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Celebrating Grover

The Grover Washington, Jr. Reunion Concert Tuesday, July 18th, 7:30 PM Temple University Performing Arts Center 1837 North Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19122 Tickets can be purchased HERE; General Admission: $30   Grover Washington, Jr., one of the most influential and well-regarded saxophonists of all time, left us too soon. He   Read More....

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PJP, WRTI & PhillyCAM Win Media Award

  On July 6th, 2016, The Alliance for Community Media announced the winners of their 2016 Hometown Media Awards. In the category of Access Center Professional Winners / Local Performances, the winning media project was....   Philadelphia Jazz Project & WRTI Present: Orkestra Rumpilezz Produced with PhillyCAM   On Friday,   Read More....

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If You Missed Them - Orkestra Rumpilezz

  On Friday, July 31, 2015, Philadelphia experienced for the first time, the powerful, musical magic of Orkestra Rumpilezz, led by the remarkable, saxophonist, composer, conduct and educator, Letieres Leite. On their very first U.S. tour, this Brazilian big band, by way of the state of Bahia and the city of Salvador, joined by Afro-Cuban   Read More....

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Streets Are Buzzing

The following is a commentary written by Philadelphia pianist, Kendrah E. Butler. She is a remarkable musician and has collaborated with PJP on a number of ocassions. In the message below, she shares her response to a recent concert that PJP and our partner, WRTI-FM produced.   Hello. My Philadelphia Jazz Project Family!   What can I say   Read More....

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Another Monster Bash

Last year, award winning arranger/trombonist, Steve Tirpak, Laurin Talese, Chartel Findlater, Eric Wortham, Anwar Marshall, Jay Webb, Dahi Divine and company, blew the roof off of the Painted Bride Arts Center for two nights. This year, he's back. Same energy. Different locations. First, on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014, at The Kimmel Center's   Read More....

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Jazz is a phenomenon. …it's an element that was created that almost lacks definition. Because it's endless.
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