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Not The Only One - Revisiting Summer 2019

Last summer, the Philadelphia Jazz Project had the good fortune to work with the University of Pennsylvania Libraries' Kislak Center on the celebration of Walt Whitman's 200th birthday. We presented a series of walks, singing walks thru the streets of Philadelphia. Working with the creative team of Toby VEnT Martin, Waverly Alston and James   Read More....

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Jazz Night In America - Christian McBride

In case you missed it, a few weeks ago, NPR's Jazz Night In America captured Christian McBride, the host of the show in performance right here in his own hometown of Philadelphia. The performance was his Civil Rights Era celebration, The Movement Revisited from the Merriam Theater of the Kimmel Center. The piece uses the words of Martin Luther   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.
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Philadelphia Jazz Project is a sponsored project of the Culture Trust | Greater Philadelphia, with funding provided by The Philadelphia Foundation.