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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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The Positive Music

It is not unusual to see a tall, thin caramel-skinned man sitting in the front row of a concert in Philadelphia with his tripod and his video camera, intensely focused, capturing the performance. The man is Steven Berry and this is his work. Since the birth of PJP, five years ago, this gentlemen has documented hundreds of hours of performances   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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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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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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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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