Mission Statement

Generations in Jazz is a non-profit public benefit organization dedicated to supporting community music activities. With jazz as our language, our goal is to build our communities by providing educational, performance and cultural opportunities for students and adults.

Activities in Support of Our Mission

We present opportunities for music education, performances and other community based events. We emphasize events that are open to the general public. We support music from diverse cultures and include musicians of all ages and backgrounds. We supplement existing youth music education programs. We support other non-profits and community groups by providing musicians to perform at fund-raising events.

We operate efficiently and get results

We have presented the Lafayette Summer Music Workshop since 1999, the Lafayette Jazz Festival since 2000, the Contra Costa County Honor Jazz Bands for Middle and High School students since 2003, the Big Band of Rossmoor since 1996. All our Board Members are volunteers and we receive support from the local members of our communities, which provide over 1,000 hours of volunteer time each year.