Jazz for Healthier Generation

The DC Jazz Festival Jazz for a Healthier Generation is an education and wellness partnership with hospital and wellness institutions that uses music to promote healthier lifestyles, wellness, encouragement, and rehabilitation. Activities include performances by DC Jazz Festival artists-in-residence in the Children’s National Health System (CNHS) atrium, waiting rooms, and patient rooms. Performances at CNHS help patients and families transcend the hospital experience. DCJF experts include music therapists and certified music practitioners with extensive experience promoting healthy recoveries.

In addition, Jazz for a Healthier Generation programs at hospitals, hospices, retirement centers, and others facilities are designed to support recovery by providing therapeutic listening and interactive activities that strengthen communication and physical coordination skills.

The 2013 Roberta Flack Music Education Program was made possible through the generous support of the NEA Foundation, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, CrossCurrents Foundation, and the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz 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.  The Roberta Flack Music Education Program is a project of The DC Jazz Festival®, a 501(c)(3) non-profit service organization. All contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Tax ID # 20-1799842. © 2014 DC Jazz Festival. All rights reserved.