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Philadelphia Jazz Stories Illustrated - Volume One

  “Express something with your saxophone; don’t just display your virtuosity; tell a story and not a lie.”   - - - - Lester Young   Quietly working behind the scenes for almost five years, the Philadelphia Jazz Project has been pulling together Philadelphia Jazz Stories Illustrated: Volume One - a   Read More....

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More Wonderful Sounds Of The Year

    We ran this piece last year this time and just felt compelled to rewind it and spin it back out to you again. If you haven't checked this out, you owe it to yourself to jump in. While you are at it enjoy some of the 50 plus, FREE mixtapes that we have available for your enjoyment in our archives. Don't think that because it's   Read More....

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Announcing The Walt Whitman Mixtape Series

I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.                                                    Read More....

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Philly Jazz Legacy

Philadelphia has been home to many transformative figures in jazz history, including Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane and Sun Ra, in addition to lesser-known musicians who shaped the community and its music. With that said, there is so much hidden treasure about these artists and so many others that has never seen the light of day. In an effort to   Read More....

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Philadelphia Jazz Stories

Sunday, December 1st, 2019 from 1 - 4pm Philadelphia Jazz Stories Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19130   FREE TO THE PUBLIC (For More Info: CLICK HERE)   BOOK SIGNING, PERFORMANCES & PANEL DISCUSSION: On Sunday, December 1st, 2019 at the Barnes Foundation, as part of PECO Free First Sunday   Read More....

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WRTI Announces Debut Of NPR Music Live Sessions

  “Public radio music stations connect and document their local artists in a way that nobody else is capable of...”     Roger LaMay: WXPN General Manager On October 24, 2019, Washington, D.C.- NPR announced the launch of a new microsite, Live Sessions From NPR Music. In efforts to continue to leverage   Read More....

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The John Coltrane Symposium

  The John Coltrane Symposium Saturday, October 26th, 2019, 12pm - 8pm The Church of the Advocate 1801 W. Diamond Street Philadelphia, PA 19121 FREE ADMISSION   Email Symposium Questions Here   The John Coltrane Symposium is a special event happening at the legendary Church of the Advocate in North Philadelphia. This   Read More....

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