In conjunction with Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture & Creative Economy, the first ever Philadelphia Jazz Festival will be presented as part of Jazz Appreciation Month and is to take place in multiple venues across the city.
In their inaugural year, the Philadelphia Jazz Festival will present a comprehensive mix of artists across a broad musical spectrum including Terri Lyne Carrington, Madison McFerrin, Bob Dorough, Jeff Bradshaw, Jaguar Wright, Orrin Evans, Gerald Veasley, and more.
Festival masterminds, the Bynum Brothers—creators of popular restaurants/jazz venues including SOUTH, Paris Bistro, and RELISH—have created ‘The Philadelphia Jazz Experience’; a new non-profit organization whose mission is to support local, national, and internationally recognized artists.
The festival strives to create an impactful annual event that resonates throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, preserving and promoting the emblematic jazz history of Philadelphia. Additionally, the festival will have a strong charity component targeting the Food Connect Group, Big Brothers & Big Sisters and the North Broad Street Renaissance.
The Festival also offers an important Education & Outreach component with several events throughout the week. Partnered with organizations such as the Kimmel Center, Jazz Lives Philadelphia, and Jazz Journeys, youths and seniors have been invited to attend a “Meeting with the Masters” program, various meet and greets, discussions, luncheons, and more.
Sponsors and supporters for the festival include Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, PECO, Stella Artois, Brown Foreman, Promixo Beverage, Penn Beer, Breakthru Beverage, Southern Wines & Spirits, among others.
The Philadelphia Jazz Festival is to take place from April 23-30. For a full schedule of events visit: ThePhiladelphiaJazzFestival.com.