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30 Days Of Jazz

April is Jazz Appreciation Month and PhillyCAM in participation with Philadelphia Jazz Project [PJP], will showcase over 50 hours of performances and conversations of Philadelphia’s jazz community over thirty days. The “30 Days of Jazz” celebration features a range of styles, from BeBop to Afro-Latin, with a highlight of new   Read More....

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Coltrane At 90 - Thanks

"I'd like to point out to people the divine in a musical language that transcends words. I want to speak to their souls."   ——  John Coltrane       Many thanks to everyone who attended, participated, or wanted to join us in celebrating John Coltrane's 90th birthday over these 9 amazing days. It   Read More....

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Celebrating The Right Way

You may not have noticed it, but in our zeal to celebrate John Coltrane's 90th birthday, we gave you the years of his 100th birthday.   We incorrectly wrote on our logo, 1916 - 2016. It does now and should have read, 1926 - 2016.   Please forgive our haste. It was wrong. We made a mistake. It in no way speaks for our excitement,   Read More....

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Celebrating Coltrane

September 17th to 25th, 2016 One of the most important artists of the 20th century was our neighbor. He walked among us. He lived among us. He was not born here, but he became a man and a professional musician here. We celebrate his birthday next month. September 23rd, 2016. He would have been 90 years old.   His name was John William   Read More....

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PJP, WRTI & PhillyCAM Win Media Award

  On July 6th, 2016, The Alliance for Community Media announced the winners of their 2016 Hometown Media Awards. In the category of Access Center Professional Winners / Local Performances, the winning media project was....   Philadelphia Jazz Project & WRTI Present: Orkestra Rumpilezz Produced with PhillyCAM   On Friday,   Read More....

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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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PhillyCAM Sessions - Electricity

There's more Jazz on local television as, Philadelphia Jazz Project, Turtle Studios and PhillyCAM present a diverse collection of performances by Philadelphia musicians who demonstrate their unique interpretations of the term “Electricity.” Featuring hot performances by artists like trombonist and Center City Jazz Festival creator   Read More....

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PhillyCAM Sessions-VSOR On TV

During the summer of 2015, Philadelphia Jazz Project, Turtle Studios and PhillyCAM partnered to create a series of one time special live studio recordings with some of Philadelphia's most intriguing elder performers. The program, which airs on Sunday Nights at 7pm this Fall is entitled, PJP Presents: PhillyCAM Sessions - Very Special One Time   Read More....

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PhillyCAM Sessions - Jazz On TV

PhillyCAM Sessions Promo from PhillyCAM on Vimeo.   Phila Jazz Project, along with PhillyCAM and Turtle Studios produced a series of 13 live performances for television during the summer of 2014. These concerts feature some of the most exciting Jazz artists working in the Philadelphia region.   Every Sunday Night from   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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