Our Community

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Harmonizing Art & Life

The Jazz Bridge family is rich in diversity and talent and has thrived with the support of the Philadelphia community. Despite this, challenges remain when musicians face serious illness, financial hardships and personal tragedies.

Photo by Janet Parrish

As a service organization in the arts & culture community, we are uniquely positioned to address the suffering resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite new challenges, we remain committed to assisting Jazz and Blues artists of all ages and backgrounds.

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Emergency Services
Since its inception, Jazz Bridge has confidentially helped Jazz and Blues musicians and singers with a variety of needs, including medical, dental and legal aid, home repairs, unpaid bills, and instrument repair. In the last 10 years alone Jazz Bridge has provided emergency services grants for over 500 of these artists. We’ve helped other performers by connecting them to other available resources. Do you need support? Click here for a full list of emergency services.

Our Support
Jazz Bridge is funded primarily through individual and corporate donations, foundation and non-profit grants, and special events (some of which receive funding from the City of Philadelphia). Any money raised by our concerts is used to fund our programs. Jazz Bridge owes its growth over the past 16 years to loyal donors, volunteers, grant-making organizations, and music lovers. To donate, click here.

Sharing Jazz with the City of Brotherly Love
Thanks to our loyal donors and partners, Jazz Bridge is able to share the art of music with the Greater Philadelphia Metro Area. An important part of this growth comes from our incredible volunteers. To learn more about individual and group opportunities for volunteering, click here.