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Satellites Series: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra

Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra   In the fall of 2014, Philadelphia Jazz Project developed a special mixtape project honoring the immeasurable imaginative genius of the late Philadelphia, visionary musician, philosopher, composer and band leader, Sun Ra [1914 to 1993]. This unique challenge provided an   Read More....

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Eye2Eye Trio - Jazz Walk

In September of 2016, Philadelphia Jazz Project [PJP] and a group of collaborators presented nine days of free events celebrating the 90th birthday of the legendary Philadelphia Jazz artist, John Coltrane. It was called, Coltrane At 90: Philadelphia Celebrates John Coltrane. Among the many events that took place, the Eye2Eye Trio featuring   Read More....

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HotHouse At PAFA Mixtape

HotHouse: PJP's musical laboratory for Jazz/New Music/Improvisors and Cutting Edge Artists - providing a public space for experimentation, rehearsals, concept and project development with an audience-response/dialogue component built in. HotHouse presented a series of five events at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, as part of PAFA   Read More....

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For the Love of Germantown

For the Love of Germantown   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. One place where this magic happens is Germantown. This community   Read More....

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Mysterious Traveler - Kunu Bi

Mysterious Traveler 3 Concert Series November 21, 2016 - 7PM | Kunu Bi 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 Philadelphia   Read More....

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Hothouse At PAFA After Dark - The Willow Trio

HotHouse At PAFA After Dark Concert Series Wednesday, September 7 - 7PM / The Willow Trio Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts / PAFA 118-128 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 For Tickets: Click Here HotHouse: A musical laboratory for Jazz/New Music/Improvisors and Cutting Edge Artists - providing a public space for experimentation,   Read More....

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William Bickley - The Puppet

The Puppet: A Musical Comedy July 8th 2016 | 8pm Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center 7 Lock Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127 [Off Main Street in Manayunk] For Information & Tickets Call: 267-481-3155   William "Brother Wali" Bickley is a world class flautist, composer, poet and playwright. Born in Philadelphia,   Read More....

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Byard Lancaster - Celebration of Life

Thursday, July 28th 2016 at 7:30pm Celebration of Life - Byard Lancaster Settlement Music School/Germantown Branch 6128 Germantown Avenue, Phila., PA 19144   Tickets: $10 in advance - More at the door   For tickets go to EVENTBRITE, search "Byard Lancaster" and follow prompts to order tickets. For some reason, we are having   Read More....

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Mysterious Traveler - William "Brother Wali" Bickley

Mysterious Travelers 2: Great Migrations - a collaboration between The Free Library of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Jazz Project. Back by overwhelming popular demand! FREE concerts every fourth Monday night from October 2015 through May 2016, audiences will hear from veteran, as well as up-and-coming musicians who are shaping the future sounds   Read More....

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1st DivaNation Salon

One Art Community Center (formerly Wall St. International) Presents:   LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT Saturday, June 6th 2015 One Art Community Center 1431-39 N. 52nd St. Philadelphia PA 19131 5pm - 11pm Tickets: 10 advance, $12 door Buy Tickets Here     DivaNation debuts their 2015 salon series at One Art on this evening. Backed by   Read More....

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First Fridays At Arch Street Meeting House

PJP and the Producer's Guild are collaborating with the Arch Street Meeting House to present a series of exciting, First Friday events from May thru September 2015. Based on our Listening Parties, these events are will consist of pre-recorded musical selections, live performances, social dancing, free refreshments, vendors, games, prizes and more.   Read More....

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On my first record with him, I used no notes, just sound... I never played as powerfully as I did with Sunny Murray... he plays pulse, not beats.
Byard Lancaster

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