio at Take the Lead 4701 Pine St., Philadelphia, PA 19143 Tickets: Click Here A BYOB Event   PJP recently spoke with   Read More....

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DivaNation Salon At 7165 Lounge

The DivaNation Salon Series Continues Saturday, July 11th 2015 at 4pm 7165 Lounge 7165 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia PA 19119 Tickets: $15, $10 Students & Seniors Buy Tickets Here   This concert will feature DivaNation vocalists: ▪ Barbara Montgomery ▪ Carol Harris ▪ Saudah Al-Akbar
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Butler & Fearrington-Women In Jazz Showcase

The 7 x 7 Venice Island Concert Series takes place at the new and beautiful performance facility: Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center in Manayunk. This series introduces the artists and the audience to a must-see Philadelphia area venue. It is through these kinds of efforts that we support and enable the Philadelphia Jazz music scene   Read More....

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PJP Mixtape Series

Philadelphia is home to strong musical traditions like Jazz, Gospel, DooWop, R&B, Rock and Hiphop. Our greatest strength has been the unexpected and wonderful blending and swirling of these traditions into new and fascinating musical creations. That's what we did and that's what we still do. This mixtape series, available as a free download is an   Read More....

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DivaNation Workshop - Basics of Music Business

DivaNation Workshop Series: Understanding the Basics of the Business of Music   Moderator: Barbara Montgomery   Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.   Philadelphia Clef Club 738 S. Broad St. [ Broad & Fitzwater Sts.] Philadelphia, PA 19146 Workshop Fee: $10.00 / $5.00 for Seniors, Students, and DivaNation Members. To   Read More....

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PJP’s Jazzy Christmas Celebration

From LOVE Park to Penn’s Landing, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Philadelphia is blessed with many family holiday traditions, including everyone’s favorite, the Wanamaker Organ Christmas Light Show.   Back in the day, families would go to the Gallery at Market East and sing holiday songs around the   Read More....

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Frosty 2: Another Cool Holiday Jazz Celebration

Celebrate the Holidays with the Philadelphia Jazz Project! FROSTY 2: Another COOL HOLIDAY JAZZ CELEBRATION ....featuring some of Philadelphia's finest Jazz musicians. Co-produced and hosted by J. Michael Harrison of WRTI SATURDAY | December 13, 2014 | 4:00 p.m. [Doors open at 3:45pm] IRVINE AUDITORIUM 3401 Spruce Street,   Read More....

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Billy Strayhorn Celebration

Lush Life: Philadelphia Celebrates Billy Strayhorn is a diverse, inter-generational tribute to Dayton-born, Pittsburgh-raised, pianist, composer and arranger, William Thomas Strayhorn. As Duke Ellington's creative partner for over 30 years, the openly gay and unprecedented Strayhorn created such classics and standards of the Great American   Read More....

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It Is Electric

Written by: Sharon Chestnut   Ok, we all know it; That heady feeling when we recognize a tune but realize that it is about to be taken into an entirely different direction.  We listen, poised to enter a landscape, which, while familiar, will deliver new insights in the nature of sound and the mind where sound synchs up and if we   Read More....

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Guest Playlist #2

Guest Playlist #2: Guest Playlist is a special feature here at the PJP website. We asked musicians, artists, DJs, journalists, dancers, politicians, and average Jazz fans to share a playlist of music that is important to them. We wanted to get and share what folks are listening to and what they think the rest of us should check out. We   Read More....

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DivaNation is Coming

  DivaNation is a diverse and developing community of Philadelphia's female singers who evoke the spirit of legendary Jazz singers like Ethel Waters, Sarah Vaughan and Billie Holiday, while simultaneously keeping an eye and ear open to the sounds of the future. For six months, in monthly sessions, these women have been meeting,   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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