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Coltrane 2017 Celebration In The Making

"God breathes through us so completely... so gently we hardly feel it... yet, it is our everything."   ——  John Coltrane       On September 23rd 2016, we Philadelphians celebrated the 90th birthday of John Coltrane: One of America’s greatest artists and our neighbor. Philadelphia Jazz Project in   Read More....

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Grover Celebrated

Let’s begin with three letters. …Letters that may seem insignificant individually, but when put together are exceedingly powerful.   Those letters are, J. A. M.   Yes. The word is Jam. There are numerous definitions of this word. However, we are focusing on the definition that describes a piece of music that is personal   Read More....

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The People's Voices Were Heard

Working to keep the energy and ideals of Independence Day going this summer, PJP worked to present 4 concerts in 3 days called Voices Of The People: Celebration Of Singers at the historic Hatfield House in Fairmount Park. The celebration, which was co-curated and c-produced by the creative team of Barbara Montgomery, Rhenda Fearrington, Karen   Read More....

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HotHouse At PAFA Mixtape

HotHouse: PJP's musical laboratory for Jazz/New Music/Improvisors and Cutting Edge Artists - providing a public space for experimentation, rehearsals, concept and project development with an audience-response/dialogue component built in. HotHouse presented a series of five events at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, as part of PAFA   Read More....

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50th Anniversary Homage to John Coltrane

50th Anniversary Homage to John Coltrane July 21st, 7:30 pm Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts 736-38 S. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19146 For tickets and Info: CLICK HERE   The Philadelphia Clef Club and Warriors of the Wonderful Sound, led by saxophonist, Bobby Zankel are proud to celebrate the life and music of   Read More....

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VOTP - Freedom Concert Cancelled

Due To Impending Thunderstorms, Tonite's Voices Of The People - Freedom Concert is CANCELLED!!!   Thursday, July 6 at 7:00 PM / FREEDOM  - CANCELLED Featuring Rhenda Fearrington, Paul Jost, Lee Mo with Music Director: Tom Lawton   WE WILL RETURN TOMORROW/FRIDAY WITH THE INTERDEPENDENCE CONCERT!!!   It will feature   Read More....

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Celebrating Grover

The Grover Washington, Jr. Reunion Concert Tuesday, July 18th, 7:30 PM Temple University Performing Arts Center 1837 North Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19122 Tickets can be purchased HERE; General Admission: $30   Grover Washington, Jr., one of the most influential and well-regarded saxophonists of all time, left us too soon. He   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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