Donate to DC JazzFest

Jazz music is for everyone – uniquely American and an international phenomenon. Help us keep our concerts and education programs free and affordable. 

Become a donor

In 2018, the DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) won the DC Mayor’s Arts Award for Excellence in Creative Industries. With donors like you, DC residents and out-of-town visitors of all ages and backgrounds will experience high-quality jazz concerts and programs; have unprecedented access to free and reasonably-priced events in own neighborhoods; and develop an increased appreciation for jazz as well as an understanding of the District’s contributions to the art form. With your support, the DCJF is able to fund year-long education programs along with our annual two-week summer festival featuring leading and emerging artists from around the world to nurture and enable local residents and international visitors to enjoy the diversity of jazz.

How Giving Helps

How Your Gift Helps

The DC Jazz Festival® presents free concerts and educational programming during the DCJazzFest and throughout the year. Help us continue this tradition by supporting us now!

Every dollar counts. No gift is too small.

Your gift of $50 enables us to purchase jazz-inspired storybooks for our Pre-K DC Jazz Bops! program

Your gift of $250 enables seven DCPS students to take one Jazzin' AfterSchool music instruction lesson at Sitar Arts Center in Adams Morgan

Your gift of $500 allows a certified music practitioner to perform in the atrium, waiting room, and in-patient rooms at Children's National Hospital to help patients, families, and friends transcend the hospital experience

Your gift of $1,000 enables 20 DCPS students to attend a DC Jazz Festival Master Class conducted by a renowned jazz musician

Your gift of $2,500 provides DC Jazz Bops!, our jazz-inspired math and literacy program, to 12 Pre-K children, supporting early childhood development at Covenant House and Bishop Walker School in Anacostia

We are grateful for your support in helping us to continue to provide free and affordable education programs in DC.  Every gift does make a difference. Thank you.

Ways to Give

Individual Support

Your support is important. Gifts, no matter the size, play a vital role in enabling us to fulfill our mission. Consider joining others just like you.

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Matching Gift Program

Boost your gift with our Matching Gift Program. More that 1,000 companies and foundations in the United States currently match their employee’s gifts to non-profit organizations such as DC Jazz Festival.

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Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends makes our education programs possible. By joining, you directly help impact students throughout the D.C. metro area experience the joy of jazz.

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Corporate Support

Sponsorship of the DC JazzFest in June, year-round jazz education programs or community events is an outstanding way to express your passion for DC Jazz or meet corporate marketing objectives.

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You make what we do possible. There are many volunteer opportunities available and the many ways you could continue to roll up your sleeves to support our efforts.

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