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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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Exuberance

Matt Yaple is musician and composer, media maker and founder of @exuberance, a beautiful, new, local jazz salon. Since the summer 2016, Yaple has been presenting small, but powerful musical situations in his salon.   PJP Spoke with Matt Yaple about his work, @exuberance and a unique New Year's Day benefit for Jazz Bridge: "resolution"   Read More....

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Mysterious Traveler - Victor North

Mysterious Travelers 2: Great Migrations - a collaboration between The Free Library of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Jazz Project. Back by overwhelming popular demand! FREE concerts every fourth Monday night from October 2015 through May 2016, audiences will hear from veteran, as well as up-and-coming musicians who are shaping the future sounds   Read More....

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Mysterious Traveler - Madison Rast

Mysterious Travelers 2: Great Migrations - a collaboration between The Free Library of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Jazz Project. Back by overwhelming popular demand! FREE concerts every fourth Monday night from October 2015 through May 2016 audiences will hear from veteran, as well as up-and-coming musicians who are shaping the future sounds of   Read More....

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Philly JAM 2014 Highlights!

It's Jazz Appreciation Month. That means Philly JAM.   Philadelphia Jazz Project and its partners, including Jazz Near You, are collaborating to make sure that you know what's happening in and outside of the city.. This month in the Philadelphia area there are over 300 events…yes, 300 events that everyone can   Read More....

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Philly Jazz Quotes

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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