Living Jazz 5th Annual Fundraiser

Jazz at the Mansion featuring
Cécile McLorin Salvant

ALL PROCEEDS SUPPORT EQUAL ACCESS TO MUSIC EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN FROM LOW-INCOME FAMILIES THROUGH THE LIVING JAZZ CHILDREN'S PROJECT AND JAM CAMP WEST

Sunday, October 13 • 4-8:15pm

Exclusive Estate in Piedmont
(address given upon ticket purchase)
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An intimate evening of Jazz with Grammy Award-winning Vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant
AARON DIEHL, PIANO; PAUL SIKIVIE, BASS; KYLE POOLE, DRUMS 

 tantalizing cuisine by Oakland’s own
Executive Chef Lamont PerrimaN

EXCITING LIVE AUCTION

including:

10-day all Inclusive French Riviera Cruise by Crystal Cruises

New York City Dream jazz Vacation

5-course Moroccan Feast, Private Jazz Concert in Exclusive East Bay Home

Monterey Jazz Festival and Weekend Getaway

and so much more!

We are extremely excited to announce our 5th Annual Fundraiser with Cécile McLorin Salvant! Join us for this intimate evening of jazz with one of our nation's leading musical icons. Make a real difference in our community through this extraordinary opportunity to support equal access to music education for children from low-income families. The Living Jazz Children's Project provides free music education for Title One Oakland public elementary schools with little or no access to the arts and Jam Camp West, our summer youth program for 10-15 year olds provides financial aid to 25% of it's participants. Indulge in the culinary delights of Executive Chef Lamont Perriman and outstanding wine donated by La Crema and bid on your chance to win one of our exciting auction prizes and more!

Cécile McLorin Salvant is a GRAMMY award winning jazz vocalist.She was born and raised in Miami, Florida of a French mother and a Haitian father. She started classical piano studies at 5, and began singing in a children’s choir at 8 years old. Early on, she developed an interest in classical voice. In 2007, Cécile moved to Aix-en-Provence, France, to study law as well as classical and baroque voice. It was in Aix-en-Provence, with reedist and teacher Jean-François Bonnel, that she started learning about jazz, and sang with her first band. In 2009, after a series of concerts in Paris, she recorded her first album "Cécile", with Jean-François Bonnel's Paris Quintet. A year later, she won the Thelonious Monk competition. In 2014, her second album, WomanChild (Mack Avenue Records) was nominated for a Grammy. Her third and fourth albums (For One To Love and Dreams and Daggers) both won Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album. She has collaborated with Archie Shepp, Wynton Marsalis, John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton, Renee Rosnes, Bill Charlap, Fred Hersch, Jacky Terrasson, Darcy James Argue. she is joined by Aaron Diehl on piano, Paul Sikivie on bass and Kyle Poole on drums.

We understand not everyone can attend the Gala. You can still be a part of this important effort to bring music education to children that would not have a chance without our financial help. Make a donation online today!

Sponsor Levels and Tickets

Adopt-a-School Sponsor - $10,000

NEW:

  • Free tuition for 2 to Jazz Camp West 2020 - June 20-27* 

  • Free tuition to Jam Camp West 2020 - July 18-24- Amazing gift for 10-15 year olds! 

  • 6 Premiere seats for MLK Tribute 2020- Jan. 19, Oakland Scottish Rite Center 

  • 4 Tickets to Grand Finale and Semi- Final of Jazz Search West  

  • 2 Front Row seats for ALL Jazz Search West preliminary events

Plus

  • 6 tickets to Gala

  • Official and Exclusive Sponsorship of LJCP in one of our Title One Oakland Public Elementary Schools (includes full cost of our program for 1 school year)

  • Private class tour of LJCP with Living Jazz ED and invitation to final Joint Rehearsal for MLK Tribute

  • Recognition on media advisories and press releases

  • Official Sponsorship of 2019 Gala

  • Pre-Gala Champagne Reception with LJ Executive Director & Board

  • Listing in Gala program and verbal recognition from stage at Gala

  • Signage at Gala

  • Opportunity to have promotional materials at Gala

  • Custom designed poster by R. Black, signed by Cécile McLorin Salvant

  • Recognition on LJ website

  • Recognition on LJ social media platforms

  • Private sponsor appreciation event in early 2020

 

VIP Sponsor - $5,000

NEW:

  • Free tuition to Jazz Camp West 2020 - June 20-27* 

  • Free tuition to Jam Camp West 2020- July 18-24- Amazing gift for 10-15 year olds! 

  • 4 Premiere seats for MLK Tribute 2020- Jan. 19 

Plus

  • 4 tickets to Gala

  • Official Sponsorship of 2019 Gala

  • Private class tour of LJCP with Living Jazz ED and invitation to final Joint Rehearsal for MLK Tribute

  • Pre-Gala Champagne Reception with LJ Executive Director & Board

  • Listing in Gala program and verbal recognition from stage at Gala

  • Custom designed poster by R. Black, signed by Cécile McLorin Salvant

  • Recognition on LJ website

  • Recognition on LJ social media platforms

  • Private sponsor appreciation event in early 2020


Gold Sponsor - $2,500

NEW

  • 2 Premiere seats for MLK Tribute 2020- Jan. 19 

  • 2 Tickets to Grand Finale and Semi- Final of Jazz Search

Plus

  • 2 tickets to Gala

  • Private class tour of LJCP with Living Jazz ED and invitation to final Joint Rehearsal for MLK Tribute

  • Pre-Gala Champagne Reception with LJ Executive Director & Board

  • Listing in Gala program

  • Custom designed poster by R. Black, signed by Cécile McLorin Salvant

  • Recognition on LJ website

  • Recognition on LJ social media platforms

  • Private sponsor appreciation event in early 2020


Silver Individual - $650

  • 2 tickets to Gala

  • Listing in Gala program

  • Recognition on LJ website

  • Private sponsor appreciation event in early 2020


Bronze Individual - $250

  • Single ticket to Gala

*Jazz Camp 2020 Tuition includes Sarah Vaughn accommodations

Transform A Life – Your participation will profoundly impact our efforts in providing equal access to music education for our youth. Living Jazz youth programs serve over 450 children annually through the Living Jazz Children's Project, providing free music education for Title One Oakland public elementary schools and Jam Camp West, our summer youth program for 10-15 year olds where 25% of our participants receive financial aid.