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Sacramento Traditional Jazz Foundation

Sacramento Traditional Jazz Foundation – Spreading the Joy of Jazz

Foundation Statement on end of Sacramento Music Festival

Traditional jazz is contagious – its rhythms, melodic swirls and distinctive solos energize everyone who listens. It’s only natural for musicians and their fans to share great jazz with their children and grandchildren, and encourage upcoming generations to play “trad jazz” themselves. That in a nutshell is the mission of the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Foundation: to support young musicians as they learn to master traditional jazz. Not only will they enjoy the music themselves, one day they will pass the upbeat sounds of America’s original art form to future generations.

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Programs & Events

The Foundation annually sponsors a Youth Jazz Camp, a Youth Jazz Band Festival, free music lessons, a high school honor jazz band and other events that provide kids terrific venues for learning and playing “trad jazz.”

Play and Learn

Working hand in hand with local schools and Sacramento State University, the Foundation encourages jazz education through scholarships, jam sessions and mentoring.


The Foundation will take applications for 2017 Music Lesson Awards starting this Summer. Music Lesson Awards