Regina Fraser served as Chair of Chicago Jazz Philharmonic’s Board of Directors from 2008 to 2012. In 2004, Regina had also served on the MusicAlive! board of directors, the arts education organization that preceded the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic.
Her passion for jazz, music education, and other cultures began early as her jazz musician father, Rex Stewart, played trumpet for the Duke Ellington Orchestra and traveled worldwide. Her friendship and service to Chicago Jazz Philharmonic was deeply connected to her desire to pass on the legacy of her father.
Chicago Jazz Philharmonic is honored to celebrate Regina Fraser’s legacy of musical spirit and generosity through this fund which will ensure a bright future for young musicians across our culturally vibrant city. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for contributions to be made to the Regina Fraser Fund for Jazz Education. The Fund is earmarked to support Chicago Jazz Philharmonic's four pillars of education programming for growth and cultivation of young musicians, locally and abroad, in the coming year:
Chicago Jazz Philharmonic is honored to celebrate Regina Fraser's legacy of musical spirit and generosity through this fund which will ensure a bright future for young musicians across our culturally vibrant city. Thank you for your support.
Contributions (designated to: Regina Fraser Fund for Jazz Education) can be made on-line or mailed to: Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, 1111 N. Wells, Ste. 501, Chicago, IL 60610.