VJAM Philly

VJAM Philly is a way for us to come together as a community to show our strength, celebrate our talent, and give jazz lovers what they need right now: music. The hospitality and entertainment sector has been hard hit by…

Community Resources During the Coronavirus Pandemic

During this extraordinary time, we hope that the community will come together to help one another. We hope you’ll fill out this critical survey from Philadelphia’s arts and culture office about what you’re suffering through, as they will use the…

Jazz Philadelphia Summit 2020 – October 9 & 10

We are looking forward to seeing all of you again at this year’s summit! If you are interested in advertising opportunities, please send an e-mail to Executive Director Heather Shayne Blakelsee. If you have suggestions about programming, please contact President…

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Hometown Hero: Diane Monroe

By Suzanne Cloud Diane Monroe is a rare gem of a musician whose original compositions and arrangements have garnered accolades from both the classical and jazz worlds, and she continues to bridge the divide. Monroe was recognized in 2018 with…

Let Freedom Ring

// A meditation on the trickiness of Black History Month By Gerald Veasley // When my youngest daughter was in middle school, I discovered that Black History Month was a tricky proposition. Her sixth-grade teacher’s announcement of the February events…

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation announces grant award to WRTI

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDFC), the largest national funder of jazz, has announced grant awards to Philly’s own WRTI and Jazz Philadelphia. WRTI will receive a grant of up to $275,000, spread over three years, to provide general operating…

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