Sacramento Jazz Education Foundation - Spreading the Joy of Jazz

Traditional jazz is contagious – its rhythms, melodic swirls and distinctive solos energize everyone who listens. It’s only natural for musicians and their fans to share great jazz with their children and grandchildren, and encourage upcoming generations to play “trad jazz” themselves. That in a nutshell is the mission of the Sacramento Jazz Education Foundation: to support young musicians as they learn to master traditional jazz. Not only will they enjoy the music themselves, one day they will pass the upbeat sounds of America’s original art form to future generations.

New Name - Same Passion

Postponed: Fundraiser at the Barn – 2020

By Michael Helmke | February 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Postponed: Fundraiser at the Barn – 2020

Due to the need to protect everyone’s health related to COVID-19, the Fundraiser at the Barn has been postponed.  We will let you all know when the event has been rescheduled.

Youth Jazz Day – 2019

By Patti Jones | November 11, 2019 | Comments Off on Youth Jazz Day – 2019

Youth Jazz Day features four outstanding youth bands: Syncopating Sea-Monkeys, TNT, Jazz Raptors, and Tower Bridge Trad.  Special feature of the day will be the presentation of the 2019-20 SacJEF Music Lessons Awards. Location: Sacramento Elks Lodge #6, 6446 Riverside Blvd at Florin Rd, Sacramento. Cost: Admission free to all students 18 and under. Everyone … Read more

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The Sacramento Jazz Education Foundation is the new name for the former Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society Foundation


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The New Traditionalists band (TNT) is accepting applications for the 2018-19 year