Jazz Philadelphia is proud to serve as a backbone organization that connects, convenes, supports, and inspires the Philadelphia jazz community. Together, we:
Support sustainable careers for musicians by providing professional development programming, connecting artists to residency and grant programs, and fostering a sense of empowerment community, all with the advice of the artists on our Musicians and Artists Working Group.
Tell the story of Jazz in Philadelphia to the region, the country, and the world. Via our Media Working Group, we develop messaging and campaigns that will help brand Philadelphia as a world-class jazz destination.
Help develop audiences for jazz. We convene jazz presenters to share best practices for audience development, uncover possibilities for collaboration, and look for ways to surmount challenges together.
Develop a strong jazz education pipeline by convening educators in our Education Working Group, who represent the School District of Philadelphia, community music schools, university programs, and others. Together, we look for ways to better serve students and teachers.
Provide the Jazz Philadelphia Summit as service and source of inspiration to our entire community. Our programming at the summit reflects the collective wisdom of our Working Groups and others who have engaged with our organization.
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Jazz on The Creek: JanuaryCobbs Creek Community Environmental Education Center700 Cobbs Creek Parkway
Join us for an exciting evening of sizzling hot JAZZ & Soul Music EVERY FIRST THURSDAY at 7:30 pm on THE CREEK! Socialize with friends and neighbors while honoring our
Join us for an exciting evening of sizzling hot JAZZ & Soul Music EVERY FIRST THURSDAY at 7:30 pm on THE CREEK! Socialize with friends and neighbors while honoring our rich historical tradition of Jazz. Here’s the perfect opportunity to share it with our children because all children under 12 are FREE! Delicious refreshments will be served before the show and during intermission. Don’t miss a month of our local jazz musicians artistry are they create and dazzle with with Live musical excellence! Call H. Victoria Hargro Atkerson @ 215-888-9018 for additional information.
(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Education Center
Sittin’ In introduces audiences to new cutting-edge artists. It defies genre, often drawing from everything from straight-ahead jazz to freestyle hip hop and all points in between. There’s an unpredictability to the
Sittin’ In introduces audiences to new cutting-edge artists. It defies genre, often drawing from everything from straight-ahead jazz to freestyle hip hop and all points in between. There’s an unpredictability to the night, which we enthusiastically embrace! Sometimes you’ll experience a finely tuned set and sometimes you can catch a totally improvised show by seven people who have never played together. The awesome creativity, excitement, and quality always shine through in The Kimmel Center’s informal club-like setting, featuring early warm-up sets by some of the hottest DJs around. And, it’s free!