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Pieces of a Dream Headlines the PPJF 2017!

People's Poetry and Jazz Festival

Philadelphia’s own Pieces of a Dream will headline this year with Dexter Wansel and Instant Funk. On Saturday August 19, 2017. Vernon Park will once again move to the sounds of Philly Jazz, like no other! Known for hits like Mt Airy Groove, Philly High and Keep Rising to the Top, “Pieces of a Dream” is celebrating it’s 40th year playing smooth jazz and making history.

Spoken Word, African Dance and Drumming, and Vendors of all types with delicious food, cultural and commercial clothing, jewelry, art and more will fill the park with a diverse gathering from across the Delaware Valley. Bring a blanket and lawn chair and enjoy a day with great people, great food and great music! Vernon Park, 5800 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144.


PPJF Awards Reception 2017

The annual PPJF Awards Reception and fundraiser will take place Friday, August 18, 2017 at the Black Writers Museum. This year we will honor Philly’s own and Mt Airy grown “Pieces of A Dream.”  Celebrating 40 years playing smooth jazz and traveling the world with their unique and harmonic sound, Curtis Harmon and James Lloyd are legends in their own right! Help us honor our hometown favorites, “Pieces of a Dream.” For ticket information call, 267.297.3078, email us at info@blackwritersmuseum.com or continue to visit our website for updates.