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Satellites #8 - Erica Corbo

Satellites #8 June 20th, 2018 / 8pm 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 musician,   Read More....

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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 - 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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HotHouse At PAFA - Charles Ellerbe

HotHouse At PAFA / Celebrating 20 Years On Air For J. Michael Harrison Saturday, October 28 - 2PM / Featuring Charles Ellerbe & MATRIX 12:38 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts / PAFA 118-128 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 For Tickets: Click Here   This year, WRTI-FM radio host, J. Michael Harrison is celebrating 20 years of his   Read More....

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Byard Lancaster - Celebration of Life

Thursday, July 28th 2016 at 7:30pm Celebration of Life - Byard Lancaster Settlement Music School/Germantown Branch 6128 Germantown Avenue, Phila., PA 19144   Tickets: $10 in advance - More at the door   For tickets go to EVENTBRITE, search "Byard Lancaster" and follow prompts to order tickets. For some reason, we are having   Read More....

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Happy Birthday Sun Ra!!

May 22, 2016 - May 30, 1993   102 years ago today, stars fell on Alabama and out of the debris emerged a brown baby boy, who would be named Herman Poole Blount. We knew him as the intergalactic traveler, philosopher and master musician, Sun Ra.   To celebrate his birthday, we share PJP Mixtape Series - Sun Ra Edition Vol 3, featuring   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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Announcing Sun Ra Mixtape Series

Last fall, Philadelphia Jazz Project developed a unique challenge for DJs, producers, electronic musicians, turntablists and anyone that understands the sampling sport. An open call was issued to this creative community to create instrumental tracks that could support vocals from singers, poets, and/or rappers, as well as solos by   Read More....

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PJP Mixtape - Sun Ra Edition

This fall, the Philadelphia Jazz Project will create a 12 song, mixtape celebrating the 100th birthday of longtime Philadelphian, visionary musician, philosopher, composer and band leader, Sun Ra. We are looking for DJs, producers, electronic musicians, turntablists and anyone that understands the sampling sport to create instrumental   Read More....

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Still The New Thing!

  In the 1950s, a group of musicians diverged from the pack and set the worked on fire. Their approaches openly challenged the prevailing process and caused tensions within the American musical community. Some championed them and their efforts. Others vehemently opposed them and others, even brought their opinions to the point of   Read More....

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If it hadn't been for him, there wouldn't have been none of us. I want to thank Mr. Louis Armstrong for my livelihood.
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