current authorinfo@livingjazz.orgoriginal authorBeth Helmstetter

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The mission of Living Jazz is to Transform Lives Through Music. 

Since 1984, Living Jazz has designed and launched unique music education and performance programs that instill confidence, responsibility and ambition in children; motivate people of all ages and backgrounds to reach their personal and creative potential; and unite diverse communities through their shared love of jazz and related genres. Our current programs include Jazz Camp West,  Jam Camp West, “In the Name of Love”, the Annual Musical Tribute honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., The Living Jazz Children’s Project, Jazz Search West and the (Not So) Tiny House Concert Series.

Living Jazz understands that music is an inherent component of a healthy and vibrant society and feels that every child and adult has the right to accessible, high quality music immersion experiences.

Oakland, CA