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We Shall Continue - Celebrating MLK 2021

  Jazz speaks for life. The Blues tell the story of life's difficulties, and if you think for a moment, you will realize that they take the hardest realities of life and put them into music, only to come out with some new hope or sense of triumph. This is triumphant music.                Read More....

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Tim Brey - UNWRAP

UNWRAP is a holiday CD from Philadelphia-based pianist and educator, Tim Brey. This contemporary keyboard colossus, demonstrates mercurial speed as a soloist, a sophisticated and complementary touch as an accompanist, as well as a keen sense of wonder and a boundless thirst for exploration as a leader and collaborator. Brey has been an   Read More....

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ISMS - Elliot Bild & The Zone

ISMS is the soon to be released CD from Philadephia-based trumpeter, Elliot Bild & The Zone. The album features all original compositions that are dialed in to highlight the unique instrumentation and voice of each musician involved. Together, through their collective sound and in the moment improvisation, they fell into an environment all   Read More....

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Key Of She - Virtual Week - 2020

Key Of She Jazz announces the next Key of She Virtual Week. This five-day conference will feature women-centered, presentations, workshops, master classes, lectures and more featuring such special guests as saxophonists Alexa Tarantino and Claire Daly, drummers Allison Miller and Sherrie Maricle, guitarist Monnette Sudler, historian Hannah   Read More....

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PJP Collaborator Gets Grid Philly Article

PJP Collaborator and graphic designer Lynn Washington and her Books & Stuff bookshop are the subject of a Grid Magazine article.   Washington has served as PJP's graphic designer since its inception and designed our book, "Philadelphia Jazz Stories Illustrated - Volume One."  In addition, Books & Stuff; founded in 2015 has partnered   Read More....

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Kendrah Butler-Waters - FAITH WALK

FAITH WALK is a soon to be released CD from Philadephia-based pianist, vocalist, violinist and educator, Kendrah Butler-Waters. Musician and scholar, she holds a dual Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Sociology from Temple University and Masters degree in Elementary Education from Drexel University. As a performer, this   Read More....

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A Different Guide To Philly

  “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”       — Ibn Battuta (12th Century Moroccan scholar & explorer)   This month, travel guide publisher, Wildsam added to their series of urban field guides by releasing a unique guide to Philadelphia. Launched in   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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