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The Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia recognizes the city's rich jazz legacy. The Orchestra continues this tradition and gives new life to the city’s jazz scene.
Lindsay So
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
3 Team Members

Our Story

With a long and distinct jazz history, Philadelphia is the home to a vibrant musician population who continue to build upon this musical legacy. Comprised of 16 outstanding Philadelphia-based musicians and led by renowned trumpet player and Artistic Director, Terell Stafford, the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia aims to preserve, represent, and continue Philadelphia’s unique, rich jazz sound and tradition by presenting the highest quality jazz to the greatest number of people.

Our Call

As we work to establish a much needed and major asset to the city’s cultural fabric, we look to you, our peers, for your support in building the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia. We are planning a number of informal concerts throughout the city, leading up to our early 2014 gala fundraiser and premier performance at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. 

With a scheduled launch and debut performance at City Hall on  National Jazz Day (April 30, 2013), you can be there for us from the beginning.

All campaign proceeds will go towards performance costs including promotion, labor fees, and paying the musicians. 

Every donation helps us to establish a new Philadelphia treasure.

  • Donate $25 or more:
    • Listing as a Founding Supporter on our website and in program materials
  • Donate of $100 or more:
    • Listing as a Founding Supporter on our website and in program materials
    • 50% discount on two tickets for a city performance of their choice.
  • Donate of $200 or more:
    • Listing as a Founding Supporter on our website and in program materials
    • 50% discount on one ticket for a city performance of their choice
    • Preferred seating at our gala performance.

The Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia is a fiscally sponsored project under CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia, a 501(c)(3) corporation. Contributions for the purposes of the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia must be made payable to CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia, with Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia in the memo and are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. 

Your Help

You are helping us build a new cultural treasure that presents the history of Philadelphia Jazz and embodies the vibrant scene through creative and energetic performances.

Your confidence in the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia and what it can do for Philadelphia and its residents is important to us, and we hope you will help us to spread the word and share this campaign with others.

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raised by 59 people in 1 month
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$8,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on April 22, 2013
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  • $25USD

    You've been there for us since the start, and we want to tell the world about the great supporters we have. We will list you on our website and program materials as a Founding Supporter.

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  • $100USD

    In addition to being listed as a Founding Supporter on our website, we will give you a 50% discount on two tickets to one of the concerts of your choice leading up to our gala debut.

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  • $200USD

    You'll receive all of the perks, plus preferred seating at our 2014 gala performance. Secure a seat with a great view of our orchestra and soloists.

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  • $500USD

    In addition to all of the perks, you'll get two tickets to a Terell Stafford Quintet performance at New York City's Village Vanguard on the date of your choice during the week of April 23 (set times are at 8:30 and 10:30). For more information, visit: http://villagevanguard.com/ TO CLAIM THIS PERK: please include the date you've selected as a message to this campaign.

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