Why Jazz Philadelphia?

The time is now for Philadelphia to gain recognition as the world-class jazz destination it is. Jazz is a uniquely American art form, as fearlessly innovative as the nation itself, and Philadelphia has been fertile soil for jazz for over…

Our Work

Coming together to show our strength Jazz Philadelphia is proud to serve as a backbone organization that connects, convenes, supports, and inspires the Philadelphia jazz community. Together, we: Support sustainable careers for musicians by providing professional development programming, connecting artists…

Jazz Philadelphia Summit

Discover  • Celebrate  • Connect REGISTER TODAY! October 11 & 12, 2019 Summit Registration will be free until September 20, so make sure you take the time to register today! CLICK HERE FOR 2019: SCHEDULE AND SESSIONS Program book ads…

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Meet the 2020 Winners of the Jazz Residency Program of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

By Steve Bryant The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts has announced its Jazz Residency winners for the 2020 season, and public workshops are coming up in March. Bassist Richard Hill, Jr., saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins, and vocalist Ruth Naomi Floyd…

The “National Jazz Festival,” a new High School Jazz Competition, Debuts in Philadelphia

By Steven Bryant The National Jazz Festival, an intensive musical competition that will be attended by schools from throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, will take place on Saturday, February 15, at the Philadelphia Convention Center in Center City. Over…

Local Jazz Music Performances at WRTI Will Be Available Nationally

Live Sessions program will grow audiences for Philadelphia music In the last few years, Philadelphia’s jazz and classical station, WRTI, has been making big investments in its studio and programming, including the ability to record and film live performances. Local…

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