April is Jazz Appreciation Month and we want you to be part of the celebration! This is a special month to draw greater public attention to the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz and its importance to American culture. KJazz is committed to the preservation and continuation of this true American art form. We want to know what jazz means to you and why you think it's important to keep this music alive. Tell us what you appreciate about jazz and KJazz and you might hear your comments on the air throughout the month of April.
You can also show your appreciation for KJazz with a financial contribution! Pledge online now to support this precious music. Anyone who pledges $50 or more will receive a Jazz Appreciation Month Poster featuring composer, pianist Billy Strayhorn by African American artist Keith Henry Brown while supplies last! 2015 is Billy Strayhorn's centennial celebration. As you may have noticed, we haven't interrupted our programming for our regular 9 day Spring Membership Drive, so this would be an especially good time to become a member, renew or make an additional donation to KJazz.

And, we'll show our appreciation in return with some cool thank-you gifts such as CDs, concert tickets to Ventura County Blues Festival on Saturday, April 25th, Tedeschi Trucks Band at the Greek Theatre on Wednesday, June 10th, VIP and GA tickets to the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival over Memorial weekend, Indie Blues Nights at Saint Rocke hosted by Gary Wagner - The Wagman on Sunday, April 19th, May 3rd and June 7th, exclusive limited vinyl, box sets, passes to Contemporary Crafts Market at the Pasadena Convention Center from June 5 -7, 2015, Playboy Jazz Festival boxes and bench seats for Saturday, June 13th and Sunday, June 14th, Hollywood Bowl Summer Jazz series boxes and bench seats and much more!
Special Jazz appreciation month premiums

Third Annual KJazz 88.1 Summer Benefit Concert - VIP Passes
KJazz is throwing its third annual benefit concert at the Music Center's Walt Disney Concert Hall on Saturday, June 27th at 8pm. In a swinging tribute to Count Basie, the concert will be headlined by the GRAMMY award-winning Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band and Special Guests, including guitarist Lee Ritenour. Vocalist Sara Gazarek and her band will open the show. As part of the tribute to Count Basie, there will be never-before-seen photos and memorabilia from the Count.
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Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival - VIP Passes
The 26th annual Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. The Blues stage features artists such as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Canned Heat, Leo "Bud" Welch, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Candye Kane, Guitar Shorty, Reverend Tall Tree and more! Ruben Paul Moreno is one of the artists performing on the second stage, which features Cajun & Zydeco music. In addition to these two stages with dance floors, the Festival features a variety of food choices from authentic Cajun and Creole dishes to traditional barbecue. Tickets and info at www.simicajun.org.
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Jazz Appreciation Month Grand Prize Sweepstakes
Anyone who pledges $50 or more at any time now through April 30th will automatically* be entered for a chance to win the Jazz Appreciation Month Grand Prize Sweepstakes - one trip for two, from June 25th - 29th, to the 36th edition of the Montreal International Jazz Festival! The prize includes roundtrip airfare for two from anywhere in the US to Montreal, four nights hotel accommodations at the four-star Hyatt Regency Montreal, two pairs of tickets to two concerts at the Place des Arts, and Festival merchandise. Located in cool downtown Montreal, this year's line-up includes Chris Botti, Jamie Cullum, Al Di Meola, Dee Dee Bridgwater, Madeleine Peyroux, Jesse Cook and much more! More info about the Festival and this year's line-up is available at www.montrealjazzfest.com.

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Let us know what you appreciate about jazz and KJazz and your comment may be read on the air!
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17th Annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival
The 17th Annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival, from May 29 - June 7, celebrates "Jazz and the Music of the Americas" with Eddie Palmieri, Pablo Ziegler, Luciana Souza with Romero Lubambo, Trio da Paz with guest Kenny Barron plus the Hard bop bands of Benny Green Trio, The Cookers, George Cables Trio and much more.


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Essential 88 jazz albums
88 Essential Jazz Albums
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*Window cling is 4"x6" so please send an envelope that will accommodate this size. A standard #10 envelope works fine.
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