The Blue Jay Jazz Foundation
is a non-profit organization promoting
jazz appreciation and music education
through student scholarships and instrument loans
and its annual Blue Jay Jazz Festival.
A SOUND FUTURE
Fundamental to the work performed
each year by Blue Jay Jazz Foundation
is its generous scholarship program for
San Bernardino Mountain community students.
Some scholarship awards are in partnership with the
Rotary Club of Lake Arrowhead.
TAKIN' IT LAKESIDE
For its 19th Annual Blue Jay Jazz Festival,
the Foundation took the festival to the edge …
of Lake Arrowhead and two locations! And,
for the first time the concert series
took place on three consecutive days.
Board members Lori Semeniuk and Hugh Bialecki (left and right) flank former Board member Dave Bennett and donor Dinah Ruch in 2017.
FOUNDATION IN MUSIC
The Blue Jay Jazz Foundation's annual
work on behalf of the San Bernardino Mountain community's
residents and students is possible because of financial
and volunteer support from the community. In 2019,
Dinah Ruch became the Jazz Festival's first co-sponsor
when the Bill and Dinah Ruch Family Foundation joined
Blue Jay Jazz Foundation to co-present Yuko Mabuchi Trio.
Ready to guide the Blue Jay Jazz Foundation
into its third decade are its Board of Directors:
(left to right) Dr. Hugh Bialecki, Wayne Austin,
Chris Levister, Lori Semeniuk,
and Dr. Ernest Levister.