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PROGRAMS AND
OPPORTUNITIES

NEEDS AND
DESCRIPTION

Total Cost of this program is
$4,000.00 (2021)
STATUS: FUNDED

ARC STUDENT JAZZ JAM SESSION
PATRON $1500 SPONSOR + JAZZER $250 SPONSOR

Jazz music is learned and passed along by experienced musicians sharing knowledge on the bandstand with aspiring jazz players. This no-cost educational program is totally funded by tax-deductible sponsorships, donations, and grants in order to eliminate economic barriers to participation. ARC Recording Artists curate and administrate this jazz jam session program with the assistance of professional rhythm section players from the ARC roster and the Kansas City jazz artist community. The ARC Student Jazz Jam Session program at 424 Lounge is scheduled for the 3rd Saturday of each month during the year from 3 pm to 5 pm. For more information online also see: BurnettPublishing.com/JAZZ/

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NEEDS AND
DESCRIPTION

Total Cost of this program is
$12,000.00 (2021)
STATUS: FUNDED

CHARLIE PARKER
“BIRD BOOT CAMP”

PRODUCER $5,000 SPONSOR
CHARLIE PARKER
“BIRD BOOT CAMP”

PRINCIPAL $1,000 SPONSOR
CHARLIE PARKER
“BIRD BOOT CAMP”

PRINCIPAL $1,000 SPONSOR
PRODUCER$5,000Frontier Community
Credit Union
PROMOTER$2,500*
PATRON$1,500*
PRINCIPAL$1,000Economic Development
Corporation of Kansas City
+
Jamey Aebersold
MAESTRO$500George and Liz Beshenich
JAZZER$250 Laven Electric

* INDICATES THAT THIS SPONSORSHIP DONOR LEVEL IS AVAILABLE.
JOIN US AND SPONSOR 2021 BIRD BOOT CAMP TODAY!

SPECIAL THANKS TO THESE PRODUCTION SPONSORS:

This education program is totally funded by sponsorships, donations, and grants in order to be presented free-of-cost to the participants. Thus, eliminating a barrier to participation. Since 2014, we fund this program in partnerships and alliances with our patrons, several other significant arts organizations and both local and international retail music businesses to present the Bird Boot Camp each year. Mark your calendars! Bird Boot Camp is scheduled for Saturday, August 21, 2021!

The 2021 Bird Boot Campfeatured celebrity” artist is Ronald McFadden (pictured on the right above) from the legendarily brilliant McFadden Brothers’ fame. The 2021 Bird Boot Camp keynote speaker is the noted Charlie Parker scholar, Kansas City Jazz expert, historian, and author, Chuck Haddix. The 2021 Bird Boot Camp featured improvisation clinic will be presented by noted jazz recording artist and educator, Greg Carroll. Clarence Smith (Kansas City Jazz Academy), Dr. Todd Wilkinson (Ottawa University), Conn-Selmer, Inc. artists and clinicians, Dr. Mike Parkinson (Vincent Bach), and Christopher Burnett (Henri Selmer Paris) will be featured among the top artists who are also jazz educators among our professional camp staff that includes GRAMMY-winner, Will Matthews (the sitting guitarist with the World Famous Count Basie Orchestra).

We believe it is important to rotate venues for Bird Boot Camp to expose the campers and community alike to the historic significance of Kansas-born jazz innovator, Charlie Parker. We are excited to announce that another historic Kansas City icon, The Folly Theater is our venue for 2021. Our backline sponsor is the Kansas City Jazz Academy from over at the American Jazz Museum. KC Area Youth Jazz provides plexiglass barriers and other tangible COVID-19 mitigation protocol measures. Thanks to KC Jazz ALIVE and the annual Spotlight: Charlie Parker program. For more information online also see: BirdBootCamp.org

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NEEDS AND
DESCRIPTION

Total Cost of this program is
$2,500.00 (2021)
STATUS: FUNDED

BMF SUSTAINING MONTHLY MEMBERSHIPS

Jazz Artistry Now is a very unique nonprofit digital arts magazine project. JAN began publishing online in 2007 to fill a media coverage void that existed in the field of objective jazz journalism then. JAN is local and global. JAN is a proud voting member of the Jazz Journalists Association and is totally funded by sponsorships, donations, and grants. Why are jazz music commentary, criticism, and review so important to both, Kansas and American history? Jazz is important to the art of our entire nation because it is the only truly American music and an original art form purely developed here. Jazz is now a worldwide music that originates from the artistic and cultural contributions slaves brought from Africa, melded with European music – creating art that reflects all peoples. Jazz is always modern, diverse, and contemporary. Jazz came from Congo Square in New Orleans, and the Midwest Territory Bands traveling through Kansas along with other states in the region. Jazz venues still range from dive bars to the grandest concert halls of today. Jazz music ranges from accessible blues and pop driven melodic tunes, to technically complex masterpieces and improvised avant garde experimentations. Jazz is state of the art music. Jazz is state of the world music. Jazz Artistry Now is the only Kansas arts magazine that provides another much needed 21st Century publication space for documenting the jazz works, projects, and recordings that are continually being created in our times.

Mr. Burnett is a professional jazz artist, noted composer, and an award-winning staff writer and reporter who has written columns and feature articles for All About Jazz, newspapers, journals, and military publications over a period of several decades. He is one of our Jazz Artistry Now founding editors and a professional voting member of the esteemed Jazz Journalists Association.

Mr. Adler’s work has appeared in JazzTimes, The Village Voice, Stereophile, The New York City Jazz Record, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Weekly, Down Beat, Time Out New York, City Arts, Jazziz, The New York Times, The New Republic, Slate, The Forward, The Sondheim Review, Fairmont Magazine (Canada), La Tempestad (Mexico), GEO (Germany), New Music Box, All Music Guide, Global Rhythm, Signal to Noise, Coda, Jewish Currents and more. He is happy to be a contributor to Jazz Artistry Now.

Mr. Yanow has written 11 books on jazz, over 800 liner notes, and more than 20,000 recording reviews through the years. His writing has graced virtually all of the top jazz magazines and he is happy to be a featured contributor to Jazz Artistry Now.

Jazz Great Benny Green possesses the history of jazz at his fingertips. Combine mastery of keyboard technique with decades of real-world experience playing with no one less than the most celebrated artists of the last half-century, and it’s no wonder Green has been hailed as perhaps the most exciting hard-swinging, hard-bop pianist to ever emerge from Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. Learn more at BennyGreenMusic.com. To read JAN online visit JazzArtistryNow.com

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NEEDS AND
DESCRIPTION

Total Cost of this program is
$25,000.00 (2021)
STATUS: FUNDED

KANSAS CITY AREA YOUTH JAZZ
PRESENTING PARTNER
PROGRAM VENUE AND ALBUM PRODUCER

KC Area Youth Jazz is a very unique arts education program. This education program is totally funded by sponsorships, donations, and grants in order to be presented free-of-cost to the participants. There is no other youth jazz education program in the Kansas City region that encompasses the essential program elements and organization of our business model. All of the the programs are worthy. KC Area Youth Jazz is a no participation fee spring-and-summer-only program. KC Area Youth Jazz participation is FREE because we want no barriers to this arts business scholarship due to the inherent costs.

THE BILL CRAIN ENSEMBLE

KC Area Youth Jazz is a young artist experience and great music industry educational opportunity where Fellowships are awarded by objective open auditions and winners are assigned to one of the two ensembles: The Bill Crain Ensemble and The Leon Brady Ensemble. Fellows play original compositions written specifically for them and record the music to be released professionally on the internationally distributed ARC recording label.

THE LEON BRADY ENSEMBLE

KC Area Youth Jazz was founded in 2019 and has produced two successful seasons while mitigating coronavirus successfully in 2020 with innovative protocols used by US Army Bands that resulted in no COVID-19 related issues. KC Area Youth Jazz is led by Christopher Burnett, Will Crain, and Rev WM Thornton. KCAYJ residencies include commissioned published composers and other expert clinicians from leading jazz programs nationwide.

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BUSINESS + COMMUNITY PARTNERS, SPONSORS, AND DONORS

PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL PARTNERS, SPONSORS, AND DONORS

GEORGE AND LIZ BESHENICH


JAMEY AEBERSOLD


BOB AND SUSAN MACKAY


RONALD AND LAURA COAXUM


SETH AND ELLEN RUMBARGER


BOBBY AND PAM WATSON


MYRON J. (MIKE) AND DR. DEB GRISWOLD


BROCK AND SARAH HENNING


REV WM AND BRANDY THORNTON


DARREL AND LAURA McKAIG


JOHN D. CAIN


STEPHEN AND MARIANNE TENNANT


CYNTHIA AND ROBERT FORRESTER


MARY COVINGTON

ROBERT AND MIRIAM (LOU) THARNISH


CHRISTOPHER AND TERRI BURNETT


SPONSOR BY CHECK
AND BY MAIL

Make checks payable to “Burnett Music Foundation” and mail to:

Burnett Music Foundation
Attn: SPONSORSHIPS
Post Office Box 47
Leavenworth, Kansas 66048-0047