The University of the Arts is one of the United States’ oldest universities dedicated to the arts. Located in Philadelphia, one of its three colleges is the College of Performing Arts. The Philadelphia Musical Academy was created in 1870 and in 1877 the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music was founded. In 1962 they merged together. In 1976, after acquiring the Philadelphia Dance Academy, the new entity was renamed the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts. In 1985 when it merged with the Philadelphia College of Art, the University of the Arts was formed, offering majors in music, dance and theater. Each year, the University of the Arts hosts a three-day jazz festival. 2008 was its 19th edition. In addition, it is not rare for jazz ensembles from the University of the Arts to perform at jazz festivals for its talented young students give listeners an idea of how promising jazz’s future looks.
Organist Radam Schwartz has built a reputation as one of the finest Hammond B3 organ players around and has become a fixture in the Metropolitan … Read More “Radam Schwartz”
Fernanda Cunha is well established singer on today’s Brazilian jazz scene. She started to sing in 1997 in Rio de janeiro,Brazil. Her debut album “O … Read More “Fernanda Cunha”
Yazhi Guo, received his Artistic Diploma from Berklee College of Music 2015, is widely known as “THE” best Suona player in Asia. He graduated from … Read More “Yazhi Guo”