Sacramento Jazz Education Foundation - Spreading the Joy of Jazz
Traditional jazz is contagious – its rhythms, melodic swirls and distinctive solos energize everyone who listens. It’s only natural for musicians and their fans to share great jazz with their children and grandchildren, and encourage upcoming generations to play “trad jazz” themselves. That in a nutshell is the mission of the Sacramento Jazz Education Foundation: to support young musicians as they learn to master traditional jazz. Not only will they enjoy the music themselves, one day they will pass the upbeat sounds of America’s original art form to future generations.
The Sacramento Jazz Education Foundation (SacJEF) has officially launched its Instrument Match program designed to put instruments into the hands of young students learning to play music, especially jazz. Elementary to high school students in the greater Sacramento area are eligible to apply. The Foundation accepts donated instruments, assumes any refurbishment costs, and then matches … Read more
Sacramento Jazz Education Foundation is the new name of the former Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society Foundation. The foundation is also introducing a new logo and web address – sacjef.org. The mission of the Foundation remains the same — to preserve and promote early jazz music, by supporting the education of current and future generations in … Read more