Jazz Bridge Project
Jazz Bridge Project was founded by jazz singers Suzanne Cloud and Wendy Simon in 2004 to address the lack of support for professional jazz and blues musicians in crisis living and working in the Greater Philadelphia Metro area. Jazz Bridge incorporated in Pennsylvania in May 2005 and was awarded tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(3) public charity by the IRS in 2007.
The founding Board recognized a special opportunity to develop a unique, regional model that could provide help to musicians during hard times, while also increasing public awareness of the tradition, history, and current state of original music in the Philly area by presenting neighborhood concerts hosted and curated by notable musicians from the region. This dual focus still drives Jazz Bridge today.
Year established: 2007
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