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The Positive Music

It is not unusual to see a tall, thin caramel-skinned man sitting in the front row of a concert in Philadelphia with his tripod and his video camera, intensely focused, capturing the performance. The man is Steven Berry and this is his work. Since the birth of PJP, five years ago, this gentlemen has documented hundreds of hours of performances   Read More....

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Remembrance Concert

14th Annual Remembrance Concert Honoring The Victims of Gun Violence & Their Families Sunday, March 19th 2017 | 5PM Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion 21st & Chestnut Streets, Phila., PA 19103 Tickets: Mike Tinker - 215-962-0758 / Barbara Montgomery - barbara@bjazz.com   Barbara Montgomery has had a multi-faceted career in the   Read More....

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The 3rd Time Is Special - Ella Gahnt CD Project

Third Stage of Elegance Ella Gahnt's Latest CD Available for purchase on CDBaby   Ella Gahnt is an exquisite and powerful, Philly-based Jazz vocalist and a burgeoning songwriter. She has wowed audiences at most of the area's major venues including Kimmel Center, West Oak Lane Jazz Festival, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Painted Bride Art   Read More....

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WOWS New Season 2015-16

“Music is an idea, not a style!” - Ornette Coleman   This Fall, the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound return their midweek concert series at the Painted Bride Art Center, that began in the spring of 2015 and featured their amazing big band “Bobby Zankel and the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound with guest soloists Dave   Read More....

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The Tom Lawton Man Ray Jazz Suite

In the winter of 2014, PJP in collaboration with the Philadelphia Museum of Art commissioned Philadelphia-based pianist and educator, Tom Lawton to compose music inspired by the work of Philadelphia-born and bred, modern art pioneer, Man Ray. Lawton, who teaches music at Temple University, Bucks County Community College and UArts spent weeks   Read More....

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Guest Playlist #2

Guest Playlist #2: Guest Playlist is a special feature here at the PJP website. We asked musicians, artists, DJs, journalists, dancers, politicians, and average Jazz fans to share a playlist of music that is important to them. We wanted to get and share what folks are listening to and what they think the rest of us should check out. We   Read More....

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Whose House? ….Trane's House!

  Free Concert & Fundraising Event For The John Coltrane House Thursday, July 18th, 6:00pm Veteran’s Memorial Park 31st & Girard Avenue Featuring pianist, Alfie Pollitt & his band, with Lee Smith-bass, George Barron-saxes, Alan Nelson-drums.   A few days ago, I had a dream. I dreamt that there were dozens of folks   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.
                    Dizzy Gillespie

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