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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.”

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