About the Project
Philadelphia and its surrounding region have played a critically important role in the evolution of jazz, and jazz has played a memorable role in the city's life. In 2007, The Philadelphia Jazz Heritage Project was established to honor, promote, and document Philadelphia jazz. There is a pressing need to increase recognition of jazz in Philadelphia and for a central locus of knowledge, information, and documentation of this profound and ongoing legacy. More than a collection of facts, the Project consists of a multimedia multidimensional hub for diverse recordings, books, journalism, scholarship, photographs, archives, collectibles, and memorabilia about jazz in Philadelphia and vicinity from its earliest beginnings to the present time and beyond. The Project also sponsors concerts, lectures, and other events pertinent to Philadelphia jazz history and the current scene.