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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....

Tags : WaltWhitman WhitmanAt200 Poet WhitmanCelebration 19thCentury 200thBirthday Modern NewSongsOfTheOpenRoad SongsOfTheOpenRoad Philadelphia UPennLibraries KislakCenter WaverlyAlston TobyVEnTMartin JamesSolomon VShayneFrederick HomerJackson Sing Walk Hike SongsOfAffirmation PhillyJazz PhillyGospel PhillySongs SingPhillySing

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....

Tags : WaltWhitman WhitmanAt200 Poet WhitmanCelebration 19thCentury 200thBirthday Modern NewSongsOfTheOpenRoad SongsOfTheOpenRoad Philadelphia UPennLibraries KislakCenter WaverlyAlston TobyVEnTMartin JamesSolomon VShayneFrederick HomerJackson Sing Walk Hike SongsOfAffirmation PhillyJazz PhillyGospel PhillySongs SingPhillySing

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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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.
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