Supporting the Greater Philadelphia Jazz & Blues Community with Love

Jazz Bridge assists Jazz and Blues musicians living in the Greater Philadelphia Metro area who face financial, health, housing and similar crises.

A registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, Jazz Bridge also supports musicians by providing paid performance opportunities through our live neighborhood concerts and special event presentations. A community favorite for over 12 years, our concerts celebrate the Philadelphia Jazz & Blues tradition and build cultural awareness throughout the region.

Harmonizing Art and Life!

Here is guitarist Dave Stryker with Jared Gold on organ and Byron Landham on drums at the Collingswood Neighborhood Concert on May 5, 2022. Please give a listen.

In the Spotlight

Pianist Kenny Gates
Open the Gates is a prime example of world class jazz musicians “keeping the flame” across the country — in this case, pianist Kenny Gates and tenor saxophonist Bootsie Barnes. Gates burns and swings his way through his debut CD, ably abetted by Barnes, drummer Billy James and bassist Lee Smith. Gates, a protégé of the bebop guru Barry Harris, originally hailed from Brooklyn but has adopted Philadelphia as his home town (or is it vice versa?). www.allaboutjazz.com/open-the-gates-kenny-gates-independent-records-review-by-aaj-staff

Get to Know Jazz Bridge

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Concerts

Hosted by local jazz musicians and aficionados, our concerts include a unique opportunity for audiences to interact with performers. Find an upcoming performance here.

Photo By: Janet Parrish

Services

Jazz Bridge has confidentially helped more than 300 local jazz and blues musicians and singers with varied needs. Learn how we can help you by clicking here.

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Volunteer

There are always individual and group volunteer opportunities with Jazz Bridge. Click here to learn more and make a difference in the life of a musician!

Photo courtesy of Tess & Frank Gerould.