Jazz Philadelphia

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Hometown Hero: Odean Pope

By A.D. Amorosi When it comes to the tradition of innovative Philadelphia tenor saxophonist-composers, Odean Pope is heavenly-high atop that list. Growing up, competitively, in the same North Philly neighborhoods where Benny Golson and John Coltrane lived would have that…

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Hometown Hero: Immanuel Wilkins

By A.D. Amorosi | Photo by Chris Longyne Upper Darby-raised, Julliard School of Music graduate Immanuel Wilkins could have done anything. He started playing violin at age 3, moved to the piano at 4, was a child of the church,…

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Hometown Hero: Terell Stafford

By Bobbi Booker Acclaimed trumpeter Terell Stafford has been hailed as “one of the great players of our time, a fabulous trumpet player” by the late piano legend McCoy Tyner. The acclaimed bandleader and recording artist has appeared on dozens…

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V-JAM Philly Session Leader: WXPN

Philadelphia has a unique, rich musical history, and WXPN has made it its mission to build a community focused on discovering that music and connecting artists with new audiences. The nationally recognized leader in Triple A radio and the premier…

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V-JAM Philly Session Leader: WRTI

We’re excited to announce that we’re launching the Jazz Philadelphia Hometown Heroes series today in partnership with WRTI. For the rest of April, Tuesday through Saturday, we’ll publish profiles of artists who have called Philadelphia home, while WRTI celebrates their…

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V-JAM Philly Session Leader: OACCE

The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) is turning its attention to relief and recovering efforts, including collecting data on the economic impact of the shutdown directly from artists and organization/business leaders. We urge everyone in the…

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30 Ways in 30 Days: Celebrate Jazz in Philadelphia

We want to hear from you! For the month of April, we will be posting prompts via our social media channels for opportunities to share the love for jazz in Philadelphia. See the full schedule below and follow along on…

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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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Musicians and Artists Meeting!

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD! RSVP TO CONTACTUS@JAZZPHILADELPHIA.ORG AND LET US KNOW IF YOU’D LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN A POST-MEETING JAM SESSION.

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