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Learning About Ted Curson - Matthew Stewart

Upcoming on the PJP calendar is the Bill Barron/Ted Curson Celebration. This event features a local, all-star band that we named after one of Ted Curson's compositions; Quicksand. The ensemble is lead by Wilmington, Delaware-based trumpeter, Matthew Stewart. A student of trumpeter Donald Byrd, Stewart works with Sonic Liberation Front, and the   Read More....

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Celebrating Bill Barron & Ted Curson

On Friday October 16th, 2015, at the American Philosophical Society, PJP will pay tribute to two talented Philadelphia artists Bill Barron and Ted Curson, who were in the thick of things during the New Thing in Jazz in the late 1950s. If you've never "heard of" them, you've probably "heard" them. Saxophonist, Bill Barron and trumpeter, Ted   Read More....

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