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Best Of Frosty Mixtape

Happy Holiday everyone!! For three years, from 2013 through 2015, PJP presented the Frosty Holiday Concert Series. Taking place at the historic, Irvine Auditorium on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in West Philadelphia, over 2,500 people witnessed those awesome, family friendly events. Speaking of family friendly, families and   Read More....

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Raymond A. King

Make Music Day is a global celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year and on Friday, June 21st 2013, for the first time ever, the “City of Brotherly Love” joined in with over 500 other cites world-wide to celebrate  the occasion. Think of it as a city wide, musical showcase presenting the whole gamut of musical   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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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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Announcing Sun Ra Mixtape # 2

In the fall of 2014, Philadelphia Jazz Project developed a unique challenge for DJs, producers, electronic musicians, turntablists, singers, poets, and/or rappers, as well as solos by instrumentalists to honor the immeasurable imaginative genius of the late Philadelphia, visionary musician, philosopher, composer and band leader, Sun Ra [1914 to   Read More....

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Mysterious Traveler Mixtape

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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Announcing Sun Ra Mixtape Series

Last fall, Philadelphia Jazz Project developed a unique challenge for DJs, producers, electronic musicians, turntablists and anyone that understands the sampling sport. An open call was issued to this creative community to create instrumental tracks that could support vocals from singers, poets, and/or rappers, as well as solos by   Read More....

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What’s A Mixtape & What's It Gotta Do With Jazz?

I'm sure that you've heard the term before… Mixtape.   According to our friends at Wikipedia; “A mix-tape or mix tape is the generic name given to any compilation of songs recorded onto any audio format…. Essayist Geoffrey O'Brien has called the personal mix tape "the most widely practiced American art form.”   Read More....

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PJP Mixtape Series

Philadelphia is home to strong musical traditions like Jazz, Gospel, DooWop, R&B, Rock and Hiphop. Our greatest strength has been the unexpected and wonderful blending and swirling of these traditions into new and fascinating musical creations. That's what we did and that's what we still do. This mixtape series, available as a free download is an   Read More....

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PJP Mixtape - Sun Ra Edition

This fall, the Philadelphia Jazz Project will create a 12 song, mixtape celebrating the 100th birthday of longtime Philadelphian, visionary musician, philosopher, composer and band leader, Sun Ra. We are looking for DJs, producers, electronic musicians, turntablists and anyone that understands the sampling sport to create instrumental   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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