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 a concert with one of our partners, the Friends of Hawthorn Park this past summer featuring Josh Lee and the Extended Family, a 17-piece big band that performs music of the 40’s and 50’s and more. Please give a listen.

In the Spotlight

Saxophonist Josh Lee

Joshua Lee saxophone

Saxophonist, composer, arranger and Managing and Co-Artistic Director of Jazz Lives Philadelphia, Joshua Lee is fully dedicated to the advancement of the Philadelphia jazz community. Joshua is a Temple University graduate who brings his performance experience gained in the trenches of the Philly scene that has been fostered by mentors like Terell Stafford, Tim Warfield, Dick Oatts and Gary Smulyan. Joshua feels a strong calling in making positive changes to the arts in Philadelphia and extending the rich traditions of jazz to the next generations, a vision that can be fulfilled through Jazz Lives Philadelphia. Joshua is a member of the Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, is a regular sub with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the Mingus Big band and Terell Stafford’s Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia.

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.