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Jazz Foundation of America

New York, NY | http://www.jazzfoundation.org
Joined in December 2005

About Us

For 28 years the Jazz Foundation has been a major source of support for thousands of elderly jazz and blues musicians, who after a lifetime of paying their dues, are not able to pay their rent. The organization serves artists who dedicated a lifetime to the music and received little in return. Hundreds of musicians each year, the very people who played and recorded with Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Ray Charles, James Brown, Charlie Parker and more, are being saved from homelessness, eviction and medical crisis every day. By providing dignified meaningful employment and introducing jazz to thousands of public schoolchildren, the Jazz Foundation gives them back their purpose and their independence.

For 28 years the Jazz Foundation has been a major source of support for thousands of elderly jazz and blues musicians, who after a lifetime of paying their dues, are not able to pay their rent. The organization serves artists who dedicated a…

Issue Areas Include

  • Philanthropy

Location

  • 322 West 48th Street 6th floor
    New York, NY 10036

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