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Fall In Love With Sistahs Attune

Fall In Love With Sistahs Attune Friday, September 22, 2017 at 8pm The Grand Ballroom at First District Plaza 3801 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 GET TICKETS HERE   Sistahs Attune is a sisterhood of gifted vocalists connected to Jazz striving towards growth, musical excellence, and success as individual performers and as a   Read More....

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The People's Voices Were Heard

Working to keep the energy and ideals of Independence Day going this summer, PJP worked to present 4 concerts in 3 days called Voices Of The People: Celebration Of Singers at the historic Hatfield House in Fairmount Park. The celebration, which was co-curated and c-produced by the creative team of Barbara Montgomery, Rhenda Fearrington, Karen   Read More....

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Voices Of The People - Lee Mo

Voices Of The People: Celebration of Singers July 6, 7, 8, 2017 Hatfield House 33rd & Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130     The Philadelphia Jazz Project continues as we carry the spirit of Philadelphia into the second weekend of July 2017. In collaboration with Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks &   Read More....

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Voices Of The People - Paul Jost

Voices Of The People: Celebration of Singers July 6, 7, 8, 2017 Hatfield House 33rd & Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130     The Philadelphia Jazz Project continues as we carry the spirit of Philadelphia into the second weekend of July 2017. In collaboration with Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks &   Read More....

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Voices Of The People - Rhenda Fearrington

Voices Of The People: Celebration of Singers July 6, 7, 8, 2017 Hatfield House 33rd & Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130     The Philadelphia Jazz Project continues as we carry the spirit of Philadelphia into the second weekend of July 2017. In collaboration with Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks &   Read More....

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Voices Of The People - Suzanne Burgess

Voices Of The People: Celebration of Singers July 6, 7, 8, 2017 Hatfield House 33rd & Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130     The Philadelphia Jazz Project continues as we carry the spirit of Philadelphia into the second weekend of July 2017. In collaboration with Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks &   Read More....

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Voices Of The People - Raimundo Santos

Voices Of The People: Celebration of Singers July 6, 7, 8, 2017 Hatfield House 33rd & Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130     The Philadelphia Jazz Project continues as we carry the spirit of Philadelphia into the second weekend of July 2017. In collaboration with Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks &   Read More....

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Voices Of The People - Annie Sciolla

Voices Of The People: Celebration of Singers July 6, 7, 8, 2017 Hatfield House 33rd & Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130     The Philadelphia Jazz Project continues as we carry the spirit of Philadelphia into the second weekend of July 2017. In collaboration with Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks &   Read More....

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Voices Of The People - Lili Añel

Voices Of The People: Celebration of Singers July 6, 7, 8, 2017 Hatfield House 33rd & Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130     The Philadelphia Jazz Project continues as we carry the spirit of Philadelphia into the second weekend of July 2017. In collaboration with Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks &   Read More....

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Voices Of The People - Ella Ganht

Voices Of The People: Celebration of Singers July 6, 7, 8, 2017 Hatfield House 33rd & Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130     The Philadelphia Jazz Project continues as we carry the spirit of Philadelphia into the second weekend of July 2017. In collaboration with Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks &   Read More....

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Voices Of The People

Voices Of The People: Celebration of Singers July 6, 7, 8, 2017 Hatfield House 33rd & Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130    Admission Is FREE! However, Registration Is Mandatory  Register Here!!   The Philadelphia Jazz Project in collaboration with Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation,   Read More....

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The Ella Fitztival

The Ella Fitztival Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 8pm Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center 7 Lock Street, [Manayunk] Phila., PA 19127 Get Tickets Here   Ella Fitzgerald is one of America's most amazing, as well as most beloved artists. She emerged as a 17 year old contestant in the famed Amatuer Night At The Apollo, moved   Read More....

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The 3rd Time Is Special - Ella Gahnt CD Project

Third Stage of Elegance Ella Gahnt's Latest CD Available for purchase on CDBaby   Ella Gahnt is an exquisite and powerful, Philly-based Jazz vocalist and a burgeoning songwriter. She has wowed audiences at most of the area's major venues including Kimmel Center, West Oak Lane Jazz Festival, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Painted Bride Art   Read More....

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Announcing PJP Mixtape #4

Mixtapes are a great, American invention. Given to us by the early Hiphop community, they allow us to experience something special usually in its musical infancy, or they give us a chance to see the behind the scenes process of musical creativity. And sometimes, mixtapes are just a great way to get something wonderful for FREE.   If you   Read More....

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Best Of Frosty Mixtape

Happy Holiday everyone!! For three years, from 2013 through 2015, PJP presented the Frosty Holiday Concert Series. Taking place at the historic, Irvine Auditorium on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in West Philadelphia, over 2,500 people witnessed those awesome, family friendly events. Speaking of family friendly, families and   Read More....

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Announcing Sun Ra Mixtape # 4

In the fall of 2014, Philadelphia Jazz Project [PJP] developed a unique challenge for DJs, producers, electronic musicians, turntablists, singers, poets, and/or rappers, as well as solos by instrumentalists to honor the immeasurable imaginative genius of the late Philadelphia, visionary musician, philosopher, composer and band leader, Sun Ra   Read More....

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DivaNation Equinox Concert

Women’s Coalition for Empowerment Presents DivaNation: An Equinox Night to Remember Friday, September 23rd 9pm -11pm (Doors 8:30 pm) Alma Mater - 7165 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia TICKETS ($10 online; $15 at door) GET TICKETS HERE   PJP: DivaNation has an upcoming show scheduled for this September.  Can you tell me more   Read More....

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1st DivaNation Salon

One Art Community Center (formerly Wall St. International) Presents:   LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT Saturday, June 6th 2015 One Art Community Center 1431-39 N. 52nd St. Philadelphia PA 19131 5pm - 11pm Tickets: 10 advance, $12 door Buy Tickets Here     DivaNation debuts their 2015 salon series at One Art on this evening. Backed by   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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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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Billy Strayhorn Celebration

Lush Life: Philadelphia Celebrates Billy Strayhorn is a diverse, inter-generational tribute to Dayton-born, Pittsburgh-raised, pianist, composer and arranger, William Thomas Strayhorn. As Duke Ellington's creative partner for over 30 years, the openly gay and unprecedented Strayhorn created such classics and standards of the Great American   Read More....

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It Is Electric

Written by: Sharon Chestnut   Ok, we all know it; That heady feeling when we recognize a tune but realize that it is about to be taken into an entirely different direction.  We listen, poised to enter a landscape, which, while familiar, will deliver new insights in the nature of sound and the mind where sound synchs up and if we   Read More....

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Block Party At The Dell

On Thursday, August 21st, 2014, at The Dell Music Center in Fairmount Park, on the very night when Al Jarreau and David Sanborn appear, PJP has the honor of providing both pre-show performers and the opening act for the evening.   Don't miss it.   We're calling it East Fairmount Park Block Party. Join us as we re-imagine   Read More....

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DivaNation is Coming

  DivaNation is a diverse and developing community of Philadelphia's female singers who evoke the spirit of legendary Jazz singers like Ethel Waters, Sarah Vaughan and Billie Holiday, while simultaneously keeping an eye and ear open to the sounds of the future. For six months, in monthly sessions, these women have been meeting,   Read More....

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Listening Party #5

Philadelphia Jazz Project & Germantown Artists Roundtable invites you to Listening Party #5 Saturday, March 29th, 2014 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Cliveden Carriage House 6401 Germantown Avenue, 19144       This is our 5th Listening Party. Each party has been unique and exciting. Each one showcases great music, poets,   Read More....

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If it hadn't been for him, there wouldn't have been none of us. I want to thank Mr. Louis Armstrong for my livelihood.
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