The 7th annual Center City Jazz Festival is approaching fast. The day-long jazz spectacular was announced earlier in the winter, and now that Jazz Appreciation Month is upon us, so is the show, which takes place on April 28th from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. in a collection of venues along the Samson Street corridor.
With over 20 bands, five venues, and six-plus hours of music, it might seem like this event would be inaccessible, but that is the opposite of the case. All the featured venues are within walking distance from one another, tickets are only $25, and one ticket gets you access to every single show. This year the lineup features musicians from the Philly, New York, and DC areas — ranging from in-demand Philly guitarist Dai Miyazaki to NYC saxophonist and band-leader Sharel Cassity, local vocalist Ella Gahnt, Roots crew collaborator Jeff Bradshaw and more. Founder/artistic director Ernest Stuart has accomplished his goal in creating a diverse array of musicians “…that would normally never be featured together on the same bill.”
You can get tickets to the Center City Jazz Festival here, as well as find directions and get more information. Check out the full schedule by venue and check out music by the artists down below. Continue reading →