education

Our students are our future. Jazz Philadelphia is committed to helping our young talent find educational opportunities that will inspire their love of jazz, build their skills, and connect them to the generations of players that came before them. 

Education Resources

Jazz Education X-Change

A searchable database of jazz education opportunities to help identify private and group instruction, instrument rentals, camps, and other offerings to further a student’s journey with jazz. Have a resource we should add to this data base? – A great music camp? A fabulous teacher?

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Passages

This program restores intergenerational connections by exploring jazz traditions and oral histories through improvisational play and mentorship.

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Regional Events Calendar

Shows. Master Classes. Competitions. Camps. It’s all in our Jazz Calendar!

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Jazz Summit

The Summit is for everyone, including special tracks for students, parents and educators.

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news & stories

Arts Funding Opportunities Round-up: July 2022

Grants, Residencies, and Development for non-profits and individual artists

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.”

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June President’s Letter: Black Music Month 2022

Jazz Philadelphia joins organizing pioneers in lifting up this indigenous art form and all those who make it, support it, and appreciate it

Established in 1979 by Kenny Gamble, Ed Wright, and media pioneer Dyana Williams, it was Williams’s lobbying work that ultimately led to the signing of a White House proclamation for the annual celebration in 2000.

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UArts Capital Campaign Raises $67.2 Million

Restricted funds for programs and academic disciplines, renovations of historic buildings, and scholarships are among the enhancements to the arts school

The completion of a first-ever comprehensive campaign helps to establish a tradition of philanthropy that had been lacking compared with some other local schools.

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A Note about Women’s History Month 

from Jazz Philadelphia Program Assistant and Key of She Founder

“I experience first hand the lack of gender representation in academic settings. I also see how important it is to have a supportive community – not only of other girls and young women in jazz, but peers, teachers, and others who see the importance of the mission.”

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