Your support is vital in the future of Jazz. Even during this incredibly challenging year, the Monterey Jazz Festival continues to create meaningful jazz education experiences. More young people were reached than ever before with these programs – students who typically do not have access to music education because of lack of transportation or in-school music programs.
As we look toward the future, the Monterey Jazz Festival is committed to expanding the reach of its programs to serve more racially and socio-economically diverse communities of young people.
Your Gift Today Will Support This Important Goal
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If you would like to mail your gift, please fill out and return the printable Donation Form. Mail to the Monterey Jazz Festival, P.O. Box JAZZ, Monterey CA 93942. Monterey Jazz Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our federal tax ID# is 94-6036515. Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Questions? Call 831.373.3366 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo and the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra were unlike any honor bands that I have ever experienced. I can say that I had some of the best times in my life while playing with these ensembles. These fellow musicians made the Next Generation tour an experience of a lifetime. The fact that I was surrounded by musicians that were all at such a high level was unlike any other. I met and talked to people in the jazz industry and created relationships that never would have been possible if I had not been performing with the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra.
Become an active part of the Monterey Jazz Festival family by sponsoring a Monterey Jazz Festival Artist. Whether you sponsor a jazz great or an up-and-coming talent, your gift maintains our world-class Festival and brings international and national talent to Monterey while encouraging the next generation of jazz artists.
As a sponsor, you have the opportunity to make a personal connection with an MJF musician, while ensuring the professional and artistic growth of all MJF artists and tomorrow’s rising stars. Your contribution goes to support the Monterey Jazz Festival’s comprehensive, year-round jazz education and mentorship opportunities. The Monterey Jazz Festival is committed to giving our young people direct access to work one-on-one with true jazz legends and professional jazz artists in a way that only Monterey Jazz Festival can.
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For more than 50 years, Monterey Jazz Festival has been among the world's preeminent artistic and cultural organizations. As the world’s longest continuously-running jazz festival, Monterey Jazz Festival takes great pride in presenting outstanding performances and providing year-round Jazz Education Programs to student musicians regardless of financial need. To ensure the continued success of the Festival's educational programs, Monterey Jazz Festival offers an array of planned giving opportunities accessible to all who value our work and passion towards continuing the legacy of jazz for future generations. We invite you to join the Jazz Legacy Circle with a planned gift to Monterey Jazz Festival.
The mission of the Jazz Legacy Circle is to ensure the perpetuity of Monterey Jazz Festival by supporting its delivery of quality performances and year-round Jazz Education Programs through planned giving opportunities. Membership requires completion of the Jazz Legacy Circle sign up form indicating your commitment to make a provision for Monterey Jazz Festival through a bequest or other planned gift.
If you have included Monterey Jazz Festival in a bequest, we thank you for your generosity and hope that you will inform the Development Office at 831.373.3366 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to be listed as a member of the Jazz Legacy Circle, inspiring others to follow your example.
Jazz Legacy Circle members: - Appreciate the contribution of Monterey Jazz Festival as one of the premier arts organizations producing quality jazz performances
- Value Monterey Jazz Festival’s efforts in offering life-changing Jazz Education Programs to youth of all socioeconomic backgrounds
- Enjoy the music known as jazz
- Believe that the art of jazz should be experienced by future generations
- Have informed Monterey Jazz Festival of their interest
Did You Know You Can Donate Your Piano to MJF as a Charitable Contribution? Donors will receive a tax acknowledgment letter from the Monterey Jazz Festival along with an appraisal from Mark Stevens Fine Pianos.
For questions or to make a donation, please contact Elizabeth Welden-Smith, Deputy Director at (831) 233-3711.
About Mark Stevens:
Mark Stevens is a pianist and native of Chicago. In 1975 at the age of twenty Mark wandered into The Grapevine, a Chicago piano bar, and it was there that his course in life was determined for him. Absolutely mesmerized by the club vibe and energy, he spent the next forty years playing in various night clubs and piano bars. Most recently, Mark was the house pianist at Affina Restaurant in Carmel. An accomplished singer, Mark wrote a stage show called Velvet Fog, The Life and Music of Mel Tormé, in which he assumes the person of Mel Tormé and recounts Mel's colorful life while singing many of his signature songs along the way. Upon moving to San Francisco in 2004, Mark took a job as a salesman for a piano dealership and is now the proprietor of the piano shop bearing his name in Pacific Grove. Mark also teaches piano to children and has a flourishing practice. As the name states, Mark Stevens Fine Pianos places only fine pianos on the showroom floor while offering them at the most competitive prices to be found in the entire state of California. Mark is proud to partner with Monterey Jazz Festival and serve as its agent for piano donations.
Make a gift of stock and receive tax benefits while supporting the music and educational programs of the Monterey Jazz Festival
The simplest way to donate publicly traded stocks to the Monterey Jazz Festival is to have your broker transfer shares electronically to MJF’s brokerage account:
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
Attn: Securities Operations
Receiving Account Number: 6987-2485]
Schwab DTC: 0164 Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
1945 Northwestern Drive
El Paso, TX 79912
Tax ID: 94-6036515
Once you've made the decision to transfer stock MJF, we ask that you notify our Development Team at 831.373.3366 or email@example.com.
Notifying us that the transfer is occurring is very important; it is the only way we can credit you for the donation, as your name does not transfer with the stock.
The Monterey Jazz Festival will credit you for the value of the stock based on an average of the highest and lowest quoted selling prices on the day that your stock donation is received into MJF’s account. We make every effort to sell the stock immediately upon receipt. For your income tax purposes, your donation is completed on the day your broker transfers it to MJF’s account. Thus, you should always consult your tax advisor regarding the actual amount of your deduction and the date of the contribution.
The Monterey Jazz Festival does not provide tax or legal advice. Please consult with your tax advisor on the tax implications of your charitable gifts.