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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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The Geechees

As a young person, every once in a while, I'd hear a word from my parents that I didn't know. They'd say it in laughter. They'd say it in pity. They'd say it in scorn. I was afraid to say it for a long time, because I thought it was a curse word. The word was Geechee.   Every time my father would run into our neighbor, Mr. Ernie, they   Read More....

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First Friday Rent Party - Sam Reed

First Friday Rent Party Series June 3rd, 2016 - 7:30PM | Sam Reed | Celebrating South Carolina Arch Street Meeting House
 320 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106   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   Read More....

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Fashion & Jazz

A few years ago, PJP was introduced to an interesting gentlemen, Alphonso D. McClendon; Author, Fashion Historian and Assistant Professor in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design at Drexel University. McClendon was a participant in our November 2013 Community Conversation, Cool Like What?: A Conversation on the History of Cool.   Read More....

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Who Got The Jazz #1

Philadelphia Jazz Project and Philadelphia’s leading hiphop presenting vehicle, Veteran Freshman and its chief, Yusuf Muhammad join forces to present a series of live hip-hop/jazz music events at World Cafe Live starting on Tuesday, January 28th.   “I think the arts, culture and music here in Philly are so much   Read More....

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Jazz Walk In Fairmount Park

Sunday, October 13th; Noon - 4 p.m. Philadelphia Jazz Project presents JAZZ WALK   Take a stroll with the PJP in beautiful Fairmount Park around the 
East Park Reservoir starting at 33rd & Diamond Streets or 33rd & Oxford Streets. JAZZ WALK is a FREE event, featuring Jazz Performances, free snacks & water. Wear comfortable   Read More....

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