Who is DivaNation PHILLY?
A true sisterhood of singers, DivaNation PHILLY is a grassroots organization, birthed through the Philadelphia Jazz Project, supported in part by the Community Education & Action Project, Inc. (C E.A.P., Inc.) and fiscally sponsored by CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia. We are a membership-based movement that seeks funding and projects that support women in the business of music and the arts. Connected to jazz of the past and looking forward to the future, we call upon the spirit of Philadelphia’s legendary female Jazz singers: Ethel Waters, Trudy Pitts, Nina Simone, and others like Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington & more. We strive towards growth, musical excellence, and success as individual performers and as a collective.
As a diverse and developing community of Philadelphia's female jazz singers, musicians & more, we are embarking on our sixth year together. Our mission is to build a thriving community of female artists, supporting new talent while building audiences for the Jazz genre. Our mission includes collaborative work with women across a diverse demographic range and with women of all artistic genres to include the Performing, Creative & Fine Arts, singers, musicians, composers, arrangers, producers, dancers, spoken word artists, poets, storytellers, painters, designers, photographers… everyone who embraces the creative spirit!
Our programming includes Performance Events, Educational Workshops, New Artist Mentorship, & Collaborative Arts Partnership Presentations.