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The following is a commentary written by Philadelphia pianist, Kendrah E. Butler. She is a remarkable musician and has collaborated with PJP on a number of ocassions. In the message below, she shares her response to a recent concert that PJP and our partner, WRTI-FM produced.   Hello. My Philadelphia Jazz Project Family!   What can I say   Read More....

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Fashion & Jazz

A few years ago, PJP was introduced to an interesting gentlemen, Alphonso D. McClendon; Author, Fashion Historian and Assistant Professor in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design at Drexel University. McClendon was a participant in our November 2013 Community Conversation, Cool Like What?: A Conversation on the History of Cool.   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.
Kenny Barron

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