The founders of this organization truly represented the grass roots jazz community in Chicago in 1969. They could probably not see a future when jazz was being taught at elementary, secondary and college levels, a resurgence of jazz clubs on the city’s South Side, major city-funded free jazz festivals in the heart of downtown and intimate free concerts in Chicago Park District field houses or what the fledgling Jazz Institute would have to do with it all.
In fact, your contribution helps us remain architects of an infrastructure that supports our community’s activities, hopes and dreams. We work hard to promote and nurture jazz in Chicago and your gift helps us continue to provide jazz education, develop and support Chicago musicians, build audiences and foster a thriving jazz scene.
Celebrate 45 with us by making a contribution of $45 or more. No gift is too small, and every gift makes a difference. Together we are Jazz In Chicago!