The Blue Jay Jazz Foundation
is a non-profit organization
promoting jazz appreciation and
music education for residents of the
San Bernardino Mountain communities.
'HOT' FOR TEACHERS
While attending the JazzTimes and Jazz at Lincoln Center
2020 Jazz Congress, our Blue Jay Jazz Managing Director
had the good fortune to catch 'A Philly Reunion' at
Blue Note, with (left to right in photo) Lil John Roberts,
Christian McBride, Kurt Rosenwinkle and Joey DeFrancesco.
It was a treasure of music education appreciation, with
a half-dozen of the quartet's high school mentors on hand.
To promote live jazz concert-going,
this weekly feature recommends
an appearance in our region that
weekend by a great artist.
Blue Whale | Downtown Los Angeles • February 21
Segerstrom Center | Costa Mesa • February 22
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.
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.