Today, Jazz St. Louis invites you to participate in the national philanthropic social media movement, #GivingTuesday. This day was established to celebrate generosity and the spirit of giving. After getting your deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday provides you with the opportunity to give back and help non-profit organizations across the country realize their missions with a tax-deductible contribution to their cause. Jazz St. Louis would like to ask for your gift on #GivingTuesday to help support our diverse roster of jazz education programs, all of which are offered free of charge to the students and schools who participate. Read below as we showcase each of our transformative programs to show how your donation on #GivingTuesday can make a difference in our community!
Emerson Jazz in the Schools
Our Emerson Jazz in the Schools program takes each of the amazing artists who play on the Jazz at the Bistro subscription series into schools to play a concert for the student body or work hands-on with the jazz ensemble. Help us keep this program free for all students and schools!
Our Youth Concerts are fun, interactive, and informative multi-media concert presentations aimed at introducing young people to jazz. Schools bring their students, free of charge, and transportation subsidies are provided to eliminate all financial barriers. Help us break down financial barriers to the arts!
Our JazzU program brings together talented St. Louis area middle and high school musicians for weekly training in small jazz combos. Students receive instruction and mentorship from JazzU teaching artists as well as visiting Jazz at the Bistro musicians. This free program is aimed at cultivating the next generation of great St. Louis jazz musicians. Let’s keep jazz alive for generations to come!
Beat NF is a unique music therapy program for children with neurofibromatosis that works to facilitate social and motor skills using jazz music as a medium. NF1 is a genetic syndrome predisposing children to tumor growth. Due to the variety of challenges these kids encounter, we partnered with the Washington University Neurofibromatosis (NF) Center to support their general development and provide a creative outlet. Help us heal through music!