Sunday, March 26, 2017

April 1 - 30, 2017 April is Jazz Month in Philadelphia, Every Day of the Month!

Philly Celebrates Jazz
The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy leads the City of Philadelphia in Philly Celebrates Jazz, a celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month in April each year. The month long celebration in April featuring with live performances, art, exhibitions, discussion panels, and films, showcases the power of jazz in different shapes and raises awareness about Philadelphia’s rich jazz heritage. Each year, the City of Philadelphia honors a jazz legend or institution in the city in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month.

Philadelphia has an extraordinary jazz heritage, beginning with Ethel Waters and extending to John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, Dizzie Gillespie, Sun Ra, Grover Washington Jr. and other music luminaries, all of whom set the stage for the vibrant jazz scene the City still enjoys today.

Click here to view the Arts Access Calendar and find a jazz event near you.

EXPANDED Philly Celebrates Jazz Community Series

This year, jazz comes to you. The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy is producing a series of 26 free jazz concerts, dance lessons, and film screenings throughout neighborhoods in the city of Philadelphia. libraries, Amtrak 30th Street Station, community and recreation centers will be transformed into jazz halls all month. Each performance will feature local musicians from Philadelphia Jazz Project, LifeLine Music Coalition, Jazz Bridge, AMLA Latin Music Ensemble, and jazz combo ensembles from local Philadelphia universities. Dancers from The Rock School and Take It Away Dance will be providing dance instruction at select locations. Check out April’s Philly Celebrates Jazz Calendar to find an event near you.

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