Jazz Haven
PO Box 3011
New Haven CT 06515-0064
Contact Information
Address PO Box 3011
New Haven, CT 06515-0064
Telephone (203) 248-9765 x
Fax 999-9999999
E-mail jazzhaven@gmail.com
Web and Social Media
Youth performance on the New Haven Green
Mission
Jazz Haven’s mission is to advance the culture of jazz in Greater New Haven through performances and education.
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1997
Organization's type of tax exempt status Exempt-Other
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Organization is made up of all volunteers. There is no CEO.
Board Chair Craig S O'Connell
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired teacher
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Statements
Mission Jazz Haven’s mission is to advance the culture of jazz in Greater New Haven through performances and education.
Background

Since its inception in 1996, Jazz Haven has promoted the culture of jazz through unique collaborations with artists, organizations, schools and other groups. The skill and passion that its Board members have demonstrated for the culture of jazz encourages a growing network of organizations and programs that help promote jazz education as well as jazz as an art form.

With its beginnings as a series of performances at Artspace, Jazz Haven has incorporated a variety of programs — often in collaboration with other organizations. These have included master classes with visiting artists at the Neighborhood Music School, concerts featuring internationally and locally known musicians, tributes to late jazz masters, benefits for not-for-profit organizations, jazz concerts in senior centers, jazz at Long Wharf Theatre, consultation for programming and technical support of other organizations with similar missions, and education. Jazz Haven has also produced the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 New Haven Jazz Festivals free on the New Haven Green.

Jazz Haven has organized and presented jazz in the parks and other venues and presented educational programs in the New Haven public and private schools. Artists who perform at the New Haven Jazz Festivals also give workshops, master classes and performances for students at the Neighborhood Music School Summer Jazz Program.

Impact
Jazz Haven, in cooperation with the City of New Haven, has been producing the New Haven Jazz Festival on the Green since 2008. Throughout that time we have consistently drawn upwards of six thousand attendees from a diverse segment of the Greater New Haven and Connecticut population. Our 2016 concert on the Green was no exception, especially given the beautiful summer weather we enjoyed.
2016 New Haven Jazz Festival: 
 
For the past five years the festival consisted of two parts: an evening of performances on the historic New Haven Green, and a week of performances in restaurants, bars and music venues which we call “Jazz Week.”
Our 2016 festival headliner was New Haven native and four-time Grammy-nominated pianist Christian Sands, along with a band comprised of Connecticut musicians. We also invited Mitch Frohman, a Latin Jazz innovator and veteran of the Tito Puente Orchestra. We always open with a local youth band, in 2016 provided by New Haven’s Neighborhood Music School. In other years we have featured bands from the Rene McLean Artist’s Collective, New Haven’s High School in the Community and Magnet Arts School, and our own Jazz Haven Youth All Stars Band. In 2016 we also presented jazz service awards to the local musicians and jazz advocates Chris Brubeck, Fred Parris and Doug Morrill.
New Haven Jazz Week 2016 included 22 concerts in 10 venues, including five new to Jazz Haven: the restaurants Fornarelli’s, Pacific Standard Tavern, and Three Sheets; the new apartment complex Corsair; and the restored concert hall and antique showroom Lyric Hall. These events attracted visitors and residents to the New Haven downtown restaurants and parking garages and also helped market new businesses. The concerts increased Jazz Haven’s exposure in the community, through social media and paper flyers.
2017 New Haven Jazz Festival plans:
Since December 2016, Jazz Haven had been collaborating closely with the Shubert Theater and the City of New Haven to grow the event into an even larger “New England Jazz Festival” with a national headline act and street festival on College Street that would attract a marquee sponsorship. Due to insufficient funding for the first time since 2008, we regret that we cannot offer the New Haven Jazz Festival in 2017. We presented our case for sponsorship to two large businesses based in New Haven and in May they both declined to offer their support.
In October 2017, we plan to present the annual New Haven Jazz Festival’s Jazz Week component as a series of concerts throughout the greater New Haven area, including some notable headlining events. We will focus on bringing the music into new community spaces through Jazz Week and through our ongoing Jazz Haven Sessions weekly jam session initiated this spring. We will use our available funding to offer high-quality performances in smaller venues and extend our reach into surrounding communities.
Needs
Jazz Haven’s support among individuals and small businesses remains steady and strong but our corporate sponsorship has declined. In order to bring back the Festival to the New Haven Green, we will need to reach out to new foundations and increase our requested amounts, as well as continue identifying and securing support from corporate sponsors. Jazz is America’s classical music, yet today it is not self-supporting like more commercial forms of music. As a result, cultural organizations like Jazz Haven require more robust corporate financial support to promote their missions.
We do not maintain an office nor have full time paid staff, so donations directly support Jazz Haven’s education programs, the Festival and our programming.
 
Our top needs:
 
1. We are searching for a corporate sponsorship of 10 thousand dollars or more in order to hold a festival on the New Haven Green in 2018.
2. Donations from individuals and small businesses are always welcome and contribute to our operating expenses and programs such as Jazz Haven Sessions and our education programs in public schools.
3. We are seeking active engagement from the local music community to post events to our performance calendar.
 
Gifts in all amounts are welcome. We hope to see you at the next jazz festival!
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Arts,Culture & Humanities / Music
Secondary Organization Category Arts,Culture & Humanities / Arts & Culture
Areas Served
Ansonia
Bethany
Branford
Cheshire
Derby
East Haven
Guilford
Hamden
Lower Naugatuck Valley
Madison
Milford
New Haven
North Branford
North Haven
Orange
Oxford
Seymour
Shelton
Shoreline
State wide
Wallingford
West Haven
Woodbridge
Ansonia
Bethany
Branford
Cheshire
Derby
East Haven
Guilford
Hamden
Lower Naugatuck Valley
Madison
Milford
New Haven
North Branford
North Haven
Orange
Oxford
Seymour
Shelton
Shoreline
State wide
Wallingford
West Haven
Woodbridge
National
International
Other
Jazz Haven serves Greater New Haven and all of Connecticut.
Programs
Description New Haven's annual jazz festival, traditionally held on the New Haven Green.  We invite local and national performers as headliners and open the set with a youth band performance.
Population Served / /
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.
Our number one goal for long-term success is to advance the culture of jazz in Greater New Haven through performances and education. Future funding will be critical to meet our goals. For the first time, Jazz Haven participated in the Great Give fundraiser, organized by the Community Foundation and raised $400.00 to help offset our operating expenses. We hope to build and better promote this donor channel for subsequent years. If we gain more sponsorship, we will try to present a multi-day festival in downtown New Haven or international-level performer in the Shubert Theater, as we attempted this year.
Additional goals for Jazz Haven include continuing our diverse offering of artists: in age, ethnicity, types of music and geographic background. We always feature our local musicians as well as performers from around the country and the world. We are dedicated to our youth and education component with a presence in the New Haven Public Schools and by offering venues for performance by high school and college age musicians, including our sponsorship of the Summer Jazz Camp workshops at Neighborhood Music School. We also hope to reach an even more diverse audience through our growing email list and through our active presence on social media.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. Festival committee is charged with planning and fundraising for the annual New Haven Jazz Festival.  They evaluate the festival in terms of profitability and attendance.
Description
Jazz Haven is excited to announce Jazz Haven Sessions - a weekly community jam with a different leader every Tuesday hosted by New Haven bars.  The series is designed to provide a community of jazz musicians and fans in a low-pressure atmosphere.  Leaders have been selected for their collaborative qualities and abilities to mentor and teach through musical demonstration.  The format each week will be a short set by a house band, made up of local musicians, starting at 7:30, and an open jam session from 8:30-10:30pm.  All are welcome, although these venues are for age 18 and older.  No alcohol will be served to minors.
Population Served Adults / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service. We hope to see a crowd of 30 or more people each week, including bandleaders who have participated on other nights of the series.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. We envision this program lasting beyond the pilot period of 3 months.  Finding a donor to underwrite costs will help actualize this vision.  Event promotion will also help secure the program because higher turnouts will convince venue owners that this series is profitable for them.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. Attendance, sales, smiles!
Program Comments
CEO Comments

Jazz Haven is an all volunteer, not-for-profit organization with a mission to advance the culture of jazz in Greater New Haven through performances and education. Since its inception in 1996, Jazz Haven has promoted America’s art music, jazz, through unique collaborations with artists, organizations, schools and other groups.


Starting in 2008, Jazz Haven has produced the annual New Haven Jazz Festival, a free series of concerts on the New Haven Green and in New Haven restaurants and businesses. The organization has also organized two consecutive years of concerts at Shoreline Piano; offered jazz improv sessions for an after-school program in New Haven Public Schools; produced a concert series with St. Thomas’s Day School; collaborated with Long Wharf Theatre to promote the successful month-long run of the play “Satchmo” in the fall of 2012; and partnered with student groups at Yale and University of New Haven to organize jazz concerts.


Most recently, in the spring of 2017, Jazz Haven is partnering with two New Haven restaurants—Three Sheets and Pacific Standard Tavern—to produce a 12-week Tuesday evening series of community jam sessions designed to bring regional and local musicians into New Haven.

CEO/Executive Director
Organization is made up of all volunteers. There is no CEO.
Term Start Jan 2017
Email info@jazzhaven.org
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 10
Staff Retention Rate 0%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 0
Unspecified 0
Collaborations

University of New Haven

Neighborhood Music School

Shubert Theatre

Long Wharf Theatre

Ethnic Online

Connecticut Black Heritage Ball

City of New Haven

New Haven Public Schools

St. Thomas’s Day School

Jazz Foundation of America

New Haven Symphony Orchestra

Shoreline Piano

Artspace

Yale Undergraduate Jazz Collective

Board Chair
Craig S O'Connell
Company Affiliation Retired teacher
Term Nov 2015 to Oct 2018
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Nick DiMaria Music Teacher, Truman Street School, NHPS
Linda Fitzpatrick Owner, Cave A Vin Wine Bar
Felix Garcia Electronic/Mechanical Tech and WNHU DJ
Sam Goldenberg Retired Teacher; Co-president, Creative Concerts
Glen Greenberg Owner, Owl Shop 268 College St, New Haven, CT 06510
Jesse Hameen IINeighborhood Music School, New Haven
Ethan Kyzivat Lab Technician, Yale School of Forestry
Eric Murray Marketing Mgr, Electrix LLC
Herb Wilson Behavior Consultant, Teacher
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 1
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2017
Projected Revenue $34,000.00
Projected Expenses $30,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
Documents
Form 990s
IRS Form 990-N2015
990-N2014
990-N2013
IRS Letter of Exemption
Jazz Haven IRS 501c3 Letter
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Revenue Sources ChartHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$8,100$9,100$11,800
Government Contributions$20,000$11,110$16,850
Federal------
State------
Local$20,000$11,110$16,850
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$3,666$6,445$5,875
$1,544$1,365$2,150
$657$644$2,562
Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$1,085$944$1,200
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$25,629$22,766$34,467
Administration Expense$2,106$3,487$1,688
Fundraising Expense$4,314$5,850$1,257
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.090.921.08
Program Expense/Total Expenses80%71%92%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue13%21%3%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets------
Current Assets------
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets------
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountCity of New Haven $20,000City of New Haven $11,110City of New Haven $16,850
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMfund $2,500Mfund $3,500Mfund $3,500
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountYale University $1,500Yale University $1,500Yale University $1,500
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets------
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments
Foundation Staff Comments

This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation. Financial information is inputted by Foundation staff directly from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved by the nonprofit’s board. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. The Community Foundation is continuing to receive information submitted by the organization and may periodically update the organization’s profile to reflect the most current financial and other information available. The organization has completed the fields required by The Community Foundation and updated their profile in the last year. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.

Address PO Box 3011
New Haven, CT 065150064
Primary Phone 203 248-9765
Contact Email jazzhaven@gmail.com
CEO/Executive Director Organization is made up of all volunteers. There is no CEO.
Board Chair Craig S O'Connell
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired teacher

 

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