Following January 2019’s presentation of JAZZED! The Philly POPS BIG Band with Terell Stafford, The Philly POPS appointed Philadelphia’s own jazz legend and renowned music educator Terell Stafford to the position of Artistic Director for Jazz.
Supporting The Philly POPS Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia helps preserve, represent and continue Philadelphia’s unique, rich jazz sound and tradition. In addition to embodying Philadelphia’s vital jazz legacy with energetic jazz performances, both locally and outside of its home city, the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia provides an essential educational component as part of its mission. All-City Jazz is a supplemental jazz program for ten participating high schools in the School District of Philadelphia. The educational component is vital to the development of student musicians and guarantees a flourishing future for jazz in Philadelphia.