A musical instrument is a “weapon”
that promotes intelligence, creativity,
artistry, individuality, humanity and most of all Hope!
Your donations of Musical Instruments and Funds needed
to repair and transport them along with our recent
partnership with AFM Local 802 to promote the Musicians
Union through our Instrument Donation Program gives Jazz
for Peace hope that we can continue our work towards a
day when no child that wishes to play an instrument will
be denied one due to lack of funds or
Sincerely, Rick DellaRatta - Founder - Jazz for
Jazz for Peace in conjunction with your donations along with our recent partnership with the 802 Local/AFM Musicians Union as well as our brand new partnership with the Michael Jackson Legacy organizations “Make A Better World Foundation” and “Celebrate Shamone!” is able to donate musical instruments to underprivileged children ..
May 22, 2012 – Jazz for Peace founder Rick DellaRatta returns to NYC from his concert in CA to donate this Yamaha Keyboard to CASA that same evening.
"…what an extraordinary program you have….It is so impressive how you and your organization have committed yourselves to ensuring that some of the most at-risk, underprivileged children have access to such a vital growth tool, music….I truly believe this will significantly change my CASA Youth's life in ways she never could have imagined just a few months ago. "
Gwendolyn Coleman - CASA of DC
Saxophone donated at benefit concert on 12/17/2011 in Huntington Beach, CA via our partnership with Michael Jackson Legacy Foundations.
L - R Holly Priebe-Diaz, MS - Intervention Coordinator Los Angeles Unified School District Senior Deputy Superintendent - School Operations, Rick, and Phira Pich - Team 4 Organization (our Empowerment Grant Recipient addressing bullying in Schools).
Jazz for Peace Senior Event Coordinator Debra Cerritelli, NYC Student Dzifa Avalime and Bi Habawalk Executive Director Suzy Akrofi are all smiles as Debra donates a classical guitar to the student as part of the Jazz for Peace/Michael Jackson Legacy instrument donation partnership at the Sept. 24th Benefit Concert for Bi Habawalk at Joe Franklins Club in NYC.
Rick donates keyboard to the Roosevelt School in Bridgeport, Ct
Pictured Rick w/ Gerry Tondi the Band Director
And Valeria Garrido-Bisceglia from The World Artist Network at The Acoustic Cafe in Bridgeport, Ct. On Sept. 17, 2011
This beautiful Yamaha Portable Grand Piano was donated as part of our partnership with the Michael Jackson Legacy Organizations "Make A Better World Foundation" and "Celebrate Shamone".
Instrument Donated to 10 year old
Isabella on April 27th 2011 event for ABC4ALL
and AMIGOS at the Armstrong Theater in the
south bay area of Los Angeles.
From L-R Burt Danet, Ten
(10) year old Isabella,
Jazz for Peace founder Rick
DellaRatta donates a beautiful Gemeinhardt flute to the
Joy of Music School Directed by Rich Ardizzone at his
Benefit Concert for The Friendship Network for Children
on June, 26 2010 in Worcester,
Nancy, Alexis, and Crissy from The Friendship Network,
Rich and Rick
Instrument Donated at our Portland, OR
Benefit Concert for Irco on on 6/20/08 to Douglas High
Cherie Ann May ~
~ Sokhom Tauch
Instrument Donated at our Seattle, WA
Benefit Concert on 3/29/08 to Garfield High Jazz
Gallaway ~ Paulette Wiesinger
Instrument Donated at our Pasadena Benefit
Concert on 3/5/08 to Optomistic Youth Homes and Family
~ Sil Orlando
Instrument Donated at our San Antonio, TX
Benefit Concert on 11/17/07 to: