Six ways to get involved with Jazz Philadelphia now
1. Join us at the Jazz Philadelphia Summit!
Our first major event, the Jazz Philadelphia Summit, will be a gathering of a broad coalition of musicians, jazz organizations, venues, presenters, educators, government officials, philanthropists, audience members and anyone else who loves jazz. The event will be held in Center City at venues including the Kimmel Center, the University of the Arts, and local jazz clubs.
The Summit will offer keynote speakers and in-depth workshops led by some of the most visionary, experienced and talented jazz professionals in the country. Sessions will focus on performing, production, recording, touring, marketing, fundraising, personal finance and other topics that will be invaluable to advancing your work in the field of jazz. Equally important, the Summit will provide attendees with the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas with the Jazz Philadelphia staff, Leadership Team, Working Group members and become an active member of the coalition of stakeholders who will advance Philadelphia’s success as a financially robust, world class jazz destination. Find out more, and register today!
2. Tell us about your work.
If you’re a musician, presenter, educator, advocate, audience member—or anyone else who supports musicians and the jazz community—we want to know what you are doing. Soon, you will be able to submit information about yourself, your music, touring, business or program, and we will add it to our growing database of local talent and resources.
3. Sign up for our monthly newsletter.
Whether you are performing, supporting, or listening to jazz in the Philadelphia region, you will not want to miss out on this monthly update. In addition to highlighting local musicians on the rise, we will give you highlights of upcoming jazz events, grants and residency deadlines, educational opportunities, and national conferences on jazz and related topics.
4. Follow us on social media.
One of Jazz Philadelphia’s goals is to engage the jazz community by communicating about our Collective Impact work. We will be using social media to help identify challenges, get feedback on ideas, and crowdsource solutions to advance the community’s interests. We also plan to use social media channels to communicate to the rest of the country—and the world—that Philadelphia is a world-class jazz destination with a compelling history and a rich pool of established and emerging talent.
5. Follow our blog.
We will highlight profiles of local musicians, venues, presenters, producers, educators, philanthropic and government funders, audience members and more.
6. Make a donation.
Make a donation. Jazz Philadelphia is a sponsored project of Equal Measure, made possible by an initial grant from the Wyncote Foundation. If you are interested in helping us advance the success of Philadelphia’s jazz community, Executive Director Heather Blakeslee so we can discuss how your support can have the greatest impact.
Photo: The youth big band of the Clef Club of Jazz & Peforming Arts