Jazz for Peace makes HISTORY

Sept 25

•U.S. troops enforce court order
•Civil Rights worker shot with impunity
•Jazz for Peace performed at U.N.






Our History :


On September 25, 2002 Jazz pianist and vocalist Rick DellaRatta was invited to lead a band consisting of Israeli, Middle Eastern, European, Asian and American Jazz Musicians in a concert inside the United Nations for an International audience in what is now considered one of the significant cultural events of our time.  Rick named this band JAZZ FOR PEACE™ and has since performed over 650 Benefit Concerts to raise funds, publicity and awareness for outstanding organizations in need worldwide. In addition Jazz for Peace performs educational programs bringing music and Jazz back into the schools and donates musical instruments to underprivileged children. Jazz for Peace concerts have featured Rick DellaRatta along with such notable jazz artists as Paquito D’Rivera, Victor Lewis, Lenny White, Eddie Gomez, Dave Valentin, Ray Mantilla, Rick Margitza and many others.  Mr. DellaRatta’s Jazz influenced  orchestral composition “Permutata” was recently recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra.


Our Immediate goals :

To continue our benefit concert series which this past year raised money and awareness for over 500 Organizations which we have listed on our website as well as created the foundation for further collaboration.

•Expand Jazz For Peace™ Concerts to other Cities, States, and Countries.

•Help to bring music back into the schools and Jazz into schools (many for the first time) so that children of today will gain the exposure, understanding and acknowledgment of America's greatest art form that previous generations did not have.

To donate musical instruments to underprivileged children World-Wide.