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MARDI GRAS DATE ANNOUNCED FOR 2015 – SAVE THE DATE  

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Sunday, March 8, 2015!

 STEAMER’S HIGH SCHOOL SHOWCASE – 2014! 

An annual rite of spring is underway at Steamers Jazz Club.  Every week features a local high school jazz band having an opportunity to play in a genuine jazz club. Family and friends gather for an hour and a half show which culminates with the selection of one musician who will receive a generous scholarship from the Friends of Jazz.  Each band also receives a stipend from FOJ.

Thank you to Steamers for donating the use of their club each week to highlight the talents of these local high school jazz musicians. 

Recipients are shown below.

Brethren Christian High School Scholarship Recipient Cole Fenci – Guitar

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Yorba Linda High School Scholarship Recipient Kishan Patel – Tenor Sax

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Long Beach Polytechnic Scholarship Winner Tenor Sax Player Brad Croes

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Orange Lutheran High School Scholarship Recipient Brett Gilbert

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Servite Scholarship Recipient Jake Steins

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Mission Viejo Scholarship Recipient Zach Kiebach

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Esperanza Scholarship Recipient Evan Abounassar 

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Winter 2014 Newsletter — Hot off the Press

FOJ Newsletter winter 2014

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.

IT’S MARDI GRAS TIME

Sunday, March 9 – 5 p.m. 

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Our biggest fundraiser of the year is the Mardi Gras Ball.  FOJ members work hard throughout the year to make this the best party in town with proceeds going to support music in our schools.  Join us for music, dancing, a silent auction and the coronation of our King and Queen Dean and Jeanie Stockwell.  Our featured bands will be the Fullerton College Lemon Street Stompers and the Cal State Fullerton Jazz Orchestra.  It will be a night to remember.

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Joy and Shep Shepard – 2013 Mardi Gras King and Queen

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It’s Membership Time.  Please renew your membership or sign up for the first time to help FOJ continue to offer all the wonderful programs to support music in our schools!

Click here for more information on membership. 

Check out our calendar for our Steamers’ High School Showcase.  Local high school jazz bands play at 3:30 pm on Saturdays at Steamers and a scholarship is awarded every week to a talented young musician.  It’s a wonderful way to enjoy the musical talent of our local youth.