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
Here is trumpeter Fareed Simpson with with Maria Marmarou on drums, Nathan Pence on bass
and Neil Podgurski on keys. This event was recorded live at the Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Concert Series in Collingswood NJ, Oct, 2022. Please give a listen.
In the Spotlight
As the recipient of the Presser Graduate Music Award, trumpeter Fareed Simpson-Hankins is doing outreach with the Community Music Scholars Program. He is also sharing his research on the cultural similarities between New Orleans and Philadelphia in a YouTube series called Second Line Bebop.
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.