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!
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In the Spotlight
Drummer Granville Mickey Roker:
Roker was best known for his association with trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, organist Shirley Scott, pianist Herbie Hancock and vibraphonist Milt Jackson, to name a few. He was born on Sept. 3, 1932 in Miami, FL was taken by his grandmother to live in Philadelphia with his uncle Walter Bowe, who gave him his first drum kit. Bowe also introduced him to jazz in the city, where Philly Joe Jones became his idol.
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.