who we are

EVOLUTION OF A DREAM

ABOUT US
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 hundreds of 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 arise.

We have established a growing network of medical professionals in most disciplines, 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
  • 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.

JOIN NOW
As a charitable nonprofit organization, the California Jazz Foundation relies on membership dues, donations and support not only from jazz lovers but all those who value the arts! Your annual membership dues and donations allow us to continue helping California’s jazz musicians in time of need.

Click here for more information on tax-deductible memberships in and donations to the California Jazz Foundation.

CONFIDENTIALITY
The California Jazz Foundation respects the privacy and dignity of the individual. Applicants’ and Grantees’ names are used only with permission.

OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP
The California Jazz Foundation welcomes volunteer efforts to assist with fundraising, as well as contributions of time and/or resources to our local jazz benefit events.

We also encourage contributions and sponsorships to CJF from the business community. For more information call (818) 261-0057.

OFFICERS

  • Edythe L. Bronston, President
  • Dominic LoBuglio, Chief Financial Officer
  • Jeffrey A. Winston, Secretary

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Peggy Barber
  • Bob Barry
  • Edythe L. Bronston, Esq.
  • Clayton Cameron
  • Paul F. Cohen, Esq.
  • Chris Dobbs
  • Deborah Ewing, Esq.
  • Roni L. Fischer
  • Dominic LoBuglio, CPA
  • Vicki Pedrini
  • Greg Porée
  • Richard Ritz
  • Phil Seymour
  • Jeffrey Winston

ADVISORY BOARD

  • John Acosta
  • Barbara J. Brighton
  • John Clayton
  • Buddy Collette*
  • Myrna Daniels
  • LeRoy Downs
  • Terry Gibbs
  • E.J. Gold
  • Hanne Johnson
  • George Kahn
  • Joseph L. Kahn, M.D.
  • Lainie Kazan
  • Hon. Arnold Levin (Ret.)
  • Stephen Maitland-Lewis
  • John McClure
  • Mike Melvoin*
  • Phil Norman
  • Catalina Popescu
  • Frank Potenza
  • Dr. Bobby Rodriguez
  • Cathy Segal-Garcia
  • Alan G. Sieroty, Esq.
  • Richard Weissman, Esq.
  • April Williams
  • Richard A. Williams, M.D.
  • * In Memoriam

CJF STEERING COMMITTEES

  • Coachella Valley Steering Committee: Sue Townsley, Chair
  • Orange County Steering Committee: Vicki Pedrini, Chair

SOCIAL WORKER

  • Amanda Steele, LCSW

ADMINISTRATOR

  • Ann Dobbs

WEBMASTER

  • C. David Rossen