Contribution Funds 2018


Friends of Big Band Jazz (FBBJ) is a California 501(c)3 corporation whose mission is to perpetuate big band jazz music as an American art form.  We accomplish this by supporting an annual series of public concerts of a 19-piece jazz band (the Mike Vax Jazz Orchestra), and from the proceeds of these performances and the sales of the band's CDs, support young musician jazz education.

Proceeds from our Friends of Big Band Jazz Membership, Sponsor a Musician Program and from ticket sales plus the funding from our Bronze, Silver and Gold Member contributors, have enabled our organization to do great things in the world of jazz and jazz education, such as:

  • Giving scholarships to deserving students for various Jazz Summer Camps
  • Being a sponsor of the tours of the Stan Kenton Alumni Band Being a sponsor of the Prescott, Arizona Jazz Summit and Student Workshops
  • Sponsoring free concerts for music students
  • Sponsoring performances and workshops by our musicians in schools

Please make a tax deductible donation.

Contribution Funds
Fund Name Fund Description / Details  

Jazz Summit Educational Outreach Program Fund

One of the most important things that we do with the Prescott Jazz Summit is our Educational Outreach Program. Our goal is to teach young people about "America?s Original Art Form" ? Jazz Music. Over the years we have given workshops, clinics, private lessons and guidance for school jazz bands. For the past few years we have also gone into schools to do assembly programs for the whole student body. In 2010 we visited four elementary schools in Prescott and the administrations, faculty members an


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