JAZZ BECUZZ ARTS GROUP INC

THIS IS WHERE ART BECOMES TANGIBLE THROUGH THE SOUNDS, THE SIGHTS AND THE SOUL!

aka Jazz Becuzz Art Center   |   DALLAS, TX   |  www.jazzbecuzzac.com

Mission

Jazz BeCuzz encourages and implements interactive music and visual arts opportunities in the community as a positive tool for communication, bonding and education for the entire family structure with added specialized programming for youth and senior citizens.

Ruling year info

2018

Director

Candace Miller

Main address

9319 LBJ FREEWAY SUITE 120

DALLAS, TX 75243 USA

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EIN

82-5513927

NTEE code info

Music (A68)

Performing Arts Centers (A61)

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In this day and age, families live busy lives and are often in different corners of the world handling life duties. Our goal is to encourage families to enjoy music and art in an environment that is conducive to the whole family.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Jazz 101 at JBAC

Join us for our monthly interactive live music and visual art event. Amazing musicians perform and the audience in encouraged to participate in a themed art piece for the night. These items are displayed for the month on the centers art wall!

Population(s) Served
Adults

Think it, Write it, interpret it, share it: This live music event is designed for the literary lover. Come enjoy an intimate environment where everyone can participate in the artistry.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Artists and performers
Ethnic and racial groups
Sexual identity
At-risk youth

We like to sing, swing and do most anything to the sounds of our favorite songs! This live music sing-a-log workout is a great way to get your favorite family member or friend smiling and tapping along. This program is offered its a 45 minute session in increments of 5 weeks, 8 weeks and 12 weeks.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
People with disabilities

We will collect anyone's unwanted (or unable to care for) pianos, refurbish them and give them to a family to care for as a student in the home is studying the instrument. We encourage all family members to use the instrument and create fun and fantastic memories in the home. As the students study time with the instrument comes to a close, the piano is then passed along to a new home!

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Veterans

Students follow the development of music-making from analog to digital. Music trivia, hands on digital recording, and a CD project allow participants to understand how technology has changed the face of music over the years. This residency is offer in 8 week increments

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Non-adult children

This is a 2 hour performance that allows the attendees to witness stories and games from the live 5 piece band that describe the evolution of the instruments we play and their role in jazz music...and jazz music's role in the popular music we listen to today!

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults
At-risk youth
Non-adult children

Themed 4 hour workshops that are specified for small groups of 7-10 young people. These workshops focus on students who are currently studying two or more disciplines (dance, theater, visual art, music) Attendees get to create a short project to present to parents that involves dance, music, and visual art while being facilitated by our professional arts staff. This workshop is offered in 4 age groups: 5-6 years, 7-9 years, 10-12 years 13-15 years

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Artists and performers
Non-adult children
At-risk youth

This is a 2 hour Big Kid, Little Kids workshop for a parent /guardian and child. We introduce sound and body movement using color, vibrations and loads of fun!

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Caregivers

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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With programs and activities for everyone from the youngest to the elderly, we strongly promote "jazz minded" or improvisational creativity that means everyone can participate, individually and as a family. Although we have training and educational programs for those who desire to be proficient artists, there is no need to be an expert to enjoy culturally and artistically diverse opportunities that will create great memories and pour into other aspects of the families day to day activities. We feel this we be an overall quality of life improvement for our participants. Why enjoy family art fun? JAZZ BECUZZ!

*Consistency
*Quality
*Creativity
*Reliability
*Affordability
*Feedback

Our instructors began these programs as artist residencies and we have been able to work out many of the weak areas, keeping the programs effective and still fun, intimate, and productive. Growing up in this immediate area and understand the lack in programs like we provide helps give us a solid foundation to build on.

The director has over 30 years of leadership experience, over 30 years or artistic experience (performance education and technology) and the artist involved are equally equipped to bring quality and memorable class and event time tot he participants. The board of directors are a team of active, business savvy and enthusiastic professionals who will work hard to see the vision of this organization stay at the for front of its day to day activities.

We have existed for 4 years (starting October 2014) We have moved to a larger facility and recently acquire a space that has now doubled our size. Although we still move around the city providing our programs, this growth has given us the opportunity to bring into our own facility our programs. We are nw able to store our own pianos on site, hold our monthly programs on site and broaden our staff. Our services and programs have tripled in size over the past 4 years. Now, after attaining our 501c3, we can seek grant funding for our organization to support these programs and this also gives us the opportunity for donors to give more freely with the assurance they can make a tax deductible donation. We want to see our programs grow in number, reach and in strength.

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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JAZZ BECUZZ ARTS GROUP INC

Board of directors
as of 9/8/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jamie Welton

Darlene Fluker

Traci Ellison

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/21/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/28/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.