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Thanks to donors like you, DC residents and out-of-town visitors of all ages and backgrounds will experience high-quality jazz concerts and programs; have unprecedented access to free and reasonably-priced events in their own neighborhoods; and develop an increased appreciation for jazz as well as an understanding of the District’s contributions to this art form. With your support, DCJF provides yearlong education programs and our annual DC JazzFest featuring leading and emerging artists from around the world, enabling local residents and international visitors to enjoy the diversity of jazz.

 

Members of our Circle of Friends can make an even bigger impact with their contributions. Learn more below about how you can join, and please consider donating to the DC Jazz Festival today.

How your gift helps

The DC Jazz Festival® presents free concerts and educational programming during the DCJazzFest and throughout the year. Help us continue this tradition by supporting us now!

Every dollar counts. No gift is too small.

  • Your gift of $50 enables us to purchase jazz-inspired storybooks for our Pre-K DC Jazz Bops! program

  • Your gift of $350 enables five DCPS students to attend a master class with a renowed musician.

  • Your gift of $1,000 enables 20 DCPS students to attend a master class conducted by a renowned jazz musician.

  • Your gift of $2,500 enables 200 students to attend a professional jazz performance.

  • Your gift of $5,000 enables DC Jazz Festival to connect the community with major artists through the free Jazz 'n Families Fun Days program.

  • Your gift of $10,000 supports a 16-week early childhood music, behavioral development and reading initiative through our DC Jazz Bops! Early childhood education program.

  • Your gift of $25,000 enables DC Jazz Festival to bring professional artists directly to students through our educational program year-round.

 

We are grateful for your support in helping us to continue to provide free and affordable education programs in DC.  Every gift does make a difference. Thank you.

Circle of Friends

The DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) brings our community together in the celebration of all things jazz in DC. DCJF relies on the generosity of our Circle of Friends to keep our commitment to music education in public and charter schools going strong year-round.

 

Become part of the DCJF's success by joining our Circle of Friends today with a gift of $350 or more. By investing in Washington, DC’s #1 jazz festival, you support DC Jazz Festival Education and receive exclusive benefits, including tickets to DC JazzFest concerts and receptions, and invitations to year-round events.

Patron's Circle - $350

By joining our Patron’s Circle, your contribution of $350 will enable five students to attend a master class with a renowned musician. Benefits to you include: 

  • 2 VIP Tickets to the French Cultural Exchange Concert at the Embassy of France

  • Listing on DCJF website at the Patron’s Circle level

  • Early bird discounts on DC JazzFest tickets

Click here to join the Patron's Circle

 

Benefactor Circle - $1,000
 

By joining our Benefactor’s Circle, your generous gift of $1,000 will enable 20 students to attend a master class with a renowned musician. Benefits to you include: 

   

  • 2  VIP Tickets to the 2021 DC JazzFest Reception and Concert at the House of Sweden

  • 2  VIP Tickets to the French Cultural Exchange Concert at the Embassy of France

  • 2  VIP Tickets to one special event/special seating during the annual DC JazzFest on September 4

  • 2 DCJF lifestyle t-shirts 

  • Listing on DCJF website at the Benefactor's Circle level

  • Early bird discounts on DC JazzFest tickets

Click here to join the Benefactor Circle

 

Ovation Society Circle - $2,500
 

By joining our Ovation Society Circle, your generous gift of $2,500 will enable 200 students to attend a professional jazz performance. Benefits to you include:    

  

  • 2 VIP Tickets to the 2021 DC JazzFest Reception and Concert at the House of Sweden

  • 4 VIP Tickets to the French Cultural Exchange at the Embassy of France

  • 4 VIP Tickets to one special event/special seating during the annual DC JazzFest on September 4

  • 4 DCJF lifestyle t-shirts

  • DCJF website at the Ovation Society Circle level

  • Early bird discounts on DC JazzFest ticket

Click here to join the Ovation Society Circle

Artistic Director Circle- $5,000

By joining our Artistic Director’s Circle, your generous gift of $5,000 enables DC Jazz Festival to connect the community with major regional talent through the free Jazz ‘n Families Fun Days program. Benefits to you include:       

  • 2 VIP Tickets to the 2021 DC JazzFest Reception and Concert at the House of Sweden

  • 4 VIP Tickets to the French Cultural Exchange Concert at the Embassy of France

  • 4 VIP Tickets to one special event/special seating during the annual DC JazzFest on September 4

  • 4 VIP Tickets to one special event/special seating during the annual DC JazzFest on September 5

  • 4 DCJF lifestyle t-shirts

  • DCJF website at the Ovation Society Circle level

  • Early bird discounts on DC JazzFest tickets

Click here to join the Artistic Director Circle

 

Producer Circle - $10,000
 

By joining our Producer’s Circle, your generous gift of $10,000 supports a 16-week early childhood music, behavioral development and reading initiative through DC Jazz Bops! early childhood education program.  Benefits for you include:  

  

  • 2 VIP Tickets to the 2021 DC JazzFest Reception and Concert at the House of Sweden

  • 4 VIP tickets to the French Cultural Exchange Concert at the Embassy of France

  • 4 VIP Tickets to one special event/special seating during the annual DC JazzFest on September 4

  • 4 VIP Tickets to one special event/special seating during the annual DC JazzFest on September 5

  • 2 Merchandise Packages

  • 4 Tickets to all Embassy events year-round (not listed above)

  • Listing on DCJF website at the Producer's Circle level

  • Early bird discounts on DC JazzFest tickets

Click here to join the Producer Circle

Chairman Circle - $25,000

By joining our Chairman’s Circle, your generous gift of $25,000 enables DC Jazz Festival to bring world renowned artists directly to students through our year-round education programs. Benefits to you include. 
 

  • 2 VIP Tickets to the 2021 DC JazzFest Reception and Concert at the House of Sweden

  • 4 VIP Tickets to the French Culture Exchange Concert at the Embassy of France 

  • 4 VIP Tickets to one special event/special seating during the annual DC JazzFest on September 4

  • 4 VIP Tickets to one special event/special seating during the annual DC JazzFest on September 5

  • 4 Merchandise Packages

  • 4 Tickets to all Embassy events year-round (not listed above)

  • Listing on DCJF website at the Chairman's Circle Level

  • Early bird discounts on DC JazzFest tickets

Click here to join the Chairman Circle

 

Matching Gift Program

 

As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the DC Jazz Festival® is eligible for many employers' Matching Gifts programs. And, if you have given already this year, the good news is that you may still be eligible. Just contact your Human Resources Department to see whether a gift can be matched. If so, obtain a matching gift form from your Human Resources Department and return it to the DC Jazz Festival, along with your contribution or a copy of your contribution.

Click here for a list of participating companies.

Corporate Support

 

Celebrating the DC Jazz Festival®, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has provided enriching and entertaining jazz performances and music education programs in celebration of all things jazz. The DC JazzFest, held each June, presents the jazz genre’s most acclaimed as well as emerging artists and presents some of the finest musicians from the DMV. Throughout the year, DCJF nourishes the community with music education programs that extend our reach into underserved communities and enhance the quality of life for DC students, teachers, and their families.

DCJF offers sponsors a variety of ways to engage our audiences. All packages are customizable to create an individualized package that meets your goals. We currently seek 2019 and multi-year sponsors to support:

  • DC JazzFest and DC JazzFest's Marquis weekend

  • Fishman Embassy Series

  • DCJazzPrixTM

  • DCJF Music Education Program

Click here to learn more about becoming a corporate sponsor. 

 

Volunteer

Thank you, Volunteers!  You make what we do possible.  Each year over 100 community volunteers lend their time and skills to help us put on the largest jazz celebration in DC. There are many volunteer opportunities available and the many ways you could continue to roll up your sleeves to support our efforts. We need volunteers for brochure distribution, social media, street team marketing,  information tables, survey distribution, and other onsite event efforts. If you are interested in volunteering for the DC JazzFest, complete the volunteer entry form below, and we will contact you about how you can support. The DC JazzFest takes place in June, including pre-festival events such as Jazz 'N Families Fun Days. 

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