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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2018 Music Lesson Awards Now Available

By Erin Treadwell | August 16, 2018

Do you know a student interested in improving their musical ability? Perhaps you’re a young musician who wants to join a band, or play for your own enjoyment as a hobby. The Sacramento Jazz Education Foundation offers Music Lesson Awards to students interested in developing their ability to play and perform music. Awards are in … Read more

SacJEF Launches Instrument Match Program

By Erin Treadwell | July 26, 2018

The Sacramento Jazz Education Foundation (SacJEF) has officially launched its Instrument Match program designed to put instruments into the hands of young students learning to play music, especially jazz. Elementary to high school students in the greater Sacramento area are eligible to apply. The Foundation accepts donated instruments, assumes any refurbishment costs, and then matches … Read more

Sacramento Jazz Education Foundation – New Name – Same Passion

By Erin Treadwell | April 17, 2018

Sacramento Jazz Education Foundation is the new name of the former Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society Foundation. The foundation is also introducing a new logo and web address – sacjef.org. The mission of the Foundation remains the same — to preserve and promote early jazz music, by supporting the education of current and future generations in … Read more

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