The Philadelphia Youth Jazz Orchestra
The Philadelphia Youth Jazz Orchestra (PYJO), a new program division of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Music Institute under the direction of Justin Faulkner, creates a unique opportunity for students to explore the origins of the American contribution to the sonic history of the world.
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.
Two Philadelphia debuts at Ars Nova Workshop
Stranger Days is the acclaimed, adventurous quartet led by a third-generation member of one of jazz’s most innovative family trees and Of Shadow and Substance" is a newly commissioned work by sound artist Lea Bertucci, with an opening set by bassist Luke Stewart.
April Jazz Shows at World Cafe Live
Four opportunities in April to see Jazz at WCL, starting off with the Eubanks Evans Experience on April 22.
Love Notes project Celebrates Black Art
The forthcoming Love Notes Project is the brainchild of Rebecca Graham. It’s part of an arts education and advocacy program that will showcase and celebrate the rich legacy and historical significance of Black Philadelphia performing artists and cultural producers.
‘Dangerous Tones’ Comes to Philadelphia
Station manager Bill Johnson says, “As a leader in jazz programming since 1969, WRTI wanted to provide American music lovers with this incredibly revealing series that showcases a powerful history and relationship between the U.S. and Denmark through jazz.”
Orrin Evans and Kevin Eubanks release duo album
The pair will be on tour next month and will be at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia on April 22, the Jazz Gallery in New York on April 23, and City Winery in Washington, D.C. on April 24.
Jazz Bridge presents saxophonist Carl Cox at Collingswood Fundraiser￼￼
Jazz Bridge Vice Present Kevin Johnson proudly hosts “Jazz in the Wood,” First Thursdays Neighborhood Concerts at the Collingswood Community Center, 30 Collings Ave, Collingswood, NJ. Please join us on January 6, 2022 as we welcome saxophonist Carl Cox to Collingswood. This is a special fundraiser to benefit Jazz Bridge. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.
Kimmel Campus Presents
Five-time Grammy winner DIANNE REEVES is the pre-eminent jazz vocalist in the world. As a result of her breathtaking virtuosity, improvisational prowess, and unique jazz and R&B stylings, Reeves received the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance for three consecutive recordings – a Grammy first in any vocal category.
Jazzmeia Horn and Her Noble Force Nominated for “Dear Love”
And she is headed to Philly January 14-15, 2022. Don't miss it!
Christian McBride Big Band Among 2022 Jazz GRAMMY® Nominees
Philly Hometown Hero McBride will return to Village Vanguard for Annual Residency in December and outside Philly in February 2022
Jazz Jam with Omar’s Hat
This series features young local talent from across the city. Past jams have been dedicated to Philly and for those who are fighting against the injustice and racism against the Black community.
Join us for the In-Person Homecoming Jam at The Kimmel
Luke Carlos O’Reilly will lead with Arnetta Johnson and many other artists including Michael Spearman, Arturo Stable, Monnette Sudler, and more!
Amina Claudine Myers Honored with Living Legacy Award
The Living Legacy Jazz Award is important because it recognizes not only the body of work of an artist, but also transmission of skill through mentorship and education. It’s about artists who are more than their musical legacy—they are creating paths for future artists.
The Summit will be a very different experience this year
The theme of this year’s Summit, AWAKENING, invites presenters and attendees to pause, acknowledge where we are and what we continue to go through—as humans, as communities, and as an industry.