OutBeat, the Nation’s First Queer Jazz Festival, Heads to Town This Week

Terri Lyne Carrington

Terri Lyne Carrington

Our sister blog, G Philly, has presented lots of coverage on OutBeat, the nation’s first ever LGBTQ jazz festival, that’s playing right here in Philly this upcoming week. However, this event isn’t just for those who fall in the LGBTQ spectrum: it’s a major musical fest for jazz lovers that is bringing some of the best musicians in the genre to our city.

The festival, which runs from September 18 through the 21, has events all throughout the city. Sponsored by the William Way Community Center, the festival promises to create an interesting fusion between sexual orientation, identity, jazz history, and culture.

The full calendar of events is below. For more information, visit the festival’s website.

Thursday, September 18

Friday, September 19

Bill Stewart

Bill Stewart

Saturday, September 20

Sunday, September 21

Andrew D'Angelo

Andrew D’Angelo