The George Burton trio performs at Chris’ Jazz Cafe | photo by John Vettese for WXPN

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and jazz aficionados and newcomers alike will have a lot of live music to look forward to over the next 30 days, culminating in Center City Jazz Fest on April 30th. Chris’ Jazz Cafe, an old staple in the Philly Jazz scene, has partnered with the city to bring a number of different acts from across the country to the stage. Here are some of the highlights:

April 1-2: Orrin Evans & his Trio, with special guest Kurt Rosenwinkel

April 8: Conjunto Philadelphia

April 9: Jamison Ross

April 15: All Star band

April 16: Pianist Bill Charlap & his Trio

April 22-23: Jackie Ryan & the Larry McKenna Quartet

April 29: George Burton & his Quartet

April 30: Chelsea Reed and the Fairweather Five

You can check out the full list of April performances at Chris’ Jazz Cafe here.