The 3rd Annual Philadelphia United Jazz Festival

Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy South St. between Broad and 16th St.
United States

The purpose of LifeLine Music Coalition, Inc. is to promote the knowledge, power and influence of Philadelphia artists on jazz music in all its forms. Specifically, LifeLine Music Coalition will work to establish forums and opportunities for Philadelphia area musicians and poets to present their works. LifeLine Music Coalition will also provide opportunities for cultural exchange and collaboration with worldwide community organizations and institution.

In September 2003, Warren Oree and Graziella DiNuzzo of LifeLine Music Coalition used their own funds to create the first Philadelphia Jazz and Poetry Festival – a three- day event on the weekend of September11th, which included over 14 venues (mostly FREE). With the desire to continue to promote and showcase Philly Jazz musicians and artists, Graziella and Warren gathered the support of the Philly business community for funding and support.

The following year, LMC was asked to produce the first annual West Oak Lane Jazz & Arts Festival. In 2005 the festival became an outdoor, 3-day event along the 7100 to 7200 blocks of Ogontz Avenue, with 4 stages of non-stop music performed mostly by Philadelphia jazz musicians. Over the festival’s eight year run, Jazz fans from around the world gathered to see and hear hundreds of Philly area bands along with headliners Esperanza Spalding; Chaka Khan; Norman Connors; The O’Jays; Dirty Dozen Brass Band; Al Jarreau; George Duke; Preservation Hall Jazz Band; Odean Pope; Benny Golson; the Philadelphia Freedom Jazz Orchestra and more.

The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (Creative Philadelphia) is a proud sponsor of the 3rd Annual Philadelphia United Jazz Festival, presented by Life Line Music Coalition on Saturday, September 12 from 12PM to 10PM.

The Philadelphia United Jazz Festival will be held on South Street between Broad and 16th Street, admission is FREE and the festival is open to the entire family!

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