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Announcing Sun Ra Mixtape # 5

In the fall of 2014, Philadelphia Jazz Project [PJP] 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   Read More....

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Hothouse @ PAFA After Dark - Price-Speaks-Diehl Trio

HotHouse At PAFA After Dark Concert Series Wednesday, November 16 - 7PM / Price Speaks Diehl Trio Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts / PAFA 118-128 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 For Tickets: Click Here   Hothouse events are FREE of charge, but you must pay museum admission to attend.   HotHouse: A musical laboratory for   Read More....

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Happiest Of Holidays

2015 has been a great year for PJP! From September 2015 to December 2015, our season has been full and rich. Great performances. Great audience responses.   From last January to the Fall of 2015, we also did some great things. ▪ We presented Love Notes for Valentine's Day at the Arch Street Meeting House. ▪ We showcased some awesome   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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Frosty 3! - Cool Holiday Jazz Celebration

Celebrate the Holidays with the Philadelphia Jazz Project! FROSTY 3: COOL HOLIDAY JAZZ CELEBRATION ....featuring some of Philadelphia's finest Jazz musicians. Frosty3! is co-produced and hosted by J. Michael Harrison. Hear him Fridays at 10:00 p.m. on The Bridge, on 90.1FM WRTI. SATURDAY | December 12th, 2015 | 3:00 p.m. IRVINE   Read More....

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A Blast From Recent Past

  In March 2013, PJP was invited to do an unusual thing. We were asked to be amongst a group of performers to take part in Philadelphia's TedX talks. These events have rarely, if ever involved musical performances. We thought long and hard of what and who to present. The following is documentation video from the Tedx YouTube Channel, of   Read More....

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Mysterious Traveler Series 2014-15

  The next and final Mysterious Traveler Concert Series concert of this season is...   
Monday, April 13, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Central Library/Montgomery Auditorium 1901 Vine Street, 19103

 Featuring: 3 Bassists + A Drummer   More Info About Concert Here   During the summer of 2014, Leo Gadson of Producer's Guild, Adam   Read More....

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April 2015

It’s Jazz Appreciation Month and there are lots of activities happening this month: Great concerts, dialogues and even films. Some events are even free. To find out more about what’s happening in Philly this month, visit: City of Phila - Jazz Month Calendar or Jazz Near You: Philadelphia This month PJP will share a free   Read More....

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Best Of Who Got The Jazz

For six months, from January to June of 2014, PJP and Veteran Freshman presented some powerfully entertaining evenings at World Cafe Live.   It was the Who Got The Jazz Series. We perfected a friendly and inventive mash-up of R&B/Jazz/Hip Hop, presenting some of Philly's hottest rappers, poets and singers, along with our house band,   Read More....

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Who Got The Jazz #6

For six months, Philadelphia Jazz Project and Yusuf Muhammad's Veteran Freshman have presented an exciting series of live hip-hop/jazz music events at World Cafe Live. The series is called Who Got The Jazz and brings together jazz and hip-hop performers collaborating together and paying homage to a jazz legend. It is inspired by the classic   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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Who Got The Jazz #4

  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, April 29th.   World Cafe Live 3025 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (215)   Read More....

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Who Got The Jazz #3

  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, March 25th.   World Cafe Live 3025 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (215)   Read More....

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Who Got The Jazz #2

  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, February 25th.   World Cafe Live 3025 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (215)   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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Philadelphia Jazz Project is a sponsored project of the Culture Trust | Greater Philadelphia, with funding provided by The Wyncote Foundation.