Virtual International Jazz Day/USA 2021

The dedicated team of volunteers of the Skipp Pearson Jazz Foundation are pleased to announce that admission access passports are now available through Eventbrite for our International Jazz Day/USA 2021 programming. 

Beginning Thursday, April 29th through Friday, April 30th the Foundation will present two full days of music education programs celebrating the life and work of the immortal George Gershwin. 

The culminating performance on International Jazz Day will offer a world premiere. Four female piano masters will play what has never been done before, eight hands playing Rhapsody and Blue. The Foundation and its partners in the arts are delighted to acknowledge the generous contribution of four YAMAHA Pianos provided by YAHMAHA Corporation for this event.

The four member team includes: Sara Faust, Tomoko Ohno, Hyuna Park and Dotti Anita Taylor. The resident conductor and coach is Maestro Amadis Dunkel.  

The Foundation is delighted to be a part UNESCO's global celebration for the fifth year in a row helping the world celebrate the 10th Anniversary of International Jazz Day. 

Don't wait...the Pearson Virtual Theater is limited so get your passport today for a series of public music education programs not to be missed.

Come enjoy the Art of Gershwin: 


In the interest of public health, in response to the "global pandemic" of COVID-19 the music education project and programs offered "live" / in person by the Skipp Pearson Jazz Foundation have been suspended indefinitely.

The dedicated team of volunteers who manage the Pearson Foundation wish to remind all members of the public to stay safe as we all meet the challenges of this world crisis. 

We ask that you remember that with the ARTS all things are possible.  Please know that Foundation volunteers are doing all that we can to help make a difference in lives of the  performing artists serve across the I-95 corridor.

If you can help and provide a contribution please email us at: or call (803) 400.1879.

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