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Salem Jazz and Soul Festival will expand educational programming with $10,000 grant
The Salem Jazz and Soul Festival was recently awarded the largest grant in its eight-year history, $10,000 from the W. Bradford Ingalls Charitable Foundation.
The Salem Jazz and Soul Festival’s mission is to produce free concerts and raise money to support music-education causes on Massachusetts’
“We’re very happy to be able to support a local organization,”
The Ingalls Foundation provides support for projects in the areas of health, medical research, engineering, education, arts, classical music and athletics, in Massachusetts and Florida.
According to Nick Giarratani, SJSF’s new education director, part of the grant will be used to expand the festival’s MusicKidz program at the Salem Public Library into a monthly class for grade-schoolers. Additionally, funds will be dedicated to paying music-educators during the two-day, summer festival and purchasing needed equipment to be used in the festival’s kids tent and music-education tent. Finally, the festival is working with the Salem YMCA to help staff an after-school program in music production.
“We’re thankful for the Ingalls Foundation support as its gift will allow us to further our mission statement by giving us the resources needed to undertake our own music-education programming, while still maintaining our existing support levels for local music education initiatives,”
For more information about the Salem Jazz and Soul organization, please visit, www.salemjazzsoul.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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