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PJP At Waldorf School Jazz Brunch

The Philadelphia Jazz Project (PJP) has been invited to participate in The Waldorf School of Philadelphia's, 2nd Annual Black History Brunch & Celebration.   It takes place on...   Saturday, February 29th 10am-2pm The Waldorf School of Philadelphia 6000 Wayne Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19144   Homer Jackson, the Director of   Read More....

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For The Love Of Germantown - Revisited

  FOR THE LOVE OF GERMANTOWN   Philadelphia is home to strong musical traditions like Jazz, Gospel, DooWop, R&B, Rock and Hiphop. One place where music's magic happens is Germantown. This community in the Northwestern region of Philadelphia was and continues to be a neighborhood rich in culture, history and diverstity. Many   Read More....

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Gold Rush by Alexa Gold - A Mysterious Traveler Mixtape

During the summer of 2014, Leo Gadson of Producer's Guild, Adam Feldman of The Free Library of Philadelphia and Homer Jackson of PJP met to discuss an idea. The trio, teamed up to develop a daring, new performance series: The Mysterious Traveler Concert Series, which takes place in the Montgomery Auditorium at the Central Branch of the Free   Read More....

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Processional - The Marcell Bellinger CD Raffle

In the winter of 2016, PJP and The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts [PAFA] collaborated on public programming for the PAFA exhibition, Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis. Lewis, a Black American visual artist and innovator of Abstract Expressionism was a politically-conscious activist whose work was often inspired by Jazz music and   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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We Shall Again - A Lyrical MLK Celebration

We Shall: A Lyrical MLK Celebration Saturday, January, 18th, 2020 at 3pm The Museum of the American Revolution 101 S 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 Admission Information   The Philadelphia Jazz Project has been invited to remount our exciting Martin Luther King performance at The Museum of the American Revolution. We Shall: A   Read More....

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Philadelphia Jazz Stories Illustrated - Volume One

  “Express something with your saxophone; don’t just display your virtuosity; tell a story and not a lie.”   - - - - Lester Young   Quietly working behind the scenes for almost five years, the Philadelphia Jazz Project has been pulling together Philadelphia Jazz Stories Illustrated: Volume One - a   Read More....

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On my first record with him, I used no notes, just sound... I never played as powerfully as I did with Sunny Murray... he plays pulse, not beats.
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Philadelphia Jazz Project is a sponsored project of the Culture Trust | Greater Philadelphia, with funding provided by The Philadelphia Foundation.