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Welcome to Philadelphia Jazz Project




Acknowledgement - Always Celebrating Coltrane

  One of the most important artists of the 20th century was a Philadelphian. He was our neighbor. He walked among us. He lived among us. He was not born here, but he became a man and a professional musician here. We celebrate his birthday every September 23rd.   But, we actually celebrate his mastery, his creativity and his   Read More....

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The Equinox Concert Mixtapes

  "I'm interested in all the sciences—metaphysics, astrology, astronomy, mental physics..."  - - - - John Coltrane     The Equinox is the time or date (twice each year) at which the sun crosses the celestial equator when day and night are of equal length (about September 22 and March 20). Although this is an   Read More....

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A Dose Of Electricity - The Mixtape

During the summer of 2015, Philadelphia Jazz Project, Turtle Studios and PhillyCAM recorded a diverse collection of performances by Philadelphia musicians who demonstrate their unique interpretations of the term, “Electricity.” Featuring hot performances by artists like trombonist and Center City Jazz Festival creator, Ernest Stuart,   Read More....

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Tenor Madness - Jazz Walk Mixtape

In September of 2016, Philadelphia Jazz Project [PJP] and a group of collaborators presented nine days of free events celebrating the 90th birthday of the legendary Philadelphia Jazz artist, John Coltrane. It was called, Coltrane At 90: Philadelphia Celebrates John Coltrane: A nine day celebration of John Coltrane. Among the many events that   Read More....

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Satellites #5 - Gretchen Elise

Satellites #5 March 28th, 2018 / 8pm Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra Johnny Brenda’s 1201 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19125 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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Satellites #4 Concert Quiz

Satellites #4 February 21st, 2017 / 8pm Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra Johnny Brenda’s 1201 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19125   To BUY Tickets: Click Here     Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra is a concert series featuring 8 performances at some   Read More....

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Satellites #3 Concert Quiz

Satellites #3 January 17th, 2017 / 8pm Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra Ardmore Music Hall 23 East Lancaster Avenue Ardmore, PA 19003   To BUY Tickets: Click Here     Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra is a concert series featuring 8 performances at some of the   Read More....

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Satellites #3 Concert Quiz

Satellites #3 January 17th, 2017 / 8pm Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra Ardmore Music Hall 23 East Lancaster Avenue Ardmore, PA 19003   To BUY Tickets: Click Here     Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra is a concert series featuring 8 performances at some of the   Read More....

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Happy Holidays 2017

Happy Holidays Everyone!!!   Thanks for making 2017 such an exciting and fruitful year for PJP. Much gratitude and thanks to our audience members and supporters. Special shout outs to our collaborators: PhillyCAM, Free Library of Philadelphia, WPPM, WRTI, WXPN, Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, PAFA, Barnes   Read More....

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Paul Jost Live At Station Shops - Mixtape

Paul Jost Live At Suburban Station Friday, December 8th, 2017   Spreading the joy of the season, SEPTA,  AthenianRazak LLC and Phila Jazz Project present 4 FREE & Cool Holiday Concerts in Suburban Station on Fridays in December. Jazz vocalists, Paul Jost brought plenty of musical moments of Peace & Love to Station Shops At   Read More....

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Satellites #3 - Bert Harris

Satellites #3 January 17th, 2017 / 8pm Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra Ardmore Music Hall 23 East Lancaster Avenue Ardmore, PA 19003   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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Ella Gahnt & Kevin Valentine Live At Station Shops - Mixtape

Shamika Byrd Live At Suburban Station Friday, December 8th, 2017   Spreading the joy of the season, SEPTA,  AthenianRazak LLC and Phila Jazz Project present 4 FREE & Cool Holiday Concerts in Suburban Station on Fridays in December. Jazz vocalists, Ella Gahnt & Kevin Valentine brought the true spirit of Frosty with them in the form   Read More....

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Shamika Byrd Live At Station Shops - Mixtape

Shamika Byrd Live At Suburban Station Friday, December 8th, 2017   Spreading the joy of the season, SEPTA,  AthenianRazak LLC and Phila Jazz Project present 4 FREE & Cool Holiday Concerts in Suburban Station on Fridays in December. Actress and vocalist, Shamika Byrd continued the concert series with a soothing and soulful mix of   Read More....

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Kim Pedro | Lab Test #2 - Mixtape

As part of Jazz Appreciation Month, during April of 2017, PJP collaborated with Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy to present four special concerts in various public spaces around the city. These concerts were presented at facilities under the auspices  of the Free Library of Philadelphia and Parks &   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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Tim Price - Jazz Walk Mixtape

In September of 2016, Philadelphia Jazz Project [PJP] and a group of collaborators presented nine days of free events celebrating the 90th birthday of the legendary Philadelphia Jazz artist, John Coltrane. It was called, Coltrane At 90: Philadelphia Celebrates John Coltrane: A nine day celebration of John Coltrane. Among the many events that   Read More....

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Marion Salaam Live At Station Shops - Mixtape

Marion Salaam Quartet Live At Suburban Station Friday, December 1st, 2017   Spreading the joy of the season, SEPTA,  AthenianRazak LLC and Phila Jazz Project present 4 FREE & Cool Holiday Concerts in Suburban Station on Fridays in December. Saxophonist and vocalist, Marion Salaam started off the concert series with an enthusiastic   Read More....

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Why Sun Ra Matters

The possible has been tried and failed. Now it's time to try the impossible. p                                                       - - - Sun   Read More....

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Satellites #2 - DM Hotep

Satellites #2 Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra Ardmore Music Hall 23 East Lancaster Avenue Ardmore, PA 19003   For Tickets: Click Here   Continuing the exploration started by our Sun Ra Mixtape Series celebrating the influence of the Philadelphia, visionary musician, philosopher, composer and band   Read More....

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Satellites #1 - Kim Pedro

Satellites #1 Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19130 For Tickets: Click Here   Continuing the exploration started by our Sun Ra Mixtape Series celebrating the influence of the Philadelphia, visionary musician, philosopher, composer and band leader,   Read More....

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Satellites Series: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra

Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra   In the fall of 2014, Philadelphia Jazz Project developed a special mixtape project honoring the immeasurable imaginative genius of the late Philadelphia, visionary musician, philosopher, composer and band leader, Sun Ra [1914 to 1993]. This unique challenge provided an   Read More....

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Announcing PJP Mixtape #5

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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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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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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Announcing PJP Mixtape #3

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   Read More....

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Announcing Sun Ra Mixtape # 7

We have arrived at the seventh of seven mixtapes in our Sun Ra Mixtape Series. 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   Read More....

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Announcing Sun Ra Mixtape # 6

Happy Winter Solstice!!! If you're not aware, the winter solstice, for the Northern Hemisphere is the shortest day of the calendar year. Shortest day because it is the shortest period of sunlight, with the longest period of darkness. Which also gives us the longest night.   Human beings have tracked the sun’s path across the sky for   Read More....

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Announcing Sun Ra Mixtape # 5

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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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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Happy Birthday Sun Ra!!

May 22, 2016 - May 30, 1993   102 years ago today, stars fell on Alabama and out of the debris emerged a brown baby boy, who would be named Herman Poole Blount. We knew him as the intergalactic traveler, philosopher and master musician, Sun Ra.   To celebrate his birthday, we share PJP Mixtape Series - Sun Ra Edition Vol 3, featuring   Read More....

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Announcing Sun Ra Mixtape # 2

In the fall of 2014, Philadelphia Jazz Project 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 [1914 to   Read More....

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What’s A Mixtape & What's It Gotta Do With Jazz?

I'm sure that you've heard the term before… Mixtape.   According to our friends at Wikipedia; “A mix-tape or mix tape is the generic name given to any compilation of songs recorded onto any audio format…. Essayist Geoffrey O'Brien has called the personal mix tape "the most widely practiced American art form.”   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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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.
Kenny Barron

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