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2018 Jazz Forum Arts Membership

For 2018, we are offering a membership program to make you an essential part of the future of Jazz Forum Arts. Join our community today.

88 Keys Fundraising Campaign

We are excited to invite you to participate in the 88 Keys Fundraising Campaign to permanently acquire the Steinway Classic Grand Piano currently on loan to the Jazz Forum from Steinway & Sons.

Every contribution helps!  If you cannot become a member or donate a key, any amount is welcome.

To make a contribution to the 88 Keys Fundraising Campaign please write “88 Keys” in the special instructions to seller on PayPal.

OUR MISSION & PROGRAMS

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Jazz Forum Arts is a 501© 3, not-for-profit arts presenting organization, whose mission is to present top-quality events to the public at little or no cost, while enhancing the appreciation of Jazz, America’s pre-eminent indigenous musical artform.​

Affordable Live Music

The Jazz Forum, the Jazz venue in Tarrytown, New York is the only dedicated jazz club in Westchester County, serving the entire region outside of NYC. Your donation to Jazz Forum Arts, the non-profit that runs the jazz club, allows us to present the finest and most celebrated Jazz and Brazilian musicians in an intimate and welcoming environment. As a reflection of the Jazz Forum Arts mission, our commitment is to keep the music affordable and accessible for all our patrons. In particular, we have a grant to provide free admission for children under 12 allowing families to experience this music together.  

Free Summer Concerts

For the past 33 years, Jazz Forum Arts has presented free outdoor summer concerts in NYC, Westchester and Connecticut. The performers are both well-known artists and emerging talents, and the audience has always been composed of a wide diversity of community members. The concerts are cherished by live music lovers and newcomers alike and have become a cornerstone of their communities. Your donation enables us to provide a space and opportunity to engage audiences in experiencing live music in beautiful sites and broaden the audience of America’s pre-eminent indigenous musical art form. 

Students of Jazz

We provide Jazz musicians of all ages the opportunity to perform with and learn from established artists.  Through our monthly Jam Sessions and high school student-run programs,  novice  and seasoned Jazz musicians can further cultivate and refine their mastery of Jazz. With your donation, Jazz Forum Arts can continue nurturing the burgeoning community of Jazz musicians. 

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2018 Jazz Forum Arts Membership

For a contribution of $10,000 or more, Champions may reserve complimentary tickets at the Jazz Forum for up to four people for any 20 shows (80 tickets total) during the 2018 calendar year, not including New Year’s Eve and fundraising events. Champions may select one Friday/Saturday show to sponsor and may reserve 10 complimentary tickets for that show. Preferred club seating available.

For a contribution of $5,000-$9,999, Benefactors may reserve complimentary tickets at the Jazz Forum for up to four people for 15 shows (60 tickets total) during the 2018 calendar year, not including New Year’s Eve and fundraising events.  Preferred club seating available.

For a contribution of $2,500-$4,999, Patrons may reserve complimentary tickets at the Jazz Forum for up to two people for 10 shows (20 tickets total) during the 2018 calendar year, not including New Year’s Eve, fundraising events and special events.

For a contribution of $1,000-$2,499, Supporters may reserve complimentary tickets at the Jazz Forum for up to two people for six shows (12 tickets total) during the 2018 calendar year, not including New Year’s Eve, fundraising events and special events.

For a contribution of $500-$999, Friends may reserve complimentary tickets for at the Jazz Forum two people for three shows (six tickets total) during the 2018 calendar year, not including New Year’s Eve, fundraising events and special events.

For a contribution of $10,000 or more, Champions may reserve complimentary tickets at the Jazz Forum for up to four people for any 20 shows (80 tickets total) during the 2018 calendar year, not including New Year’s Eve and fundraising events. Champions may select one Friday/Saturday show to sponsor and may reserve 10 complimentary tickets for that show. Preferred club seating available.

For a contribution of $5,000-$9,999, Benefactors may reserve complimentary tickets at the Jazz Forum for up to four people for 15 shows (60 tickets total) during the 2018 calendar year, not including New Year’s Eve and fundraising events.  Preferred club seating available.

For a contribution of $2,500-$4,999, Patrons may reserve complimentary tickets at the Jazz Forum for up to two people for 10 shows (20 tickets total) during the 2018 calendar year, not including New Year’s Eve, fundraising events and special events.

For a contribution of $1,000-$2,499, Supporters may reserve complimentary tickets at the Jazz Forum for up to two people for six shows (12 tickets total) during the 2018 calendar year, not including New Year’s Eve, fundraising events and special events.

For a contribution of $500-$999, Friends may reserve complimentary tickets for at the Jazz Forum two people for three shows (six tickets total) during the 2018 calendar year, not including New Year’s Eve, fundraising events and special events.

Special Events are defined as any Jazz Forum Arts and Jazz Forum club performances for which individual tickets are $35 or more on Fridays and Saturdays and $25 or more on Sundays.

Except for Champions and Benefactors, seating at the Jazz Forum is first-come, first-served.

This Membership program expires on December 30th, 2018.  

All contributions received by Jazz Forum Arts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law and support all programs, including performances and events at the Jazz Forum club and the Jazz Forum Arts free outdoor summer concerts. 

Jazz Forum Arts Donors

Jazz Forum Arts Charter Donors

Champion ($10,000)
Charles and Jean Shacter Charitable Trust
Anonymous

Benefactor ($5,000)
Tom Donofrio & Sara Langbert
Linda Giuliano & Edward Rutland
Bob* & Cheryl Graef
Shannon Stringer & Larry Taylor

Patron ($2,500)
Alice Arias
Ron Blatt
Lauren & Paul Blum in memory of Michael Brecker
Daniel P. Chiplock & Jean E. Garner
Marilyn O’Connor Dimling & John Dimling
Lori & Renato DiRusso
Ray & Pamela Endreny
Joan S. Gilbert
Ron & Sarah Gillespie
Betsy Wedemeyer & John Gunther-Mohr**
In Memoriam Raphell
Gary Herbst
Ellie Becker & Jeff Levine
Norm Lotz
Mom & Dad, Terry & Joe Morganelli
Patricia Pinckney in memory of Kenneth Pinckney 
Christine & Carlos Plazas
The Schmidt-Romano Charitable Trust
Fran & Barry Strutt
Naomi Vladeck in memory of Eric R. Putter

Supporter ($1,000)
Anonymous
Anonymous
Tracy & Rob Baron
Clifford Bass
Sarah Cox & Peter Bernstein
Stacy & Dave Brandom
Elizabeth Breslin & Michael Barnhart
Al & Caryn Bunshaft
Joanne Camuto
Evan & Juli Charles
Ona Cohn, Designs on You
Wendy & Gregg David
Joel Dean Foundation
Don Dupont, Sr. from the Don Dupont Big Band
Elena Herrera & John Finger
Dean Gallea
Gary Greenblatt & Linda Kobrin
Yvonne & Stephen Hendricks
Kate Herman CPA
Dick Joseph
Stuart & Arlene Kolbert
Salina Le Bris*
Karen Needleman & Larry La Porta
John Leavy & Jennifer Lego
Jennifer Orkin Lewis & Ken Lewis
Diane & Joe Masullo
Robert Mellor, Jr.
The Mignogna Family
Matt & Sue Morganelli 
Rob Perelman & Hiromi Kasuga Perelman
Juliana Pilates & George Kraus
Jeanne & Joel Resnick
Sharon & Blake Rowe
Miriam Silver and Bleys Rose
Kathryn Slocum* & Rob Goodwin
Bettina & Tom Speyer
Denise Wagner Furman & Mark Furman

Business & Artistic Partners
Greg Beyl – Tri-State Custom Construction
Tim Duch – Tim Duch Designs
Jeff Johnson – Jeff Johnson Studio
Steve Tilly – Stephen Tilly Architect
Jean Yves & Salina LeBris – Pane D’Oro Bakery
Arnold Schnitzer – AES Fine Instruments
Tony Giuliano – TG House Painting

* Member, Jazz Forum Arts Board of Directors

**Chair, Jazz Forum Arts Board of Directors

2018 Jazz Forum Arts Member

Champion
Anonymous

Benefactor
Mark & Dana Ipri
Sara Langbert & Tom Donofrio
Adam R. Rose & Peter R. McQuillan
Larry Taylor & Shannon Stringer

Patron
Joan Gilbert
John Gunther-Mohr & Betsy Wedermeyer
Scott & Melanie Mellis
Dr. Maria Schmidt & Carl Romano

Supporter
Alice Arias
Joanne Camuto
Daniel P. Chiplock & Jean E. Garner
Marilyn O’Connor Dimling & John Dimling
Jim Garvey & Tang Di
Gary Greenblatt
Raphael Sims Lakowitz Memorial Fund
Jennifer Lego & John Leavy
Jeffrey Levine
Diane & Joe Masullo
Jeanne & Joel Resnick
Sybil & Adam Strum
Barry & Fran Strutt
Ron Vincent & Nancy Kennedy
Denise Furman Wagner & Marc Furman

Friend
Celia Baldwin & Bruce Catania
Al & Caryn Bunshaft
Dede Emerson
Kenneth W. Gilbert
Marc Gouran
Tom Hinds & Karen Murgolo
Chet Kerr & Heather Thomas
Steve & Laura Koller Charitable Fund
Linda Krueger
Scott Lazarus & Julie Farmer
Mary E. Lane
Roger & Loretta London
Michael Miernik
Susan Pietretti
Jan & Steve Schwartz
Eric & Lynn Sobel
Stewart E. & Emily A. Tabin

88 Keys Fundraising Campaign Donors

G4: Nenette Kress
F3#: Ellen Garguilo
B2: Will Barrett & Becky Barker
D3: Diane & Joe Masullo
C4: Evan & Juli Charkes
C2 & D2: David & Kimberly Janeway
C8: Ball Buddies
A0: Ipri Family
B3: Evan & Juli Charkes
A5, G5#, G5, F5#, F5: Anonymous
F4: Cliff Bass
G3: The Schmidt-Romano Charitable Fund
B4: Scott & Melanie Mellis
C5, E4: Anonymous
D4: Joseph and Lisa DiMona
A4#: Mish & Zin
G4: Nenette Kress
F3#: Ellen Garguilo
B2: Will Barrett & Becky Barker