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Satellites #7 - J. Michael Harrison & Homer Jackson

Satellites #7 May 30th, 2018 / 8pm - CORRECTION!!! Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra World Cafe Live 3025 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104   For Tickets: CLICK HERE   Continuing the exploration started by our Sun Ra Mixtape Series celebrating the influence of the Philadelphia, visionary   Read More....

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Satellites #5 - Raphael Xavier

Satellites #5 March 28th, 2018 / 8pm Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra Johnny Brenda’s 1201 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19125 For Tickets: CLICK HERE   Continuing the exploration started by our Sun Ra Mixtape Series celebrating the influence of the Philadelphia, visionary musician,   Read More....

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Satellites #4 - Kevin Diehl

Satellites #4 February 21st, 2018 / 8pm Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra Johnny Brenda’s 1201 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19125 For Tickets: Click Here   Continuing the exploration started by our Sun Ra Mixtape Series celebrating the influence of the Philadelphia, visionary musician,   Read More....

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Why Sun Ra Matters

The possible has been tried and failed. Now it's time to try the impossible. p                                                       - - - Sun   Read More....

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Satellites #1 - Kim Pedro

Satellites #1 Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19130 For Tickets: Click Here   Continuing the exploration started by our Sun Ra Mixtape Series celebrating the influence of the Philadelphia, visionary musician, philosopher, composer and band leader,   Read More....

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Satellites Series: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra

Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra   In the fall of 2014, Philadelphia Jazz Project developed a special mixtape project honoring the immeasurable imaginative genius of the late Philadelphia, visionary musician, philosopher, composer and band leader, Sun Ra [1914 to 1993]. This unique challenge provided an   Read More....

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Announcing Sun Ra Mixtape # 6

Happy Winter Solstice!!! If you're not aware, the winter solstice, for the Northern Hemisphere is the shortest day of the calendar year. Shortest day because it is the shortest period of sunlight, with the longest period of darkness. Which also gives us the longest night.   Human beings have tracked the sun’s path across the sky for   Read More....

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Return Of The Sound Warriors

For the past few years, saxophonist, composer and band leader, Bobby Zankel and his Warriors of the Wonderful Sound, have been busy presenting cutting-edge music to enthusiastic crowds in various locations around the city. This year, Zankel returns with four concerts of big band music centered around his 13 piece ensemble, The Warriors of the   Read More....

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RAPHSTRAVAGANZA

RAPHSTRAVAGANZA: A Kinetic Cirque Experience Saturday, September 10th 2016, 12:00pm to 7:00pm Center Courtyard of City Hall 1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19107 FREE Admission, but you must Get A Ticket Here   Leading hip-hop artist and 2016 Guggenheim Fellow and 2013 Pew Fellow, Raphael Xavier will bring together   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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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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WOWS New Season 2015-16

“Music is an idea, not a style!” - Ornette Coleman   This Fall, the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound return their midweek concert series at the Painted Bride Art Center, that began in the spring of 2015 and featured their amazing big band “Bobby Zankel and the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound with guest soloists Dave   Read More....

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