Donate an Instrument - San Jose Jazz

Donate an Instrument

Donate an instrument now to support SJZ's music education program, Progressions.

Did you play in the band in elementary, middle or high school and enjoy the positive, long-lasting impact of music education in your life? Are you looking for a wonderful place to donate an unused instrument that is just collecting dust?

Donate a Piano

Did you know that you can donate a piano to San Jose Jazz as a charitable contribution? SJZ works with Mark Stevens Fine Pianos in the handling of these assets. Donors will receive a letter from us, along with an appraisal from the appropriate party. To make a donation, please contact Misa Wong at

Donate a Smaller Instrument to Progressions

San Jose Jazz believes that arts education is an equity issue. With your donations, we look to secure enough instruments to continue to provide a free instrument to all students that want to participate in Progressions, our highly praised music program in the Franklin-McKinley School District, as it returns to in-person instruction.

We accept all instruments in playable condition. However, we’re especially in need of the following instruments. All instrument donations are tax-deductible:

  • String Instruments (guitars, violins, cellos in all sizes)
  • Wind Instruments (Trumpets, trombones, flutes, clarinets)
  • Percussion instruments (shakers, small hand drums, bells, etc.)
  • Music Technology (Small digital keyboards, small midi controllers, music production equipment)
  • Orff Instruments (Xylophones, Glockenspiels, Marimbas)

Don’t have an instrument to donate? No problem. We also need financial support to offset the cost of refurbishing and maintaining the instruments. Make a contribution online now.

To donate an instrument, email Gurpreet Pannu to make arrangements for pickup or dropoff.

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