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Celebrating Sunny Murray

The Sunny Murray Memorial Saturday, February 24th, 2018 at 6:00pm The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts 738 S. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19146   FREE Admission, but you must RSVP TO RSVP CLICK HERE   "I'm at the point in my life now with this message to happiness, expressing to people the magic of being   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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Mysterious Traveler - Bernard Samuel

Bernard Samuel is a Philadelphia-based pianist with a "personal touch." He began playing while attending college, and has been, constantly developing his skills, style and gaining experience over the years. Drawing from the influences of R&B vocal groups like The Harptones and The Temptations, as well as the lyrical musical styling’s of   Read More....

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1st Time In Philadelphia

Hailing from Bahia, Brazil, the percussion and woodwinds big band, Letieres Leite & Orkestra Rumpilezz embark on their very first U.S. tour debuting Friday, July 31, 2015, in Philadelphia. In partnership with "Southern Exposure," the concert tour will feature musicians from New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Santa Cruz, San Jose and Miami.   Read More....

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The Drum Speaks

Another Holiday For Skins is a special performance featuring an all star ensemble of Philadelphia drummers, percussionists and other musicians. This event is a 21st century celebration of the classic 1958 album “Holiday For Skins” and its sister projects, “Drum Suite” and “Orgy In Rhythm.” Recorded by   Read More....

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Another Holiday For Skins

Another Holiday For Skins: A Drum Celebration Saturday | February 28, 2015 | 8:00 p.m. International House - Ibrahim Theater 3701 Chestnut Street, Phila., PA 19104   Another Holiday For Skins is a special performance featuring an all star, Philadelphia-based ensemble of trap drummers, percussionists and other musicians. This   Read More....

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Jazz Walk In Fairmount Park

Sunday, October 13th; Noon - 4 p.m. Philadelphia Jazz Project presents JAZZ WALK   Take a stroll with the PJP in beautiful Fairmount Park around the 
East Park Reservoir starting at 33rd & Diamond Streets or 33rd & Oxford Streets. JAZZ WALK is a FREE event, featuring Jazz Performances, free snacks & water. Wear comfortable   Read More....

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On my first record with him, I used no notes, just sound... I never played as powerfully as I did with Sunny Murray... he plays pulse, not beats.
Byard Lancaster

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