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Violin class at Sunshine Acres

An evening to benefit the Jolee-Jaffa Music Foundation, Inc.

Northeast Mesa, Arizona, January 15, 2016 – The Jolee-Jaffa Music Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce its 2nd annual charity gala event to be held Saturday, March 26, 2016.

“Our inspiration for our gala event is drawn from the Italian Baroque period which produced the world’s greatest musicians. It was an era known for its brilliance, opulence and passion which we hope to capture in this event,” says Executive Director, Joanne Jolee.


Ukulele Class at Elvie’s Village, Phillipines

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Baroque Ball, 2015


Leadership of the Ukulele Club at Arizona State University

The organization launched in 2015 is providing music lessons and instruments to the underprivileged, and promoting the health benefits of daily music making for all ages. Locally, JJMF has established piano, violin and drum classes at Sunshine Acres Children’s Home in Mesa. Internationally the charity provides ukuleles and music instruction to children in a remote Philippine village, “Elvie’s Village.”  JJMF is building music diplomacy programs to provide opportunities for cultural understanding through music and is proud to have an affiliation with the Ukulele Club at Arizona State University where the foundation is embedded in their constitution. The club members have the opportunity to become goodwill ambassadors and communicate with the music students via modern technology, as participants in international relations through a shared passion for music.

The annual fund raising event will take place at The Trailhead at Las Sendas Mountain, an architectural masterpiece providing a very exclusive locationwith spectacular views of metropolitan Phoenix city lights, the McDowell and Usery Mountains, and the awe inspiring Red Mountain.

President, Bill Jaffa adds, “We are bringing a spectacular high quality event at minimal cost to raise funds for a great charity that will showcase the foundation in the magnificent Las Sendas setting.”

Entertainment will be provided by some of the finest Valley musical artists, Celebration Strings, an elite string quartet, and Dr. Joseph Felice, extraordinary
Baroque guitarist.  Dinner is being catered by one of the best restaurants in the East Valley.  And auction items are guaranteed to pique your interest.

The Ball is sponsored by Subway Arizona, Edward Jones, Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo, Security Title, Dr. Robert M. and Ms. Jill Williams, Dr. Tim and Ms. Jennifer Ryan, and many others.

Tickets may be purchased here and include a catered dinner and open bar.

For more information and additional sponsorship opportunities, please contact Joanne Jolee, Executive Director at info@j-jmf or 480-307-9109, or Bill Jaffa, President at 480-649-7146.

You may also mail your check to:
Jolee-Jaffa Music Foundation, Inc.
2034 N. Piedra, Mesa, AZ 85207

The Jolee-Jaffa Music Foundation, Inc., EIN: 46-1610165 is an IRC section 501(c)(3) not for profit that  provides music lessons and instruments to promote the health benefits of daily music making.