For 28 years, the Jazz Foundation of America (JFA) has been keeping jazz, blues, roots, R&B and soul alive by helping the musicians who have played with everyone from Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday to Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones. Our social work services provide housing assistance, pro bono medical care, and emergency financial support to musicians in crisis.
Through Jazz in the Schools and other performance programs we provide dignified employment for musicians who are too old or too ill to tour and reach thousands of public schoolchildren every year. Whatever the need is, we don’t just fix the problem, we heal it with creative solutions and love.
JFA now assists in 7,500 cases annually across the country.