“A Great Night” Gala


We regret to announce that we must postpone our April 14, “A Great Night” gala, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

As excited as we were to honor Carlos Santana, Buddy Guy, and Wendy Oxenhorn in April, our first priority will always be protecting the health and safety of our musicians, our patrons, and the entire community surrounding this event. 

We will be in touch as soon as possible with a new date and look forward to celebrating the work of JFA with you later this year.   If you have already purchased a ticket for the gala, we will get in touch individually. We want to ensure that we are in the best position to face the urgent needs of our artists.   

If you haven’t yet made your contribution, please consider donating to help musicians who are losing gigs due to cancellations and travel restrictions. With an increase in social distancing and a downturn in attendance for performances, our clients, whose financial stability is always tenuous, are among the first to suffer.  We deeply appreciate your support in this moment of crisis and look forward to seeing you at a more conducive time for a joyful reunion and historic evening of music.   




Tony Bennett & Ben Stiller Apollo 2019
Common Apollo 2019
Jarrett Lilien, Danny Glover Apollo 2016
Keith Richards Apollo 2015
Bruce Willis Apollo 2014
Chaka Khan Apollo 2014
Macy Grey, Elvis Costello Apollo 2013
Bono, Quincy Jones Apollo 2012
Hot 8 Brass Band 2011
Richard Parsons, Chevy Chase Apollo 2010
Little Jimmy Scott Apollo 2009
Dr. John Apollo 2009


“This is my favorite night of the year.  It’s so meaningful, with the best musicians in the world coming out for an organization that helps so many, straight from the heart.”


“It’s really easy to just say yes and come out and play music and raise money and help people. It’s a great foundation, with great people.”


“Great room, and with all the other cats that are under this roof at the moment you probably have just about the creme de la creme. And all that jazz.”


“With the business being what it is today, and as it’s always been, any organization that is helping older and needy musicians is a beautiful thing. I’m really honored to be here for this.”


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