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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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Celebrating Coltrane 2017 - Thanks

"Overall, I think the main thing a musician would like to do is give to the listener the many wonderful things he knows of and senses in the universe…”   ——  John Coltrane       Many thanks to everyone who attended, participated, or wanted to join us in celebrating John Coltrane's 91st   Read More....

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Celebrating Coltrane 2017

  Bar none, John Coltrane is the most influential tenor saxophonist in jazz history. Whether it's his patented "sheets of sound," his rapid-fire improvisations or his bold cathartic wails, no aspiring jazz saxophonist can afford to neglect the music of Coltrane.      - - - - John Diliberto     I feel like I   Read More....

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First Friday Rent Party - V. Shayne Frederick

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.   PJP is partnering with the Arch Street Meetinghouse, celebrating this milestone with   Read More....

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In Other Great Migration News

IN OTHER GREAT MIGRATION NEWS: 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. People like Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy, Percy and Tootie Heath, Cat Anderson, Ray Charles, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Nina Simone,   Read More....

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WOWS New Season 2015-16

“Music is an idea, not a style!” - Ornette Coleman   This Fall, the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound return their midweek concert series at the Painted Bride Art Center, that began in the spring of 2015 and featured their amazing big band “Bobby Zankel and the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound with guest soloists Dave   Read More....

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Phila Songbook Concert Vol 2


 In February of 2014, PJP presented the very first Philadelphia Songbook Concert at Temple Performing Art Center [TPAC]. There were over 900 excited people in attendance. They saw an amazing concert with an all star band led by pianist Alfie Pollitt, featuring artists like Pablo Batista, Webb Thomas, Barbara Walker, Pete Chavez, Ella Gahnt,   Read More....

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DivaNation - Barry Harris-Style Vocalist Workshop

DivaNation Workshop Series: Barry Harris Style Workshop for Vocalists Tuesday, May 12, 2015 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.   Phila. Clef Club of Jazz 738 S. Broad St. - Broad & Fitzwater Sts. Philadelphia, PA 19146 Aaron Graves Moderator Workshop Fee: $10.00 / $5.00 for Seniors, Students, and DivaNation Members. To purchase tickets online, click   Read More....

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Big Wonderful Sound

This music is a big tree with many branches - Bobby Zankel About this time last year, we were all still spinning from the impact of saxophonist, Bobby Zankel & the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound led Still The New Thing Festival This cutting edge music festival was a 1,2 3 punch affair with three sold-out shows at the Painted Bride Art Center   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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DivaNation - Bandleading Workshop For Singers

DivaNation Workshop Series: Bandleading Techniques for Singers Facilitated by Ella Gahnt   Tuesday, February 10, 2015 6:00 to 8:00 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 purchase   Read More....

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Jazz Month

It's April. Jazz Appreciation Month. There are all kinds of things happening this month by many of the city's organizations and groups. Philadelphia Jazz Project thought that the call to just appreciate Jazz falls a little short. We'd love for Philadelphians to show some love. You can start by checking out our Local Jazz page. You can   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.
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