June 24, 2018

Become a Sponsor

Jazz on 2nd Ave Mission, Purpose and Goals

Colorado Jazz Group is a 501(c)3 nonprofit by Front Range residents, for Front Range residents. Our mission is to reach a new generation of musicians and inspire them to love the greatest of all American inventions.

Every year, the Colorado Jazz Group organizes a community-centric Jazz festival in the streets of vintage Niwot, Colorado. For the 8th year running, Jazz on 2nd Ave will feature world-class musicians, local food, and artists to bring together the community; no type of music inspires collaboration like Jazz!
The Colorado Jazz Group uses the profits of the festival to advocate for early Jazz education for our community youth. In 2016 and 2017, the Colorado Jazz Group partnered with the “Vail Jazz Goes to School” program to bring Jazz educational programming to several classes in three local elementary schools: Niwot Elementary, Ryan Elementary, and Sacred Heart School. Programs provide education on jazz theory and bring performers into schools to inspire a passion for music at a young age. Colorado Jazz Group has helped create positive change in the community, inspiring collaboration and togetherness, as well as spreading music education.

We’ve made it easy to learn about our various sponsor packages. Just click the “download” button to view our pdf.

The Benefits of Music for Your Children

Develop Language Skills

“A music-rich experience for children of singing, listening and moving is really bringing a very serious benefit to children as they progress into more formal learning,” says Mary Luehrsen, executive director of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation, a not-for-profit association that promotes the benefits of making music.


Build Self-Esteem

“When students are working towards a common goal, they appreciate that their ‘voice’ and interests are heard and understood by others. This joint effort creates a sense of secure acceptance that is critical to their self-esteem,” states PBS.

By Cheryl Lock, ArtsEdge.org

Incorporate Math Skills

“When a music pupil has spent time learning about rhythm, he has learned to count. He is not counting numbers, per se, but he is most certainly using logic to count out the rhythms and bars, and working his way methodically through the piece. Many musical concepts have mathematical counterparts.”

Sarah O'Reilly

Learn Listening Skills

Students that study music learn listening skills. Music helps with auditory development. To learn more about music and auditory study according to Takako Fujioka click the link.

Takako Fujioka, PhD, Rotman Research Institut

Helps the Brain to Work Harder

‘There’s some good neuroscience research that children involved in music have larger growth of neural activity than people not in music training,” says Dr. Eric Rasmussen, chair of the Early Childhood Music Department at the Peabody Preparatory of The Johns Hopkins University.


Music Can Help Special Needs Children

The impact that music can have on special needs children is so great that it can help them to be more communicative and help them to find ways to express themselves.

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Children in Music Have a Higher Graduation Rate

“Schools with music programs have an estimated 90.2 percent graduation rate and 93.9 percent attendance rate compared to schools without music education who average 72.9 percent graduation and 84.9 percent attendance.”r sit amet.

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