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PJP At Waldorf School Jazz Brunch

The Philadelphia Jazz Project (PJP) has been invited to participate in The Waldorf School of Philadelphia's, 2nd Annual Black History Brunch & Celebration.   It takes place on...   Saturday, February 29th 10am-2pm The Waldorf School of Philadelphia 6000 Wayne Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19144   Homer Jackson, the Director of   Read More....

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Philadelphia Jazz Stories Illustrated - Volume One

  “Express something with your saxophone; don’t just display your virtuosity; tell a story and not a lie.”   - - - - Lester Young   Quietly working behind the scenes for almost five years, the Philadelphia Jazz Project has been pulling together Philadelphia Jazz Stories Illustrated: Volume One - a   Read More....

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Philadelphia Jazz Stories

Sunday, December 1st, 2019 from 1 - 4pm Philadelphia Jazz Stories Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19130   FREE TO THE PUBLIC (For More Info: CLICK HERE)   BOOK SIGNING, PERFORMANCES & PANEL DISCUSSION: On Sunday, December 1st, 2019 at the Barnes Foundation, as part of PECO Free First Sunday   Read More....

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Celebration of Trane's Interstellar Space

    I was young and Trane was giving me a chance to play. And I was playing my heart out - it was a new experience for me because I didn't have the bass player to think about. I didn't have the pianist there. It was just me. I wasn't as confident. But, Trane knew that it was there. He knew it was there all the time. - Rashied   Read More....

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Re-Imagining Interstellar Space

In September of 2016, Philadelphia Jazz Project [PJP] and a group of collaborators presented nine days of free events celebrating the 90th birthday of the legendary Philadelphia Jazz artist, John Coltrane. Of the many events that took place, one was very special. We asked two artists, tenor saxophonist, Terry Lawson and drummer, Alan Nelson to   Read More....

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Facing East

July 14th, 2016, 8:00pm Facing East: Islamic Influences In Jazz International House 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104   Tickets: $15 in advance, more at the door Purchase Tickets Here Philadelphia Jazz Project In collaboration with The New Africa Center, present Facing East: A concert celebrating Islamic influences and Islamic   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.
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Philadelphia Jazz Project is a sponsored project of the Culture Trust | Greater Philadelphia, with funding provided by The Philadelphia Foundation.