Philadelphia Jazz Project

Facing East: The Islamic Influence in Jazz

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Thursday 7/14
8:00 pm
$15 In Advance (more at the door)

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Philadelphia Jazz Project, in collaboration with the New Africa Center, present a concert celebrating Islamic influences and Islamic experiences in Jazz. The story of Islam in America is an interesting one, an understated one.... a journey. The tales of Jazz and how its Islamic influences emerge are just as fascinating.

The evening will feature musical compositions by artists like John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Pharoah Sanders, Yusef Lateef, Ahmad Jamal, Abdullah Ibrahim, Kool & The Gang and others.

Participating Artists:

▪ Alfie Pollitt - Piano / Music Director
▪ Bernard Samuel - Piano / Music Director

▪ Abdur Rashid - Piano
▪ Tony "TNT" Jones - Bass
▪ Alan Nelson - Drums
▪ Marion Salaam - Alto Sax & Vocals
▪ Umar Raheem - Tenor Sax
▪ Harun Akbar - Tenor Sax & Flute
▪ Mikal Shabazz - Tenor & Baritone Sax
▪ Samir Berry - Trumpet
▪ Matthew Stewart - Trumpet
▪ Saudah Al Akbar - Vocals
▪ Tara Middleton - Vocals
▪ Siedah Abdellah- Vocals
▪ Taji Nahl - Host



Philadelphia Jazz Project (PJP) works to support, promote, archive and celebrate the diverse elements within the Philadelphia jazz community, with the larger goal of connecting to the global community.

Philadelphia Jazz Project is a sponsored project of Culture Trust Greater Philadelphia with funding provided by The Wyncote Foundation.

For more information: email info@philajazzproject.org or call 267-259-3802