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


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

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

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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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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 Community Calendar.

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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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Jazz Philadelphia Summit 2021

Awakening to the spirit of music and collaboration

Our 4th Annual Jazz Philadelphia Summit won’t be stopped by a resurgence of the pandemic—because the spirit of music can’t be stopped, even when stages are silent. 

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Extraordinary Surprise: Immanuel Wilkins

Clef Club Music Education Program Founder reflects on the saxophonist, composer, and arranger

When an eight-year-old Immanuel Wilkins came into our program with an alto saxophone, he displayed an eagerness to perform jazz. The young musician was ready to learn from his instructors and mentors on how to become an effective improviser...

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USArtists International Announces 2021 – 2022 Deadlines

Plus increased maximum request amount

Grants are designed to encourage the presence of U.S. performing artists on international stages and in the global arts community

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Norman Connors

Hometown Hero Profile

Today, the 70-something-year-old marvels at the path his life took from living in tenement housing doors away from famed comic Bill Cosby to headlining across the globe alongside jazz, R&B, and soul music legends.

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