Is Philadelphia’s next Jill Scott among us? How about the next Kenneth Gamble? For decades, this city has produced dozens of renowned musicians, producers and songwriters. And now, we’re ready to honor the next generation of young talents with major ambitions.
Welcome to the August 2017 edition of Who’s Next. Every month, Billy Penn publishes an installment of this up-and-comer series, presented by the Knight Foundation, focusing on a different industry or field. Over the last two and a half years, we’ve featured more than 400 of the city’s leaders under the age of 40, from teachers to artists to PR professionals to chefs.
This month, we’re showcasing the music industry. Our list features recording artists working in a variety of genres, as well as people working behind the scenes to make hot shows happen. Here, presented in alphabetical order, are 11 Philadelphians moving up in the music world.