Jazz for Ukraine: Benefit Concert for Orphans & Students in Ukraine


Sunday, April 16th, 2023


3:00 pm – 5:00 pm


St. Mary's at Penn, 3916 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

2023 Jazz for Ukraine

U. Penn Jazz Ensemble Performance (Conductor: Skyler Hagner) Ukrainian Children's Art Display, Reception, and Refreshments to Follow.

100% of donations go to the educational support for 70 children of the DoVira orphanage and 200 school students of the middle school of Selische village in the Vinitsa Region in Ukraine. This support is provided by the Umbrella of Ukrainian Hope, a charitable non-profit organization.

Additional information and ways to donate to UUH can be found at www.uuhchildren.com

SUNDAY, APRIL 16TH, 2023 | 3 PM

* For accessible entrance information, please call (215) 386-3916, Sundays through Thursdays, 9 AM to 2 PM.

COVID Safety: This event is mask-optional for all vaccinated guests. Unvaccinated guests are required to wear a mask at all times when inside the venue. Disposable masks are available at the entrance. Guests experiencing symptoms are encouraged to stay home and enjoy the live streamed performance at 3 PM ET on April 16th on St. Mary's Facebook Live Page.
About Penn Jazz Ensemble
Penn Jazz is a short name for the student-run Jazz Big Band at the University of Pennsylvania. The group is student-run and led, with the assistance of musical director Skyler Hagner. The group was formed in the fall of 1973, and since then, has performed with numerous jazz legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, the Count Basie Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, and most recently, Christian McBride. We perform a show towards the end of each semester to exhibit our work in learning and mastering big band arrangements, among other tunes. Our performances are healthily attended by Penn students, Penn faculty, and friends and family.

About Umbrella of Ukrainian Hope
The Umbrella of Ukrainian Hope (UUH) supports orphans and educators in Ukraine. It facilitates and provides educational, developmental, and stress-reduction programs. We do everything in our power to ensure that the next generation will live in peace, kindness, harmony, and mutual respect.

About St. Mary's at Penn
St. Mary’s Church, Hamilton Village, is the congregation of the Episcopal Church on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. God calls us to be a loving, diverse, and inclusive Christian community working for a world of compassion and justice. In everything we do, we strive to be grounded in worship and prayer. We invite and welcome all God’s people to St. Mary’s in the name of God: Creator, Redeemer, Holy Spirit.

All can join us for worship both in-person and online:
Sundays: 11 AM Holy Eucharist in-person and via Facebook Live
Mondays through Fridays: 9 AM Morning Prayer via Facebook Live
Tuesdays: 12 PM Holy Eucharist in-person

We're committed to hosting many illustrious community arts organizations and other organizations with philanthropic missions. Some of our partners include The Bearded Ladies Cabaret Company, St. Mary's Nursery School, Trust Your Moves LGBTQIA+ Choir, Argent Combat Theatrical Violence, University City West Coast Swing, West Philly Square Dance, the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society, University City Hospitality Coalition, Penn Chorale, Penn Collegium Musicum, SPEC Jazz and Groove, Sewer Rats Theatre Productions, and the Gatherings.