Jazz Bridge Project Inc

Rating: 4.94 stars   65 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Address:

Jazz Bridge 3008 Limekiln Pike Glenside PA 19038 USA

Mission:

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

Programs:

Five Neighborhood Concerts Series from Oct-May Client Crisis Needs

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215-517-8337
http://www.jazzbridge.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

As far as I understand, the organizers of this non-profit take no money for themselves whatsoever. They are committed to helping musicians in need. They provide their service without any fanfare in order for the recipients to maintain their privacy and pride. Therefore there is no ability to "advertise" these good deeds and needed assistance. Plus the concerts are top notch with excellent musicians donating their time and talent. Jazz Bridge deserves the highest score!

 
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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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Jazz Bridge does a fabulous job supporting musicians and the community

 
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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: 4 stars  

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Dedicated people proving their love for their art form!`Thank goodness for people like this!

 
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They are incredible!!!@ Helping Jazz and Blues Musicians AND doing great Concerts here.
Philadadelphia is BETTER because of them.

 
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I first learned of Jazz Bridge through an article about Odeon Pope. Like Odeon my late husband suffered from Bi Polar Disorder. It's a terrible disease and people often times are isolated and ashamed. Keep doing what you do Jazz Bridge and keep the great music coming !!!!

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Outstanding music and musicians. Lifelong dedication to music

 
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The tireless and creative work and dedication of "Jazz Bridge Project Inc. has been a Godsend to the community of jazz musicians in Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Helping and assisting those who are down on their luck in a severely underpaid profession with no financial security for later life and years. Coming to the aid of a proud and dignified profession of wonderful gifted musicians and singers who bring to glorious life the true American music and art form , jazz. I have witnessed the courage and determination of the people at Jazz Bridge and all the good they are doing and continue to do for the community of jazz musicians. My gratitude is boundless for all that they have done and continue to do. Larry DiTommaso

 
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Jazz Bridge has filled a need in the music community that has been dear to my heart for years now. To provide support when you have a problem in a private and confidential manner is immeasurable. We are here to help one another and that is a space that Jazz Bridge has done over and over again for a part of our community that provides us with the magic of music. In addition, their public work with their neighborhood concert series is a wonderful way to provide musicians with work and promote the vision of Jazz Bridge while doing so. I enjoy them immensely.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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3 people found this review helpful

This group helps jazz and blues musicians to cope with difficult situations by providing financial and other sorts of support. The funds come from neighborhood jazz concerts presenting the best musicians in the area. Of course the musicians in need benefit greatly, but over the years the organization's committed leaders have also greatly expanded the opportunities for listeners to hear great music and for musicians to have fairly paid opportunities to play. The concerts are designed to be conveniently accessible to everyone in the region, and they're scheduled in early evening so young people can attend. There's a special question-and-answer period so people can learn more about this great American cultural treasure. With the commercial market for jazz and other forms of art music shrinking, organizations like Jazz Bridge become more and more important in preserving jazz as a live, spontaneously created art form. Yes, it helps musicians in need, but it's also a great benefit to present and future music lovers.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Thanks for taking the time to write such a beautiful review.