Tucson Jazz Music Foundationscholarships  .  sponsorships  .  presentations

The Tucson Jazz Music Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. If you would like to contact us or subscribe to our “fan” list, email treasurer@tjmfdn.org or call 520-743-1349. Our address is PO Box 87736, Tucson AZ 85754.

The Tucson Jazz Music Foundation incorporated in January 2012 as a charitable organization in Arizona. Funding total for programs as of December 31, 2023:

  • $138,111 Individual Tuition Scholarships | middle and high school students from as far south as Nogales and Rio Rico (Santa Cruz County), to Chandler/Gilbert (Maricopa County), to Sierra Vista in the east.
  • $30,140 Individual Travel Scholarships
  • $87,169 Sponsored Group Travel to Jazz Festivals & Competitions (since 2014) | jazz festivals and competitions in Arizona, California, Louisiana, New Jersey, and NYC
  • $3,642 Sponsored Group Education (since 2022) | Competition/Festival Participation Fees, Concert Tickets
  • $25,900 Sponsored Guest Master Jazz Artists/Clinicians to conduct workshops, contribute & teach repertoire, recording residencies, and performance (since 2015), as well as performing artists for School Shows
  • $5113 Audio Equipment & Music Instruments (since 2021)

We sincerely thank our generous donors and enthusiastic fans for funding these programs and making ‘opportunities’ possible for Arizona’s youth. As of February 2024 we have partnered with The Century Room, Tucson’s Jazz Club housed within Hotel Congress, to expand our jazz music education opportunities with visiting national guest artists and connect with the greater Southern Arizona community.

VISION: The Foundation would like to create a community where outstanding music education is accessible and affordable for the enrichment and entertainment of its citizens as well as for the continuation of jazz music – an American innovation.

MISSION: The primary mission of the Tucson Jazz Music Foundation is to fundraise for tuition and travel scholarships for Arizona’s youth for music education. In addition, the foundation will sponsor master classes, lectures, demonstrations and music education programs for the general public.

The Tucson Jazz Music Foundation Board of Directors will act with the utmost of integrity, empathy, and generosity on behalf of the Tucson community and beyond. We will honor the charitable intentions of our donors to meet current and future needs and will hold ourselves to the highest standards of ethics, integrity, service and fiduciary responsibility. Our actions will be in compliance with IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit guidelines, rules and regulations for charitable and educational community foundations and we will act without discrimination based on age, race and national origin (ancestry), color, gender expression and sexual orientation, beliefs, marital status and disabilities, in any of our activities or operations.

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