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First Annual Jazz Industry Day Conference scheduled for September 13 in Philadelphia

First Annual Jazz Industry Day Conference scheduled for September 13 in Philadelphia

A coalition of Philadelphia jazz organizations including representatives from WRTI 90.1 FM, Temple Performing Arts Center, Philadelphia Jazz Project, Jazz Lives Philadelphia, SOUTH Jazz Kitchen and All About Jazz & Jazz Near You are hosting the first annual Jazz Industry Day at Temple Performing Arts Center on Thursday, September 13th from 11:00am to 6:30pm with an ...

Philadelphia Jazz: A Brief History

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This article was first published at the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia website.

Jazz began to emerge as a distinct musical style around the turn of the twentieth century, a merging of two vernacular African American musical styles--ragtime and blues--with elements of popular music. New Orleans, the “cradle of jazz," was the most important city in ...

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Outbeat: America's First Queer Jazz Festival Announces Two Powerful Tributes To Billy Strayhorn On 9/19 In Partnership With The Philadelphia Jazz Project

Outbeat: America's First Queer Jazz Festival Announces Two Powerful Tributes To Billy Strayhorn On 9/19 In Partnership With The Philadelphia Jazz Project

“From Strayhorn to Cecil: Jazz Innovation in America" 3:00PM Panel Discussion @ University of the Arts' Arts Bank "Lush Life: Philadelphia Celebrates Billy Strayhorn" 8:30PM Exclusive Concert Performance @ Suzanne Roberts Theatre Duke Ellington might be a more recognizable name than that of Billy Strayhorn, but Strayhorn's influence and genius cannot be discounted. The esteemed pianist, arranger, composer and lyricist was known ...

Jazz Appreciation Month 2014 in Philadelphia: A Recap

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This April was a month of truly spectacular music on all fronts in jny: Philadelphia. I know I missed a whole lot (see Philadelphia Jazz Project and Ars Nova Workshop) but here's my take.

I kicked off the month with my trio Mischa Machez at our monthly First Friday Happy Hour at the Dog ...

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Philadelphia's Mayor Nutter Launches Jazz Appreciation Month With City's Award To Benny Golson

Philadelphia's Mayor Nutter Launches Jazz Appreciation Month With City's Award To Benny Golson

In jny: Philadelphia, and across the country, April is celebrated as Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM). To honor jazz as an original American art form, JAM was created in 2002 by John Edward Hasse, curator of the Smithsonian Institute National Museum of American History. jny: Philadelphia has been one of the cities celebrating JAM for several years ...

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Jazz Near You receives grant from Philadelphia Fund For Jazz Legacy and Innovation

Jazz Near You receives grant from Philadelphia Fund For Jazz Legacy and Innovation

The Painted Bride Art Center in collaboration with the Philadelphia Fund For Jazz Legacy & Innovation have designated Jazz Near You a grant recipient to fund a Jazz New Year promotional campaign in the jny: Philadelphia metropolitan region. "I'd like to thank the Painted Bride Art Center, the jny: Philadelphia Jazz Project and the Philadelphia Foundation for ...

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Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month includes Month-Long Celebration and Honors Benny Golson

Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month includes Month-Long Celebration and Honors Benny Golson

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Mayor Michael A. Nutter will officially proclaim April 2014 jny: Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month and launch the month-long celebration during an April 3 press conference at City Hall. The event will honor Philadelphia-born jazz legend Benny Golson and include a live performance by the Francois Zayas Trio. jny: Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month (Philly ...

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Return Engagement For "Last Call At The Downbeat" In April!

Return Engagement For "Last Call At The Downbeat" In April!

In November 1942, 25-year-old trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie is in Philadelphia leading his own quartet for a 7-week engagement at the Downbeat Club. He’s just been fired by Lucky Millinder after a stint at the famed Earle Theatre at 11th and Market Streets—right around the corner. It’s war time, and big band swing is still the rage, ...