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Always Celebrating Trane

  "I'd like to point out to people the divine in a musical language that transcends words. I want to speak to their souls."   ——  John Coltrane   One of the most important artists of the 20th century was a Philadelphian. He was our neighbor. He walked among us. He lived among us. He was not born here, but he   Read More....

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Revisiting The Freedom Suite

SOLD OUT!!!   The David Brodie Trio Presents FREEDOM SUITE (A Socially Distanced Garden Jazz Concert) THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th, 2020 at 6PM Port Royal - 227 Port Royal Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128 Ticket Information Below   THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!!!   In 1958, tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins released the classic   Read More....

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Anwar Marshall - The Most Traveled - Mixtapes

  Since 2014, The Mysterious Traveler Concert Series, which takes place at the Central Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia in downtown, Philadelphia has become one of the most exciting musical events in the city. The series has introduced dozens of local artists to thousands of Philadelphia audience members. It has presented such   Read More....

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Summer Sounds 2018 - Greatest Hits Mixtape

During the summer of 2018, in partnership with VISIT PHILADELPHIA, the Philadelphia Jazz Project, presented 90 FREE performances in 45 days in Philadelphia's, historic Old City District. From Friday, June 1 through Friday, September 7, 2018, five different Philadelphia musical ensembles, each presented concerts for three weeks. Back in the   Read More....

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Summer Sounds 2018 - Victor North Mixtape

During the summer of 2018, in partnership with VISIT PHILADELPHIA, the Philadelphia Jazz Project, presented 90 FREE performances in 45 days in Philadelphia's, historic Old City District. From Friday, June 1 through Friday, September 7, 2018, five different Philadelphia musical ensembles, each presented concerts for three weeks. Back in the   Read More....

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Summer Sounds 2018 - Big Brass 4tet Mixtape

During the summer of 2018, in partnership with VISIT PHILADELPHIA, the Philadelphia Jazz Project, presented 90 FREE performances in 45 days in Philadelphia's, historic Old City District. From Friday, June 1 through Friday, September 7, 2018, five different Philadelphia musical ensembles, each presented concerts for three weeks. Back in the   Read More....

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Summer Sounds 2018 - Tim Price Mixtape

During the summer of 2018, in partnership with VISIT PHILADELPHIA, the Philadelphia Jazz Project, presented 90 FREE performances in 45 days in Philadelphia's, historic Old City District. From Friday, June 1 through Friday, September 7, 2018, five different Philadelphia musical ensembles, each presented concerts for three weeks. Back in the   Read More....

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Summer Sounds 2018 - Old City Sax Quartet Mixtape

During the summer of 2018, in partnership with VISIT PHILADELPHIA, the Philadelphia Jazz Project, presented 90 FREE performances in 45 days in Philadelphia's, historic Old City District. From Friday, June 1 through Friday, September 7, 2018, five different Philadelphia musical ensembles, each presented concerts for three weeks. Back in the   Read More....

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Summer Sounds 2018 - Mixtape Series

During the summer of 2018, in partnership with VISIT PHILADELPHIA, the Philadelphia Jazz Project, presented 90 FREE performances in 45 days in Philadelphia's, historic Old City District. From Friday, June 1 through Friday, September 7, 2018, five different Philadelphia musical ensembles, each presented concerts for three weeks. Back in the   Read More....

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Mysterious Traveler All Stars Go Pop!

Mysterious Traveler All Stars Go Pop! Monday, January 27th, 2020 at 7:00 pm Parkway Central Library | Montgomery Auditorium 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189 ADMISSION IS FREE.   Who says a jazz band can't play dance music? - George Clinton of Parliament/Funkadelic   At its core, Jazz music is a good time,   Read More....

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Mysterious Traveler All Stars - Spring 2019 Concert

Mysterious Traveler All Stars - Spring 2019 Concert Monday, May 6th, 2019 at 7:00 pm Parkway Central Library | Montgomery Auditorium 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189 ADMISSION IS FREE.   The Mysterious Travelers All Stars continue to astound us with their magnificent growth as a team of composers and master musicians.   Read More....

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Mysterious Traveler All Stars - Winter 2019 Concert

Mysterious Traveler All Stars - Winter 2019 Concert Monday, February 25th, 2019 at 7:00 pm Parkway Central Library | Montgomery Auditorium 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189 ADMISSION IS FREE.   The Mysterious Travelers are back!!! After their magnificent, One Book - Report performance in July 2018, the Mysterious Traveler   Read More....

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The Remedy Project Mixtapes

Philadelphia Jazz Project Presents... THE REMEDY PROJECT: The Arts Of Healing The Philadelphia Jazz Project is a special initiative started by the Wyncote Foundation and fiscally hosted by Culture Trust / Greater Philadelphia. Its role is to grow the audience for Jazz in Philadelphia and to expand the possibilities for our artists on the   Read More....

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Acknowledgement - Always Celebrating Coltrane

  One of the most important artists of the 20th century was a Philadelphian. He was our neighbor. He walked among us. He lived among us. He was not born here, but he became a man and a professional musician here. We celebrate his birthday every September 23rd.   But, we actually celebrate his mastery, his creativity and his   Read More....

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One Book - Report Concert

One Book - Report Concert Monday, July 9th 7:00 pm Shakespeare Park at the Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine St | Philadelphia, PA 19103 FREE EVENT, BUT YOU MUST RSVP TO RSVP CLICK HERE   The 2018 One Book One Philadelphia selection was Jacqueline Woodson’s award winning novel, Another Brooklyn. After an exciting season of   Read More....

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Summer Sounds

From Friday, June 1 through Friday, September 7, the Summer Sounds In The Historic District free music series delivers sweet tunes at nearly a dozen locations in Old City, Society Hill and along the Delaware River waterfront.   Produced by VISIT PHILADELPHIA in partnership with Veteran Freshman, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation,   Read More....

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The Equinox Concert Mixtapes

  "I'm interested in all the sciences—metaphysics, astrology, astronomy, mental physics..."  - - - - John Coltrane     The Equinox is the time or date (twice each year) at which the sun crosses the celestial equator when day and night are of equal length (about September 22 and March 20). Although this is an   Read More....

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Celebrating Coltrane 2017 - Thanks

"Overall, I think the main thing a musician would like to do is give to the listener the many wonderful things he knows of and senses in the universe…”   ——  John Coltrane       Many thanks to everyone who attended, participated, or wanted to join us in celebrating John Coltrane's 91st   Read More....

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Mysterious Traveler Mixtape #2

In early 2014, Leo Gadson of Producers Guild, Adam Feldman of the Free Library of Philadelphia and Homer Jackson of the Philadelphia Jazz Project met to discuss a new concert series. It was called the Mysterious Traveler Concert Series. From Sept 2014 to May of 2015, the series presented monthly concerts, showcasing young and not so young,   Read More....

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Mysterious Traveler - Victor North

Mysterious Travelers 2: Great Migrations - a collaboration between The Free Library of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Jazz Project. Back by overwhelming popular demand! FREE concerts every fourth Monday night from October 2015 through May 2016, audiences will hear from veteran, as well as up-and-coming musicians who are shaping the future sounds   Read More....

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Mysterious Traveler - Kevin Ripley - Starting Things Off

During the summer of 2014, Leo Gadson of Producer's Guild, Adam Feldman of the The Free Library and Homer Jackson of PJP teamed up to develop a daring, new performance series: Mysterious Traveler Concert Series. The series featured FREE monthly concerts for 8 months during the 2014-15 season. It showcased a diverse array of Jazz performers who   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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