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PJP Collaborator Gets Grid Philly Article

PJP Collaborator and graphic designer Lynn Washington and her Books & Stuff bookshop are the subject of a Grid Magazine article.   Washington has served as PJP's graphic designer since its inception and designed our book, "Philadelphia Jazz Stories Illustrated - Volume One."  In addition, Books & Stuff; founded in 2015 has partnered   Read More....

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If You Only Read One Book In Lifeā€¦

If you only read one book in life… Don’t. This was the heading of a series of social media posts that we started starting about a month ago. These posts were developed in collaboration with our partner, Books & Stuff - a book shop with whom we have done multiple Jazz book raffles, to emphasize importance of reading and highlight,   Read More....

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Pat Martino Campaign

About five years ago, PJP reached out to Philadelphia Jazz musicians asking them to share stories about their experiences and lives for an upcoming book. One of the first to respond was legendary guitarist, Pat Martino (Patrick C. Azzara). We expected a powerful and/or emotionally gripping story considering his survival from a brain aneurysm,   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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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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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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Free Jazz Month Book Raffle 2019

The Philadelphia Jazz Project and Books & Stuff are collaborating again during April 2018, Jazz Appreciation Month to encourage reading. According to a 2009 report from the Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board, more than half of Philadelphia adults don’t have the literacy and work skills necessary to “compete in our knowledge-based   Read More....

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Free Jazz Month Book Raffle 2018

The Philadelphia Jazz Project and Books & Stuff are collaborating again during April 2018, Jazz Appreciation Month to encourage reading. According to a 2009 report from the Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board, more than half of Philadelphia adults don’t have the literacy and work skills necessary to “compete in our knowledge-based   Read More....

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Free Jazz Month Book Raffle

The Philadelphia Jazz Project and Books & Stuff are collaborating during April 2017, Jazz Appreciation Month to encourage reading. In particular, we encourage reading about some of the intriguing and colorful characters of Jazz music. We're talking about artists like Thelonious Monk, Jelly Roll Morton and Duke Ellington whose stories make for   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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