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Year End  2014
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Here to Help -- Jazz Musicians

Our mission is simple: To provide assistance to California jazz musicians in financial or medical crisis. With your help, we will continue and expand that assistance in 2015.

From north to south, we have provided well over $100,000 in housing assistance alone! Your charitable donation is making this possible.

At the end of the year, many individuals and companies make decisions about which memberships to renew and what organizations to support. We urge YOU to support CJF. If you are not yet a member, now is the time to join. If you have been a member but forgotten to renew, it is time to do so. All membership dues and donations are fully tax deductible. 

To receive your deduction for 2014, send a check now to: California Jazz Foundation, 14156 Magnolia Blvd., Suite 200, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423, or join/donate online at: Please take a moment to join us in helping our jazz musicians so they can keep the music playing. 

You have two more days to make a donation for this year. If you have recently donated, please accept our sincere thank you!

Other Ways to Follow CJF and to Help

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Support CJF while shopping.  Visit for details, sign up for the program, then access Amazon through the Smile site. will donate a portion of every purchase made through its Smile program to CJF.  

Save the Date -- April 25, 2015                  CJF Gala Give the Band a Hand

California Jazz Foundation’s Annual Gala
Give the Band a Hand

Will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015
At the L.A. Hotel Downtown

Honorees: Mike Stoller and Corky Hale
“A Marriage Made In Heaven.” 

Corky Hale, renowned jazz harpist & producer and Mike Stoller, of Leiber & Stoller, have been happily married for 43 years. CJF will honor Corky and Mike with the “Nica” Lifetime Achievement Award for their significant far-reaching philanthropic work and their astounding musical output. 

The award honors the spirit of Baroness Pannonica de
Koenigswarter, noted jazz philanthropist, in recognition of her substantial aid to noted jazz artists and general support of the art.

For information: (818) 261-0057; 

The California Jazz Foundation is a nonprofit organization created to aid and assist California jazz musicians in crisis.  We are committed to providing access to quality social and economic services for all eligible applicants.  We do so through a team of caring, knowledgeable professionals in collaboration with community partners.



Peggy Barber
Bob Barry

Edythe L. Bronston, Esq.

Richard Clayman

Carl Coan
Paul F. Cohen, Esq. 
Peter Gurfein 

Linda Knipe
Dominic LoBuglio, CPA
Greg Porée
Richard Ritz
Kirk Silsbee
Richard A. Williams, M.D.
Mary I. Wilson
Jeffrey Winston


Barbara J. Brighton

Kenny Burrell
John Clayton
Buddy Collette *

Myrna Daniels

Kenny Dennis 

Hal Espinosa
David M. Frisch, M.D.
Terry Gibbs
E. J. Gold

Charley Harrison
Peter Himmelman
Hanne Johnson

George Kahn
Joseph Kahn, M.D.

Hon. Arnold Levin (Ret.)
Stephen Maitland-Lewis

Mike Melvoin*

Phil Norman
Mike Peak
Catalina Popescu
Dr. Bobby Rodriguez

Joe Rothman

Phil Seymour
Vince Trombetta
April Williams


* In Memoriam 





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Did you know?
According to a 2003 study of the jazz industry in 4 metropolitan areas, by the Research Center for Arts and Culture in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Arts, almost 66% of San Francisco jazz musicians earned less than $7,000 per year. Our difficult economy continues to pose ever increasing challenges for jazz artists in all communities. Older musicians often have no social security (and thus, no free medicare) and are either uninsured or underinsured; some see no residuals from important work they did in their productive years. Younger musicians have difficulty sustaining careers in jazz due to the closing of venues and the way in which music is now marketed. As a whole, this population lives on the "edge" with little or no social services available to them.


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As a charitable nonprofit organization, the California Jazz Foundation relies on membership and support not only from jazz lovers but all those who value the arts!  Your membership and/or donation is fully tax-deductible.


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Tel: (818) 261-0057
MUSICIANS' HELPLINE: (818) 400-3263
Fax: (818) 528-7445

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14156 Magnolia Blvd. #200
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

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