The PCC Master Class Series

Online Series by The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts

The PCC Master Class Series is all about mentorship. The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts series enables students interested in jazz to learn from the past while bringing the music into the future.

For students with limited opportunities for private lessons and exposure to working jazz artists, a master class can be particularly inspiring and motivating. The Clef Club places a strong emphasis on master classes, which bring leading jazz practitioners into the classroom to perform, teach, answer questions and offer guidance, both musical and personal.

Their master classes provide student musicians with outstanding opportunities to learn from and be mentored by top jazz players, Philadelphia Clef Club faculty and visiting artists. The master artist often focuses on common topics: improvisation, ensemble playing, practice techniques, the creative process, and ways to improve performance.

There are 3 masterclasses scheduled for the fall:

  • Fall 2021 PCC Master Class Series featuring Bernard Purdie | October 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Fall 2021 PCC Master Class Series featuring Michele Rosewoman | November 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Fall 2021 PCC Master Class Series featuring Oliver Lake | December 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Visit their events page for more information and to register.

This programming is made possible through the The Philadelphia Clef of Jazz & Performing Arts’ prestigious grant award. Just over 30 organizations in the Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey region were selected for bold thinking around increasing arts access and engagement and “Jazz Cultural Voices” was one.

“Through PNC Arts Alive, we continue to help invigorate local arts organizations while bringing new and exciting programs to our community,” said Joe Meterchick, PNC regional president for Philadelphia, Delaware and Southern New Jersey.  “The creativity and collaboration demonstrated by the local arts community is evident in the programs that will be introduced, while enabling new visitors and residents alike to experience a diverse range of exhibits and performances.”

For more information on PNC Arts Alive and the grant recipients visit