Our Supporters

Community Partners

Thank you to our supporters!

A 501(c)(3) non-profit service organization, the DC Jazz Festival® and its 2021 programs are made possible, in part, with major funding from the Government of the District of Columbia, Muriel Bowser, Mayor; the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities; with major grants and awards from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Galena-Yorktown Foundation, the  National Endowment for the Arts, the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, HumanitiesDC, Wells Fargo Foundation, the Gillon Family Charitable Fund, the Venable Foundation, The Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts, The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, the John Edward Fowler Memorial Foundation, and The Leonard and Elaine Silverstein Family Foundation.

We are grateful for our 2021 and 2022 major corporate and media funders who help us make the magic!

Major Supporters:

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Corporate Supporters:

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Media Partners:

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We are grateful to the following 2021 and 2022 Community Partners who help us advance our mission and goals, celebrate all things jazz citywide, provide music education for all ages and backgrounds, and help us keep jazz thriving in the District.

Arena Stage

Anacostia Business Improvement District

Atlas Performing Arts Center

Bishop Walker School

Capital Community News


Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation

Destination DC

District Wharf Association


Downtown Business Improvement District

Embassy of Canada

Embassy of Finland

Embassy of France

Embassy of Germany

Embassy of Japan

Embassy of Sweden

Embassy of Switzerland

Events DC

The Georgetowner

Georgetown Law Center

Howard University

Italian Cultural Institute


The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts


Kreeger Museum

Library of Congress

Live From Our Living Rooms

National Gallery of Art

The Phillips Collection

SHADD Pianos

Sitar Arts Center

Transparent Productions

The Washington Informer

The Washington Post

University of the District of Columbia

Westminster Church

Whitman Walker Health



The Yards

Circle of Friends


Many thanks to our Circle of Friends! Through generous donations, grants, awards, sponsorship, matching gfits, and in-kind support, YOU make it possible for us to advance our signature events: the annual DC JazzFest, DCJF Education, and the Fishman Embassy Series. (Donors listed contributed January 1, 2020 to the present)

Click here to learn how to join our Circle of Friends?

Executive Producer Circle ($25,000 - $49,999)

Arts Forward Fund, a component fund of the Greater Washington Community Foundation

Conrad Kenley

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Events DC

Galena-Yorktown Foundation



Linda and Michael Sonnenreich

National Endowment for the Arts

Roger Schagrin

Sage Communications

The District Wharf

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

The Washington Post

US Commission of Fine Arts

Chairman's Circle ($10,000 - $24,999)

Brookfield Properties

Carmencita Whonder

Compass Greater Washington

Deborah Veney and Heather Hiles

D'Qwell Jackson

Destination DC

Gillon Family Charitable Fund

Kevin Merida and Donna Britt

Leslie Whipkey and Lee Hoffman

Manatt, Phelps and Phillips

Maya Robinson 

Microsoft Corporation

Peter M. Gillon

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Roger Schagrin

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, San Francisco, California

The Leonard and Elaine Silverstein Family Foundation

The Venable Foundation

The Venable Foundation

The Yards

Artistic Director Circle ($5,000 - $9,999)

Kevin Eubanks

Stephanie Peters and Charles Fishman

Ovation Society Circle ($2,500 - $4,999)

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Geoffrey Moorer

Meryl Chertoff

Terence Culler

William Jordan, Jr.

Benefactors Circle ($1,000 - $2,499)

Andrew Jacobson

Bobby Bloch

Carla Labat and George Dines, Jr.

Carmencita Whonder

Craig Williams

Derrick Mashore

Douglas Allen

Freund Family Charitable Fund

Gloria Grandolini


Jeffrey Freund

Joyce Brayboy

Network for Good

Patricia Sarcone

Richard Wilkof

Stephen Riddick

Terry Sneed

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The Learners Lab Foundation

The Washington City Paper

Thomas Gallagher

Washington Parent

Wilbur Gary Nelson

William and Denise Riley

Patron ($350 - $999)

Carolyn Davis

Chuck and Nita Goodgal

Darlene Rogers

David Connick

Diane Hausman

Elliott Ferguson

Heather Dilatush

Jay and Kelly Wickliff

Joanne Nabors

Karen Marangi

Michal Fishman and David Sheon

Rick Messick

The Guy R.X. Middleton Charitable Fund

Thomas St. Hilaire

Traci Reid

Tracie Coleman

Ensemble ($10 - $349)

Alane Allman Dent

Bruce D. Carlson

Carolyn Davis

Candace Lewis

Charles McCardell

Chris Tawa

Cynthia Farrell Johnson

Daniel Sparell

Danna Reynolds

David Rosenblatt

Douglas Allen

Eryl Wentworth

Eugene and Dale Kenney

Gail Boyd Artist Management

Harriet Sanford

Jessica Osborne

John and Saveria Donnelly

John Orrick

Josette Shelton

June D. Bland

Karl F. Brower

Kathy F. Frye

Kenneth R. Despertt Jr.

Kevin Prue

Kimberly L. Fogg

Lynette Mitchelle

Mark O'Reilly

Miodrag Kukrika

Murray and Lisa Horwitz

Natasha Shields

Pamela Alexis Nelson

Patrice S. Hunter

Paul Rosenzweig

Randall Connell

Randy Bayers

Sarah Sloan

Stan Myck

Stephanie Kiah

Steven Katz

Steven M Brown

Stuart Moss

Susan Bookbinder

Takyiah Stevenson

Tracie Coleman

Ward Wilson

Yvette Alexander