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The Known Unknown - Celebrating Bill Barron & Ted Curson - Mixtapes

In October 2015, at the American Philosophical Society, PJP presented a tribute concert for two talented Philadelphia artists; saxophonist Bill Barron and trumpeter, Ted Curson, who were in the thick of things during what was called, "The New Thing" in Jazz in the late 1950s and early 1960s. They also had the distinction of working with   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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We Shall Again - A Lyrical MLK Celebration

We Shall: A Lyrical MLK Celebration Saturday, January, 18th, 2020 at 3pm The Museum of the American Revolution 101 S 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 Admission Information   The Philadelphia Jazz Project has been invited to remount our exciting Martin Luther King performance at The Museum of the American Revolution. We Shall: 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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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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We Shall: A Lyrical MLK Celebration

We Shall: A Lyrical MLK Celebration Saturday, January, 19th, 2019 at 3pm The Museum of the American Revolution 101 S 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 Admission Information   We Shall: A Lyrical MLK Celebration is an engaging intermingling of spoken word, singing and instrumental music paying tribute to one of America’s   Read More....

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The Remedy Project Mixtapes

Philadelphia Jazz Project Presents... THE REMEDY PROJECT: The Arts Of Healing The Philadelphia Jazz Project is a special initiative started by the Wyncote Foundation and fiscally hosted by Culture Trust / Greater Philadelphia. Its role is to grow the audience for Jazz in Philadelphia and to expand the possibilities for our artists on the   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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Love Sustains

  Love Notes is a special Valentine's Day performance inspired by John Coltrane's classic Jazz ballad, “Naima.” Written in 1959 released on the album Giant Steps, and named after his then-wife, Juanita Naima Grubbs. Using this monumental composition as a catalyst, Love Notes will present an engaging exploration of love,   Read More....

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