Jazz Foundation of America

The Jazz Foundation of America (JFA) has the mission to save jazz and blues music “one musician at a time” by providing financial, medical, housing, and legal assistance — as well as performance opportunities — to musicians who have paid their dues and now find themselves in need.

This year the JFA is sponsoring Make Music gigs in New York, Buffalo, Detroit, Los Angeles, and Madison, bringing more free, high-quality jazz to the public on June 21 and giving performance opportunities to over a dozen living jazz legends.

This year’s gigs:

Make Music Buffalo
Juini Booth at Merge (link)

Make Music Detroit
RJ Spangler Quartet w/Larry Smith at Detroit Institute of Arts (link)
Phil Hale Quartet w/Thornetta Davis at Detroit Institute of Arts (link)

Make Music Los Angeles
Harry Smith Quartet at Hollenbeck Palms (link)

Make Music Madison
Pee Wee Hayes at Warner Park (link)

Make Music New York
Phil Young Experience at Jackie Robinson Park (link)
Arthur Green at Lower Eastside Girls Club (link)

Website: jazzfoundation.org