FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sue Townsley, Chair, Coachella Valley Steering Committee
California Jazz Foundation
ANNOUNCING A 1ST FUNDRAISER FOR THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ FOUNDATION, COACHELLA VALLEY
DATE---The Coachella Valley Steering Committee for the California Jazz Foundation (CJF) is hosting its first fundraiser for this area; to assist jazz musicians in crisis.
Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Pete Carlson’s Golf and Tennis Shop
73741 Highway 111, Palm Desert
Cost: $25 pp
Featuring the Yve Evans Trio w/special guests
Founded in 2006, with Los Angeles as its base, CJF has touched the lives of over 200 California jazz musicians, providing rent and mortgage payments, arranging for medical and dental care, discount prescriptions, counseling and generally helping when emergencies arise.
The California Jazz Foundation is grateful for support from Turkish Airlines
The California Jazz Foundation is a charitable,
nonprofit organization created to aid and assist California jazz musicians in financial or medical crisis. Established in 2006, the Foundation was formed to fulfill an unmet critical need to help these talented artists who have given us so much pleasure over the years – often with so little reward.
The California Jazz Foundation is committed to providing access to quality social and economic services for all eligible applicants. We do so through a team of caring, knowledgeable professionals in collaboration with community partners.
You made me proud to call myself a jazz musician because
your efforts demonstrate a love, respect, and genuine concern for us I did not know existed. You allowed me to endure the healing process with courage and dignity.
SANDRA BOOKER Jazz Vocalist
We are proud to report that since our founding in 2006, we have accomplished a great deal and touched the lives of countless California jazz musicians. The many services we've provided include arranging for desperately needed dental work, in-home nursing care, transportation to physical therapy, MRI's, discount prescriptions, hearing examinations, housing relocation, rent and utility payments and instrument replacement.
I am very happy to serve on the Advisory Board and to support the California Jazz Foundation. This group is strongly committed to helping jazz musicians in crisis. Their dedication to assisting those who have given so much is deeply appreciated.
KENNY BURRELL Guitarist CJF Advisory Board Member
We have established a growing network of medical professionals in every discipline, ready to provide essential healthcare services to qualified recipients on a sliding-scale basis. Beyond these services, our membership in the Entertainment Assistance Cooperative enables us to expand the safety net for our musicians.
The California Jazz Foundation also seeks to avert crises by raising musicians' awareness of the importance of prevention and early treatment of disease through free public education and community outreach programs.
By some miracle, I was put in touch with the California Jazz Foundation, and they generously sprang to my rescue... They have enabled many of us to go on, doing what we believe in and spreading music that brings joy to millions!
NOEL JEWKES Saxophonist
As a charitable nonprofit organization, the California Jazz Foundation relies on membership and support, not only from jazz lovers but all those who value the arts! Your support will allow us to continue helping California's jazz musicians in time of need. Won't you join us?