The Kimmel Center Jazz Residency program is designed to take artists and audiences on a season-long journey to continue the long tradition of creating new jazz in Philadelphia.
Fostering collaborations between musicians and artists of different disciplines, the program helps musicians reach students, young adults, and newcomers to the jazz form, creating relevant jazz experiences for today. Each of this year’s selected participants have strong ties to Philadelphia and music education.
Structured in three phases, the Jazz Residency includes: the public workshop, the work-in-progress, and the world premiere.
- The public workshop is the audience’s first introduction to the artist’s project, showcasing the very first musical concepts and excerpts.
- The work-in-progress features the project in a more developed state, allowing the audience to witness progress and change.
- The final project is revealed in the world premiere.
The 2017/18 Jazz Residency Artists will be selected this fall. Check back later for more information.
The Kimmel Center’s Jazz Residency program is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Presser Foundation.