Donate an Instrument - San Jose Jazz

Donate an Instrument

Donate an instrument in playable condition now to support San Jose Jazz and its highly-praised 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 misaw@sanjosejazz.org.

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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