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One Book - Report Concert

One Book - Report Concert Monday, July 9th 7:00 pm Shakespeare Park at the Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine St | Philadelphia, PA 19103 FREE EVENT, BUT YOU MUST RSVP TO RSVP CLICK HERE   The 2018 One Book One Philadelphia selection was Jacqueline Woodson’s award winning novel, Another Brooklyn. After an exciting season of   Read More....

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Free Jazz Month Book Raffle 2018

The Philadelphia Jazz Project and Books & Stuff are collaborating again during April 2018, Jazz Appreciation Month to encourage reading. According to a 2009 report from the Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board, more than half of Philadelphia adults don’t have the literacy and work skills necessary to “compete in our knowledge-based   Read More....

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Vince Tampio's New CD Project - Live at PafA

Vince Tampio is a professional trumpeter, arranger/composer, educator and multi-instrumentalist in the Philadelphia and New York regions. His primary instrument is trumpet; he also performs on assorted brass and electric bass. Vince holds a Masters of Music degree in Jazz Performance from the University of the Arts and holds a Bachelor of Science   Read More....

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Bohème Big Band Love Fest

V. Shayne Frederick is a pianist, vocalist and poet, who trained with master keyboardist, Trudy Pitts and has performed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Barnes Foundation, SugarHouse Casino, Suzanne Roberts Theatre, Resorts Casino, Society Hill Playhouse, Philadelphia Clef Club for Performing Arts, African-American Museum in Philadelphia and   Read More....

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First Friday Rent Party - Chris Stevens

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.   PJP is partnering with the Arch Street Meetinghouse, celebrating this milestone with   Read More....

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Take It Away Dance At Venice Island

The 7 x 7 Venice Island Concert Series takes place at the new and beautiful performance facility: Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center in Manayunk. This series introduces the artists and the audience to a must-see Philadelphia area venue. It is through these kinds of efforts that we support and enable the Philadelphia Jazz music   Read More....

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Guest Playlist #1

Guest Playlist #1: 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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Who Got The Jazz #5

  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 continuing on Tuesday, May 27th.   World Cafe Live 3025 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (215)   Read More....

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What Is Cool?

  Cool is that quality that people appreciate in others and wish they had themselves. It's definitely the opposite of Corny, or Whack, or Uncool. The very first person considered to use the word, Cool like we use it now, was the saxophonist, Lester Young sometime in the 1930s. Young nicknamed Pres, [short for President] by Billie   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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