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OUR MISSION

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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 Oakland Children’s Community Project, and Jazz Search West.

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.
 

HELP US TRANSFORM LIVES TODAY!

Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education. Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
— Plato
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Happening Now


A Fall Spectacular with Jovino Santos Neto

 

 

 

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A Fall Spectacular with Jovino Santos Neto

 

 

 

Living Jazz presents – A Fall Spectacular, Jazz at the Mansion with Jovino Santos Neto and Friends

Sunday, October 25, 4:30pm

Living Jazz is putting on a truly spectacular event this Fall that you won't want to miss.

Delicious food and wine, unique exclusive surroundings, private concert with Jovino Santos Neto, VERY Special Guests and much, much MORE!

You also will have the chance to win a Jazz Trip to Paris INCLUDING airfare, one-week stay in a Paris apartment and private tour to local jazz clubs with professional jazz musician and Paris resident Josiah Woodson.

Or, you could be the winner of 2 Tickets to the Grammy's in LA in February including an invitation to the after party.

All proceeds go to scholarships to Jam Camp for children in need.

Living Jazz believes that music is the foundation for success.

Living Jazz Transforms Lives – I'm Living Jazz

About Jovino
Jovino Santos Neto (Piano) - Three-time Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto, a master pianist, composer and arranger, is among the top Brazilian musicians working today. Currently based in Seattle, Washington, he has throughout his career been closely affiliated with the Brazilian master Hermeto Pascoal. He was an integral part of Pascoal's group from 1977 to 1992, where he fine-tuned his artistry, performing around the world and co-producing several legendary records.

Come see what he has in store for us during this amazing evening.

Tickets: $75
(exact address given upon ticket purchase)

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Transforming
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Living Jazz believes that music transforms lives and has remained committed to this belief since it’s inception in 1984. The programs of Living Jazz are known not only for their artistic quality, but also for their commitment to build community based on diversity, inclusion and accessibility; the distinctive way in which they encourage and support artists of all skill levels; and the artistic and personal growth they foster in participants of all ages.

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Programs


 

 

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One Mission, Five Amazing Programs

The programs of Living Jazz are known not only for their artistic quality, but also for their commitment to build community based on diversity, inclusion and accessibility; the distinctive way in which they encourage and support artists of all skill levels; and the artistic and personal growth they foster in participants of all ages. Our five current programs include:

Jazz Camp West

An 8-day jazz immersion program for adults and teens of all skill levels held in a stunning redwood forest in Northern CA.

Jam Camp West

A 7-day music, dance and vocal program for 10-15 year olds of all skill levels and backgrounds held in the stunning redwoods of Loma Mar, No. Ca.

Jazz Search West

The Bay Area’s Annual jazz talent search for adults and teens (15 and up).

In the Name of Love

An extensive civic and cultural event celebrating, through music, the teachings of the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Oakland Children's Community Project

A free weekly music education and performance program for Oakland Title One public elementary schools.