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Funding Areas: Focus on Jazz

Symphonic Jazz Orchestra

Symphonic Jazz Orchestra brings dynamic music programs into underserved schools and gathers exceptional musicians together to perform free concerts for the community.

Arts Education, Focus on Jazz

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Thelonious Monk Institute

TMI preserves, perpetuates, and expands jazz as a global art form, and utilizes jazz as a means to unite people of all ages, backgrounds, and nationalities. The Institute offers the world’s most promising young musicians college level training by acclaimed jazz masters and presents public school-based music education programs for young people. The Foundation supports The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music, encompassing the School’s Master of Jazz Performance program.

Focus on Jazz

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KJAZZ

KJazz 88.1 FM is committed to the promotion and preservation of the rich cultural heritages of jazz and blues through engaging, inspiring and informative programming.

Focus on Jazz

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Los Angeles Jazz Society

The Los Angeles Jazz Society was founded in 1983 by a group of musicians and Jazz lovers committed to elevating the image of Jazz and its artists in the community. The mission of LAJS is to excite, educate, and engage public school students with the vibrant rhythms and sounds of the only indigenous American music – Jazz.

Focus on Jazz

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Jazz At Lincoln Center

The mission of Jazz at Lincoln Center is to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for Jazz through performance, education and advocacy. The Foundation’s support enables collaboration between JALC and Harlem School of the Arts’s tuition-free Beginning Band program for middle school students.

Focus on Jazz

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Jazz Bakery Performance Space

The Jazz Bakery is dedicated to growing and nurturing America’s music, and to cultivating new audiences and emerging talent. We are presenters, educators, advocates, and community members, supporting the performing arts in all their diversity, and bringing the unifying power of music to the forefront of contemporary culture.

Focus on Jazz

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Jazz Education Network (JEN)

The Jazz Education Network is dedicated to building the jazz arts community by advancing education, promoting performance, and developing new audiences.

Focus on Jazz

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Jazz Foundation

Jazz Foundation of America provides direct assistance and work opportunities to jazz and blues musicians to address housing, legal, medical, and financial crises through personalized care and consultation.

Focus on Jazz, Support to Professionals

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International Trumpet Guild

The mission of the International Trumpet Guild is to promote communications among trumpet players around the world and to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trumpet.

Focus on Jazz

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18th Street Arts Center

18th Street Art Center’s mission is to provoke public dialogue through contemporary art-making, with the belief that the creative process is just as important as the outcome, and that artists contribute to a vibrant, healthy, and just society. Through the Foundation’s Make Jazz Fellowship, one Jazz musician is selected annually for a three-month residency during which he/she has space and time to compose new work and showcase their unique talents throughout the vibrant Los Angeles Jazz scene.

Focus on Jazz

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