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'Tis the Season to Give the Gift of Music

Release Date
Thursday, December 3, 2015

Give to the DC Jazz Festival this holiday season and give the gift of music to thousands of DC children, teachers and their families.  Visit our website  or mail your check to DC Jazz Festival, 2550 M Street, NW, Washington, DC  20037 (Tax Id: 20-1799842).  And, we thank you!

Jazz 'n Families Fun Days

Jazz 'n Family Fun Days is an essential part of the DC JazzFest DNA. This program is, always has been, and always will be free, and this year we served a record 6,000 children, parents and teachers in June at Jazz 'n Families Fun Days at The Phillips Collection. The program included a dozen live jazz performances in the Music Room and galleries, a fun and highly engaging instrument petting zoo, art-making activities for kids of all ages, a scavenger hunt, and much more! Jazz 'n Families Fun Days once again partnered with the The Phillips Collection in conjunction with the Dupont Kalorama Museums Consortium annual walk weekend for what has become a staple tradition in the region. Help us make it happen in 2016 by supporting DC Jazz Festival with a year-end gift.


Did you know?

Jazz exercizes all parts of the brain. Students of jazz are more imaginative and improvisational problem solvers.


DC Jazz Bops!

Reading to our Bops kids is a truly heartwarming experience. Serving ages 18 months to six years old, we teach our early learners about jazz while giving them an early interest in reading and math. DC Jazz Bops!, our early childhood education program, uses jazz-inspired books and storytelling to teach our community's youngest learners about music and to promote an early interest in reading. Using a collection of award-winning literature, we share stories about the joy of jazz, the lives of jazz legends, and the origins of jazz as an art form, in an accessible and child-friendly environment. Where possible, books include accompanying CDs or online playlists allowing young readers to sing, dance, and explore long after class is over. Part of the Roberta Flack Education Program, DC Jazz Bops! aims to offer children and caregivers the opportunity to explore jazz as a tool to educate and express together. In partnership with the Covenant House, DC Jazz Bops! is made possible by the generous support of PNC Foundation and the Anne and Ronald Abramson Family Foundation. Your year-end gift helps us continue to provide these essential programs throughout the year free of charge.


Did you know?

Early music training dramatically enhances the higher brain functions required for subjects like math, science and engineering.


The DC Jazz Festival Roberta Flack Education Program is made possible through major grants from the Anne and Ronald J. Abramson Family Foundation,  the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Mayo Charitable Foundation, Venable Foundation, NEA Foundation, CrossCurrents Foundation, New Music USA, and the PNC Foundation; and, in part, with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.; and by the City Fund administered by The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region The Roberta Flack Music Education Program is a project of the DC Jazz Festival, a 501©3 non-profit service organization. © 2015 DC Jazz Festival. All rights reserved.