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2019 All-City Jazz Festival

Terell Stafford, Conductor

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

300 S Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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16 April 2019
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Tue, Apr 16, 2019
7PM
7PM
Featuring

The students of the School District of Philadelphia and its All-City Jazz Orchestra 

University of the Arts Z Big Band

Temple University Jazz Band

AND MORE...!


TICKETING
Students, parents, and the public will be invited to attend the day and evening performances.
The 7pm performance is a free, ticketed event with General Admission seating. 
Students and families: Please contact your school's music department to reserve tickets.
Select tickets are available through sign-up HERE. For all other ticket inquiries, please visit the Kimmel Center Box Office. (Processing fee applies).
Questions? Concerns? Please contact Gilberto Vega at gvega@phillypops.org or 215.735.2841

Philly's All-City Jazz Festival 2019, an all-day event at the Kimmel featuring student performances and Masterclasses led by POPS Musicians and artists featured in the 40th Anniversary Season. 

Students, parents, and the public will be invited to attend the day and evening performances. The 7pm performance is a free, ticketed event with General Admission seating. Students and families: Please contact your school's music department to reserve tickets. Select tickets are available through sign-up HERE(LINK TBD). For all other ticket inquiries, please visit the Kimmel Center Box Office. (Processing fee applies).

University of the Arts “Z” Big Band and Temple University Jazz Band will perform a free concert in the Commonwealth Plaza for audiences of all ages.

The program concludes with the All-City Jazz Showcase, presenting the most accomplished jazz students of the School District of Philadelphia. Leading up to the festival, POPS in Schools leads a full slate of engagement activities for the School District of Philadelphia’s jazz program.

The Philly POPS thanks The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, a valued partner of POPS in Schools educational programming, providing support and space for this community enhancing work with the musicians of tomorrow. 

Guest Artist
Terell Stafford

Terell Stafford , music director, trumpet

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Terell Stafford, acclaimed trumpet player based in New York, has been hailed as “one of the great players of our time, a fabulous trumpet player” by piano legend McCoy Tyner. Stafford is recognized as an incredibly gifted and versatile player, he combines a deep love of melody with his own brand of spirited and adventurous lyricism. Stafford’s exceptionally expressive and well defined musical talent allows him to dance in and around the rich trumpet tradition of his predecessors while making his own inroads.

Since the mid-1990s, Stafford has performed with groups such as Benny Golson’s Sextet, McCoy Tyner’s Sextet, Kenny Barron Quintet, Frank Wess Quintet, Jimmy Heath Quintet and Big Band, Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra, Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Alumni Band. Stafford with the HamiltonClayton Jazz Orchestra, performed on Diana Krall’s Grammy-nominated From this Moment On (2006). John Clayton invited Stafford to perform with the Clayton Brothers Quintet and Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. Stafford is a member of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and they were awarded a Grammy in 2009 for Best Large Ensemble, Live at the Village Vanguard.

Stafford can be heard on over 130 albums. His latest recording This Side of Strayhorn has been hailed as “the first must have album of 2011” and “genius.” Stafford is the Director of Jazz Studies and Chair of Instrumental Studies at Temple University, founder and band leader of the Terell Stafford Quintet, and Managing and Artistic Director of the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia (JOP). Stafford is renowned in the jazz world as an educator, performer and leader and has received countless award nominations and accolades.

Stafford was born in Miami and raised in Chicago, Illinois and Silver Spring, Maryland. He received a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the University of Maryland in 1988 and a Masters of Music from Rutgers University in 1993.