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Mysterious Traveler - Bernard Samuel

Bernard Samuel is a Philadelphia-based pianist with a "personal touch." He began playing while attending college, and has been, constantly developing his skills, style and gaining experience over the years. Drawing from the influences of R&B vocal groups like The Harptones and The Temptations, as well as the lyrical musical styling’s of   Read More....

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Frosty 3! - Cool Holiday Jazz Celebration

Celebrate the Holidays with the Philadelphia Jazz Project! FROSTY 3: COOL HOLIDAY JAZZ CELEBRATION ....featuring some of Philadelphia's finest Jazz musicians. Frosty3! is co-produced and hosted by J. Michael Harrison. Hear him Fridays at 10:00 p.m. on The Bridge, on 90.1FM WRTI. SATURDAY | December 12th, 2015 | 3:00 p.m. IRVINE   Read More....

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PhillyCAM Sessions-VSOR On TV

During the summer of 2015, Philadelphia Jazz Project, Turtle Studios and PhillyCAM partnered to create a series of one time special live studio recordings with some of Philadelphia's most intriguing elder performers. The program, which airs on Sunday Nights at 7pm this Fall is entitled, PJP Presents: PhillyCAM Sessions - Very Special One Time   Read More....

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Jazz In Them There Hills

Arlene Hilton is a lifelong Jazz fan, in love with the music of the Great American Songbook. Like many who grew up in that golden era, she dreamed of singing those great songs accompanied by awesome musicians. Her dreams were put off to go to college and then, to have a work career and family. But sometimes, our joy has a way of following us. Now   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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Learning About Ted Curson - Matthew Stewart

Upcoming on the PJP calendar is the Bill Barron/Ted Curson Celebration. This event features a local, all-star band that we named after one of Ted Curson's compositions; Quicksand. The ensemble is lead by Wilmington, Delaware-based trumpeter, Matthew Stewart. A student of trumpeter Donald Byrd, Stewart works with Sonic Liberation Front, and the   Read More....

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Feathers: Special Guest-Joyce J. Scott

FEATHERS: A Musical Menagerie Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe Featuring Baltimore-based multi-media artist, Joyce J. Scott   Saturday, October 17th at 8:00pm Free Library of Philadelphia - Central Library 1901 Vine Street, Phila., PA 19103   Tickets: $15 in advance/$20 at the door Get Tickets Here!   Joyce J. Scott is a Baltimore-based   Read More....

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Jazz is a phenomenon. …it's an element that was created that almost lacks definition. Because it's endless.
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Philadelphia Jazz Project is a sponsored project of the CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia, with funding provided by The Wyncote Foundation.