The Lesson Bank

On August 10th, SacJEF launched its latest program, called The Lesson Bank. Created and curated by music educators with more than 100 years of combined teaching experience, The Lesson Bank features short, accessible online lessons, to help students and teachers with the ins and outs of performance, instrument technique, music theory, ear training, and improvisation

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.

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SacJEF Presents Music Lessons Awards for 2020-21

By Patti Jones | November 17, 2020

SacJEF presented its annual Music Lessons Awards this week to seventeen deserving young musicians, ranging in age from 9 to 17. These dedicated students will each receive a voucher for $500 in private music lessons with the instructor of their choice. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the awards were mailed instead of being presented in … Read more

SacJEF Presents Drums to West Sac Student

By Patti Jones | November 15, 2020

The Instrument Match program is still going strong, despite the pandemic setbacks. Recently, SacJEF presented a drum set to Liam from West Sacramento. Liam is a student at River City High School, and no longer has to practice on a school-provided drum set. Special thanks to Nell Mae Johnson for donating the set (and clearing … Read more

Youth Jazz Day – 2019

By Patti Jones | November 11, 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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