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Monnette Sudler Guitar Summit - Nine Lives

  Monnette Sudler’s 9th Annual Philadelphia Guitar Summit May 12th, 2018 at 2:00 - 4:00PM / Doors Open at 1:00PM World Café Live 3025 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104   To Purchase Tickets: Click Here   Some people believe that The Nine Lives Myth is related to cats' ability to always land on their feet.   Read More....

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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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Mysterious Traveler - Jeff Scull

Mysterious Traveler 4 Concert Series February, 26th, 2018 / Jeff Scull Parkway Central Library | Montgomery Auditorium 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189   All events in this series are FREE.   Mysterious Travelers 4: Further Investigations - a collaboration between The Free Library of Philadelphia and Philadelphia   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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The Forerunners Salute Jymie & John

The Forerunners Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 8pm Painted Bride Art Center - 230 Vine Street, Phila., PA 19106 For Information & Tickets   It was earlier this year, in January, at World Cafe Live, that PJP in collaboration with WXPN, WRTI, Ars Nova Workshop and NPR presented the nation's first glimpse of the music of Jymie Merritt   Read More....

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The Music Of Jymie Merritt And The Forerunners

In March of 2015, WRTI, WXPN and the Philadelphia Jazz Project collaborated with NPR’s Jazz Night In America to present Home Cooking: Celebrating The Philadelphia Jazz Organ Tradition. [Jazz Night In America is NPR’s popular radio series hosted by Philadelphia’s own, Jazz bassist Christian McBride.] The Home Cooking concert   Read More....

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Happiest Of Holidays

2015 has been a great year for PJP! From September 2015 to December 2015, our season has been full and rich. Great performances. Great audience responses.   From last January to the Fall of 2015, we also did some great things. ▪ We presented Love Notes for Valentine's Day at the Arch Street Meeting House. ▪ We showcased some awesome   Read More....

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More Home Cooking

Philadelphia Jazz Project director, Homer Jackson was recently interviewed by Matthew Leister of Jump Philly Magazine. They discussed the Homecooking; Celebrating The Philadelphia Jazz Organ Tradition concert which occurred on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at World Cafe Live and will be broadcast on National Public Radio's [NPR’s] Jazz Night In   Read More....

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Who Got The Jazz #5

  Philadelphia Jazz Project and Philadelphia’s leading hiphop presenting vehicle, Veteran Freshman and its chief, Yusuf Muhammad join forces to present a series of live hip-hop/jazz music events at World Cafe Live continuing on Tuesday, May 27th.   World Cafe Live 3025 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (215)   Read More....

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Who Got The Jazz #4

  Philadelphia Jazz Project and Philadelphia’s leading hiphop presenting vehicle, Veteran Freshman and its chief, Yusuf Muhammad join forces to present a series of live hip-hop/jazz music events at World Cafe Live continuing on Tuesday, April 29th.   World Cafe Live 3025 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (215)   Read More....

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Who Got The Jazz #3

  Philadelphia Jazz Project and Philadelphia’s leading hiphop presenting vehicle, Veteran Freshman and its chief, Yusuf Muhammad join forces to present a series of live hip-hop/jazz music events at World Cafe Live continuing on Tuesday, March 25th.   World Cafe Live 3025 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (215)   Read More....

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Who Got The Jazz #2

  Philadelphia Jazz Project and Philadelphia’s leading hiphop presenting vehicle, Veteran Freshman and its chief, Yusuf Muhammad join forces to present a series of live hip-hop/jazz music events at World Cafe Live continuing on Tuesday, February 25th.   World Cafe Live 3025 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (215)   Read More....

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Who Got The Jazz #1

Philadelphia Jazz Project and Philadelphia’s leading hiphop presenting vehicle, Veteran Freshman and its chief, Yusuf Muhammad join forces to present a series of live hip-hop/jazz music events at World Cafe Live starting on Tuesday, January 28th.   “I think the arts, culture and music here in Philly are so much   Read More....

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