V-JAM Philly Artist Profiles

In the absence of live, in-person Jazz Appreciation Month events, we want to find a way to honor the musicians and artists who have helped establish Philadelphia as a jazz city. In this unusual year, when performances have been canceled, it is important for us to stand in the gap, connecting artists with audiences. We will do this by producing and publishing profiles of musician’s artistic careers.

We will profile three to five artists per week in the month of April and feature them on our blog, while WRTI celebrates them on the air.

Click below to read more on our Hometown Hero Artist Profiles:


Additionally, we also seek community input in the form of stories, memories, and recommendations. Please use the form below to submit a profile nomination.

Submission Criteria: We will select subjects who were either born in the Philadelphia metro area or who spend spent a concentrated time period of their lives working, studying, or developing here.

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