20th Annual Jazz Loft Party ~ Saturday, October 29th, 2011, 7-12 PM

Our Jazz Loft Party makes it possible for the Jazz Foundation to save hundreds of musicians from eviction and homelessness, musicians who have spent their lives making ours richer with their music.
See highlights from our 2011 video below.

Our Fundraising Goal: $268,000. If you would like to make a donation, please use the form to the right. Thank you so much for helping to make the Loft Party such a success!


Tom Harrell Quintet

Dr. Lonnie Smith

Ron Carter and Gene Bertoncini

Lou Reed

Sweet Georgia Brown with Claude Nobs from Montreux Jazz Festival 

Randy Weston

Sax Battle

Incredible 13 piece Band Burnt Sugar mashed James Brown and Bowie

Everyone just started to dance

Grammy nominated Wayne Escoffery

19 year old Grace Kelly

Our sponsors from Parmigiani Fleurier

Mike Novogratz

Jimmy Norman

Matthew Whitaker



This year's performers include:

Lou Reed, Randy Weston, Ronnie Spector with tribute to Amy Winehouse; Tom Harrell Quintet; Ron Carter; Dr. Lonnie Smith featuring Donald Harrison and Herlin Riley; The Burnt Sugar Arkestra mashes James Brown & David Bowie with Vernon Reid of Living Color; Marc Cary; Black Rock Coalition Orchestra; Sweet Georgia Brown & The Blues Crusaders; Matthew Whitaker; Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra meets Laurel and Hardy; The Harlem Blues & Jazz Band, Davell Crawford, Thais Clark, Red Morgan, Jessy Carolina and the Hot Mess; Dr. G.B Burt; Plus one of the greatest saxophone battles of all time and many more surprises!

Here is your chance to Save a Legend, learn more about the campaign here.
They are about to be evicted and homeless without our help. They go hungry and tell no one because they never had to ask for help, they always worked 6 nights a week, were always self sufficient- always had that next gig, until they became too old or too ill to tour.

For up to the minute Jazz Loft Party updates and to find out  the inside scoop on surprise performers follow us on

Tickets are on sale now for $250 per ticket. You can buy your tickets by filling out the form on the right side of this page. Once you purchase your tickets, we will send you all the party details via email. You can also purchase tickets by calling the Jazz Foundation at 212-245-3999 Ext 10.

What is the Jazz Loft Party? 

For 20 years, the Jazz Foundation's annual Jazz Loft Party has offered an experience like no other in the music world. Five hours of continuous jazz and blues in three spectacular loft spaces with panoramic views of the Hudson River. It is one of the only occasions in New York City where you can roam free in a beautiful and intimate setting, literally brushing elbows with the greatest of jazz greats (not to mention our celebrity hosts like Danny Glover, Bill Cosby, and Michael Imperioli).

These historic loft parties have featured many great artists who return every year, and many who have passed away. In the Fall of 2008, the great Odetta graced up with her presence. We did not know that this was to be one of her very last performances. Click here to watch this historic set.

JFA's Jazz Loft Party takes place each year in the Fall. It is a private event...and space is limited. Please see below the highlights from 2010 Jazz Loft Party!


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