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Anwar Marshall - The Most Traveled - Mixtapes

  Since 2014, The Mysterious Traveler Concert Series, which takes place at the Central Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia in downtown, Philadelphia has become one of the most exciting musical events in the city. The series has introduced dozens of local artists to thousands of Philadelphia audience members. It has presented such   Read More....

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The Long Walk Home Mixtape

...they bring the Ibos over in a slave ship & when they get here, they ain't like it & so they all start singing & they march right down in the river to march back to Africa                                 Floyd White - Federal Writers Project   Read More....

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Not The Only One - Revisiting Summer 2019

Last summer, the Philadelphia Jazz Project had the good fortune to work with the University of Pennsylvania Libraries' Kislak Center on the celebration of Walt Whitman's 200th birthday. We presented a series of walks, singing walks thru the streets of Philadelphia. Working with the creative team of Toby VEnT Martin, Waverly Alston and James   Read More....

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Experience Philadelphia Jazz Stories Illustrated

  CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!! Experience Philadelphia Jazz Stories Illustrated Music Department, Free Library of Philadelphia 1901 Vine Street, 1st Floor Philadelphia, PA 19103   ADMISSION IS FREE But you should RSVP: CLICK HERE   Honor Philly Celebrates Jazz Month with the Free Library’s Music Department   Read More....

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PJP At Waldorf School Jazz Brunch

The Philadelphia Jazz Project (PJP) has been invited to participate in The Waldorf School of Philadelphia's, 2nd Annual Black History Brunch & Celebration.   It takes place on...   Saturday, February 29th 10am-2pm The Waldorf School of Philadelphia 6000 Wayne Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19144   Homer Jackson, the Director of   Read More....

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Gold Rush by Alexa Gold - A Mysterious Traveler Mixtape

During the summer of 2014, Leo Gadson of Producer's Guild, Adam Feldman of The Free Library of Philadelphia and Homer Jackson of PJP met to discuss an idea. The trio, teamed up to develop a daring, new performance series: The Mysterious Traveler Concert Series, which takes place in the Montgomery Auditorium at the Central Branch of the Free   Read More....

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Philadelphia Jazz Stories Illustrated - Volume One

  “Express something with your saxophone; don’t just display your virtuosity; tell a story and not a lie.”   - - - - Lester Young   Quietly working behind the scenes for almost five years, the Philadelphia Jazz Project has been pulling together Philadelphia Jazz Stories Illustrated: Volume One - a   Read More....

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Announcing The Walt Whitman Mixtape Series

I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.                                                    Read More....

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Philadelphia Jazz Stories

Sunday, December 1st, 2019 from 1 - 4pm Philadelphia Jazz Stories Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19130   FREE TO THE PUBLIC (For More Info: CLICK HERE)   BOOK SIGNING, PERFORMANCES & PANEL DISCUSSION: On Sunday, December 1st, 2019 at the Barnes Foundation, as part of PECO Free First Sunday   Read More....

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Homer Jackson On New Songs - Open Road

In celebration of poet Walt Whitman's 200th birthday, artist/curator and director of the Philadelphia Jazz Project, Homer Jackson presents New Songs Of The Open Road: a special project consisting of a series of four “singing” walks which take place in different neighborhoods of Philadelphia. As Whitman was an avid walker/hiker,   Read More....

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James Solomon On New Songs - Open Road

In celebration of poet Walt Whitman's 200th birthday, artist/curator and director of the Philadelphia Jazz Project, Homer Jackson presents New Songs Of The Open Road: a special project consisting of a series of four “singing” walks which take place in different neighborhoods of Philadelphia. As Whitman was an avid walker/hiker,   Read More....

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Waverly Alston On New Songs - Open Road

In celebration of poet Walt Whitman's 200th birthday, artist/curator and director of the Philadelphia Jazz Project, Homer Jackson presents New Songs Of The Open Road: a special project consisting of a series of four “singing” walks which take place in different neighborhoods of Philadelphia. As Whitman was an avid walker/hiker,   Read More....

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Toby Vent Martin On New Songs - Open Road

In celebration of poet Walt Whitman's 200th birthday, artist/curator and director of the Philadelphia Jazz Project, Homer Jackson presents New Songs Of The Open Road: a special project consisting of a series of four “singing” walks which take place in different neighborhoods of Philadelphia. As Whitman was an avid walker/hiker,   Read More....

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New Songs - Open Road

Wisdom is not finally tested in schools, Wisdom cannot be pass’d from one having it to another not having it, Wisdom is of the soul, is not susceptible of proof, is its own proof                              Read More....

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Satellites #7 - J. Michael Harrison & Homer Jackson

Satellites #7 May 30th, 2018 / 8pm - CORRECTION!!! Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra World Cafe Live 3025 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104   For Tickets: CLICK HERE   Continuing the exploration started by our Sun Ra Mixtape Series celebrating the influence of the Philadelphia, visionary   Read More....

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Satellites #6 - Gralin Hughes

Satellites #6 April 18th, 2018 / 8pm Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra Franklin Institute Planetarium 222 N 20th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 For Tickets: CLICK HERE   Continuing the exploration started by our Sun Ra Mixtape Series celebrating the influence of the Philadelphia, visionary musician,   Read More....

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The Sound Of Progress - Songs For John Henry

The Sound Of Progress: Songs For John Henry Sunday, January 14, 2018, 3:00pm   Philadelphia Museum of Art 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Phila., PA 19130   The program is FREE with Museum admission. Pre-order Museum tickets for a discounted rate CLICK HERE. Scroll down and click the orange button that says “Buy Now And   Read More....

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3 Bassists And A Drummer - Mixtape

Now, well into its 4th season, the Mysterious Traveler Concert Series features FREE monthly concerts from September through May. It has showcased a diverse array of Jazz performers, young and not so young, who are shaping the future sounds of Philadelphia, including such awesome talents as Kim Pedro Rodriguez, Elijah Thomas, Wali Bickely,   Read More....

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Mysterious Traveler Mixtape #3

In early 2014, Leo Gadson of Producers Guild, Adam Feldman of the Free Library of Philadelphia and Homer Jackson of the Philadelphia Jazz Project met to discuss a new concert series. It was called the Mysterious Traveler Concert Series. The series presented monthly concerts from September through May, showcasing young and not so young,   Read More....

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The First Traveler Mixtape - Matthew Clayton

In September 2017, the Mysterious Traveler Concert Series will enter its 4th season at the Free Library of Philadelphia. The series features FREE monthly concerts from September through May. It has showcased a diverse array of Jazz performers, young and not so young, who are shaping the future sounds of Philadelphia, including such awesome   Read More....

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30 Days Of Jazz

April is Jazz Appreciation Month and PhillyCAM in participation with Philadelphia Jazz Project [PJP], will showcase over 50 hours of performances and conversations of Philadelphia’s jazz community over thirty days. The “30 Days of Jazz” celebration features a range of styles, from BeBop to Afro-Latin, with a highlight of new   Read More....

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Mysterious Traveler Mixtape #2

In early 2014, Leo Gadson of Producers Guild, Adam Feldman of the Free Library of Philadelphia and Homer Jackson of the Philadelphia Jazz Project met to discuss a new concert series. It was called the Mysterious Traveler Concert Series. From Sept 2014 to May of 2015, the series presented monthly concerts, showcasing young and not so young,   Read More....

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Swing Jam With DivaNation

The ladies of DivaNation, in collaboration with The Studio at Take the Lead, present an intriguing event.   Swing Jam: A live music event for a dancing crowd Friday, January 15, 2016 8pm - Midnite (Doors 7:30) Studio at Take the Lead 4701 Pine St., Philadelphia, PA 19143 Tickets: Click Here A BYOB Event   PJP recently spoke with   Read More....

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Mysterious Traveler Mixtape

In early 2014, Leo Gadson of Producers Guild, Adam Feldman of the Free Library of Philadelphia and Homer Jackson of the Philadelphia Jazz Project met to discuss a new concert series. It was called the Mysterious Traveler Concert Series. From Sept 2014 to May of 2015, the series presented monthly concerts, showcasing young and not so young,   Read More....

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PJP Mixtape Series

Philadelphia is home to strong musical traditions like Jazz, Gospel, DooWop, R&B, Rock and Hiphop. Our greatest strength has been the unexpected and wonderful blending and swirling of these traditions into new and fascinating musical creations. That's what we did and that's what we still do. This mixtape series, available as a free download is an   Read More....

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Guest Playlist #3

Guest Playlist #3:The Gang of Four + One Playlist Guest Playlist is a special feature here at the PJP website. We asked musicians, artists, DJs, journalists, dancers, politicians, and average Jazz fans to share a playlist of music that is important to them. We wanted to get and share what folks are listening to and what they think the   Read More....

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