Each year, our panel of professional musicians awards three Bay Area students and their respective schools with monetary awards to further their jazz education and music programs. The competition culminates with the winners playing alongside some of the world’s greatest jazz musicians in a concert open to the public. All applicants are invited to free concerts and workshops throughout the school year.

In addition, through our non-profit work, we:

  • Repair used musical instruments to donate to schools (in partnership with Music In Schools Today)

  • Give all music students and scholarships applicants seats to our shows 

  • Host our Scholarship Concert each spring where students played with our All-Star Jazz Ensemble (in April 2019: Randy Napoleon, Paul Keller, Benny Benack, and Konrad Paszkudzki)

  • Hire student jazz musicians to play at public and private events

  • Cover the tuition at Jam Camp West (the Northern California jazz summer camp) for low-income students 

  • Give individual lessons to jazz students with our visiting musicians