Category: Education

Key of She Jazz Jam 2023

Register NOW to reserve your spot for the next Key of She Jazz Event happening on February 18, 2023 at University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Livestreaming available for those who aren't near!

Berks Arts Announces Second, Expanded “getJazzed Jams on the Road”

As part of a collaborative effort between Berks Arts, Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest, getJazzed, and community music schools in the region, students are invited to attend an afternoon of clinics and jam sessions with professional musicians and educators from across the region at THREE locations in 2023!

Jazz Road Tours & Creative Residencies Webinar

Join the Jazz Road team on February 2 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. ET for a webinar about Jazz Road Tours and Creative Residencies, our vision for these grantmaking programs, and best practices on assembling an application. Register today!

Arts Funding Opportunities Round-up: November 2022

New: The NAMM President’s Innovation Award. Last Week to Apply for This Round: The Ben & Jerry's National Grassroots Organizing Program. Ending this Month: PECO's new Powering the Arts Grant.

Arts Funding Opportunities Round-up: August 2022

New: The NAMM President’s Innovation Award. Last Week to Apply for This Round: The Ben & Jerry's National Grassroots Organizing Program. Ending this Month: PECO's new Powering the Arts Grant.

Spotlight on: Hiruy Tirfe

“Philadelphia means everything to me. I would love to see this city back on the map. My hope for Philadelphia as a jazz city is to bring back the value of our music, musicians, artists and lovers of the arts.”

Arts Funding Opportunities Round-up: July 2022

New: PECO's new Powering the Arts Grant application is now open and "offers one-year or two-year grants of up to $10,000 per year for a maximum of $20,000 over two years to support new or ongoing efforts to attract diverse audiences and rebuild arts communities across the region."

July Jazz Event Round-up

Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival, Hawthorne Park present Mid-Summer Jazz Fest, and Ledisi Sings Nina at the Mann Center.

Spotlight on: Thaine Smith

“Nothing has the same feeling of belonging as playing live with others! Ever since I started playing the guitar I wanted to perform original music live. It has always been a yearning of mine, and to make a living performing for others would be a true blessing.”

Spotlight on: Lora Sherrodd

"Jazz music is an art form that stems from a place of oppression and the oppression of women is a subject that is rarely discussed within the genre. My hope is that writing this music will spark conversation about the current situation of women so that we can begin to create spaces for women in music.” 

Arts Funding Opportunities Round-up: June 2022

Highlights: The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's ArtsCONNECT application is now open for "touring projects between September 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023 and the NFA grant program has reopened for Latinx artists and organizations of all disciplines based in the U.S.

Spotlight on: Connor O’Neill

“I think that we as a city can work harder to create spaces and events that uplift newer artists, and especially artists who push boundaries.”

Spotlight on: Kenny Rosario-Pugh

“I love playing Jazz and the unique freedom improv gives me. I also want to be an important part of helping the Jazz scene in Philly to grow.”

Spotlight On: Geraldine Oliver

“Continuing my mission as a healer, I see using this music to help people heal. Heal their minds, hearts and spirits. Jazz is the healing force—my mantra."

Spotlight On: Paul Geiss

“I hope for Philadelphia's jazz scene to cultivate enough of an audience in the city and the surrounding suburbs that it will provide real financial support for established and up-and-coming artists.”