Friends of Jazz in June: Individual gifts of $1000 or less (larger gifts are taken as grants under the Jazz in June Donor Recognition Policy).
Jazz in June Legacy Program supports the Jazz in June Fund at the Oklahoma City Community
Legacy Founders: Gifts of $1000 or more
Legacy Donors: Gifts of $1000 or less.
or public grants are recognized at the following levels.
Gifts of Publicly Traded Securities, Private Property,
Personal Property, Estate Gifts and other Planned Gifts are accepted, with
approval of the Board.
The Norman Arts &
Humanities Council* and the Cimarron Circuit Opera Company** as a collaborative
project founded jazz in June in 1984.
In 1989 Jazz In June
was incorporated as an independent 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization.
Over its 30 years of
operation Jazz In June has grown from a single performance in 1984 to a three-day
festival featuring free concerts, jazz educational workshops, and after concert
jam sessions. Headliners have
included David Sanborn, Ellis Marsalis, Chuck Mangione, T.S. Monk III, Paquito D’Riveria,
Barney Kessell, Tony Guerrero and Carolyn Wonderland, to name but a few. The festival is underwritten by a
variety of private and public donors and attracts an estimated concert audience
of 52,000 drawn from the Norman –Oklahoma City area, state, region and
In addition to its
concerts and educational programs, Jazz in June, in partnership with KGOU
Public Radio at the University of Oklahoma, produces the Jazz in June Public Radio Project, from the concerts at each year's
festival. Broadcast on KGOU and all of its affiliates throughout Oklahoma, as well
as other public radio stations throughout the state and nation, the Jazz in
June Public Radio Project reaches an estimated 100,000 each year through three to four broadcasts (July 4th, Labor Day Weekend, and Memorial Day Weekend). Past performances have been “picked up”
by National Public Radio and Public Radio International programs with audiences
into the millions.
Founders current names: * Norman Arts Council ** Cimarron Opera Company
The annual Jazz in June festival is the centerpiece of
programming for Jazz in June, Inc.
Celebrating its 31st year in 2014, Jazz in
June has grown from a single concert in 1984 to a three-day festival featuring
nightly concerts by national, regional and local jazz and blues headliners,
after concert jam sessions, educational programs and a public radio program
featuring all of the concerts from the festival.
Jazz in June’s measurement of short-term success is quite
simple and straightforward.
(1) Produce and present the 30th Anniversary
Celebration of Jazz in June to celebrate three decades of Jazz in June.
(2) Maintain a positive flow of resources to support and
underwrite the festival and other programs.
Jazz in June would define long-term success in two key
areas, (1) Jazz Awareness, (2) Community and (3) Financial Sustainability.
(1) Jazz Awareness. Jazz is a unique American musical art form. If, through the range and diversity of artists presented
over a period of years, audience members gain a greater understanding of jazz,
and blues, this would be a success for Jazz in June.
(2) Community. Jazz in June brings together a diverse
range of people to celebrate jazz and blues and has become an integral part of
the Norman community over three decades. The second highest response on the Jazz in June audience survey, “How
did you learn about JIJ?”… Long Time Patron (20%). People plan their summers around Jazz in June.
(3) Financial Sustainability. Finally, in order for all of the above, and much more, to happen, Jazz in June must continue to offer admission free concerts to the
public. To do this, its funding
base must expand to meet new challenges.
The Jazz in June Clinic has been an integral part of the
Jazz in June Festival for over 20 years. This clinic, conducted on the Saturday afternoon of the the Festival,
brings the Master Musicians and Headliners from Jazz in June together with local musicians and students
for a series of workshops. Imagine
a one-hour workshop with jazz legends such as David Sanborn, Ellis Marsallis or
Chuck Mangione, all of whom have taught at past Jazz Clinics, and you have some
measure of the importance of the clinic.
The Jazz in June Clinic offers up to four one-hour workshops
The Jazz in June Public Radio Project annually reaches an
audience of over 100,000 in Oklahoma, and many more throughout the nation. It is the year-round outreach program
of Jazz in June.
This 100,000 audience is above and beyond the 52,000 people
who attend the three-day Jazz in June festival each year.
A collaborative program of Jazz in June, Inc. and KGOU
Public Radio at the University of Oklahoma, the Public Radio Project records
the concerts of each year’s festival, produces these recordings into a radio
program and distribute this program, free-of-charge, to participating public
The Public Radio Project is heard on KGOU, and its
affiliates, as well as other Oklahoma public radio stations on July 4, Labor
Day Weekend, Memorial Day Weekend and in the weeks leading up to Jazz in June. It is also offered,
free-of-charge, to any National Public Radio or Public Radio International
station which wishes to participate.
Communities: Oklahoma City, Norman, Ada, Seminole, Chickasha, and Woodward.
Jazz in June is a remarkable program which is indicative of the spirit of the Norman community.
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