Jazz Philadelphia


Hometown Hero: Justin Faulkner

By A.D. Amorosi Jazz and community. Jazz and activism. Jazz and family.  These aren’t just words for West Philadelphia drummer, composer, and educator Justin Faulkner. They’re life lines, ideas on which to act, interact and intercede, to work toward, play…

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Can Jazz Survive Without Its Clubs?

Stalwart Chris’s Jazz Cafe is among the treasures we have to lose, but there are bright spots by Suzanne Cloud Mark Deninno, chef and owner of Chris’ Jazz Café will freely admit that the club has been struggling through the…

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New Music USA Listening Sessions in Philadelphia Will Help Create Opportunities for Jazz Artists

New Music USA supports and connects US-based music makers, organizations, and audiences by providing financial support through project grants, fostering new connections through programming, deepening knowledge and encouraging appreciation through an online magazine, and promoting funded projects and new music…

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The “National Jazz Festival,” a new High School Jazz Competition, Debuts in Philadelphia

By Steven Bryant The National Jazz Festival, an intensive musical competition that will be attended by schools from throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, will take place on Saturday, February 15, at the Philadelphia Convention Center in Center City. Over…

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