The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy leads the City of Philadelphia in Philly Celebrates Jazz, a celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month in April each year. The month long celebration in April featuring with live performances, art, exhibitions, discussion panels, and films, showcases the power of jazz in different shapes and raises awareness about Philadelphia’s rich jazz heritage. Each year, the City of Philadelphia honors a jazz legend or institution in the city in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month.
This year, jazz comes to you. The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy is producing a series of 26 free jazz concerts, dance lessons, and film screenings throughout neighborhoods in the city of Philadelphia. libraries, Amtrak 30th Street Station, community and recreation centers will be transformed into jazz halls all month. Each performance will feature local musicians from Philadelphia Jazz Project, LifeLine Music Coalition, Jazz Bridge, AMLA Latin Music Ensemble, and jazz combo ensembles from local Philadelphia universities. Dancers from The Rock School and Take It Away Dance will be providing dance instruction at select locations. Check out April’s Philly Celebrates Jazz Calendar to find an event near you.