Center City Jazz Festival
May 10 - May 11, 2013
THE 2013 CENTER CITY JAZZ FESTIVAL
With Philadelphia still buzzing from last year’s inaugural festival, the 2nd annual Center City Jazz Festival is set to kick off on Friday, May 10th with an expanded schedule and more stages. The Philadelphia Museum of Art will be the first of six venues to host some of today’s most exciting jazz talent. That night, vocalist Venissa Santi and her band will feature the Grammy-nominated, Downbeat Magazine Readers Poll-winning saxophonist, Jane Bunnett. The “festival crawl” will take place on Saturday, May 11th, when more than a dozen bands captivate audiences with new and original sounds. To cap off the evening, PECO Presents the festival headliner, Orrin Evans.
The inaugural 2012 Center City Jazz Festival took place on Saturday, April 28th and featured 17 original bands from the Philadelphia and NYC areas. Over 500 jazz lovers came out for an exhilarating day of great music. The bands performed in four packed venues which were all centrally located in downtown Philadelphia and within a short walking distance of each other. Venues included Time Restaurant, Chris’ Jazz Cafe, Fergie’s Pub, and Milkboy Philadelphia. The 2012 Festival was made possible through an innovative Kickstarter campaign, during which 188 individuals contributed $17,200.
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