About the Jazz Foundation of America

For 26 years, the Jazz Foundation has been keeping jazz and blues alive by helping the musicians who have played with everyone from Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday to Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones. We now assist in more than 5,000 cases a year nationwide.

  • Letter from JFA Executive Board

    "Dear Friends, Thank you for visiting our site and taking the time to learn more about this life-saving organization. With your help, we are able to deliver on our promise and mission of "saving jazz and blues…one musician at a time."

  • JFA Mission Statement and History

    The Jazz Foundation of America (JFA) is committed to providing financial, medical and legal assistance to those great jazz and blues veterans who have paid their dues by making a lifetime of this music and find themselves in crisis due to illness, age and/or circumstance.

  • Board & Committees

    See the Board of Directors, Advisory and Benefit Committees of the Jazz Foundation of America.

  • Staff

    Jazz Foundation staff



Quincy and others speak about JFA


"When I had congestive heart failure and couldn't work, the Jazz Foundation paid my mortgage for several months and saved my home! Thank God for those people."

— Freddie Hubbard


"When I broke my hip, the Jazz Foundation saved my home, made mortgage payments when I had to cancel my tours, and even visited me in the hospital. I don't know what I would have done without them."

— Odetta


"I cannot even imagine the world without jazz and the blues, and I cannot imagine turning our backs on the very people who gave their lives, their life experiences, and their music to us all these years, especially now when they need us most. The Jazz Foundation is saving the music."

— Quincy Jones


"When Katrina hit I lost all my belongings and all my music and was relocated to Texas. The Jazz Foundation made it possible for me to come home and go back to work. Without their help my music would have stopped. They put New Orleans musicians to work when there was no work, and that helped us all more than I can say."

— Wardell "Mr. Big Stuff" Quezergue

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