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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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Tom Lawton - Man Ray Suite Mixtape

On October 9th, 2015, pianist and composer, Tom Lawton and his ensemble presented a live performance at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This performance showcased music that Lawton composed as part of a special commission from the Philadelphia Jazz Project to musically explore the work of Philadelphia-born and bred, modern art pioneer,   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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Germantown Music Festival

Germantown Music Festival Sunday, May 7th 2017 12:00pm to 9:00pm For More Info Visit The Germantown Music Festival Website   Germantown Music Festival is day long series of events at three differnet locations in Germantown and featuring some of Germantown's finest performers. Produced by Germantown Arts, ands presented at Rittenhouse   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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The Tom Lawton Man Ray Jazz Suite

In the winter of 2014, PJP in collaboration with the Philadelphia Museum of Art commissioned Philadelphia-based pianist and educator, Tom Lawton to compose music inspired by the work of Philadelphia-born and bred, modern art pioneer, Man Ray. Lawton, who teaches music at Temple University, Bucks County Community College and UArts spent weeks   Read More....

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PJP’s Jazzy Christmas Celebration

From LOVE Park to Penn’s Landing, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Philadelphia is blessed with many family holiday traditions, including everyone’s favorite, the Wanamaker Organ Christmas Light Show.   Back in the day, families would go to the Gallery at Market East and sing holiday songs around the   Read More....

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Frosty 2: Another Cool Holiday Jazz Celebration

Celebrate the Holidays with the Philadelphia Jazz Project! FROSTY 2: Another COOL HOLIDAY JAZZ CELEBRATION ....featuring some of Philadelphia's finest Jazz musicians. Co-produced and hosted by J. Michael Harrison of WRTI SATURDAY | December 13, 2014 | 4:00 p.m. [Doors open at 3:45pm] IRVINE AUDITORIUM 3401 Spruce Street,   Read More....

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