The inaugural 2012 Center City Jazz Festival took place on Saturday, April 28th and featured 17 original bands from the Philadelphia and NYC areas. Over hundreds of jazz lovers came out for an exhilarating day of great music. The bands performed in four packed venues which were all centrally located in downtown Philadelphia and within a short walking distance of each other. Venues included Time Restaurant, Chris’ Jazz Cafe, Fergie’s Pub, and Milkboy Philadelphia. The 2012 Festival was made possible through an innovative Kickstarter campaign, during which 188 individuals contributed.