2018 Scholarship Winners Joshua Mainez, Gavin Harris, and Madeline Zweber
Student and Dave Bennett at Instrument Day
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Billy Mitchell Circle of Friends
CSUSB Jazz Ensemble
60 Grit

2018 Scholarship Winners Joshua Mainez, Gavin Harris, and Madeline Zweber • Instrument Day • Poncho Sanchez • Billy Mitchell's Circle of Friends • CSUSB Jazz Ensemble | 60 Grit

THE 2018 BLUE JAY JAZZ FESTIVAL ON SALE NOW

The three concerts of the 2018 Blue Jay Jazz Festival are now on sale through SkyPark at Santa’s Village. For tickets to a specific concert, click the artist’s name below:

August 9 – Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band

August 16 – Billy Mitchell & the Circle of Friends.

August 23 – CSUSB Jazz Ensemble, Rim High Marching Band, 60 Grit.

For help with ticketing issues, email sburrows@skyparksantasvillage.com or call 909-744-9926 or 909-766-BJJF.


2018 BLUE JAY JAZZ FUNDRAISER IS ‘A BIG HIT!’

The June 28, 2018 Blue Jay Jazz Fundraiser, “June Blues, a Tribute to Chicago Blues,” was a great success. In the vernacular of the Roaring ’20s, which set the tone for both dress and musical genres, it was “a big hit!”

The event will benefit the Blue Jay Jazz Foundation‘s music education programs, which include the free Adopt-an-Instrument student lending library and Future Generation Music Scholarships.

“This was a step back in time to the ‘Roaring Twenties,'” said Dr. Ernie Levister, a member of the Blue Jay Jazz Foundation board of directors. “We tipped our hats to Chicago style jazz and blues when gangsters ruled the city and ‘speakeasies,’ jam sessions at the hangout The Three Deuces, straw hats, Model A Fords and a new dance called the Charleston were all the rage.”

Featured entertainment was provided by the Cal State University San Bernardino Jazz Ensemble, which returns to the mountains for the final 2018 Blue Jay Jazz Festival concert on August 23. Joining them at the Burnt Mill Beach Club event were 2018 Scholarship Winners Gavin Harris and Joshua Mainez.


THREE 2018 FUTURE GENERATIONS OF JAZZ SCHOLARSHIPS ANNOUNCED!

On May 23, the Blue Jay Jazz Foundations Annual Future Generations of Jazz Scholarship Awards were handed out to Gavin Harris, Joshua Mainez and Madeline Zweber. Meet these young musicians and hear what they have to say about music in their lives. [READ MORE].

 


3RD ANNUAL ADOPT AN INSTRUMENT DAY!

The Blue Jay Jazz Foundation held its 3rd Annual Adopt An Instrument Day on Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 at the Arrowhead Dental Arts offices of Board Member Dr. Hugh Bialecki.

Local youngsters who want to play an instrument but don’t know which to choose were invited to come play with our corral of donated instruments and discover their perfect musical match!

This is the third year that the Blue Jay Jazz Foundation has presented an afternoon of hands-on for mountain youth.

The event is annually open to students/parents within the RIM Unified School District, and was designed to get worthy instruments into worthy hands. Thanks to our mountain community, we have logged many donated instruments, from guitars and basses, to drums, trumpets, saxophones and yes, even a xylophone! Clarinets, flutes, you name it, they will all be available for loan to attending aspiring musicians!

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MISSION STATEMENT

THE BLUE JAY JAZZ FOUNDATION CELEBRATES THE LEGACY OF JAZZ BY INSPIRING, ENTERTAINING, EDUCATING AND DEVELOPING FUTURE JAZZ AUDIENCES FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.


BLUE JAY JAZZ FOUNDATION PROGRAMS


MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Honoring our Past, Building our Future

MEET OUR BOARD

Find out more about our Blue Jay Jazz Foundation Board


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