Join the Jazz Supporters

San Jose Jazz is committed to supporting and celebrating jazz as a dynamic, evolving art form. We impact the growth and development of more than a thousand students per year through programs like Progressions, Summer Jazz Camp and in-school workshops throughout the year.

 


We couldn’t accomplish any of this without your support. In recognition of this, we’ve just re-christened our former Membership program as our Jazz Supporters program to underscore the importance of your gifts to our work.

Supporter levels and benefits have been structured to highlight the good work that your gift will do in the community, provide exclusive benefits and to maximize the tax-deductibility of each level.

Being a supporter gives you special access to thrilling live music all year long and also supports the amazing breadth of our music education programs. Join fellow music lovers and discover for yourself what it means to be a San Jose Jazz Supporter!

$75 – Enthusiast (100% tax-deductible)

Help us refurbish a donated instrument for a new child to participate in SJZ’s Progressions, a research-based youth development program that provides rigorous music education to nearly 1,000 low-income, at-risk students in the Franklin-McKinley School District.

  • 50% off any Summer Fest GA or All Stages ticket product
  • Invitation to our annual Summer Fest Kickoff Party (space is limited; RSVP required)
  • 15% off SJZ merchandise

$250 – Duo ($130 is tax-deductible)

Your support helps pay for all classroom materials for one year for a Progression teacher.

  • Two Summer Fest ALL STAGES 3-Day Passes (access to outdoor and indoor ticketed stages, except for the Music Lounge; $220 gate value)
  • Invitation to our annual Summer Fest Kickoff Party (space is limited; RSVP required)
  • 15% off SJZ merchandise

$500 – Rhythm Section ($220 is tax-deductible)

Your support helps purchase a musical instrument for use by a student in SJZ’s Progression program where more than 80% of kids are determined by their school site to be free or reduced lunch eligible.

Above “Duo” Supporter benefits, plus

  • 2 Summer Fest PRIORITY ACCESS 3-Day Passes (access to all outdoor stages and indoor ticketed stages; provides “first-in” access to all indoor stages and access to exclusive Music Lounge performances; $480 gate value)
  • No ticketing fees on any concert throughout the year!
  • Invitation to our annual Summer Fest Kickoff Party (space is limited; RSVP required)
  • Invitations to exclusive SJZ Home Concerts
  • 15% off SJZ merchandise

$1,000 – Band Leader ($380 is tax-deductible)

Your support provides a partial scholarship for a low-income student to attend SJZ’s highly acclaimed two-week Summer Jazz Camp, a learning lab for middle and high school students that learn from and play with some of the best teaching artists from the Bay Area and beyond! Help support a young, motivated musician eager to learn.

Above “Rhythm Section” Supporter benefits, but with upgraded Summer Fest tickets, plus

  • 2 Summer Fest VIP 3-Day Passes (Main Stage premium seating, access to the VIP Pavilion with complimentary food & drink, first-in access to all indoor stages, and access to exclusive Music Lounge performances; $850 gate value)
  • Invitation from San Jose’s Mayor to the Mayor’s Jazz Brunch on Summer Fest weekend
  • No ticketing fees on any concert throughout the year!
  • Invitation to our annual Summer Fest Kickoff Party (space is limited; RSVP required)
  • Invitations to exclusive SJZ Home Concerts
  • Complimentary one-year subscription to DownBeat Magazine
  • 15% off SJZ merchandise

$1,500 – Platinum ($805 is tax-deductible)

Your support changes the life of a young person by covering the costs of providing Progression to a student for a full school year.

  • 2 Summer Fest VIP 3-Day Passes (Main Stage premium seating, access to the VIP Pavilion with complimentary food & drink, first-in access to all indoor stages, and access to exclusive Music Lounge performances; $850 gate value)
  • Invitation from San Jose’s Mayor to the Mayor’s Jazz Brunch on Summer Fest weekend
  • Invitation to Platinum Supporters Brunch on Summer Fest weekend
  • No ticketing fees on any concert throughout the year!
  • Invitation to our annual Summer Fest Kickoff Party (space is limited; RSVP required)
  • Invitations to exclusive SJZ Home Concerts
  • Name recognition in printed Summer Fest Guide
  • One complimentary “Enthusiast” Supporter enrollment to gift to a friend or relative, to share your love of jazz with another fellow music lover ($75 value)
  • Complimentary one-year subscription to DownBeat Magazine
  • 15% off SJZ merchandise

$5,000 and higher – Superstar ($2,500+ is tax-deductible)

SJZ appreciates your passion and love of jazz music and support of our year-round music education programs for the San Jose community. To thank you for your support, SJZ will tailor your Summer Fest experience to your personal interests.

  • Concierge Services tailored to your personal needs and interest in jazz during Summer Fest weekend. These may include but are not limited to, hotel room and restaurant reservations, special reserved seating at Fest sets, transportation between stages, interaction with top Fest artists and more.
  • 2 Summer Fest VIP 3-Day Passes (Main Stage premium seating, access to the VIP Pavilion with complimentary food & drink, first-in access to all indoor stages, and access to exclusive Music Lounge performances; $850 gate value)
  • Invitation from San Jose’s Mayor to the Mayor’s Jazz Brunch on Summer Fest weekend
  • Invitation to Platinum Supporters Brunch on Summer Fest weekend
  • No ticketing fees on any concert throughout the year!
  • Invitation to our annual Summer Fest Kickoff Party (space is limited; RSVP required)
  • Invitations to exclusive SJZ Home Concerts
  • Name recognition in printed Summer Fest Guide
  • One complimentary “Enthusiast” Supporter enrollment to gift to a friend or relative, to share your love of jazz with another fellow music lover ($75 value)
  • Complimentary one-year subscription to DownBeat Magazine
  • 15% off SJZ merchandise

Fully Tax-Deductible Levels

 

If you are passionate about San Jose Jazz’s mission and would prefer to fully deduct your gift, choose one of these Supporter levels with benefits directed to your interests.

$1,000 – Education Advocate (100% is tax-deductible)

Your support advances SJZ education programs serving more than 2,000 local students each year. Thank you for your generosity!

  • Onstage acknowledgement at Progression program Year-end Concert
  • Acknowledgment on SJZ’s Education webpage
  • Acknowledgment from the stage at Summer Jazz Camp Graduation Performance
  • 15% discount on all SJZ merchandise
  • 20% off student enrollment to SJZ Summer Jazz Camp
  • Invitation to our annual Summer Fest Kickoff Party (space is limited; RSVP required)

$2,500 – Jazz Underwriter (100% is tax-deductible)

Your generous support enables SJZ to bring exceptional musicians to our San Jose community to inspire students and audiences of all ages. A limited number of Underwriter opportunities are available, so join early! Let us know if you prefer to remain anonymous.

  • Engage with SJZ artistic staff to identify and select a performing artist that you would like to sponsor
  • Meet the artist backstage
  • Acknowledgment from the stage at underwritten artist’s performance
  • Acknowledgment on the artist’s event page on the SJZ website
  • Acknowledgment in printed Summer Fest Guide
  • Public recognition as an “SJZ Underwriter” at an SJZ event, such the as the Mayor’s Jazz Brunch
  • Meet twice a year with other “Underwriter” Supporters to discuss underwriting ideas and opportunities
  • Invitation to our annual Summer Fest Kickoff Party (space is limited; RSVP required)