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!

Jazz Bridge has once again been invited to participate in International Jazz Day by the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz. Please visit our website for this archival concert celebrating the Heath Brothers and the Real Philadelphia Book on Saturday, April 30 at 9:00 am. Click on the video on Saturday at 9 AM and watch it live.

In the Spotlight

Jimmy and Albert “Tootie” Heath

Jazz giant, saxophonist Jimmy Heath and his brother, drummer Albert “Tootie” Heath, headlined an evening of great music with trumpeter Terell Stafford, pianist Jeb Patton and bassist David Wong, “celebrated the Philadelphia Real Book” Concerts on Saturday February 25, 2017, at the University of the Arts’ Terra Hall and was supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Sadly, Jimmy Heath passed away at the age of 93 on January 19, 2020.

This was a celebration of the yet to be published, “Real Philadelphia Book,” comprised of original musical compositions of jazz and blues musicians in the Greater Philadelphia area, with an extraordinary concert series spotlighting some of Philly’s finest jazz artists.

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.