As Spring arrives, we are very excited for Jazz Appreciation Month! Read about some of the events sponsored by Music Performance Trust Fund below!
JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH
During the month of April, MPTF is proud to provide 100% funding to help communities across North America enjoy over 330 live, admission-free Jazz events. Here are a few highlights!
Local 47 in Los Angeles is hosting their first Jazz festival on April 16and 23 from 1-6 PM at 3220 Winona Ave. in Burbank, CA.
Local 180 Ottawa’s Jazz series is being held every Monday in April from 6 – 7 pm.
Local 60 in Pittsburg’s all day Jazz in the Park festival is being held in Chartiers Park on April 29.
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IN THE NEWS
Billboard recently did a major profile on Music Performance Trust Fund, highlighting our 75-year history, the organization’s mission and ongoing work supporting live, admission-free performances across the U.S. and Canada, as well as scholarships, music in the schools programs and more. Read the article here:
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“MPTF’s gift of free live music to communities all around the country changes lives. It reminds us music has no boundaries, and we are all connected – from the Bluegrass circles of Kentucky to Hip-Hop Brooklyn street corners to the cozy clubs of Montreal Jazz. RIAA Members are honored to support this dynamic, living testament to the tapestry of American music.” – Mitch Glazier, Chairman/CEO of RIAA, and Michele Ballantyne, COO of RIAA
“MPTF represents genuine collaboration between the Recording Industry and the AFM, bringing joy to the world through diverse, free-to-attend, public musical performances. Supported by strong, local community-based relationships and progressively-negotiated employer agreements, MPTF is well-positioned to expand its mission throughout the US and Canada for many years to come.” – Ray Hair, International President of AFM