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Our Supporters

Thank you to our supporters!

A 501(c)(3) non-profit service organization, the DC Jazz Festival® and its 2022 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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Community Partners

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 partner with us to keep jazz thriving in the District.

All Souls Church


Aqmeri Wint Events

Arena Stage

Anacostia Business Improvement District

Black Broadway Tour

Bishop Walker School

Capital Community News


Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation

Capitol Percussion

City-State Brewing Co

Corcoran Caterers

Destination DC

District Wharf Association

District of Columbia Public Schools


Duke Ellington School of the Arts

Eaton DC

EIS Group

Embassy of Australia

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 Theatre

Howard University

Italian Cultural Institute

Jazz Academy of Music, Inc.

Jazz Kitchen Productions





Lee’s Flower Shop

Levine Music

Library of Congress

NBC4 and Telemundo 44

National Gallery of Art

Nordic Jazz Festival

The Phillips Collection

Sarah’s Foods

SHADD Pianos

Shine on Me Productions

Squire Patton Boggs

Sitar Arts Center

Takoma Station

Transparent Productions

The Washington City Paper

The Washington Informer

The Washington Post

Union Stage

University of the District of Columbia

Westminster Church

Whitman Walker Health



The Yards

Circle of Friends

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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

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Leslie Whipkey

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

Crosswalk Communications

Deborah Veney and Heather Hiles

D'Qwell Jackson

Destination DC

Gillon Family Charitable Fund

Jennifer Currie

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

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher Flom

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

The Leonard and Elaine Silverstein Family Foundation

The Venable Foundation

The Yards

Wharf Community Association

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

Allen Kronstadt

The Bethesda Foundation

David and Elizabeth Steinglass

Deborah Veney

D'Qwell Jackson

Geoffrey Moorer

Kevin Eubanks

Levine Music

Meryl and Michael Chertoff

Michal Fishman and David Schoen

Reingold, Inc

Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Haft

Stephanie Peters and Charles Fishman

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

Anne Selee

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Benevity Community Impact Fund

Jeffrey and Maxine Freund

Terence Culler

William Jordan, Jr.

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

Allan McKelvie

Andrew Jacobson

Bobby Bloch

Brad Neilley

Carla Labat and George Dines, Jr.

Carmencita Whonder

Clifford Barnes

Craig Williams

Cynthia Bunton 

David Klein

Derrick Mashore

Denise Riley

Domonique Foxworth

Douglas Allen

Freund Family Charitable Fund

Gloria Grandolini

Janet Nash


Jeffrey Freund

Joyce Brayboy

Leonard Kennedy

Mark Plumer

Michelle Galler

Network for Good

Nicole Venable

Patricia Sarcone

Peter Bell

Richard Wilkof

Stephanie Peters

Stephen Riddick

Suzan Jenkins

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The Learners Lab Foundation

The Washington City Paper

Thomas Gallagher

Tim Horn

Washington Parent

Wilbur Gary Nelson

William and Denise Riley

Patron ($350 - $999)

American Gas Association

Alex Littlefield

Brooke Clagett

Carolyn Davis

Chuck and Nita Goodgal

Craig Williams

David Connick

Diane Hausman

Douglas Allen

E. Darlene Rogers

Elliott Ferguson

Erik Pages

Harry Knight

Heather Dilatush

Jay and Kelly Wickliff

Joanne Nabors

Joe Davidson

Julian Haywood

Karen Marangi

Mark Pearce

Michael Andrews
Michael Fishman

Michael Newman

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

Natasha Coulouris

Nina Rees

Rick Messick

Rita McWilliams

Sally Sloan

Susan Irwin

Todd Marcus

The Guy R.X. Middleton Charitable Fund

Thomas St. Hilaire

Traci Reid

Tracie Coleman

Ensemble ($10 - $349)

Alane Allman Dent

Antonio Parker

Bernadette Connell

Bruce D. Carlson

Carolyn Davis

Camilla Day

Candace Lewis

Charles McCardell

Charles Woods

Chris Tawa

Cynthia Farrell Johnson

Daniel Sparell

Dana Tignor

Danna Reynolds

David Rosenblatt

Douglas Allen

Elliot Rosen

Eryl Wentworth

Eugene and Dale Kenney

Gail Boyd Artist Management

Gina Smallwood

Harriet Sanford

Jessica Osborne

John Hass

John and Saveria Donnelly

John Orrick

Jordan Baker

Josette Shelton

June D. Bland

Julian Latoni

Karl F. Brower

Kathy F. Frye

Karen Marangi

Kenneth R. Despertt Jr.

Kevin Prue

Kimberly L. Fogg

Lily Davidson

Lynette Mitchelle

Mark O'Reilly

Mary Louise

Miodrag Kukrika

Murray and Lisa Horwitz

Natasha Shields

Pamela Alexis Nelson

Patrice S. Hunter

Patricia Sarcone

Paul Rosenzweig

Randall Connell

Randy Bayers

Sara Donnelly

Sarah Sloan

Stan Myck

Stephanie Kiah

Steven Katz

Steven M Brown

Stuart Moss

Susan Bookbinder

Takyiah Stevenson

Terry Sneed 

Tracie Coleman

Ward Wilson

William Covington

Yvette Alexander

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