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Actress/Singer: Joilet Harris Talks RetroLove

RetroLove June 29th & 30th, 2016 at 7:00PM Drake Theater | 1512 Spruce Street | Phila., PA 19102   Joilet Harris is a Philadelphia treasure. Her searing portrait of Lena Younger in the Arden Theater’s production of A Raisin in the Sun and her Barrymore award-winning turn as Caroline Thibodeaux in Caroline, or   Read More....

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Composer/Musical Director: Monnette Sudler Talks RetroLove

RetroLove June 29th & 30th, 2016 at 7:00PM Drake Theater | 1512 Spruce Street | Phila., PA 19102   Grammy nominated composer/jazz guitarist/vocalist/bandleader Monnette Sudler is known as the “First Lady of Jazz Guitar.” Ms Sudler began in the tradition of avant-garde Jazz, playing with artists like, Sunny Murray, David Murray,   Read More....

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What Is RetroLove?

Retro Love June 29th & 30th, 2016 at 7:00PM Drake Theater | 1512 Spruce Street | Phila., PA 19102   Beth Feldman Brandt is a poet whose writing has investigated such diverse themes as old maps, herbal remedies and, now, dating before the Internet.  She is the author of “Sage” and “Solace”, both collaborations   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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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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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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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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