WHAT'S NEXT? Supporting 10 MORE Years of DC Jazz

by CapitalBop

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Pitch in what you can to help hit our goal by Dec. 10!

As we mark our 10th anniversary as a grassroots jazz presenter, the lessons we've picked up along the way feel more necessary now than ever. Venues are closing right and left amid the coronavirus pandemic, and musicians' livelihoods are threatened. It's essential that we preserve a place for jazz in D.C. when things begin to reopen.

The CB team has always been devoted to promoting, presenting and preserving jazz, and showing how it can unite diverse audiences around the power of improvised experiences. During the coronavirus pandemic, we're continuing to publish in-depth quality journalism about the D.C. music community; host innovative livestream shows; present educational programming; and help lead the music community's response to the pandemic. Meanwhile, we're laying groundwork for what's to come after lockdown, when there will be a huge void where all the old jazz venues once were. 

Here's what we've been up to recently:

  • PRESENTATIONS   Before the pandemic, our DC Jazz Loft, Traveling Loft and Spotlight Residency series brought DIY jazz shows all over the city, presenting the best musicians to audiences in art galleries and theaters and even the occasional living room. Since the pandemic, our virtual Freedom Summer Sessions livestream series and continuing CB Sessions video series kept up a digital spotlight on D.C. artists.

  • CAPITALBOP.COM   Our web magazine and comprehensive D.C. jazz calendar continue to shine a spotlight on the music community; the calendar now shows D.C. artists' planned livestreams, and we have kept up separate Covid-19 resources pages for artists and audiences

  • EDUCATION   Through our partnership with The MusicianShip, we've expanded our education programming; until the pandemic, we were bringing jazz musicians to DCPS students each month for concerts and workshops. We recently started presenting educational events via streaming, and are pursuing this avenue further now.

We're preparing to play an even more crucial role as the jazz scene bounces back in 2021, and we need your support to keep things going. As a nonprofit, we can’t do what we do without your involvement. 

Here's how you can help:

  • Most importantly, DONATE if you can. Any amount gets things done, as you can see here. Any amount is tax-deductible and you'll receive an emailed receipt acknowledging the gift. Thank you!

  • Help us FRIENDRAISE! Click the "I want to fundraise for this" button on this page and invite your music-loving friends & family to give, or anyone you know who cares about jazz & D.C. (Even inviting just a couple people is extremely helpful!)

  • Then SUBSCRIBE by signing up for our email newsletter, and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

  • Help amplify our WHAT'S NEXT? Supporting 10 More Years of CapitalBop campaign — SHARE it on your social media! 

  • Let us know if you’d like to GET INVOLVED by joining one of our boards, volunteering, becoming a partner, offering a venue, supporting us regularly, or have other ideas to share.

  • QUESTIONS? Email jamie@capitalbop.com with any inquiries, suggestions, tips or more. Visit our website www.capitalbop.com for more on the incredible musical community of D.C. jazz.

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