Download the 2013 Sponsorship Brochure to learn about the
impact of our programs in the community, our plans for
growth, and ways you can help support the arts as an
individual or an organization.
Dear Music Supporter,
In 2011, the fifth annual Salem Jazz and Soul Festival took place. We
held kicked off the season with the City of Salem's Jazz Appreciation
event and our spring fundraiser at the PEM in April, then over the
summer we staged four free musical performances in conjunction with
Berklee College of Music in historic Derby Square. Our main event -
the 2-day Salem Jazz and Soul Festival - took place in August,
drawing our biggest crowds yet. We closed out the year with a bash
in November. Over 5,000 people enjoyed our free events this year.
Our main event, the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival, featured 12 hours
of live music, a VIP area, crafts by local artisans — all on the Salem
Willows' beautiful shoreline. The festival also featured a Kids Tent
where children and their parents explored musical instruments and
connected with local music educators. We staged mini-music
education classes like guitar instruction and discussions about music
theory. We were pleased to introduce our first ever Student Art
Contest winners as well, kids from grades 3-5 who submitted works of
art based on the 2011 theme "What Music Means to Me."
SJSF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. In addition to allowing us
to provide free music performances to the public, proceeds from the
festival benefit music education programs on the North Shore of
Massachusetts. In our first 5 years of operation, we've raised almost
$25,000 for music education programs on the North Shore. In Salem
alone, this means all public schools now have some form of new
music equipment for the first time in history.
In 2012, we're once again committed to producing great music events
and expanding our donations to music education programs. Our
2013 Sponsorship Brochure provides details about the impact of
our programs in the community, our plans for growth, and ways you
can help support the arts as an individual or an organization. Any
donation - big or small - will directly help our cause. We are a
federally recognized non-profit organization, so donations to the
festival are tax deductible to the extent allowed under IRS tax codes.
Please contact us about sponsoring the festival - we'd love to hear
from you! Thank you for your consideration and support.
- The Salem Jazz and Soul Festival Committee
The Salem Jazz and Soul Festival is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
that produces free concerts for the public and raises money to support music
education programs. We are an all volunteer run organization.
Since we started the festival in 2007, we've produced over 40 free concerts for the
public, highlighting both local music talent and national acts.
Salem High School student Mandy Linehan tries out the new Fender jazz bass
that was recently donated to the High School by the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival. Also in the
photo are students, Jabari Tovar, (l.) and Chris Faria keeping rhythm. Photo by Tom Uellner.
In addition to allowing us to produce free
music events for the public, proceeds
from the festival benefit music education
programs on the North Shore of
music education programs in schools
and youth programs. Learn more about
our music education programs.