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Celebrating Coltrane 2017

  Bar none, John Coltrane is the most influential tenor saxophonist in jazz history. Whether it's his patented "sheets of sound," his rapid-fire improvisations or his bold cathartic wails, no aspiring jazz saxophonist can afford to neglect the music of Coltrane.      - - - - John Diliberto     I feel like I   Read More....

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Coltrane 2017 Celebration In The Making

"God breathes through us so completely... so gently we hardly feel it... yet, it is our everything."   ——  John Coltrane       On September 23rd 2016, we Philadelphians celebrated the 90th birthday of John Coltrane: One of America’s greatest artists and our neighbor. Philadelphia Jazz Project in   Read More....

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The People's Voices Were Heard

Working to keep the energy and ideals of Independence Day going this summer, PJP worked to present 4 concerts in 3 days called Voices Of The People: Celebration Of Singers at the historic Hatfield House in Fairmount Park. The celebration, which was co-curated and c-produced by the creative team of Barbara Montgomery, Rhenda Fearrington, Karen   Read More....

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Voices Of The People - Lee Mo

Voices Of The People: Celebration of Singers July 6, 7, 8, 2017 Hatfield House 33rd & Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130     The Philadelphia Jazz Project continues as we carry the spirit of Philadelphia into the second weekend of July 2017. In collaboration with Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks &   Read More....

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Voices Of The People - Paul Jost

Voices Of The People: Celebration of Singers July 6, 7, 8, 2017 Hatfield House 33rd & Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130     The Philadelphia Jazz Project continues as we carry the spirit of Philadelphia into the second weekend of July 2017. In collaboration with Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks &   Read More....

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Voices Of The People - Rhenda Fearrington

Voices Of The People: Celebration of Singers July 6, 7, 8, 2017 Hatfield House 33rd & Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130     The Philadelphia Jazz Project continues as we carry the spirit of Philadelphia into the second weekend of July 2017. In collaboration with Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks &   Read More....

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Voices Of The People - Suzanne Burgess

Voices Of The People: Celebration of Singers July 6, 7, 8, 2017 Hatfield House 33rd & Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130     The Philadelphia Jazz Project continues as we carry the spirit of Philadelphia into the second weekend of July 2017. In collaboration with Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks &   Read More....

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Voices Of The People - Raimundo Santos

Voices Of The People: Celebration of Singers July 6, 7, 8, 2017 Hatfield House 33rd & Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130     The Philadelphia Jazz Project continues as we carry the spirit of Philadelphia into the second weekend of July 2017. In collaboration with Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks &   Read More....

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Voices Of The People - Annie Sciolla

Voices Of The People: Celebration of Singers July 6, 7, 8, 2017 Hatfield House 33rd & Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130     The Philadelphia Jazz Project continues as we carry the spirit of Philadelphia into the second weekend of July 2017. In collaboration with Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks &   Read More....

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Voices Of The People - Lili Añel

Voices Of The People: Celebration of Singers July 6, 7, 8, 2017 Hatfield House 33rd & Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130     The Philadelphia Jazz Project continues as we carry the spirit of Philadelphia into the second weekend of July 2017. In collaboration with Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks &   Read More....

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Voices Of The People - Ella Ganht

Voices Of The People: Celebration of Singers July 6, 7, 8, 2017 Hatfield House 33rd & Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130     The Philadelphia Jazz Project continues as we carry the spirit of Philadelphia into the second weekend of July 2017. In collaboration with Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks &   Read More....

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Voices Of The People

Voices Of The People: Celebration of Singers July 6, 7, 8, 2017 Hatfield House 33rd & Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130    Admission Is FREE! However, Registration Is Mandatory  Register Here!!   The Philadelphia Jazz Project in collaboration with Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation,   Read More....

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Coltrane At 90 - Thanks

"I'd like to point out to people the divine in a musical language that transcends words. I want to speak to their souls."   ——  John Coltrane       Many thanks to everyone who attended, participated, or wanted to join us in celebrating John Coltrane's 90th birthday over these 9 amazing days. It   Read More....

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Celebrating The Right Way

You may not have noticed it, but in our zeal to celebrate John Coltrane's 90th birthday, we gave you the years of his 100th birthday.   We incorrectly wrote on our logo, 1916 - 2016. It does now and should have read, 1926 - 2016.   Please forgive our haste. It was wrong. We made a mistake. It in no way speaks for our excitement,   Read More....

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Celebrating Coltrane

September 17th to 25th, 2016 One of the most important artists of the 20th century 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 next month. September 23rd, 2016. He would have been 90 years old.   His name was John William   Read More....

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Coming Up In 2016

Coming up in 2016, PJP has some great events in store for you. Most important, is that 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great Migration: The historic period when millions of Black Americans left the South and moved to the Northeast, Midwest and West. This activity changed, the country culturally, politically and socially.   Read More....

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We’re All Winners

Since the Fall of 2014, Philadelphia Jazz Project and our partner, Jazz Near You/All About Jazz have been engaged in a campaign to remind Jazz fans of the vibrancy of the music, as well as introduce new audience members to the wonders of Jazz & Grown Folks Music. Our goal is to develop a mailing list of 100,000 people.   We’ve been   Read More....

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May Daze

It's May already!! April was a great month for PJP! April 2014 was Jazz Appreciation Month and it offered 30 days of magic and music. We called it Philly JAM 2014 and PJP presented four Dizzy Gillespie inspired Happy Hours, one Hiphop+Jazz tribute to Gil Scott Heron at World Cafe Live, two Free Concerts [Band Burrage & Tal Shutuhl Trio] at   Read More....

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Dizzy Hours In Philly

In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, [we call it Philly JAM] PJP in collaboration with its partners will present a series of FREE events each Monday called Dizzy Hours, honoring the legend and contributions of Philadelphia’s Bebop pioneer, Dizzy Gillespie.   Dizzy Hours Every Monday in April from 5 – 7   Read More....

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Philly JAM 2014 Highlights!

It's Jazz Appreciation Month. That means Philly JAM.   Philadelphia Jazz Project and its partners, including Jazz Near You, are collaborating to make sure that you know what's happening in and outside of the city.. This month in the Philadelphia area there are over 300 events…yes, 300 events that everyone can   Read More....

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It's Jazz Appreciation Month...Let's JAM

  It's Jazz month folks!   Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month 2014 (Philly JAM)   Over 300 Jazz or Jazz-related events will happen this month. The Philadelphia Jazz community is coming together to show our city/region a good time, so come out and JAM Philly!   Big Picture Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation   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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