• "It takes a village ..."

    Help us inspire young musicians in the classroom and enlighten audiences worldwide

When you make a gift to CJP, you are not just giving money; you are creating opportunities – for artistic innovation and equal access to music education for our communities, serving thousands of Chicagoans and their families annually.

View our 2021 Annual Impact Report


10,000+

Students served in full-year weekly music and band instruction, in schools with little to no music programs

300+

Growing network of local and international musicians engaged in our work of bridging jazz, classical and other genres

250+

Families who regularly receive scholarships for their young musicians to attend Jazz Academy and/or free private lessons

87%

Of each donation is directed toward our performance and education programs. A lean staff and shared resources maintain a reduced overhead.
One Time or Recurring Donations

One Time or Recurring Donations

As a CJP donor, enjoy exclusive benefits such as invitations to sneak peek rehearsals, student assemblies, and backstage 'meet and greets'. To enjoy even more donor benefits, join our sustaining donor program, Jazzical Society.

Jazzical Society

Join our "Jazzical Society", a sustaining donor program which allows you to give to Chicago Jazz Philharmonic year-round on a monthly plan that works for you. By becoming a memeber, you can enjoy a variety of benefits.

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Education Funding

Education Funding

Thank you to all our Jazz Alive and Jazz Academy funders!
General Operations Funding

General Operations Funding

Thank you to our general ops funders!

Earmarked Program Gifts

Ticket sales barely cover the cost of concert productions and do not cover the cost of creations of new work, rehearsals, and marketing. To ensure access to the most under-resourced communities, music education programs are offered tuition-free to students and at virtually no cost to schools; out-of-school programs are also highly subsidized and offer scholarships.

Volunteering

We occassionally need 'all hands on deck' for seasonal activities such as mailings, summer Jazz Academy, and special events. Contact us if you are interested in occasional volunteer opportunities. If you are looking for a 'deeper dive' and have time, talent, and resources to volunteer, consider joining our Board of Directors or Advisory Board.

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