All That Philly Jazz
All That Philly Jazz is a place-based public history project that is telling the story of Philadelphia jazz from bebop to hip-hop, from Dizzy Gillespie at the Downbeat to The Roots mural on South Street. They map cultural assets, including jazz venues and landmarks, Walk of Fame plaques, historic sites, and murals.
Ars Nova Workshop
Ars Nova Workshop (ANW) acts as a facilitator between artists and their audiences while working to inform, inspire and challenge listeners in order to elevate the role of jazz, improvisation and experimental music in contemporary culture.
Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts
The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts is a world-class education center that supports, celebrates, and preserves the legacy of jazz through accessible education, talent development, programming, and public performances. It offers education, performance opportunities, youth ensemble training, and individual lessons, among many other programs.
Philadelphia Folksong Society
The Philadelphia Folksong Society (PFS) is dedicated to preserving the past, promoting the present, and securing the future of folk music and related forms of expression through education, presentation, and participation. They strongly believe that folk music includes jazz, and invite jazz musicians to be part of the organization’s multifaceted programs: education programs for children and adults, including through the School District of Philadelphia; a musician co-op program dedicated to providing musicians with artist development and paid performance opportunities; and the chance to play at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, an annual four day festival with eight stages that draws over 35,000 attendees.
Philadelphia Jazz Project
Philadelphia Jazz Project (PJP) is a special initiative that works to inspire a network to support, promote, archive and celebrate the diverse elements within the Philadelphia jazz community, with the larger goal of connecting to the global community. Their goals are to expand the audience for jazz, increase creative opportunities for artists, and to extend the conversation about the music. They offer special events and productions that present a diverse and intergenerational picture of the Philadelphia Jazz community.
Philadelphia Jazz Legacy Project
The Philadelphia Jazz Legacy Project is a collaborative project of Jazz Bridge, Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts, Philadelphia Jazz Project, Jazz Philadelphia, and Ars Nova Workshop to create a Philly Jazz Archives to preserve and make available the city’s rich jazz history.
Jazz Lives Philadelphia
Jazz Lives Philadelphia’s mission is to celebrate jazz music through performance, education and community outreach. At Jazz Lives Philadelphia, we work diligently to bring musicians and communities together through swing through our educational initiatives and public performances. We believe jazz music transcends our differences while celebrating them. We believe that jazz music has the power to open the minds of young people and to allow people to express themselves as they see fit.
The Jazz Bridge Project was established in 2004 by a group of caring jazz musicians and fans. It’s dedicated to assisting professional Greater Philadelphia Metro area jazz and blues musicians and vocalists in times of crisis by providing confidential and caring support in keeping with their personal dignity. Through donations, grants, and our neighborhood concerts, Jazz Bridge assists those coping with emergencies involving health, legal, financial, personal and professional needs, while building an awareness of the local jazz sound.
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts supports jazz in a multitude of ways. In addition to regular jazz performances, they offer a yearly, competitive residency program for Philadelphia jazz artists, a summer jazz camp for kids, school curricula such as Jazz4Freedom and KinderJazz, ensemble programs for talented teens, and access to instruments and lessons at select neighborhood schools. The Kimmel’s free, monthly “Sittin’ In” series is curated by the Kimmel’s Jazz Artistic Advisor Anthony Tidd, who makes it point to introduces audiences to new cutting-edge artists that defy genre, often drawing from everything from straight-ahead jazz to freestyle hip hop and all points in between. Their jazz season of performances features critically-acclaimed artists, high-energy soloists, internationally renowned groups, and diverse talent.
The mission of WRTI public radio is to broadcast the very best classical music and jazz recordings and produce innovative, entertaining, and informative content that enriches the daily lives of its audience and the cultural life of Philadelphia and the tri-state region.