About Us

Friends of Jazz at UCLA┬áprovides 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.

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