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Celebrating The Right Way

You may not have noticed it, but in our zeal to celebrate John Coltrane's 90th birthday, we gave you the years of his 100th birthday.   We incorrectly wrote on our logo, 1916 - 2016. It does now and should have read, 1926 - 2016.   Please forgive our haste. It was wrong. We made a mistake. It in no way speaks for our excitement,   Read More....

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The Forerunners Salute Jymie & John

The Forerunners Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 8pm Painted Bride Art Center - 230 Vine Street, Phila., PA 19106 For Information & Tickets   It was earlier this year, in January, at World Cafe Live, that PJP in collaboration with WXPN, WRTI, Ars Nova Workshop and NPR presented the nation's first glimpse of the music of Jymie Merritt   Read More....

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Sunday Jams With Rob Henderson

Rob Henderson's Jam Sessions - Sundays at 6pm Alma Mater 7165 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119   Drummer, Robert H. Henderson has a career as a jazz musician that spans over two decades. His inimitable style combines influences from historically legendary stick men, such as: Art Blakey, Arthur Taylor, Kenny Clarke, and   Read More....

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Pablo Batista - Common Touch

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 | 7pm Free Library of Philadelphia Parkway Central Library / Skyline Room 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189   RSVP Here   Pablo Batista is an exceptional percussionist who effortlessly moves from traditional, or folkloric music to Pop, from R&B, or Jazz to Salsa. He has worked with   Read More....

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DivaNation Equinox Concert

Women’s Coalition for Empowerment Presents DivaNation: An Equinox Night to Remember Friday, September 23rd 9pm -11pm (Doors 8:30 pm) Alma Mater - 7165 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia TICKETS ($10 online; $15 at door) GET TICKETS HERE   PJP: DivaNation has an upcoming show scheduled for this September.  Can you tell me more   Read More....

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RAPHSTRAVAGANZA

RAPHSTRAVAGANZA: A Kinetic Cirque Experience Saturday, September 10th 2016, 12:00pm to 7:00pm Center Courtyard of City Hall 1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19107 FREE Admission, but you must Get A Ticket Here   Leading hip-hop artist and 2016 Guggenheim Fellow and 2013 Pew Fellow, Raphael Xavier will bring together   Read More....

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Hothouse At PAFA After Dark - The Willow Trio

HotHouse At PAFA After Dark Concert Series Wednesday, September 7 - 7PM / The Willow Trio Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts / PAFA 118-128 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 For Tickets: Click Here HotHouse: A musical laboratory for Jazz/New Music/Improvisors and Cutting Edge Artists - providing a public space for experimentation,   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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