April 15, 2020 Newsletter   #345
Thank you to everyone that donated to COVID-19 Relief. Please know that it was very much appreciated and that we have already begun to assist musicians in our midst.

Sadly, we've cancelled the Neighborhood Concerts for the month of May. The concerts in Cheltenham, Collingswood and Roxborough are cancelled, thus ending our concert season. We are putting the safety of our patrons, musicians and the venues first.

We had hoped we would be back to "normal," however, COVID-19 is not allowing that, but we are hopeful to coming together in the very near future.

Your generosity has bought groceries, keep cell phones and the internet working or simply, helped musicians with other important needs. Musicians income has been impacted greatly with most gigs cancelled for the next several months. But your donations really helped. So, THANK YOU!

Our partnerships with the Friends of Hawthorne Park and the Curtis Jones Summer Concerts Series are on hold, for now, as we wait to hear back from the City of Philadelphia, if we can safely gather outdoors in the summer.
As things change, we will update you. 

Jazz Appreciation Month

Now for something to make your heart sing, toes tap and feel like dancing again. We thought we’d bring part of what we all need right now – music from the comfort of your home.

April is Jazz Appreciation Month and we usually get out to see and hear music live. But we just can’t do that right now and like you, I am needing that feeling that comes from being together and listening in person.

So, don’t fret any longer. Go online, if you can, and visit the Jazz Bridge YouTube Channel for some music and interviews. Select the tab marked “videos” and look back at all the great music over the years. (Please note that some of the music is copywritten.)

And if you would like to make a donation that will go to the musicians we help in our community, please visit our website at:

https://www.jazzbridge.org/ways-to-help/donate/ Select OTHER to make a donation not featured there.

You may select OTHER , to give any amount not already listed on our page or send a check to the address below.
Jazz Bridge
4220 Main Street
Philadelphia, PA 19127


Jazz Philadelphia V-Jam Philly Celebration

Jazz Bridge is grateful to work with all of the arts organizations, not just locally, but at the government level too. Now is the time to work together and remind us all that we are not alone during this crisis.

Jazz Philadelphia, an organization whose mission it is to advance the development of the city’s thriving and vibrant local jazz scene and to gain recognition for Philadelphia as the world-class jazz destination it is. 

For Jazz Appreciation Month, they are hosting V-JAM Philly. According to their website, “it is a way for us to come together as a community to show our strength, celebrate our talent, and give jazz lovers what they need right now: music.”
To take part in Jazz Philadelphia’s programs or create your own and let them know what you’re doing visit their website at https://jazzphiladelphia.org/v-jam-philly/. On social media, use the following:

Jazz Philadelphia's has compiled a list of resources to assist everyone including those in the arts community. Visit their website below:

Pat Martino Fund

Internationally beloved jazz guitarist Pat Martino (Patrick C. Azzara) has not worked since November 2018 due to severe health issues and his ability to keep financially afloat has been greatly impacted by his current disabilities. This legendary artist from Philadelphia has exhausted his savings and sees no other options before him other than to appeal to the larger community for help. He needs your donations and your good will to keep his household intact and pay medical bills while he concentrates on getting healthy. You can make a donation to him at the link below.

Here is Pat's interview and concert for Jazz Bridge's Fundraiser at the New Leaf in Bryn Mawr back on May 22, 2010. Joining Pat Martino is organist, Pat Bianchi ( https://www.patbianchi.com/ )
and drummer, Carmen Intorre, Jr.

"Harmonizing Art and Life"
The Jazz Bridge Project
4220 Main Street
Philadelphia, PA 19127
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