Jazz Standard to Donate Ticket Proceeds to Jazz Foundation of America

Organization aids elder musicians in crisis

New York venue Jazz Standard has announced a charitable giving plan to contribute proceeds from online ticket sales beginning October 1 to the Jazz Foundation of America (JFA). According to a press release, “The selected non-profit organization benefits from the club’s ticket sales’ donations, direct donations by audience members, and heightened visibility for their organization.”

The release further explains the decision: “For 25 years, the JFA has been the only national organization dedicated to saving the homes and lives of elder jazz and blues musicians in crisis-musicians who have made our world richer through their music. JFA provides artists with emergency assistance, medical care, housing, and work opportunities. Congruent with Jazz Standard’s long-standing dedication to jazz education, the JFA also brings music to schools through its Agnes Varis Jazz in the Schools program.”

For more information about the venue, go to Jazz Standard.

For more information about JFA, go to Jazz Foundation.

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Jeff Tamarkin is the former editor of Goldmine, CMJ, Relix, and Global Rhythm. As a writer he has contributed to the New York Daily News, JazzTimes, Boston Phoenix, Harp, Mojo, Newsday, Billboard, and many other publications. He is the author of the book Got a Revolution: The Turbulent Flight of Jefferson Airplane and has contributed to The Guinness Companion to Popular Music, All Music Guide, and several other encyclopedias. He has also served as a consultant to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, NARAS, National Geographic Online, and Music Club Records.