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!
Watch a Featured Video
Larry McKenna opens up the 2021 Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Concert series in Cheltenham with this original composition. With Tom Lawton – Piano, Kevin MacConnell – Bass, Dan Monaghan – Drums. Recorded by Jason Fifield in October 2021. Larry recently passed away at the age of 86 years old.
In the Spotlight
Larry McKenna was one of the world’s finest jazz saxophone players. He is known for his gorgeous, velvety sound, the unparalleled beauty of his balladry, and his fluid, bebop-inspired improvisations. For years, Larry’s status as a jazz great has been affirmed by his myriad fans and the jazz stars with whom he has played and recorded including Woody Herman, Clark Terry, Buddy DeFranco, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney and Frank Sinatra. (https://thejazzsanctuary.com/larry-mckenna)
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.