Every year thousands of children in Sioux Falls and across the state of South Dakota are inspired by the sounds and stories of jazz and blues music because of SFJB educational programs.
The Jazz & Blues Society’s educational programs include the Jazz Diversity Project, the All City Jazz Ensemble, scholarships for middle and high school musicians, free master classes and workshops with concert series artists, free tickets for youth at-risk, and JazzQuest, a free kid’s activities area at JazzFest.
Over $37,000 in scholarships have been given to young musicians since 2000.
Through these educational offerings, the organization strives to expose youth to new genres of music with the hope of fostering the development of musical tastes, increasing the appreciation of jazz and blues music and understanding of diverse cultures and United States history.
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The mission of the Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society is to increase the awareness of jazz and blues music in the Sioux Falls community and region, through music events and education.
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