• A musicians serenades his dying wife

    We were so moved by this article that we wanted to share it with you.  Click the link below to read more… In Puerto Rico, a musician serenades his dying wife – with songs she may not hear

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  • The Jazz Foundation Supports Musicians of Puerto Rico

    Musicians from Puerto Rico receive help from The Jazz Foundation (El Nuevo Dia, 5/8/18) Directors from the Jazz Foundation of America (JFA), an American non-profit organization that helps legendary musicians of jazz, blues and roots and other musical genres, who cannot work because of illness, accident, old age or natural disaster, visited the island to get …

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  • 16th Annual “A Great Night in Harlem” Benefit

    Jazz Foundation Taps Brittany Howard, Chevy Chase, Bruce Willis, & More For Annual Gala

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  • Educators, Aid Workers Gauge Harvey’s Impact on Musicians

    DOWNBEAT — Judging from the flood-related atrocities in New Orleans (Hurricane Katrina in 2005) and Baton Rouge, Louisiana (an unnamed storm that deluged the city last August), it could be months and possibly even years before officials can assess the full impact of Hurricane Harvey’s toll on Houston. In the city and surrounding regions in …

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  • Bruce Willis & John Mayer Sing the Blues at Benefit Show

    PAGE SIX — Bruce Willis and John Mayer sang the blues at the Jazz Foundation of America’s annual benefit concert, which honored two legendary pianists, Dr. John and McCoy Tyner. Willis took a break from filming a remake of the Charles Bronson vigilante movie “Death Wish” to appear at Thursday night’s concert at New York’s …

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  • JFA to Raise $1M to Help Musicians Rebuild

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For 27 years, the Jazz Foundation of America has quietly helped to rebuild the lives of musicians snagged by disasters like the unprecedented flooding that swamped Louisiana in August. On Tuesday, the foundation announced a pledge to raise $1 million for musicians in immediate and ongoing need following this flood, which …

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  • Kennedy Center Lifetime Achievement Award

    Watch Wendy Oxenhorn’s acceptance speech for her Kennedy Center Lifetime Achievement Award – Starts at 1:17:21 (1 hour, 17 minutes, 21 seconds)  

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  • “A Great Night in Harlem” Reviews

    Via Rolling Stone Magazine: Keith Richards has been a tear lately, turning up all over the place in support of his new solo album, Crosseyed Heart. Last night, the guitarist took time out from his packed schedule to appear at the Jazz Foundation of America’s annual A Great Night in Harlem benefit concert at the …

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  • Dr. John Talks New Orleans Music 10 Years After Katrina

    ROLLINGSTONE — “The whole Lower Ninth Ward hasn’t really recovered, but I feel a good spirit in my heart that something is going on — music is coming back slowly,” Dr. John declares in his trademark growl, reflecting on the state of his hometown, New Orleans, on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The 74-year-old …

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  • NBC Nightly: A Jazzy Life

    Well into their golden years, these musicians are still booking gigs and keeping crowds entertained.

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