Friends of Jazz is a non-profit all-volunteer educational corporation dedicated to the continued growth and development of Jazz performance, appreciation, and education. FOJ sponsors events throughout the year. Visit our news page for details on upcoming events and news of our organization. Please join us and support our efforts by becoming part of FOJ.
COUNTRY WESTERN PRE-MARDI GRAS PARTY
The home of Dean and Jeanie Stockwell will be the site of the Friends of Jazz’ next event which will kick-off the fundraising for the 2014 Mardi Gras. A delicious outdoor dinner will be served while guests enjoy music performed by Bruce Foreman and the Cow Pop band. For reservations and more information, please call 714.871.6342.
HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS
Congratulations to Eleanor Nunez, Fullerton Union High School Jazz Band Pianist, who was the recipient of the Friends of Jazz scholarship at the band’s performance at Steamer’s Jazz Cafe. (Pictured here with Jill DeWeese, director of Jazz Studies.) The FUHS band was the last in the FOJ High School Band Showcase. Thank you for Terrance Love, owner of Steamer’s Cafe, for providing these young musicians the opportunity to perform in a jazz club environment.
MARDI GRAS BALL — ONE OF THE BEST EVER!
Word about town is that the 2013 Mardi Gras Ball has gone down in history as one of the best ever! With an excellent turnout and an outstanding auction program, proceeds from the event rounded out at nearly $35,000. The many wonderful programs sponsored by Friends of Jazz throughout the community will reap the benefits. Thanks are extended to all who worked so hard to make this such a successful event.
King Shep and Queen Joy Shepherd’s coronation was a highlight of the event. World renowed musician and arranger, Artie Butler, seranaded the royal couple with his hit “Here’s to Life” as a special belated birthday present to King Shep who recently celebrated his 96th birthday.
SPRING CONCERT DATES FOR FOURTH GRADE RECORDER PROGRAM ANNOUNCED