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Marcell Bellinger And His Creative Procession

PJP and The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts [PAFA] collaborate on public programming in conjunction with the PAFA exhibition, Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis. Lewis, (1909-1979) a Black American, was a pivotal figure in American art, a participant in the Harlem art community, an innovator of Abstract Expressionism, and a   Read More....

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Mysterious Traveler - Dan Hanrahan

            The Free Library, the Producer's Guild and PJP are teaming up to present a daring, new performance series. Entitled,  Mysterious Travelers Concert Series, it will feature FREE monthly concerts running through April 2015. It will also showcase a diverse array of Jazz   Read More....

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Mysterious Traveler - Vince Turnbull

The Free Library, the Producer's Guild and PJP are teaming up to present a daring, new performance series. Entitled,  Mysterious Travelers Concert Series, it will feature FREE monthly concerts running through April 2015. It will also showcase a diverse array of Jazz performers who are shaping the future sounds of Philadelphia. The upcoming   Read More....

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Billy Strayhorn Celebration

Lush Life: Philadelphia Celebrates Billy Strayhorn is a diverse, inter-generational tribute to Dayton-born, Pittsburgh-raised, pianist, composer and arranger, William Thomas Strayhorn. As Duke Ellington's creative partner for over 30 years, the openly gay and unprecedented Strayhorn created such classics and standards of the Great American   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.
                    Dizzy Gillespie

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