Freelance writer and blogger, Kit O’Toole, (Chicago) has been writing about rock, jazz, and R&B for over 20 years. She will be hosting an adult education series about soul music in […]read more
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 […]read more
Micah Graves has been busy writing music, recording his debut album “Med Nama" plus two others, and anticipates recording two additional albums in 2022.
South Arts offers offers grants up to $15,000 to allow musicians to play an array of venues in rural communities or places where it is more challenging to let the music speak.
Fox was inspired to create this all-women’s big band after recognizing that most of the jazz greats she was being taught in school were mostly men.
Our 4th Annual Jazz Philadelphia Summit won’t be stopped by a resurgence of the pandemic—because the spirit of music can’t be stopped, even when stages are silent.
Grants are designed to encourage the presence of U.S. performing artists on international stages and in the global arts community
Today, the 70-something-year-old marvels at the path his life took from living in tenement housing doors away from famed comic Bill Cosby to headlining across the globe alongside jazz, R&B, and soul music legends.
Like jazz itself, the Jazz Philadelphia website is a living thing. With your involvement, the site will grow, flourish and serve a creative community that is second to none.
Arts practitioners and artists who have been experiencing housing instability, or are having trouble making rent payments as a result of the coronavirus pandemic do have some support options.
When an eight-year-old Immanuel Wilkins came into our program with an alto saxophone, he displayed an eagerness to perform jazz. The young musician was ready to learn from his instructors and mentors on how to become an effective improviser...
In the late 1970s, I became the Director of Settlement Music School’s Queen Village branch, and of the Rohm and Haas Jazz Ensemble.The ensemble attracted some of the area’s most talented young music students. The first generation of students was chosen by audition from students involved in the city‘s six week Better Break Music Camp and the second generation had the exceptionally talented elementary students Joey Defrancesco and Christian McBride...
Tony Miceli is one of those characters who, if they didn’t exist, he would have had to create: a musician as deeply into big rock as he is intimate jazz, a man who built a funky foundation upon the least likely of soulful instruments—vibraphone and marimba, and a serious leader and sideman with a rich sense of humor whose finicky focus has jumped from Monk and Mingus to Mozart and Bach in the past, leaving room for so much more in the future.
The Strawberry Mansion Community Development Corporation (SMCDC) issued a press release on the status of the Coltrane House on May 3, 2021, and I called Tonnetta Graham, President of the SMCDC, the next day to get some clarity on a few things.