Mark DeNinno

Courtesy of Peter Breslow Public Relations

The call to rescue Chris’ Jazz Café has sounded, and some of the biggest names in jazz have responded.

Courtesy of Chris' Jazz Café

The past nine months have been a nightmare for independent live music venues, and the one that looms the largest in Philadelphia’s jazz community, Chris’ Jazz Café, hasn’t been spared.

Courtesy of Chris' Jazz Café

When Center City Philadelphia's Chris' Jazz Café closed its doors in March because of the Coronavirus, the world-famous venue was already a couple of months into a quiet revamp, offering live streaming performances as a natural option for its patrons.