As jazz saxophonist Tia Fuller wrote recently, "Young girls can fly a rocket ship, throw a football and solo on the saxophone — but it is always harder to be what you cannot see." Though change is happening in jazz, it's slow going. Despite nearly equal numbers of girls and boys in school bands and orchestras, girls still represent only a fraction of the students playing jazz in school from middle school up through college and beyond. Key of She Jazz shines a light on women in jazz and shows younger female players there is room for them, too. We aim to inspire and encourage today's girls and young women who remain under-represented, connecting them with stories of women jazz trailblazers past and present. Last year, we heard from so many people about their very positive experience at the first Key of She Jazz Conference, but particularly from the girls who saw in one day amazing examples of women leaders in jazz.
We need both individual and corporate donations to keep the momentum going.
We are responsible for all fundraising to pay for performers, presenters, session leaders, and all of the things that make this conference a great experience. Your donations are tax deductible, made possible by Settlement Music School, our charitable "fiscal sponsor" and an amazing community music school here in Philadelphia. Though they provide no funding to us, they enable you to make tax deductible donations through their 501(c)3 on behalf of Key of She Jazz!
Ways to Donate
Donations help us keep our events free and accessible to our community! Please consider donating to help support our mission and efforts in creating a more inclusive space for women in jazz.
Check by Mail
Check payable to Settlement Music School with the memo Key of She Jazz. This can be mailed to us at Key of She Jazz, P.O. Box 132, Merion Station, PA 19066.
Click the link above to donate on PayPal! Your donation is tax deductible in any method of payment you choose!
Become a Sponsor
If you are interested in sponsoring our organization or different events/programs that we offer, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!
You can also help by...
IN-KIND SUPPORT | We would welcome in-kind donations, including snacks and drinks for students; samples of performance-related items such as reeds, strings, drum sticks, valve oil, etc.; and giveaways/raffle items for attendees.
BECOMING A "JAZZVERTISER" |
Advertising opportunities for the conference are available in the conference program, exhibiting in the marketplace, website, social media allowing you direct access to the student musicians and their parents as well as music educators from around the region.
BECOMING A SPONSOR (more info!) |
Want to help with a sponsorship either as an individual or a business? This is a great way for you to get your business name before an audience of musicians, students, educators, and arts supporters! Your donations will enable us to bring in great performers, speakers, and presenters to inspire the next generation of jazz students -- and you'll help us reach even more people and give us momentum for growth. If you would like to be a named event sponsor (and featured on our website and in program book ads!) please email us at email@example.com for info!