The Jazz Foundation of America is thrilled to be participating in USA Today Network's A Community Thrives Challenge!
For 30 years, the Jazz Foundation of America has helped jazz and blues musicians get back on their feet and doing what they love, playing music.
JFA is a national organization supporting musicians suffering from financial crises, health problems, and lack of work. We create fairly paid employment by producing local concerts in public spaces, schools and nursing homes across the country. JFA serves more than 1,100 musicians per year in over 9,000 individual cases. More than 30 cases per day!
We address life’s challenges with the goal of enhancing our clients’ wellbeing, and keep a deep respect for diversity and the essential artistry of jazz and blues at the forefront of this work. For generations, these artists have given their heart and soul to make the music that gets us through our lives, but they have barely received enough in return to make it through their own lives.
Please join our team in fundraising for this challenge (or if you cannot consider making a donation.) No amount is too small. Together we can reach our goal of $7,500 and help our beloved music makers through their darkest hours!