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Mysterious Traveler - Michael Cemprola

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....

Tags : FreeLibrary Producer'sGuild MysteriousTravelersConcertSeries FREEmonthlyconcerts MichaelCemprola UArts CamdenCountyCollege RobertDeNiro EddieMurphy MelBrooks

Road To Merida - Part 2 - Elliott Levin

Cancun/Merida; May 16, 2013 Arrive in Cancun... swoon through the Yucatan 180... void past Valladolid... Popola... Chichenitza... into Merida... Steaming spring eternal humid-if-i-cation... revived by Sopa Limon... a Mayan tonic (lemon spiced chicken broth with tortilla strips)... Leads to Olimpo Sonic (theater/venue of our opening &   Read More....

Tags : ElliottLevin Merida Mexico DennisGonzalez Dallas Jazz Poetry Cha'ak'abPaaxil FestivalofImprovisation FreeJazz&Noisiness

Road To Merida - Part 1 - Elliott Levin

In May of 2013, Philadelphia saxophonist and poet, Elliott Levin set off on a brief musical tour. He was traveling to perform in Cha'ak'ab Paaxil: Festival of Improvisation, Free Jazz & Noisiness, which takes place in the beautiful city of Merida, Mexico. Levin was going to jam and collaborate with some old and new friends. On the way, he would   Read More....

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Body & Soul-The Greatest Records Ever

The Greatest Records Ever:  Eddie Jefferson's, “Body & Soul” This series is an opportunity to reflect on some of the amazing music that has come into our lives. From the popular and celebrated to the unknown, obscure and/or ignored, we will touch some music that you know and love and surely some works that you loathe   Read More....

Tags : TheGreatestRecordsEver EddieJefferson KingPleasure JamesMoody LambertHendricks&Ross Body&Soul ColemanHawkins Hep Moody'sMoodForLove I'mInTheMoodForLov

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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PJP Mixtape - Sun Ra Edition

This fall, the Philadelphia Jazz Project will create a 12 song, mixtape celebrating the 100th birthday of longtime Philadelphian, visionary musician, philosopher, composer and band leader, Sun Ra. We are looking for DJs, producers, electronic musicians, turntablists and anyone that understands the sampling sport to create instrumental   Read More....

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Mysterious Traveler: Matthew Clayton

  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.   Read More....

Tags : FreeLibrary Producer'sGuild MysteriousTravelersConcertSeries FREEmonthlyconcerts MatthewClayton Dr.MatthewD.ClaytonII UniversityofPennsylvania CharlieParker JohnColtrane CannonballAdderley

 

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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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Philadelphia Jazz Project is a sponsored project of the Painted Bride Art Center, with funding provided by The Wyncote Foundation.