April 2nd, 2017
Every year in April the city of Philadelphia celebrates jazz for an entire month. Living at The Edgewater puts you in a great spot to go out and experience all the local events and culture. Get ready for some lively tunes and smooth moves. Here’s a quick guide to this Philly tradition.
Jazz month is organized by The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, so it’s largely public funded. This year, the official calendar is packed with 26 free events ranging from concerts to film screenings. Several public buildings will be transformed into impromptu jazz halls, including 30th Street Station, the Philadelphia Libraries, and community centers. The city has such a rich heritage in jazz and this event is meant to raise awareness and showcase it.
Something that’s new this year is a series at City Hall of discussions with some of the world’s most renowned jazz musicians. Eager participants can RSVP online to save a seat at these extremely intimate events. For those of us who don’t have time to visit City Hall every Wednesday evening, the conversations are recorded and broadcast on 90.1 WRTI.
This month of jazz appreciation is an extremely valuable opportunity to learn about The Edgewater’s historical city. Don’t forget all events are free, so arrive early to be guaranteed admission. Visit the website for a full calendar of events and locations.
Philly Celebrates Jazz