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Who We Are

Evolution of a Dream


The California Jazz Foundation is a nonprofit organization created to aid and assist California jazz musicians in need. We are 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.​


Since its founding in 2006, CJF has touched the lives of nearly 400 jazz musicians.  During this time we have assisted with medical, dental, automotive, rent and mortgage payments, as well as providing counseling and help with emergencies of all kinds.


  • Financial assistance (grants paid to third parties on behalf of applicants)

  • Referrals to regional service agencies

  • Access to additional resources

  • Counseling and other support services

                 CJF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization created to aid and assist 

         California jazz musicians in need. All contributions benefit the California Jazz Foundation

and are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. We thank you in advance for any and all support! 

                                                        (Federal Tax ID # 65-1270361)

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