Jazz 4 Justice™
Where Jazz and Justice For All Meet!
Save-the-date: We hope to see you LIVE, in-person for our 2021 performance on Saturday, November 6, 2021.
Legal Aid Works (LAW) & The University of Mary Washington jazz music program proudly present the 7th annual Jazz4Justice™ concert, featuring the UMW Jazz Quartet directed by Doug Gately.
In true 2020 form, Jazz4Justice™ is VIRTUAL and will take a look at exclusive footage from past concerts, personal messages from students, sponsors and community supporters as well as socially distant performances from current jazz music students. Our new, revised format will keep the groove going with the sizzling jazz music you’ve come to know and love!
If you would like to become an event sponsor and get your name in front of a broader, online audience please contact Ann Kloeckner at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (540) 371-1105 X 116. You may also review our 2020 Sponsorship Brochure to learn more about our new, updated sponsor benefits.
A very special thank you to our partners at B101.5 for their generous promotional support.
So, are you ready for some jazz music? Enjoy the 2020 Jazz4Justice™ online video concert below:
One of the musical pieces featured on the Jazz4Justice virtual concert are two versions of the University of Mary Washington Alma Mater, “High On Marye’s Hilltop”, composed by Irene Taylor Robinson and Jean Crotty Machonis. Both versions are arranged by the multi-talented Doug Gately. Click here for more information.
True to its name, this event has a purpose. Jazz4Justice™ proceeds support programs that enrich our community, level the playing field for those in need, and make our area a better place for all of its residents. Net proceeds are equally divided and donated to the University of Mary Washington Jazz Ensemble and Legal Aid Works® to provide:
- Scholarships for UMW students studying music. (In fact, the UMW performers include previous years’ scholarship recipients.)
- Legal services for low-income area residents, ensuring equal access to justice.
“I love playing in the UMW Jazz Ensemble. The scholarship I receive through Jazz4Justice™ makes it possible for me to participate in this great ensemble. Performing with this ensemble has given me the opportunity to make myself a better musician through studying challenging music and collaborating with community members and professionals within the ensemble.”
– Jessica Merritt, Lead Trumpet, UMW Jazz Ensemble
“I am a first-year student in the UMW Jazz Ensemble. The scholarship I received from Jazz4Justice™ gave me a feeling of relief; this scholarship has provided me with funds that made college feel more accessible. Practicing and playing with this ensemble has given me the opportunity to have access to professionals, and perform at various gigs across UMW’s campus and around the local Virginia area. Most importantly, I am truly fortunate to play with a group like this, and play music that I love.”
– Shawn Mitchell, Bari Sax, UMW Jazz Ensemble
“Legal Aid Works attorneys are very understanding and respectful. The legal advice and representation I received was both prompt and helpful. I absolutely loved my lawyer!”
– Client, Legal Aid Works