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Ben Turner Organ Quartet Featuring Larry McKenna at Chris' Jazz Cafe

May 27 @ 8:00 pm

Exploring the Philly Jazz Legacy

May 28 @ 1:00 pm

Philly has long been a jazz hub, with cool cats like John Coltrane, Lee Morgan, Jimmy Smith, and Benny Golson calling the city home. Such figures were mainstays in the clubs and concert halls that made up an integral part of the mid-20th century urban landscape. This tour will highlight key locations and stories from Philly’s heyday as a jazz mecca in the 1950s and 1960s up until the present.

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Jazz Venues in Philadelphia

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Our Partners

Jazz Philadelphia is a convener and advocate for the jazz community using a Collective Impact model of community change. We plan to achieve our goals in a distinctly “Philadelphia” way—with a diverse coalition marked by passion, grit, collaboration, authenticity, and creativity.

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Jazz is a uniquely American art form, as fearlessly innovative as the nation itself, and Philadelphia has been fertile soil for jazz for over 100 years. Discover our past and present on our jazz timeline!

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