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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®, a nonprofit service organization, presents free and affordably price concerts and education programming during the DC JazzFest 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 renowned 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 our math and reading initiative, 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 Circle: $350 - $999

By joining our Patron 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 an Embassy Cultural Exchange Concert 

  • Listing on DCJF website at the Patron Circle level

  • Early bird discounts on DC JazzFest tickets

Benefactor Circle: $1,000 - $2,499
 

By joining our Benefactor 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 2022 DC JazzFest Reception and Concert

  • 2  VIP Tickets to an Embassy Cultural Exchange Concert  

  • 2  VIP Tickets to DC JazzFest at the Wharf on SAT September 3

  • 2 DCJF lifestyle t-shirts 

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

  • Early discounts on DC JazzFest tickets

Ovation Society Circle: $2,500 - $4,999
 

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 2022 DC JazzFest Reception and Concert

  • 4 VIP Tickets to an Embassy Cultural Exchange Concert 

  • 4 VIP Tickets to DC JazzFest at the Wharf on SAT September 3

  • 4 DCJF lifestyle t-shirts

  • DCJF website at the Ovation Society Circle level

  • Early discounts on DC JazzFest ticket

Artistic Circle - $5,000

By joining our Artistic Circle, your generous gift of $5,000 enables DC Jazz Festival to connect our Jazzin' InSchool and Jazzin' AfterSchool programs with major regional talent through DC Jazz Festival Education. Benefits to you include:       

  • 2 VIP Tickets to the 2022 DC JazzFest Reception and Concert

  • 4 VIP Tickets to an Embassy Cultural Exchange Concert 

  • 4 VIP Tickets to DC JazzFest at the Wharf on SAT September 3

  • 4 VIP Tickets to DC JazzFest at the Wharf on SUN September 4

  • 4 DCJF lifestyle t-shirts

  • DCJF website at the Artistic Society Circle level

  • Early discounts on DC JazzFest tickets

Chairman Circle:  $10,000 - $24,999

By joining our Chairman Circle, your generous gift of $10,000 or more helps the DC Jazz Festival bring world renowned artists directly to students through our year-round education programs include our "Meet the Artist" events including the DC JazzFest. Benefits for you include:   

  • 2 VIP Tickets to the 2022 DC JazzFest Reception and Concert

  • 4 VIP tickets to an Embassy Cultural Exchange Concert 

  • 6 VIP Tickets to DC JazzFest at the Wharf on SAT September 3

  • 6  VIP Tickets to DC JazzFest at the Wharf on SUN September 4

  • 2 VIP Tickets to Let the Good Times Roll at Arena Stage on April 25

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

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

  • Early discounts on DC JazzFest tickets

 

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 August 31-September 4, 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 annual and multi-year sponsors to support:
 

  • DC JazzFest and DC JazzFest at The Wharf

  • Fishman Embassy Series

  • DCJazzPrix

  • DCJF Music Education 

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Send an email to sponsor@dcjazzfest.org, Subject: DC JazzFest Sponsorship.  You may also complete the form below and a member of our team will contact you.

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 August 31-September 4.  We typically start recruiting volunteers 2-3 months prior to the event.

Complete the form below and include Volunteer in your message.

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