Jason Fraticelli The Eighth Annual Center City Jazz Festival Is Bigger and Younger Thanks To Ernest Stuart By Matt Silver • Apr 22, 2019 Courtesy of the artist When trombonist and Philly native Ernest Stuart created the Center City Jazz Festival back in 2012, he did so out of what he felt was necessity. “The scene was shrinking,” says Stuart, a 2008 graduate of Temple's renowned Jazz Studies program. Fresh Cut Orchestra Debuts...The Cuatro! By Maureen Malloy • Aug 22, 2016 Listen Listening... / 1:43 Listen to the radio feature. Jazz orchestras are normally thought of as vehicles for standards, or dinner jazz. But, as WRTI’s Maureen Malloy reports, Philadelphia’s Fresh Cut Orchestra is anything but standard.