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Kimmel Center Jazz Residency

 

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.

Overview

“The Kimmel Center is committed to nurturing the creative pool of jazz artists that reside in Philadelphia. Philadelphia has always been a celebrated jazz city, with many legendary musicians who grow up here and live here touring the world. The residency allows us to bring together talented local artists to collaborate and create new music in a public forum.”
– Jay Wahl, Producing Artistic Director, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Past Residents

  • Dariel Peniazek / Maya Peniazek / Ariacne Trujillo

     


     

    Dan Blacksberg / Rabbi Yosef Goldman

     


     

    David Allen / Raquel Salas Rivera / Diane Monroe

     


    Panelists 

    Aaron Flagg, Chair & Associate Director of Julliard Jazz in NYC
    Lonnie Davis, President & CEO of Jazz Arts Initiative
    Diane Chandler-Marshall, Education & Talent Development Director for the Jazz Institute of Chicago
    Marty Ashby, Executive Producer of Manchester Craftmen's Guild
    Georgina Javor, Assistant Director of Programming, Concerts & Touring at Jazz at Lincoln Center
    Ellen Rowe, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor & Undergraduate Coordinator at University of Michigan
    Eric Gould, Chair of Jazz Composition at Berklee College of Music
    Jay Wahl, Producing Artistic Director for the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

     

  • Luke Carlos O’Reilly

    "Black Lives Matter Movement"

     


    Colton Weatherston

    "Germantown Avenue: Pathway to Hybridity"

     


    Doug Hirlinger

    "Dear Philadelphia"

     


    Panelists 

    Todd Stoll, Vice President of Education at Jazz at Lincoln Center
    Aaron Flagg, Chair & Associate Director of Julliard Jazz in NYC
    Lesa Terry, Jazz Violinist, Composer & Arranger
    Jay Wahl, Producing Artistic Director for the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

     

  • Max Swan

    "The Fisherman"

     


    Joanna Pascale and Etienne Charles

    "The Language of Flowers"

     


    Jawanza Kobie

    "Bird Stories"

     


    Panelists 

    Todd Stoll, Vice President of Education at Jazz at Lincoln Center
    Eric Gould, Chair of Jazz Composition at Berklee College of Music
    Aaron Flagg, Chair & Associate Director of Julliard Jazz in NYC
    Lesa Terry, Jazz Violinist, Composer & Arranger
    Jay Wahl, Producing Artistic Director for the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

     

  • Kendrah Butler and Shamika Byrd

    “Sacred Jazz: Faith, Fortitutde, and the African American Experience”

     


    Korey Riker

    “Trainspotter”

     


    Panelists

    Kevin A. Struthers, Director of Jazz Programming from The John F. Kennedy Center for The Performing Arts
    Todd Stoll, Vice President of Education at Jazz at Lincoln Center
    Eric Gould, Chair of Jazz Composition at Berklee College of Music
    Aaron Flagg, Chair & Associate Director of Julliard Jazz in NYC
    Jay Wahl, Artistic Director of Programming & Presentations for the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

      

  • Venissa Santi and Monnette Sudler-Honesty

    "On a Line"

     


    Francois Zayas

    “New works including: Obertura, Just B, and Reflection”

     


    Panelists

    Kevin A. Struthers, Director of Jazz Programming from The John F. Kennedy Center for The Performing Arts
    Todd Stoll, Vice President of Education at Jazz at Lincoln Center
    Lilly Swartz, Artistic Director at SFJazz
    Lisa Stafford, Programming Director from Festival International de Louisiane
    Eric Gould, Chair of Jazz Composition at Berklee College of Music
    Jay Wahl, Artistic Director of Programming & Presentations for the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

     

  • Pablo Batista and the Mambo Syndicate

    “The Journey”

     


    Josh Lawrence and the Fresh Cut Orchestra

    “Life Mosaic: Reflections on Birth, Adolescence, Maturity and Death”

     


    Bobby Zankel, Francois Zayas and Raphael Xavier

    "Still Be Young"

     


    Panelists

    Kevin A. Struthers, Director of Jazz Programming from The John F. Kennedy Center for The Performing Arts
    Todd Stoll, Vice President of Education at Jazz at Lincoln Center
    Chrissy Miller, Director of Programming from The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
    Vaughn Wiester, Director of the Famous Jazz Orchestra in Columbus, Ohio
    Jay Wahl, Artistic Director of Programming & Presentations for the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Program Details

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.

Through a series of performances and workshops, a dialogue is created between musician and listener, providing an opportunity for their multiple voices to be part of the journey.

Structured in four phases, the Jazz Residency program includes: the Residency Kick-Off, the public workshop, the work-in-progress, and the world premiere.

  • The Residency Kick-Off features music of the artist’s catalog to date, giving the audience a chance to hear the artist’s sound.
  • 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 Jazz Residency Program is generously supported by the Apgar-Black Foundation and the Presser Foundation.