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We hope you’ll take advantage of the programs we have developed, explore our Hometown Heroes, and find out more about the Jazz Philadelphia Summit.

Musician Resources

HOMETOWN HEROES

Get to know our home team with this partnership with WRTI!

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PASSAGES

Our goal is to develop young musicians and create a respectful, mutually beneficial bond among the generations.

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THE CORE COOPERATIVE

The CORE Cooperative fosters a resilient and mutually supportive community through an entrepreneurship and wellness program that serves diverse cohorts of jazz musicians and professionals in Philadelphia.

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JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH

We celebrate our local community each spring with an awards program, a jam-packed schedule of jazz events, and even more Hometown Heroes profiles.

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Looking for info on jazz scholarships, teaching opportunities, workshop, or grants? Visit our Whole Notes blog.

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Jazz Philadelphia Summit

Our annual thought leadership conference draws attendees from around the country and world. It’s the place we come together to discuss new business models and innovative approaches to community building; center the voices of musicians and educators making big impacts; fosters career-moving connections among artists and other professionals; and celebrate our vibrant community with music and cross-disciplinary art.

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from the whole note hub

Maria Marmarou

Philadelphia Hometown Hero

"As much as people talk about New York, Chicago, or New Orleans, Philly definitely has its own thing. It's so communal, and it's really cool to be a part of that."

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Spotlight on: Lora Sherrodd

CORE Cooperative

"Jazz music is an art form that stems from a place of oppression and the oppression of women is a subject that is rarely discussed within the genre. My hope is that writing this music will spark conversation about the current situation of women so that we can begin to create spaces for women in music.” 

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Spotlight on: Hiruy Tirfe

CORE Cooperative

“Philadelphia means everything to me. I would love to see this city back on the map. My hope for Philadelphia as a jazz city is to bring back the value of our music, musicians, artists and lovers of the arts.”

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Roger Humphries Receives the 2022 Living Legacy Jazz Award Presented by PECO

Jazz Philadelphia partnered with MAA to administer the 2022 Living Legacy Jazz Award nomination process.

Previous Living Legacy Jazz Award winners include Amina Claudine Myers, Charles Tolliver, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Odean Pope, Ron Carter, and many more!

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