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Tom Lawton - Man Ray Suite Mixtape

On October 9th, 2015, pianist and composer, Tom Lawton and his ensemble presented a live performance at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This performance showcased music that Lawton composed as part of a special commission from the Philadelphia Jazz Project to musically explore the work of Philadelphia-born and bred, modern art pioneer,   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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Celebrating Ornette

A friend once told me a Jazz joke. It goes: John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins decided to see a wise, holy man to ask him for the secrets of saxophone perfection. To get to him they had to travel many miles by plane and train and then, hike up a snow covered mountain. When they finally reached the summit. They found a small man sitting there   Read More....

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Still The New Thing!

  In the 1950s, a group of musicians diverged from the pack and set the worked on fire. Their approaches openly challenged the prevailing process and caused tensions within the American musical community. Some championed them and their efforts. Others vehemently opposed them and others, even brought their opinions to the point of   Read More....

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Philly Jazz Quotes

Jazz is a phenomenon. …it's an element that was created that almost lacks definition. Because it's endless.
Trudy Pitts

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