Kimmel Center Jazz Residency

While most of the city winds down at the end of Jazz Appreciation Month, the Kimmel Center continues its jazz residency program that began in December and concludes later next month.

In its 6th year of running, the residency theme this year is “Philly Made” and focuses on cultural ideas of identity and belonging.

Each of the three teams of musicians approached by the Kimmel Center composed a number of original pieces and presented them periodically over the months for work-in-progress performances.

One team made up of composer and trombonist Dan Blacksberg and percussionist, vocalist Yosef Goldman used their time at the Kimmel Center to explore the connections between Jewish, Arabic, and Non-Jewish music cultures.

The residency culminates next month when each team will present their finished pieces at a world premiere in mid-June.

Tickets for the world premiere are $15 and can be found on the Kimmel Center website.

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