Philadelphia Jazz Festival:
Sunday, April 23 – Sunday, April 30
at Various Locations Citywide
Performers Include Randy Brecker, Bob Dorough, Orrin Evans,
Steve Turre, Wayne Escoffery, ELEW, Joey DeFrancesco,
Gerald Veasley, MAYSA, Jaguar Wright, among others
The Philadelphia Jazz Festival, presented as part of Jazz Appreciation Month in conjunction with Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy, is set to kick off this weekend with performances in multiple venues throughout the city. Running from Sunday, April 23 to Sunday, April 30, the inaugural Festival features performers including Terri Lyne Carrington, Bob Dorough, Orrin Evans, Wayne Escoffery, Joey DeFrancesco, Gerald Veasley, MAYSA, among others.
While the music certainly stands on its own, the Festival will also offer 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 with artists like Leon Jordon Sr., Orrin Evans, and Gerald Veasley. The Festival will have a strong charity component targeting the Food Connect Group, Jazz Bridge, Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the North Broad Street Renaissance as beneficiaries of this year’s festival.
The Festival’s partnerships include the following venues: SOUTH, Chris’ Jazz Club, World Café Live, Warmdaddy’s, RELISH, The Philadelphia Clef Club, The Paris Bistro, Ardmore Music Hall, and the new Michael Nutter Theater at the Philadelphia Convention Center amongst others. Sponsors and supporters for the festival include Republic Bank, WRTI, 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.
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