Join Jazz Friends and make a difference in the future of Jazz!

    Jazz Friends scholarships bring the best students to the Conservatory and are a necessary part of elevating the program to higher levels.  Trips to competitions raise the visibility of the Jazz Studies Program nationally and internationally and give students experience competing against the best players and an opportunity to hear and learn from other groups. 

    Funds from Jazz Friends help underwrite these trips and members have the opportunity to travel with the band to festivals and competitions in Europe and around the United States.  Funds are given for the purchase of equipment and new band arrangements to support the program.

    Members receive invitations to receptions for visiting jazz artists and the Jazz Flash, a newsletter that provides information about band and combo performances, invitations to visiting artist clinics, announcements of student awards and other news for jazz lovers.

    Membership Levels
    Young Friend of Jazz  $25
    (age 35 and under) 

    Jazz Friend           $50

    Jazz Family          $75

    Jazz Sponsor      $125

    Jazz Promoter     $300

    Jazz Patron         $600

    You can support these additional Jazz Friends Programs

    Adopt a Student

    Your gift can help change the life of a young musician. You’ll have opportunities to form a meaningful connection with your student and invite them to perform at your home.  $1,000 or more per year.

    Matching Scholarship Program

    Jazz Friends offers opportunities for matching scholarships.

    *  For more information, contact Jennifer Wampler at or 816-235-1247.

    Learn more about the: UMKC Jazz Studies Program

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