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If You Missed Them - Orkestra Rumpilezz

  On Friday, July 31, 2015, Philadelphia experienced for the first time, the powerful, musical magic of Orkestra Rumpilezz, led by the remarkable, saxophonist, composer, conduct and educator, Letieres Leite. On their very first U.S. tour, this Brazilian big band, by way of the state of Bahia and the city of Salvador, joined by Afro-Cuban   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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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 - Karen Smith

The Free Library, the Producer's Guild and PJP are teaming up to present a daring, new performance series. Entitled,  Mysterious Travelers Concert Series, it will feature FREE monthly concerts running through April 2015. It will also showcase a diverse array of Jazz performers who are shaping the future sounds of Philadelphia. The next   Read More....

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Celebrating Philly's Jazz Organ Tradition

Home Cooking: Celebrating The Philadelphia Jazz Organ Tradition Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM World Cafe Live 3025 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 Philadelphia Jazz Project, WRTI, WXPN and NPR's Jazz Night in America have teamed up to bring you Home Cooking: Celebrating the Philadelphia Jazz Organ Tradition. It's a   Read More....

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Hundreds of people attended Phila Jazz Project events this year. If you attended any PJP events, tell us something about your experience. Did you have a good time? Did you bring friends or family along with you?   Help us do a better job.   Share your thoughts. We need your voice.   Let Us Quote You.
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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.
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