The Junior Jazz Foundation was formed to preserve jazz through education and live performance. The spirit of the Junior Jazz Foundation is to make sure that schools and promising young artists get the instruments, music lessons, and facilities they need.  It ensures that young musicians are endowed with scholarships to fulfill their American musical heritage.

The Foundation sponsors great jazz performances for everyone to enjoy at the musical showcase, The Jazz Corner on Hilton Head Island, Bob Masteller’s Jazz for All Ages Annual Festival, Hilton Head Jazz Camp and outreach venues throughout the Lowcountry. It is proven that young people who play jazz stay on the right track. They learn teamwork, concentration and excellence through effort and the joy of performance.

The Junior Jazz Foundation is lead by a board of directors and volunteers. All their energy is focused on the education of our great young rising stars and excellence in live jazz performance.

Support The Junior Jazz Foundation Today!

Click here to help preserve the great American art form of jazz.

Thank you for supporting jazz education and preservation.

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The Foundation collects and pays to refurbish old instruments so that they become a key element of a students musical, educational and developmental journey. Donating an instrument today is a huge contribution to the Foundation and it’s easy to do.

Click here to download a gift receipt for your donation. You can then mail the instrument to the address on the form or drop it off at The Jazz Corner on Hilton Head Island. Click here for directions.



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April 21-22, 2017 Join us at The Jazz Corner for Parisian Gypsy Jazz sensation, accordionist Frederic Gomes and the HOT CLUB of France with Dan Coy, Sasha Strunjas and George Sheck. 843-842-8620 for information #thejazzcorner #manouchejazz #gypsyjazz #hiltonheadisland www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iq86S12n_A

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Congratulations to Ellie Lentz, winner of the JJF Scholarship to the 2017 Junior Jazz Camp! Ellie's performance in the ISCA Rising Stars competition was also awarded second prize in the Senior division. Well done, Ellie! ...

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Highlights from pianist Bob Alberti's appearance at The Jazz Corner, including the honor of signing the Grand Piano. With the Aaron Weinstein Trio. ...

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Young guitarist Chris Jenkins had a wonderful opportunity to sit in with the Aaron Weinstein Trio, with Bob Alberti on piano. Watch the video to see Chris in action. Wonderful to watch! ...

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Junior Jazz Foundation at The Jazz Corner. ...

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To contact us with questions or how you can help email below or call 843-480-9101


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