Announcing the new Jazz Philly Website!

We’re launching our new website in May 2021!

Hometown Heroes

Hometown Heroes started as a way to virtually celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month (VJAM) in April 2020, and we hope that all of you enjoyed celebrating some of Philadelphia’s dynamic musicians. We want to honor the musicians and artists who have…

Announcing New Programs!

In addition to Jazz Appreciation Month 2021 and the launch of our new website in early May, we are also pleased to announce two new programs that are in development: Want more information?


Hometown Hero: Papo Vázquez

by Shaun Brady | Photo Courtesy of the Artist In Puerto Rico, where trombonist/bandleader Papo Vázquez spent a significant portion of his childhood, there’s a Christmas tradition called the Parranda. A combination of Christmas caroling and Carnival parade, the festivities…

Hometown Hero: Tony Miceli

By A.D. Amorosi | Photo courtesy of the artist Tony Miceli is one of those characters who, if they didn’t exist, he would have had to create: a musician as deeply into big rock as he is intimate jazz, a…

Coltrane Watch: Demolition Update, Community Planning

by Suzanne Cloud The Strawberry Mansion Community Development Corporation (SMCDC) issued a press release on the status of the Coltrane House on May 3, 2021, and I called Tonnetta Graham, President of the SMCDC, the next day to get some…