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Just Jazz Foundation is a Non Profit 501c3, EIN #84-4817227. Your support helps us

present live jazz music and create performance opportunities for aspiring young jazz artists and musicians.

Just Jazz Foundation
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Cultivating Community

The Just Jazz Foundation stands as a vibrant force in the world of jazz, dedicated to fostering community, supporting artists, and enriching the cultural landscape. Under the guidance of Frederick "Freddy Hoops" Smith Jr. and LeRoy "The Jazzcat" Downs, the Just Jazz foundation has created a nurturing space that transcends the boundaries of age and experience, bringing together jazz enthusiasts, seasoned professionals, and aspiring talents alike. 


At the heart of the Just Jazz Foundation is a commitment to preserving and advancing the art of jazz. Through a myriad of initiatives such as the Just Jazz Concert Series, the KCRW and KRML radio shows, as well as the Just Jazz Student Jam, the Just Jazz Foundation has curated environments where the essence of jazz thrives. This community-building approach not only serves to entertain but also to educate, ensuring that the spirit of jazz is passed on to the next generation.

The Just Jazz Foundation's support extends to emerging artists, providing a stage for them to share their talents and connect with a wider audience. By cultivating an inclusive, yet diverse community, the Just Jazz Foundation along with the Just Jazz Concert Series and Student Jam have become a vital hub for collaboration and creativity in Los Angeles, where musicians and enthusiasts can engage, learn, and celebrate the diverse expressions within the jazz idiom.

Just Jazz is guided by an ambitious goal oriented landscape that cultivates a vibrant interconnected community. Please donate to the Just Jazz Foundation using the form below. The non-profit Just Jazz Foundation is a 501c3, EIN #84-4817227. Your donation is tax-deductible. You will receive a receipt for your one time or monthly donation.

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