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Jazz Bridge Project Inc

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Jazz Bridge 3008 Limekiln Pike Glenside PA 19038 USA


The Jazz Bridge Project is a nonprofit organization that was established by a group of caring jazz musicians and fans dedicated to assisting professional Greater Philadelphia Metro area jazz and blues musicians and vocalists in times of crisis by providing confidential and caring support in keeping with their personal dignity. Through donations, grants, and our neighborhood concerts, Jazz Bridge assists those coping with emergencies involving health, legal, financial, personal and professional needs, while building an awareness of the local jazz sound.

Target demographics:

All professional jazz and blues musicians in crisis in the Greater Philadelphia Metro area

Direct beneficiaries per year:

About 60 crisis needs and over 130 musicians are employed in our neighborhood jazz/blues concerts

Geographic areas served:

Philadelphia, Southern NJ, Wilmington, DE, and Trenton, NJ


Five Neighborhood Concerts Series from Oct-May Client Crisis Needs

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Rating: 5 stars  

Helping musicians in the Delaware Valley receive health care with dignity

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Rating: 5 stars  

Jazz Bridge has been an essential part in promoting the Jazz and Blues performers. This music is part of America and our future generations need to be exposed to other music. We need to support groups that help performers get established and continue to provide musical options for everyone.

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A win-win organization. Audiences get to hear the best of jazz in the Delaware Valley. To be more accurate, they get to hear the Jazz in the Delaware Valley, but it's probably some of the best Jazz in the country. And, at the same time the money from our tickets and our donations goes to help musicians in need. Those of us with "regular jobs" rarely think when we go out for a night of great entertainment that folks lightening our days don't have the same job benefits we have... no health benefits, insurance, etc. Jazz Bridge Project fills that gap.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have given to the Jazz Bridge because it helps people and their families, specifically jazz musicians, through some difficult times. Musicians tend to be independent contractors. When they're sick, they may not have money to spend on needs. Many are in this position. Give to the creative community.

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Fantastic organization that provides a showcase for talented area artists and at the same time makes financial aid available to musicians who may have fallen on hard times. Fans of jazz win as well with awesome concerts to attend in intimate settings.

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Jazz Bridge does a fabulous job supporting musicians and the community

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Rating: 5 stars  

The work this organization does is irreplaceable, and a credit to the arts & culture scene in Philadelphia, as well a humanitarian effort.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've have performed for and support the project.
The assistance the project provides for area musicians in need is incredible. Please support the Jazz Bridge Project!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Moving an Artist from Illness to Wellness, is the role of a Savior! It's no wonder musicians have referred to Jazz Bridge as "Having an Angel on Speed Dial!" Jazz Bridge doesn't just satisfy the artist's needs through all of the obvious and not-so obvious ways of a non-profit; but with empathy, it provides a conduit to do what Art is supposed to do, every day...move the dial on Social Justice, Activism and CHANGE! That's POWERFUL! That's Jazz Bridge! I'm very grateful to serve on a Board with such passionate, caring people!

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Rating: 5 stars  

"You cannot travel within and stand still without," James Allen

Jazz Bridge and its' funding has provided Philadelphia Jazz & Blues artists sustenance for the Body, Peace of Mind, and very tangible relief that prevents the many challenges of life from breaking one's spirit. This allows the Artist to keep doing what they do best...Create!

They have provided lodging for artists and their families impacted by fire. They have provided medical care for artists' babies resulting from accidents. They have assisted families in laying to rest, beloved Artists. I am constantly impressed with their limitless support.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

...being able to enjoy as a Patron, the uninterrupted sharing of gifts from our local artists.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

...not change it but do what I could to gain a wider audience, so that Jazz Bridge may continue to exist for the next generation of Jazz & Blues artists.

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Jazz Bridge is great organization helping musicians who need help when they need it the most. What's amazing is thier mission is sort of two fold, not only helping those who need help the most but also keeping America's original musical artform Jazz alive by building new audiences, holding concerts at multiple locations at a very reasonable price.

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