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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FREE EVENT: All That Jazz Festival (Live Music)Philadelphia Art Collective253 North 3rd Street
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 showcand during intermission. Don’t miss a month of our local jazz muscians 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
Wednesday. Hump Day. Need that extra boost to get you through the end of the work week? Ampersand Productions has teamed up with Warehouse on Watts to present Jazz Wednesdays
Wednesday. Hump Day. Need that extra boost to get you through the end of the work week? Ampersand Productions has teamed up with Warehouse on Watts to present Jazz Wednesdays at W.O.W!
Every second Wednesday of the month, WOW JAZZ NIGHT will convene to feature a different ensemble of Philly’s finest and a jam session at W.O.W! Enjoy some killer local music, ping pong, billiards, lounge seating, and if you’re a musician bring your horn and join the party!
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7:30 PM doors, 8 PM show
Open jam goes till 11 PM
Full bar. NO BYOB
923 N Watts St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
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!
The inaugural National Jazz Festival will take place on February 15th, 2020 in historic Philadelphia! We are excited and privileged to be hosting some of the best high school and
The inaugural National Jazz Festival will take place on February 15th, 2020 in historic Philadelphia! We are excited and privileged to be hosting some of the best high school and middle school jazz musicians in the country. The National Jazz Festival will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City Philadelphia!
The National Jazz Festival was created by instrumental and vocal jazz directors, caring parents, supportive jazz musicians, and avid jazz supporters in an effort to fill the void of a lack of a major national jazz festival with an educational philosophy. Upon the cancellation of other festivals, the National Jazz Festival team saw a need to create an event that allows thousands of students to continue to share their talents and hard work with their peers from around the country. The festival executive committee is being led by Joe Bongiovi. Joe is the director of the Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra and is also the band director at Princeton High School in New Jersey. Joe is currently the President of the New Jersey Association Of Jazz Educators (NJAJE). We are fortunate to have Joe’s extensive high school jazz festival experience and his ties to Philadelphia to help launch this festival.
What the National Jazz Festival has to offer:
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– Instrumental Large Ensemble & Small Ensemble Categories
– Vocal Large Ensemble, Small Ensemble, & A Cappella Categories
– “Pop-Cappella” Category for your pop-based a cappella groups
– Solo Jazz Vocal Category
– Solo Jazz Piano Category
– Jazz Composition
– Middle School Invitational category (10 Ensembles Only)
– Jazz Educator Award
– The NJF LOVE Award for Students for community service/activism.
– An optional “Welcome Event” on Friday, February 14th
– An optional “After Party Jazz Session” on Saturday, February 15th
Official registration is open now through November 30th. Schools and ensembles will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. We hope that you can attend the National Jazz Festival this February! If you have any questions or desire more information, please respond to this email or email us anytime at: email@example.com
We are excited that the city of Philadelphia has welcomed this new endeavor with open arms and can’t wait to host the National Jazz Festival and invite you to explore historic Philadelphia and the thriving music scene in Philly.
As for competing, each ensemble has the opportunity perform in either a competitive or non-competitive class. There are no ratings, however at the end of the evening the top 4 ensembles in each division will be announced. A full recap sheet of competitive groups will be released at the end of the festival. Non-competitive groups will obviously not be included on that recap.
Spend a wonderful evening with friends and neighbors, embracing the rich history, sounds, and amazements of inspirationall and soul edifying LIVE JAZZ performances with Philadelphia's best world class musicIan's. The
Spend a wonderful evening with friends and neighbors, embracing the rich history, sounds, and amazements of inspirationall and soul edifying LIVE JAZZ performances with Philadelphia’s best world class musicIan’s. The atmosphere iis relaxing, friendly and nourishing as great musicians take you on a musical journey that you will never forget. Join us! Every THIRD THURSDAY at 7:30pm. You don’t need a baby sitter because children under 12 are FREE! Refreshments served before the show and during intermission. For additional information