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.

New Name - Same Passion

Join Us for the Third Annual Youth Jazz Day

By Erin Treadwell | October 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Join Us for the Third Annual Youth Jazz Day

Featuring four great youth bands: Tower Bridge Trad, TNT, Synchopating Sea-Monkeys & Polly’s Paupers. Bring your instruments! Jam sessions for all ages in the “Tailgate Room” PLUS the inaugural “Mentored Jam Session” with seasoned professionals playing with any willing youth musicians $10 Concert Admission 18 and under are free – or free with instrument donation to our Instrument Match Program Come early to enjoy the Elks Brunch Buffet $10 from 9:00 – 11:00

2018 Music Lesson Awards Now Available

By Erin Treadwell | August 16, 2018 | Comments Off on 2018 Music Lesson Awards Now Available

Do you know a student interested in improving their musical ability? Perhaps you’re a young musician who wants to join a band, or play for your own enjoyment as a hobby. The Sacramento Jazz Education Foundation offers Music Lesson Awards to students interested in developing their ability to play and perform music. Awards are in … Read more

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The Sacramento Jazz Education Foundation is the new name for the former Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society Foundation


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The New Traditionalists band (TNT) is accepting applications for the 2018-19 year