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Welcome to Philadelphia Jazz Project




Behind The Sounds - Brendan McGeehan

Every time we attend a concert, there are people at work whom we may, or may not know, nor notice. These are people whose job is to make our experience as wonderful as possible. To that group of people who work behind the scenes in the Jazz community here in Philadelphia, we'd like to acknowledge their work and commitment. This series of   Read More....

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Satellites #5 - Gretchen Elise

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 #6 - Gralin Hughes

Satellites #6 April 18th, 2018 / 8pm Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra Franklin Institute Planetarium 222 N 20th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 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 #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 Concert Quiz

Satellites #4 February 21st, 2017 / 8pm Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra Johnny Brenda’s 1201 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19125   To BUY Tickets: Click Here     Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra is a concert series featuring 8 performances at some   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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Satellites #3 Concert Quiz

Satellites #3 January 17th, 2017 / 8pm Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra Ardmore Music Hall 23 East Lancaster Avenue Ardmore, PA 19003   To BUY Tickets: Click Here     Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra is a concert series featuring 8 performances at some of the   Read More....

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Satellites #3 Concert Quiz

Satellites #3 January 17th, 2017 / 8pm Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra Ardmore Music Hall 23 East Lancaster Avenue Ardmore, PA 19003   To BUY Tickets: Click Here     Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra is a concert series featuring 8 performances at some of the   Read More....

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Satellites #3 - Bert Harris

Satellites #3 January 17th, 2017 / 8pm Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra Ardmore Music Hall 23 East Lancaster Avenue Ardmore, PA 19003   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 #2 - DM Hotep

Satellites #2 Satellites Are Spinning: A Sizzling, Sonic Celebration of Sun Ra Ardmore Music Hall 23 East Lancaster Avenue Ardmore, PA 19003   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   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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Vince Tampio's New CD Project - Live at PafA

Vince Tampio is a professional trumpeter, arranger/composer, educator and multi-instrumentalist in the Philadelphia and New York regions. His primary instrument is trumpet; he also performs on assorted brass and electric bass. Vince holds a Masters of Music degree in Jazz Performance from the University of the Arts and holds a Bachelor of Science   Read More....

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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.
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