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!

One of the Philadelphia Jazz luminaries vocalist, Ms. Pearl Williams. In the Spring of 2022, interviewers sat down with singer Pearl Williams in her Philadelphia home. This first part of the extensive interview included stories about her childhood, her family, her work with McCoy Tyner (until Richie Powell and John Coltrane dropped by one of their rehearsals), and how she kept her jazz records hidden in a suitcase because her mother disapproved. Interviewers: Suzanne Cloud and Jack McCarthy Videographer: Jason Fifield

In the Spotlight

Jazz singer Pearl Williams is equally at home as a soloist or a collaborator with great musicians, and her interpretations have been praised by the public and press alike. In describing the vocalist, who started as a pianist and childhood friend and bandmate of pianist McCoy Tyner, Philadelphia’s JazzBridge said, “Artists like Pearl Williams, a living legend, are just not made any longer, and her every appearance is a unique and very special event.”

Get to Know Jazz Bridge



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


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.



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.