it sponsors and stages community jazz concerts and programs throughought the Philadelphia metro area;
it connects musicians to gigs, and gigs to musicians; it acts as a gateway and clearinghouse for all manner of professional, medical, legal services, etc. for jazz musicians;
moreover, it promotes a sense that jazz and jazz musicians play a vital part in our culture, which in turn keeps the musicians themselves vital (often quite literally: keeping the musicians employed, healthy, and yes, alive.)
Thank you Jazz Bridge! Keep up the good work.
Others: you can throw your support (financial and otherwise) at Jazz Bridge with complete confidence that your gifts will be used responsibly and thoughtfully.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
...in being the recipient of their benefits, and observing the good it does to other recipients, i.e., other musicians and the greater community all around me.
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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
In a perfect world, Jazz Bridge could be funded to do more community outreach, more concert/ sponsorship, more individual assistance, have improved internal administrative resources, and so on.