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 Fareed Simpson’s premiere of Saxophone City on YouTube. Please listen to this up and coming trumpeter as he tells a story through his music and how proud he is of his Philadelphia Roots. Featured musicians, Simpson on trumpet, Josh Lee, Yesseh Furaha-Ali, Kynoebi Simpson and Tim Warfield on saxes, Tim Brey on piano, Richard Hill on bass and Nazir Ebo on drums. You can catch Fareed live at Nichols Park – 5430 Race St, Philadelphia PA 19131 on Thursday, September 15 at 6 PM. This event is FREE!

In the Spotlight

Trumpeter Fareed Simpson

Recently, Fareed Simpson has been seen on PBS, heard on WRTI 90.1, and has produced The Second Line Bebop Series, a web series that premiered on YouTube in 2022. He’s performed at the 2017 Jazz is Back festival in Grožnjan, Croatia, and at the 2016 North Sea Jazz Festival, in Rotterdam. He also won an outstanding soloist award at the 2020 Jack Rudin Jazz Championship, hosted by Jazz at Lincoln Center. (https://fareedsimpson.com/home)

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

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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.

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.