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Hothouse @ PAFA After Dark - Keith DeStefano

HotHouse At PAFA After Dark Concert Series Wednesday, December 7 - 7PM / Keith DeStefano Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts / PAFA 118-128 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 For Tickets: Click Here   Hothouse events are FREE of charge, but you must pay museum admission to attend.   HotHouse: A musical laboratory for Jazz/New   Read More....

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Happiest Of Holidays

2015 has been a great year for PJP! From September 2015 to December 2015, our season has been full and rich. Great performances. Great audience responses.   From last January to the Fall of 2015, we also did some great things. ▪ We presented Love Notes for Valentine's Day at the Arch Street Meeting House. ▪ We showcased some awesome   Read More....

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Holy Sea Mixtape

In September 2015, PJP was in preparation mode for the 7th and final performance of our 7x7 Concert Series at Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center [VIPARC] in Manayunk. While the series showcased an eclextic array of performances, it also introduced Philadelphia audience to this beautiful and new performance space. The featured   Read More....

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Billy Strayhorn Celebration

Lush Life: Philadelphia Celebrates Billy Strayhorn is a diverse, inter-generational tribute to Dayton-born, Pittsburgh-raised, pianist, composer and arranger, William Thomas Strayhorn. As Duke Ellington's creative partner for over 30 years, the openly gay and unprecedented Strayhorn created such classics and standards of the Great American   Read More....

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Economy of Scale

  The great bassist/composer, Charles Mingus left an indelible imprint on Jazz music. He was an incredible force of nature and a fierce believer in his dreams. He was an amazing bandleader who could squeeze intense performances out of any ensemble and an audio alchemist who truly understood the meaning of the term, "economy of   Read More....

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Listen Up

Last Friday, we put on our first listening party. With WRTI's J. Michael Harrison hosting, we featured music by local musicians like Rhenda   Fearrington, Keith DeStefano & Puzzlebox, Odean Pope, Robert Kenyatta, Korey Riker and Lauren Lark. The musicians who were in the house spoke to the audience about their music and then, they mixed   Read More....

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Listening Party #1

What is a listening party and why should you come out? A listening party is an entertaining gathering of folks. A listening party is an opportunity to hear great, local music. A listening party is a chance to hang out with old friends and new ones. A listening party is a chance to meet and support local musicians. A   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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