Living Jazz (formerly Rhythmic Concepts) provides jazz education and performance programs, including Jazz Camp West, an immersive summer camp experience for 250 participants aged fifteen and older. Jam Camp West offers music training for ninety middle school students of all levels of experience. The Oakland Children’s Community Choir is an in-school program that offers four months of free music education to 300 Oakland public school students, and an annual Martin Luther King, Jr. tribute concert showcases the artistry of local musicians and schoolchildren. Renewed support would enable Living Jazz to increase opportunities for participation in arts experiences, and expand audiences beyond the 2,100 people it currently serves, by further developing its core programs, strengthening its fundraising and scholarship base, and building organizational capacity.
About the Grantee
1728 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA, 94612, United States
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for general operating support
Living Jazz is a youth-serving jazz education program based in Oakland, California. Living Jazz provides instrumentalist, vocalist, and dance jazz education and performance programs, primarily for young people in Oakland. Its free in-school programming reaches more than 300 students at four public elementary schools in Oakland, and two immersive summer camp experiences in the Bay Area’s redwood forests reach an additional 300 youth of all grade levels and 250 adults. Support for Living Jazz aligns with the Performing Arts Program’s Youth strategy within the Program Delivery substrategy.