The Pennsylvania Jazz Collective (Lehigh Valley based) is a Pennsylvania non-profit, non-stock company organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, more specifically to foster growth in jazz appreciation through a regular series of public performances, special projects and education initiatives. The Collective features a roster of world class, industry recognized, regional jazz artists of virtuosic caliber.
It is our mission to provide to ALL ages, a community-wide exposure to the diversity of American Jazz through various small group combinations. We will present all styles of Jazz developed through the past one-hundred plus years of our unique American historical musical (JAZZ) heritage.
The PA Jazz Collective will focus on the improvisational musical communication that is at the core of this language. This particular aspect being the most elusive and least understood with an almost non-existent presence, with the exception of the "normal" jazz ensemble playing experience, in public schools today.
It is our goal to develop a Jazz organization to be administered in the same manner as any great symphony orchestra while continuing to explore traditional, contemporary and new compositions for every American to be proud.