Endorsers

J4JA Endorsers

Prominent Musicians

Jason Moran, Christian McBride, Ron Carter, Jimmy Owens, Harry Belafonte, Joe Lovano, John Pizzarelli, Bucky Pizzarelli, Dave Liebman, Fred Hersch, Bertha Hope, Bernard Purdie, Bob Cranshaw, Randy Weston, Janet Lawson, Wycliffe Gordon, Kenny Davis, Dr. Larry Ridley, Gene Perla, Rufus Reid, Andrew Lamb, Seth MacFarlane, James Spaulding, Phil Woods, David Amram, Ed MacEachen, Butch Miles, Charli Persip, Junior Mance, Charles Tolliver, Keisha St. Joan, Regina Carter, James Carter, Judi Silvano, Papo Vasquez, Paquito D’ Rivera, Chris Walden, Akua Dixon, Tom “Bones” Malone, Lou Donaldson, Billy Kaye, Harold Mabern, Dr. Lewis Porter, Mala Waldron, Michael Abene, “Sweet” Sue Terry, Lakecia Benjamin, Bobby Sanabria, Ron Jackson, Steven Bernstein, Douglas Purviance, Ras Moshe, Patience Higgins, James Chirillo, Saul Rubin, Bobby Shankin, Bill Kirchner, Jay Leonhart, Rachel Z, Joe Temperley, Bill Frisell, Jerry Dodgion, Russell Malone, Jay Brandford, Steve Davis, Carol Sudhalter, John Mosca, Alicia Hall Moran, Shari Belafonte, Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi, Sean Smith, Ivan Renta, Gary Smulyan, Bobby LaVell, Jon Owens, Melvin Gibbs and Onaje Allan Gumbs
IN MEMORIAM: 
Carline Ray, Hank Jones, Dr. Billy Taylor, Benny Powell, Amiri Baraka, Roy Campbell and Gaudencio Thiago de Mello

Jazz Organizations

Jazz Foundation of America, Andy Kirk Research Foundation, Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium, Jazz Bridge

Educational Institutions

New School Jazz Department Faculty Committee, Rutgers University-Newark Master’s Program in Jazz History and Research, The Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives at the University of the District of Columbia

Writers and Journalists

Stanley Crouch, Gary Giddins, Nat Hentoff, Dan Morgenstern, John Chilton, Dr. Judith Schlesinger 

Elected Officials

NY City Council Member Diana Reyna (D-34, Brooklyn), NY City Council Member Jessica Lappin (D-5, Manhattan), NY City Council Member Charles Barron (D-42, Brooklyn), NY City Council Member Rosie Mendez (D-2, Manhattan), NY State Assembly Member Richard N. Gottfried (D-75th Assembly District), The Honorable David N. Dinkins, 106th Mayor of NY City, and NY State Assembly Member Deborah Glick (D-66th Assembly District), US Congressman Charlie Rangel (D-New York’s 13th Congressional District)

Religious Organizations & Leaders

Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition, Rabbi Michael Feinberg, Executive Director, Jazz Ministry at St. Peter’s Church, Amandus J. Derr, Senior Pastor, Pastor Michael A. Walrond, Jr., Senior Pastor at First Corinthian Baptist Church and Rev. Nat Dixon, Pastor at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church

Labor

New York Central Labor Council, American Federation of Musicians, Ray Hair – President; Sam Folio – Secretary-Treasurer, Local 802 – Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 Jazz Advisory Committee, Local 802 Theater Committee, NY State United Teachers, CUNY Professional Staff Congress, Actor’s Equity Association, Communications Workers of America – District 1, Communications Workers of America – Local 1109