Friends of Jazz at UCLA provides financial support and other resources to advance the study of jazz at UCLA. The organization’s core objectives include:
- Supporting the growing needs of the UCLA Jazz Studies program with respect tostudent support, workshops, lectures, and master classes;
- Producing musical events to benefit jazz studies;
- Supporting the ongoing development of the Kenny Burrell Archive of African American Music;
- Supporting outreach to secondary school students to raise awareness of jazz;
- Improving knowledge of UCLA and its extraordinary educational resources including its Jazz Studies Program;
- Providing more positive exposure and public awareness of jazz.