Friday, January 22, 2010

SALEM JAZZ & SOUL FESTIVAL MAKES DONATION TO LOCAL MUSIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS


The Salem Jazz and Soul Festival recently donated $6,000 to music education programs throughout the city of Salem. This is the third straight year the Festival has donated funds to support music education in the community.


Recipients include The Salem High Music Program, $3,000; the Salem Academy, $1,000; the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem, $1,000, and the Starr Access Program, $1,000.


Additionally, the festival set aside $1,000 to bring musicians into Salem schools in 2010.


Plans are already underway for another special Spring Gala at the Peabody Essex Museum on April 17, 2010, and for the summer festival that once again will be held at the Salem Willows and in other venues across the city.


For more information, visit salemjazzsoul.org/ or contact info@salemjazzsoul.org.


For jazz events in Massachusetts, visit massjazz.com.

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