Get Involved

Six ways to get involved with Jazz Philadelphia now


1. Participate in V-JAM PHILLY: A Virtual Jazz Appreciation Month

During April 2020, we’ll be celebrating our local scene with V-JAM Philly, which is a collaborative project of the Philadelphia jazz community. Tell us what you’re doing to support jazz music and music education in this extraordinary time. Learn more about how to participate here.

2. Join us at the Jazz Philadelphia Summit October 9 & 10, 2020


The Jazz Philadelphia Summit will happen again this year on October 9 & 10. It will continue to 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. Make sure you’re on our mailing list (form below) to get updates: Registration opens May 2020.

3. Follow us on social media.

One of Jazz Philadelphia’s goals is to engage the jazz community, and 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.


4. Support us with a grant or Jazz Philadelphia Summit program book ad or sponsorship.

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.

5. Join our mailing list so we can keep you up-to-date on all of our programs and initiatives.

Photo: The youth big band of the Clef Club of Jazz & Peforming Arts 

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