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Individual Gifts

The California Jazz Conservatory wishes to thank the following
individuals for their generous support, enabling us to offer
comprehensive, high quality educational programs.
(Gifts received from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016)

SUSTAINING BENEFACTORS
($50,000 – and above)

Jerry Fiddler & Melissa Alden
Jennifer Maxwell
Amy & Eddie Orton
Edward & Camille Penhoet
David & Beth Sawi

DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE
($25,000 – $49,999)

Anonymous (2)
J. Tyler & Melanie Johnston
Michael & Ann Parker
Hilary Perkins
John & Mary Raitt
Neil Rudolph & Susan Cluff
Danny Scher

BENEFACTORS CIRCLE ($10,000 – $24,999)

Anonymous
Jamey Aebersold
Susan & Jeffrey Brand
Charles & Margaret Charnas
Rita Hargrave
Bannus & Cecily Hudson
Donn Logan & Marcy Li Wong
Ivan, Maris & Harry Meyerson
Gregg Perloff of Another Planet Entertainment
Jim & Ruth Reynolds
Murray & Helen Sibley

PATRONS CIRCLE ($5,000 – $9,999)

Anonymous
June Cheit
Mary Ford & Rob Lewis
Jeffrey Goodby
Sara Sanderson & Eric Weaver
Gene & Leslie Wang
Michael Yovino-Young & Alison Teeman

SPONSORS CIRCLE ($1,000 – $4,999)

Anonymous (4)
Demetrios Agretelis
Steven & Denise Baker
Cindy Canup
Leslie Crary & Andrew Stoloff
Lois De Domenico
Larry Dodge & Carol Shen
Dave & Robbie Eshelman
Jacquelin & Sheafe Ewing
Phil Gainsborough
Mike & Marilyn Harryman
Barbara Ivins & John Hughes
Frances Kalfus
Eric & Simone Lang
Hoil Lee
Bertram Lubin & Vivian Scharlach
Richard & Christine Lyons
Larry & Corinne Marcus
Merideth & Tom Marschak
Bob & Sue Mertens
Ernie Mieger
Deborah O’Grady & John Adams
John S. Osterweis
Susanna Maria Porte
David & Mary Ramos
Carl Resnikoff
Jim & Ruth Reynolds — in memory of Sy Grossman
Mike Rissi
Pamela Rose
Tomas Schoenberg — in honor of Arabelle Schoenberg
Ruth Shapiro

FRIENDS CIRCLE ($500 – $999)

Anonymous
Manuela Albuquerque & Chris McKenzie
Bayard & Nancy Allmond
Kathy Blackburn & Dan Sidbury
Donald Briggs
Daniel Callaway & Karen Laws
Jonathan & Jennifer Catlett
Yanek Chiu — in memory of Sy Grossman
Patti Cole — in memory of Sy Grossman
Sandy & Jeff Cressman
Eva & Martin Ewing
Mary Fettig
Sherie Friedlander
George & Ann Gaebler
David & Lucia Gill
Phyllis Goldsmith, John Link & Eli Goldlink
Michael & Ilene Gordon
Ray & Victoria Greenleaf
Eric Hashimoto
Tyler Hofinga
Steven Katz — in honor of Matt Betton
Sakiko Kono
Nick Lamb & Family
Todd & Rachel Lorenz
Montclair Women’s Big Band
Joe Mumm
Josh Novic
John & Barbara Papini
Dominique Pelletey & Monica Scott
Nick Phillips & Diana Lang
Chris & Lori Potter
Mark Priven
Jesse Rimler
The Seidlitz/Orenstein Family
Madeline Sheron
Laura Steinman & Willem Villet
Theresa Walker-Mullings
Katherine Westine & George Davis II
Sheila Wishek
Evie & Gordon Wozniak

FRIENDS CIRCLE ($250 – $499)

Anonymous
Hans & June Andersen
Bill & Rosie Aron
Debra & Arthur Bakal
Margie Baker
Jennifer Burroughs & Michael Rowe – in memory of Sy Grossman
Thomas & Marcie Charlesworth
Jean Marie Circiello
Lawrence E. Crooks
Michael Darby & Toni Martin
Kyle Davy & Karen
Yencich
Richard Dingman
Lori & Michael Ferguson
Catherine Hartshorn
& Richard Buxbaum
Rex Hesner & Susan Torrence
Christopher Johnson
Mark & Sherralyn Klein
Tienne Lee
Masako & Francisco Leon
Laura Mahanes & Steven Weissman
Helen M. Marcus & David
J. Williamson Fund
Hugh Njemanze
Jim Pickrell & Carolyn Woolley
Stephen Pope
Debbie Poryes
Stephane Prunet
Ralph Rodriguez
José Romero
Jonathan Schiele & Christina Nypaver
Beth Ann & Michael Ward
Mark & Jessica Zitter

FRIENDS CIRCLE
($100 –  $249)

Anonymous (2)
Paul & Judy Allrich
Richard & Nancy Anderson
Dave Backenstoe
Ted Bakowsky
Judith Berger
Ralph & Gail Bernstein – in memory of Sy Grossman
Gloria Bowles
Arlene Boyd
Jeffrey Briss
Gretchen Brosius
Cherilyn Brunetti & Daniel Levine
Bert & Lois Carelli
Shanna Carlson
Jack Castillo
Mike Charlasch & Hélène Côté
Larry Chinn – in memory of Buddy Barnhill
Norris Clement & Diane Bessell
Maria A. Cordell
Larry Cruz
Karen Dabrusin
John Degele
John Dobby Boe
Mary D’Orazi & Greg German
Jim Dunbar
Ann Farrell
Fred & Sue Fischer
Robert Freeman
Richard Fregulia., Jr.
Marjorie Gelb & Mark Aaronson
Mario Guarneri
Roy Halliday – in memory of Sy Grossman
Patty Hammond
Brad Haywood
Curt Hill
Adrienne Hirt & Jeffrey Rodman
Doreen Hoang
Catherine Hogan
Kathleen Holliday
Steve & Angelita Holland
Steven Horowitz
John Houghton
Frank Jargstorff
Angharad Jones
Paul Kagawa
Christina Kellogg
R. & L. Korsan
Joel Kreisberg & Wendy Buffett
Robert Lanz
Philip Lieb
Paul & Sandra Little
Michael Lucey
Tim Lynch
Susan Marinoff & Thomas Schrag
Christopher Martinez
Toni Mayer & Alan Lazere
Karen & Paul McArdle
Greg McCall
Bill & Suzanne McLean
Christopher Meehan
Michael Meehan
Tony Miceli
Ruth & Ronald Miguel
George Miller
Zach Mondlick & Susana Pineda
Bob Murphy
Nicola Muscettola
Jeffrey Neighbor
Bu Nygrens
Esti Ollerman, Cindy
Bandur, Rob & Pat Cook
Rosenberg, Eric & Ellen
Schnur – in memory of Sy Grossman
James Paxson
Mario Pola
Norman Postone
Jerry Povse
Barb Reynolds
Barry Robertson
Irwin Ross – in memory of Sy Grossman
Mary Anne Schissel
Thom & Betty Seaton – in honor of Michael & Ann Parker
Bryan Seet
Eric Siegel
Rae Ann Stahl
John & Yee-wan
Stevens – in memory of Sy Grossman
Jan Stevens
Jill Suttie & Don Arbitblit
Leslie Tchaikovsky
David Vliet
Jeanne Walpole
Barry Warren & Tom Brougham
Robin Washington
George & Sandy Wieland
Jan Woo & Bill Lanphier
William Woods
Yehudit
Greg & Kiyomi Yim
Gary Zellerbach
Jamie Zimmerman

FRIENDS CIRCLE
($50 – $99)

Anonymous (5)
Jack & Katharine Andrews
Kathleen Barrows
Randy Barnett
David Bonaccorso
Tammy Button
Dawn Carpenter – in honor of Paul Sorlien
Celestialsister
Isabel Cumbelich
Benjamin Davis
Marilyn Day
Ian Dreyer
Ellen Florey
Douglas Fong
Karen Frick
Vinaya Gokarn
Deborah Gordon – in honor of Eileen Hansen
Gina Harris
Alan Herrmann
Leslie Heyden
Jim & Maddie Hogan
Hallie Hughes
Terence Huwe
Jarrell Irvin
Jane Kagon
Katharine Kates
Aaron Kaufmann
Emily Klion & George Brooks
Bob Knight
Doug MacKenzie
Gautam Makani
Christopher Michel
Lambros Paraschos
Sam Schuchat
Karen Severo
Bob Sharman
Tom Silva
Anastasios Simotas
Neal Snyder
James & Donna Storey
Gyula & Lara Sziraczky
Patrice Valdivieso
Don Veca
Henry Weinstein
Kara Wright & James Lawrence

FRIENDS CIRCLE
($1 – $49)

Anonymous (8)
Michael Bachmann
Julie Balot – in memory of Gene Balot
Erin Barrite
Mara Bathiany
Joshua Bleier
Fred Booke
Elizabeth Gould
Christine Burrill
Judith & Burton Calder
Wade Cartwright
Philip Casey
Peter Clarke
Gary & Karen Crangle
George Day
Digne de Lenea
Ben Deovlet
Morris Dye
Ben Eiseman
Susan Fadlety
Rebecca Faiola
Robin Ferguson
Dave Fischer
Ilia Fomin
Geroncio Galicia
Brad Gallien
Gerard Family
Jennifer Gustafson
Steven Hajik
Kathie Hammond
David Hodul & Angelica Stacy
Sue Horn
Florence Hultgren – in memory of Helen Sibley Richard Kaufmann
Carolynn Kimura
Bill Klevins
Matthew Kolaczkowski
Mark Kyle
Lisa Lum
Richard Maldonado
Gordon Messer
Andrew Michaelis
Teddy Milder
Bob & Gale Naylor
Dan Poff
Leverett Pope
Timothy Quayle
Sanna Randolph Thomas
Mary Reynolds
Kristine Rivera
Tristan Saldana
Linda Shapiro
Lori Sheppard
Tina Smelser
Karla Spormann & Brian Kirby
Arthur Tashiro
“The Daisy Way”
Doug Traub
Amy Ukena
Edelle Vartan – in memory
of Sy Grossman
Cameron White & Paul Deirup
Sonny Zanchetta
Jan Zeleski

Gifts from Foundations, Corporations, and Government Agencies

The California Jazz Conservatory wishes to thank the following foundations, corporations and government agencies for their generous support, enabling us to offer comprehensive, high quality educational programs. (Gifts received from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016)

DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE (over $50,000– $99,999)
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

BENEFACTORS CIRCLE ($10,000 – $49,999)
The Bernard Osher Foundation
City of Berkeley
Koret Foundation
The Whitman Family Foundation
The William Ellis Robinson Foundation

PATRONS CIRCLE ($5,000 – $9,999)
Zalec Familian & Lilian Levinson Foundation

SPONSORS CIRCLE ($1,000 – $4,999)
Bill Graham Supporting Foundation
Fleishhacker Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation

FRIENDS CIRCLE ($100 – $999)
Golden Pacific Home Loans Inc.
Marshall Kirk McKusick & Eric P. Allman Foundation
Schwab Family Fund
Silvergate Investment Group

GIFTS IN-KIND:
(October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016)

The Blankenship Family – in memory of Clarence Joseph and Eleanor Mai Blankenship
Lee Brenkman
Andrea Claburn
Brent Donaldson
Phil Gainsborough
Chris Gilmer
Paul Janoff
Jazzcaffè
Pat & Vaughan Johnson
Ellen Kim & Tim Anderson
Tomas Lee
Todd Lorenz
Carol Maga
Dean & Joanne Muench
Pandora Media
Poulson Gluck Design
David & Mary Ramos
Carl Resnikoff
John Rosenberg
Drew Sibley
Tcho New American Chocolate
Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects
Michael Yovino-Young & Alison Teeman
Valentino Zegna Baruffa

Scholarship Funds

(Gifts received from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016)

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

Friends of Angelo (2016 Memorial Concert)
Kenneth & Debra Montesano

BLACK YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This 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.

Susan Sharfman
Emily Tincher – in memory of Russ Tincher
Diane L. Wyatt

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. Funds support the Young Musicians Program.

Anonymous
Gail Bower
John Fish
Katharine Flynn
Lawrence Green
Carmen Iannaccone
Joel Karp
Lewis Petrinovich
William Powers
Masako Reynolds
Tim & Heidi Sanders
Steven & Margaret Smith
Elise Thomas & Paul Radosevich
Paul Wheeler
Diane Williford

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.

John Dale

BUDDY MONTGOMERYSCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship fund honors legendary vibraphonist Buddy Montgomery and his efforts in promoting the jazz art form.

Carol Barnett
Ernest Clark Family Fund
Patricia Roach

DICK CONTE JAZZ PIANO SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This fund was established in honor of noted Bay Area jazz pianist and radio luminary Dick Conte.

Anonymous
Rose Healy
Kathleen Lawton & Dick Conte
Art Lazanoff
Stephen Massey
Gerald Pearlman
Michele Seville

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.

Anonymous
Bayard &
Nancy Allmond
Vince Lateano & Madeline Eastman

GIRLS’ AND WOMEN’S CAMPS 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.

Anonymous (5)
Julie Balot
Simone Brumis
Jean Fineberg & Ellen Seeling
Nancy Geimer & Chris Vance
Gil Gillivan
Girls’ Camp Families
Jessica Gonzalez
Tigran & Leandra Johnson
Jennifer Jolly
Helen Leung
Nicola Muscettola
Jayne Nichols
Marilyn O’Toole
Susan Sasaki
Ruth Shapiro
Students Rock
Foundation
Danielle & Gary Wohl
Women’s Camp Families

ORRIN KEEPNEWS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
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.

Martha Egan Keepnews
David Vliet

JCMS Spring Catalog
The Word

“I consider the Jazzschool a Bay Area treasure – one that feeds my mind, heart and soul!”