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California Jazz Conservatory Scholarships Funds

ANGELO J. MONTESANO SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship fund has been established in memory of beloved Bay Area jazz aficionado Angelo J. Montesano.

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BLACK YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Black Youth Scholarship Fund has been established by Kim Nalley, San Francisco Bay Area jazz and blues performing and recording artist, to forward the music education of deserving Black youth.

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BOB PARLOCHA SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship fund was created in honor of Bob Parlocha, former KJAZ and WFMT radio announcer, jazz historian and tenor saxophonist. The fund provides financial support for the Young Musicians Program, which is designed for instrumental and vocal students between the ages of 11 and 18.

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BUD SPANGLER SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship fund was created to pay tribute to our dear friend Bud Spangler — revered Bay Area jazz drummer, recording/concert producer and radio announcer.

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BUDDY MONTGOMERY JAZZ LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP
An annual scholarship awarded to a CJC student based on merit and need. The scholarship is offered through The Buddy Montgomery Jazz Legacy Project, which was established to revitalize legendary vibraphonist Buddy Montgomery’s efforts in promoting the jazz art form. The awardee is selected for his or her demonstrated achievements in performance and knowledge of the jazz genre. Funds received for this fund will be used to offset the cost of tuition for a conservatory student.

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DICK CONTE JAZZ PIANO SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Dick Conte Scholarship Fund was established in honor of noted Bay Area jazz pianist and radio luminary Dick Conte

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EDDIE MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Named in honor of legendary Bay Area drummer Eddie Marshall, this scholarship is awarded to deserving drummers of all ages and levels based on a combination of merit and need.

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GIRLS’ AND WOMEN’S CAMP SCHOLARSHIP FUND

This scholarship fund was established in memory of cherished guitarist and longtime Jazzschool student Barbara Fitzpatrick to offset the cost of tuition for Girls’ and Women’s Jazz and Blues Camps.

(Please specify either Girls’ Camp or Women’s Camp in the Notes section of the donation form.)

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ORRIN KEEPNEWS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship, honoring legendary record producer Orrin Keepnews, provides financial support for deserving CJC students. Founder of the Riverside, Milestone and Landmark labels, he produced classic albums by some of the greatest artists in jazz, including Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans and Sonny Rollins.

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“The CJC provides some of the most in depth study of jazz out there. A core curriculum of not two, but four semesters of jazz ear training and hands on jazz theoryand improvisation, culminating in transcription and analysis of the greatest jazz artists of all time. The teachers are wonderful, organized and communicate concepts in a way that clearly transforms each and every student.”

— Lisa Feldman, CJC Student
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