By Cherri Gregg
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The first annual Philadelphia United Jazz Festival kicks off today. The nine day event has ties to the West Oak Lane Jazz & Arts Fest cancelled last year.READ MORE: Pool Season In Philadelphia Area Could Take Nosedive Thanks To Looming Chlorine Tablet Shortage
Bassist Warren Oree co-produced the West Oak Lane Jazz and Arts Festival with partner Graziella Dinuzzo for eight years. But when the festival was cancelled in 2012, he began looking for a way to rebuild the Philadelphia jazz scene.
Listen to Cherri Gregg’s interview with Warren Oree in this CBS Philly podcast: