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ARTICLE: RADIO

Beyond Category - Duke Ellington in the 1930s (1931 - 1940)

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In the last hour, we heard Count Basie emerge as an exciting new voice from Kansas City. In this hour, we return to New York to follow Duke Ellington's innovative path through the 1930s as he experiments with longer musical forms while building one of his greatest bands featuring tenor player Ben Webster and bassist Jimmy ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

November New Releases and Revisiting Alice in Wonderland

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Happy November! Time to bundle up, run a Marathon, vote and enjoy the last weeks of Fall. In this broadcast, there are birthday celebrations for Roger Kellaway, Clifford Brown and singer Ethel Waters, among others. Also exciting new releases from pianists Myra Melford, Larry McDonough and bassist Alexander Claffy.

Playlist Carol Robbins “The ...

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 ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

2016: The Year in Jazz

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The year 2016 bubbled with events and initiatives to strengthen jazz's place in American and world culture, as well as a variety of venue openings, closings and cancellations. Jazz hit the silver screen in many ways throughout the year, and International Jazz Day continued to thrive--complete with a major all-star concert at the White House. Pop ...

ARTICLE: WHAT IS JAZZ?

Jazz Music Is Ecstatic Language

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Leonardo DaVinci once said, “Do you know that our souls are composed of music?" Music and religion are intimately linked, and music is one of the most powerful tools to convey religious meaning. As human beings, we have been given the gift of musical language which can help transform us from our humdrum, everyday existence, into ...

NEWS: RADIO

Harold Arlen This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, in rare archival interview clips, Harold Arlen speaks about his career and how he wrote some of his most enduring songs, performed by the Jim Cullum Jazz Band and their guests: Nina Ferro, Dick Hyman, Rebecca Kilgore and Carol Woods. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International. You ...

NEWS: EVENT

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 ...

NEWS: RADIO

Women Of The Harlem Renaissance This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, singer and actress Carol Woods—known for her many roles on Broadway and in the movies—joins us to remember the Women of the Harlem Renaissancen and celebrate their work. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and their guests perform the music of Duke Ellington and James P Johnson. The program is distributed in the ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Juan Tizol: His Caravan Through Life and American Culture

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Juan Tizol--His Caravan Through Life and American Culture
Basilio Serrano
Pages
ISBN: #978-14691-8166
Xlibris
2012

Basilio Serrano is a seasoned educator, historian and a person who is all too familiar with the plight of Puerto Ricans whose contributions to jazz have been ignored or forgotten. In 2000 he ...

NEWS: EVENT

Jazz Walk In Fairmount Park on Sunday, October 13th, Noon-4pm

Jazz Walk In Fairmount Park on Sunday, October 13th, Noon-4pm

Philadelphia Jazz Project presents JAZZ WALK Take a stroll with the PJP in beautiful Fairmount Park around the 
East Park Reservoir starting at 33rd & Diamond Streets or 33rd & Oxford Streets. JAZZ WALK is a FREE event, featuring Jazz Performances, free snacks & water. Wear comfortable shoes or sneakers for walking and if you need to, bring ...