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Center City Jazz Festival 2017

2017 Center City Jazz Festival Saturday, April 29 from 1:00pm – 7:00pm 5 Venues!!! 20 Performers!! One Action-Packed Day!! For More info on Performers, Schedule & Tickets: CLICK HERE   Philadelphia native Ernest Stuart is the Founder/Artistic Director of the Center City Jazz Festival. Stuart is a graduate of Temple University   Read More....

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Celebration of Trane's Interstellar Space

    I was young and Trane was giving me a chance to play. And I was playing my heart out - it was a new experience for me because I didn't have the bass player to think about. I didn't have the pianist there. It was just me. I wasn't as confident. But, Trane knew that it was there. He knew it was there all the time. - Rashied   Read More....

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Re-Imagining Interstellar Space

In September of 2016, Philadelphia Jazz Project [PJP] and a group of collaborators presented nine days of free events celebrating the 90th birthday of the legendary Philadelphia Jazz artist, John Coltrane. Of the many events that took place, one was very special. We asked two artists, tenor saxophonist, Terry Lawson and drummer, Alan Nelson to   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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For the Love of Germantown

For the Love of Germantown   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. One place where this magic happens is Germantown. This community   Read More....

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Sunday Jams With Rob Henderson

Rob Henderson's Jam Sessions - Sundays at 6pm Alma Mater 7165 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119   Drummer, Robert H. Henderson has a career as a jazz musician that spans over two decades. His inimitable style combines influences from historically legendary stick men, such as: Art Blakey, Arthur Taylor, Kenny Clarke, and   Read More....

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The Intersection of Jazz & HipHop

THE OHENE SAVANT CONCERT HAS BEEN REVISED. OHENE SAVANT WILL NOT APPEAR.   On April 29th, at the Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center in Manayunk, PJP presents A Concert At The Intersection of Jazz & HipHop. The event features the lyrical prowess of Philadelphia rapper/poets MadSwayzie and Raphael Xavier, as well as the   Read More....

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Ohene Savant - At The Intersection of Jazz & Hiphop

On April 29th, at the Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center in Manayunk, PJP presents Ohene Savant - Year of the Savant. This concert, at the intersection of Jazz & Hiphop, features the music and lyrical prowess of Philadelphia’s returning son, rapper, musician, composer, producer and writer, Ohene Savant. He will be joined on   Read More....

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Jazz Night In America - Christian McBride

In case you missed it, a few weeks ago, NPR's Jazz Night In America captured Christian McBride, the host of the show in performance right here in his own hometown of Philadelphia. The performance was his Civil Rights Era celebration, The Movement Revisited from the Merriam Theater of the Kimmel Center. The piece uses the words of Martin Luther   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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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.
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