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One Book - Report Concert

One Book - Report Concert Monday, July 9th 7:00 pm Shakespeare Park at the Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine St | Philadelphia, PA 19103 FREE EVENT, BUT YOU MUST RSVP TO RSVP CLICK HERE   The 2018 One Book One Philadelphia selection was Jacqueline Woodson’s award winning novel, Another Brooklyn. After an exciting season of   Read More....

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Celebrating Sunny Murray

The Sunny Murray Memorial Saturday, February 24th, 2018 at 6:00pm The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts 738 S. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19146   FREE Admission, but you must RSVP TO RSVP CLICK HERE   "I'm at the point in my life now with this message to happiness, expressing to people the magic of being   Read More....

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Wonderful Sound 6 - Celebrating

SATURDAY DECEMBER 9 | 8pm Celebrating J. Michael Harrison 20 Years of The Bridge CD Release Bobby Zankel Wonderful Sound 6 Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts 738 South Broad Street Phila., PA 19146   Over the past few years, Bobby Zankel & the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound have presented some awesome big band   Read More....

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50th Anniversary Homage to John Coltrane

50th Anniversary Homage to John Coltrane July 21st, 7:30 pm Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts 736-38 S. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19146 For tickets and Info: CLICK HERE   The Philadelphia Clef Club and Warriors of the Wonderful Sound, led by saxophonist, Bobby Zankel are proud to celebrate the life and music of   Read More....

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Return Of The Sound Warriors

For the past few years, saxophonist, composer and band leader, Bobby Zankel and his Warriors of the Wonderful Sound, have been busy presenting cutting-edge music to enthusiastic crowds in various locations around the city. This year, Zankel returns with four concerts of big band music centered around his 13 piece ensemble, The Warriors of the   Read More....

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Guest Playlist #3

Guest Playlist #3:The Gang of Four + One Playlist 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   Read More....

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Still The New Thing!

  In the 1950s, a group of musicians diverged from the pack and set the worked on fire. Their approaches openly challenged the prevailing process and caused tensions within the American musical community. Some championed them and their efforts. Others vehemently opposed them and others, even brought their opinions to the point of   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.
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