SUPPORT AND CELEBRATE!

Support us in building our legacy, enhancing our educational programs, investing in our archives, and continuing our work as community advocates.

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Support and Celebrate!

Dear Friends of the Jazz Center,

The VJC's impact continues to expand well beyond Vermont, through the words and deeds of musicians who have performed on our stage and through the achievements of our summer program students from around the world. All of these factors affirm our driving goal that the Vermont Jazz Center will continue to act as a galvanizing force that uses jazz as a vehicle to foster communication, diversity, trust, encouragement and love. We welcome the hope that jazz manifests especially as a touchstone for our youth.

There are so many things for us to celebrate this 20th season. We have expanded our space yet again to create a library for the VJC's archives. This will provide a home for the many bequeathed gifts of CDs, books, videos, and recordings from the estates of Attila Zoller, Howard Brofsky, Lou Kannenstine, and others. Scholars, students and music lovers will be able to review and study the vast treasures of video and audio recordings we have documented over the last 40 years as well as rarities from the Attila Zoller Archives. This space will also be used to house the newly rebuilt Steinway Concert Grand piano, which was gifted to the VJC by the McKenzie Family Charitable Trust in December 2015.

A hearty thank you to all who have generously given to the VJC in the past. Your contributions have given us the means to maintain a healthy, sharing community with jazz music as its core.

We aspire to continue our efforts in keeping this music "growing and evolving," but to do so we need your help. Your donations make up about 40% of our total budget. This year we anticipate a rise in total costs of about 15% due to an increased number of concerts, space improvements and enhanced educational outreach. Please help us flourish so that we can continue to provide an environment that positively affects lives. Together we will set the stage for more stories that reveal the power of jazz and community.

Eugene Uman

VJC Director

P.S. If you would like to discuss giving to specific projects or the option of leaving a lasting legacy through planned giving, please contact me directly at eugene@vtjazz.org.