Thank you to our Generous Donors!

The Foundation’s activities rely on many generous donors. Their contributions make it possible to bring prominent jazz educators and performers back year after year to participate in our camps and festivals. Plus, their donations fund several scholarships that allow promising young musicians to attend classes and pursue their passion for music.

2017-18 Annual Report

2016-17 Annual Report

Endowment Funds:

Norma Teagarden Scholarship Fund

Groezinger-Reed Fund for Jazz Camp

Tom & Jan Arnold Memorial Camp Scholarship Fund

Mark & Meredith Henderson Fund for Music Education

Kenton O. Smith College Scholarship Fund

Jim & Betty Fuller Memorial Scholarship Fund

Phil Jenkins Memorial Scholarship Fund

Sacramento Banjo Band Banjo Scholarship

Gus & Joan Blanchard Memorial Scholarship Fund

Dillon Weatherly memorial Scholarship Fund

Bob Draga Scholarship Fund


An endowment fund is one way for a donor to provide a perpetual source of revenue within the Foundation and is a gift that lives and gives forever. For more information on establishing and Endowment Fund with the Sacramento Jazz Education Foundation, please contact the Executive Director at



Traditional jazz thrives in our area because of the generosity of our donors. We deeply appreciate their support and encourage all jazz fans to help keep the music playing. Please donate now.

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