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Four For The City

Much like Philly's own saxophone colossus, Archie Shepp's classic album, "Four For Trane;" a musical celebration honoring John Coltrare, PJP is presenting four, special concerts for the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy. These concerts are produced in collaboration with the Free Library of Philadelphia   Read More....

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Mysterious Traveler Mixtape #2

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. From Sept 2014 to May of 2015, the series presented monthly concerts, showcasing young and not so young,   Read More....

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Byard Lancaster - Celebration of Life

Thursday, July 28th 2016 at 7:30pm Celebration of Life - Byard Lancaster Settlement Music School/Germantown Branch 6128 Germantown Avenue, Phila., PA 19144   Tickets: $10 in advance - More at the door   For tickets go to EVENTBRITE, search "Byard Lancaster" and follow prompts to order tickets. For some reason, we are having   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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Mysterious Traveler - Kim Pedro

Mysterious Traveler 2 Concert Series - Great Migrations Monday May 23 - 7PM | Kim Pedro Parkway Central Library | Montgomery Auditorium
 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189 All events in this series are FREE.   Mysterious Travelers 2: Great Migrations - a collaboration between The Free Library of Philadelphia and Philadelphia   Read More....

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The Intersection of Jazz & HipHop

THE OHENE SAVANT CONCERT HAS BEEN REVISED. OHENE SAVANT WILL NOT APPEAR.   On April 29th, at the Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center in Manayunk, PJP presents A Concert At The Intersection of Jazz & HipHop. The event features the lyrical prowess of Philadelphia rapper/poets MadSwayzie and Raphael Xavier, as well as the   Read More....

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Ohene Savant - At The Intersection of Jazz & Hiphop

On April 29th, at the Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center in Manayunk, PJP presents Ohene Savant - Year of the Savant. This concert, at the intersection of Jazz & Hiphop, features the music and lyrical prowess of Philadelphia’s returning son, rapper, musician, composer, producer and writer, Ohene Savant. He will be joined on   Read More....

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Mysterious Traveler - Kevin Ripley - Starting Things Off

During the summer of 2014, Leo Gadson of Producer's Guild, Adam Feldman of the The Free Library and Homer Jackson of PJP teamed up to develop a daring, new performance series: Mysterious Traveler Concert Series. The series featured FREE monthly concerts for 8 months during the 2014-15 season. It showcased a diverse array of Jazz performers who   Read More....

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Make Music Philly 2014

Make Music Day is a global celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year and over 500 cities world-wide celebrate. Saturday June 21, 2014, will be the second time Philadelphia joins in the celebration. Think of Make Music Philly as a city wide, musical showcase presenting the whole gamut of musical expression available in the   Read More....

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If it hadn't been for him, there wouldn't have been none of us. I want to thank Mr. Louis Armstrong for my livelihood.
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