Open Call to all Jazz Artists! Kimmel Center Now Accepting 2014-15 Jazz Residency Program Applications

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Open Call to all Jazz Artists in Philadelphia!

Kimmel Center Now Accepting Online Applications for 2014-15 Kimmel Center Jazz Residency Program

Open Call to all Jazz Artists in Philadelphia! Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is now accepting online submissions from talented jazz musicians interested in participating in the 2014-15 Kimmel Center Jazz Residency – an opportunity for local jazz artists to create new work in collaboration with other artists, as they continue to express the relevance of jazz beyond traditional boundaries.

The 2014-15 Kimmel Center Jazz Residency is a season-long opportunity for local jazz artists to develop greater visibility for a new work to be premiered within the Kimmel’s SEI Innovation Studio. Artists will perform workshops, a works-in-progress performance, and a final performance of their finished work on site, as they engage the Philadelphia community in the creation of their new work.

Each artist, selected by an incredible panel of Jazz experts from across the country, will explore the jazz tradition with a fresh new approach that features new music, incorporates elements drawn from other musical genres. Through this residency, new works will be created and local artists will be given a platform to share their take on what jazz is and where it’s going.

August 27, 2014 - deadline to submit a proposal on the online application process

Apply online for the 2014/15 Kimmel Center Jazz Residency


The Kimmel Center Jazz Residency is a comprehensive, season-long program that puts the spotlight on local artists who will bring cutting-edge performances and workshops to SEI Innovation Studio. The 2013-14 inaugural Jazz Residency featured artists-in-residence trumpeter Josh Lawrence
Josh Lawrence
Josh Lawrence
and the Fresh Cut Orchestra performing Life Mosaic: Reflections on Birth, Adolescence, Maturity and Death, percussionist Pablo Batista
Pablo Batista
Pablo Batista

and the Mambo Syndicate, and alto saxophonist Bobby Zankel
Bobby Zankel
Bobby Zankel
collaborating with choreographer Raphael Xavier and percussionist Francois Zayas
Francois Zayas
Francois Zayas

. All three artists-in-residence performed at the Solstice in the City celebration on Saturday, June 21. More info here

For more information about the 2014-15 Kimmel Center Jazz Residency, please email

About the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, The Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the University of the Arts Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center Presents season is sponsored by TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia.

The Kimmel Center’s Jazz Residency program is made possible by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. We would also like to thank the Hearst Foundations and the Presser Foundation for their generous contribution.

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