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The Positive Music

It is not unusual to see a tall, thin caramel-skinned man sitting in the front row of a concert in Philadelphia with his tripod and his video camera, intensely focused, capturing the performance. The man is Steven Berry and this is his work. Since the birth of PJP, five years ago, this gentlemen has documented hundreds of hours of performances   Read More....

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Remembrance Concert

14th Annual Remembrance Concert Honoring The Victims of Gun Violence & Their Families Sunday, March 19th 2017 | 5PM Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion 21st & Chestnut Streets, Phila., PA 19103 Tickets: Mike Tinker - 215-962-0758 / Barbara Montgomery - barbara@bjazz.com   Barbara Montgomery has had a multi-faceted career in the   Read More....

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Vince Tampio's New CD Project - Live at PafA

Vince Tampio is a professional trumpeter, arranger/composer, educator and multi-instrumentalist in the Philadelphia and New York regions. His primary instrument is trumpet; he also performs on assorted brass and electric bass. Vince holds a Masters of Music degree in Jazz Performance from the University of the Arts and holds a Bachelor of Science   Read More....

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Mysterious Traveler - Elijah Thomas

Mysterious Traveler 3 Concert Series April 17, 2017 - 7PM | Elijah Thomas Parkway Central Library | Montgomery Auditorium 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189   All events in this series are FREE.   Mysterious Travelers 3: Internal Investigations - a collaboration between The Free Library of Philadelphia and Philadelphia   Read More....

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Celebration of Trane's Interstellar Space

    I was young and Trane was giving me a chance to play. And I was playing my heart out - it was a new experience for me because I didn't have the bass player to think about. I didn't have the pianist there. It was just me. I wasn't as confident. But, Trane knew that it was there. He knew it was there all the time. - Rashied   Read More....

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Re-Imagining Interstellar Space

In September of 2016, Philadelphia Jazz Project [PJP] and a group of collaborators presented nine days of free events celebrating the 90th birthday of the legendary Philadelphia Jazz artist, John Coltrane. Of the many events that took place, one was very special. We asked two artists, tenor saxophonist, Terry Lawson and drummer, Alan Nelson to   Read More....

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The 3rd Time Is Special - Ella Gahnt CD Project

Third Stage of Elegance Ella Gahnt's Latest CD Available for purchase on CDBaby   Ella Gahnt is an exquisite and powerful, Philly-based Jazz vocalist and a burgeoning songwriter. She has wowed audiences at most of the area's major venues including Kimmel Center, West Oak Lane Jazz Festival, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Painted Bride Art   Read More....

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Philly Jazz Quotes

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.
Kenny Barron

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