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.
WHAT WE DO
Since its founding in 2006, CJF has touched the lives of countless
jazz musicians, providing rent and mortgage payments, housing
relocation, arranging for medical and dental care, in-home nursing,
discount prescriptions, and generally helping with emergencies as they
We have established a growing network of medical professionals in
every discipline, ready to provide essential healthcare services to
qualified recipients on a sliding-scale basis.
WHAT WE OFFER
Financial assistance (grants paid on behalf of applicants to third parties)
Referrals to regional service agencies
Access to additional resources
Home visits and other support services
The California Jazz Foundation is
also committed to raising musicians’ awareness of the importance of
prevention and early treatment of disease through free public
education and community outreach programs.
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 annual membership allows us to continue
helping California’s jazz musicians in time of need. Members are
entitled to discounts at select businesses and performance venues
throughout the state.
Call (818) 261-0057 or click here for
more information on membership and making your tax-deductible
contribution to the California Jazz Foundation.
The California Jazz Foundation respects the privacy and dignity of the
individual. Recipients’ names are used only with permission.
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP
The California Jazz Foundation welcomes all volunteer efforts to
assist with fundraising, providing healthcare and/or financial
services to qualified applicants, as well as contributions of time or
resources to our local benefit jazz events in Northern or Southern
We also encourage contributions and
sponsorships to CJF from the business community. For more information
Edythe L. Bronston, President
Dominic LoBuglio, Chief Financial Officer
Jeffrey A. Winston, Secretary
Barbara J. Brighton
Joseph L. Kahn, M.D.
Hon. Arnold Levin (Ret.)
Dr. Bobby Rodriguez
Joey Shanley, LCSW
Alan G. Sieroty, Esq.
Richard A. Williams, M.D.
* In Memoriam
COMMITTEES Coachella Valley Steering Committee: Sue Townsley, Chair
Orange County Steering Committee: Vicki Pedrini, Chair
San Diego Steering Committee: Gilbert Costellanos, Chair