Celebrate jazz and the city’s vibrant music culture all April long with Philly Celebrates Jazz, led byThe Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE)! Philly Celebrates Jazz is a part of Jazz Appreciation Month in Philadelphia which aims to draw more public attention to the iconic tradition of jazz.
Alongside the 100+ jazz events happening every day this month, OACCE and Art in City Hall welcome the return of Philly Celebrates Jazz Neighborhood Series, which includes free jazz programs throughout the city with 22 programs such as a jazz history walking tour of South Street, a DJ set with dancers at The Trestle Inn, the airing of the movie Ray, a ‘Lovett Loves Jazz’ concert series at Lovett Library and more. Performers and event organizers include internationally renowned bassist Jamaaldeen Tacuma and the Brotherhood Collective, the Philadelphia Jazz Legacy Project, DJ lil’ dave, Connie Han, Snacktime and more. The full schedule can be found at CreativePHL.org/jazz.
New this year is televised Jazz programming during the month of April. OACCE’s Arts Access TV program is featuring jazz content during the entire month of April. Philadelphians can tune in to Arts Access TV each Wednesday and Friday from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. to see jazz performances, discussions with jazz musicians, and more. Watch online at Phila.gov or on Philadelphia’s local channel 64 (GovTV).
For more information, including a full calendar of events, visit OACCE's official website for Philly Celebrates Jazz.