The Tucson Jazz Music Foundation, in addition to providing tuition and travel scholarships to individual students, sponsors students’ travel expenses to jazz festivals and competitions across this country. We also sponsor guest artists to present workshops, mentor students, and participate in recording projects with students of the Tucson Jazz Institute. These events are always free and open to the public thanks to the generosity of our donors.
2017 Guest Artists: $4500 total for the Marcus Printup CD Recording Project Residency, May 27-29, 2017, thanks to the generosity of The Seldin Family, 5151 E Broadway in Tucson, Kent Circle Partners, and Seldin Real Estate, Inc.
Here’s a video clip of the Q&A session with Printup at the recording session on Sunday, May 27, 2017:
2017 Travel: $17,672 total to the Jazz Educators Network Conference in New Orleans, the Next Generation Jazz Festival & Competition in Monterey CA, and the 22nd Essentially Ellington Festival & Competition in NYC
2016 Guest Artists: $3500 total for the Jimmy Heath CD Recording Project Residency, May 28-29, 2016, thanks to the generosity of The Seldin Family, 5151 E Broadway in Tucson, Kent Circle Partners, and Seldin Real Estate, Inc.
Here’s a clip of the Q&A session with Heath at the recording session on Sunday, May 29, 2017:
2016 Travel: $15,831 total to the 21st Essentially Ellington Festival and Competition in NYC
2015 Guest Artists: $1350 total for Ron Carter, Kenny Rampton, Walter Blanding and Sherman Irby
2015 Travel: $3350 total to the 20th Essentially Ellington Festival and Competition in NYC, the Next Generation Jazz Festival and Competition in Monterey CA, and the Highland/ASU Jazz Festival in Phoenix
You can make a donation right now to either the travel or guest artist funds. Just comment how you would like your PayPal donation applied.
SPONSOR A STUDENT
If you would like to sponsor a student for the school year/calendar year, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details on tuition and other expenses. Sponsorship can range from $1000-$3000, depending on the level of the student and travel obligations.