Community Resilience

Stories, Fundraisers, and Strategies from Philadelphia Musicians, Presenters, Venues and Studios

Immanuel Wilkins: In His Solitude

A young jazz impresario talks about his recent accolades, and the joy of sitting alone with music By Bobbi Booker | Photo by Chris Longyne A couple of weeks ago, Immanuel Wilkins, 23, was awakened at home in Upper Darby when his…

North Philly jazz tap dancer and business owner creates a livestream tap dance and jazz concert series

Community News: Community Resilience. Pamela Hetherington, a jazz tap dancer who owns a percussive dance space in North Philadelphia, had to keep her space locked down for 23 weeks out of 2020. She used the time to produce multiple live-stream tap dance…

Local musician runs concert series aimed at bringing diverse people and creative genres together

Community News: Community Resilience. Erica Corbo hosts a monthly concert series called Warp Factor 9 (WF9) that has been running every third Thursday since March 2019 and pivoted to live-streaming on Facebook during the pandemic. The series gives Corbo and fellow musicians…

Can Jazz Survive Without Its Clubs?

Stalwart Chris’s Jazz Cafe is among the treasures we have to lose, but there are bright spots by Suzanne Cloud Mark Deninno, chef and owner of Chris’ Jazz Café will freely admit that the club has been struggling through the pandemic. The…

Music duo create virtual lesson series and raise money for new album through pre-sales

Community News: Community Resilience. Brazilian music favorites Orlando and Patricia Haddad are keeping the music going through virtual concerts and lessons. They raised 70% for a new album among friends and fans and are looking to raise the rest through crowd funding and…


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