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Miles Davis Stamp Release Appreciation

We shared a historical night together releasing the spirit of Miles Davis on mail messages through the U.S. Postal Service and La Poste in France. Thank you to the Miles Davis Estate for graciously inviting the Jazz Foundation Family to share in the moment. See memories from the night HERE.

The party didn’t stop at Bogardus Mansion – we took it to the BK. On Friday June 22nd the Jazz Foundation brought the Miles Davis Stamp to life for schoolchildren at P.S. 189 in Brownsville Brooklyn. Through the Agnes Varis Jazz in the Schools Program Wallace Roney and his protégés shared the heritage of jazz and mentorship.  Both Miles Davis and Clark Terry mentored the young Wallace Roney. Watch this school performance HERE. Learn more about it HERE.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Mentor Appreciation Letter Writing Campaign honoring Clark Terry. We also thank the musician family for participating in the video postcard. To date we’ve sent 200 postcards and over 25 interviews to Clark Terry. Hear Antoinette Montague’s message and aspirational call to action HERE.

Love, respect, and honor to everyone who made the event possible:

Vince Wilburn Jr., Cheryl Davis, Erin Davis, Darryl Porter, Karen Sundell, Jarrett Lilien, George Aprile, Bogardus Mansion, Rob Crocker, Gabriel Johnson, Richie Barshay, Jorge Roeder, David Bryant, Micah Gaugh, Graham Haynes, Alex Blake, La Frae Sci, Jerome Jordan, Leon Greunbaum, Sandy Jordan, Sandy Jackson, Ann Ruckert, Jimmy Owens, Vito Dieterle, The Silver Lining, SAX DMA, Baker Lee, SIR, Marc Roth, MarX Restaurant, United States Postal Service, Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, all of the Jazz Foundation Volunteers and Staff.

Share The Love – In honor of Clark Terry write your mentor or teacher a letter of appreciation using the Miles Davis Stamp.
Ask your friends and family to do the same.

Mark Your Calendar - The Jazz Foundation’s 21st Annual Jazz Loft Party is October 27, 2012.

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Your support creates more jazz educational performances (like the one here) through the Agnes Varis Jazz in Schools Program. This provides meaningful work for elder jazz and blues veterans and a chance for them to pass on their music. Your support helps meet the crisis needs of elder jazz and blues musicians through our emergency housing fund, musicians’ emergency fund and our pro bono medical & dental care program.

Thank you for your support.

The Jazz Foundation of America

Hear Antoinette Montague’s message and aspirational call to action below


Both Miles Davis and Clark Terry mentored the young Wallace Roney.
Watch his school performance below

 

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Through the Agnes Varis Jazz in the Schools Program Wallace Roney and his protégés shared the heritage of jazz and mentorship.

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See memories from the night here

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