About Us - Advisory Board

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    Los Angeles Lakers legend and NBA Hall of Famer
  • Frank Alkyer
    Publisher
    DownBeat Magazine
  • Debbie Allen
    Director, choreographer and actor
  • Herb Alpert
    Jazz trumpeter and philanthropist
  • Dee Dee Bridgewater
    Jazz vocalist, actress and radio host
  • Kenny Burrell
    Jazz guitarist and educator
  • Ron Carter
    Jazz bassist and educator
  • Nathan Davis
    Jazz saxophonist and educator
  • Clint Eastwood
    Actor and producer
  • Michael Fagien
    Founder and CEO
    JAZZIZ Entertainment
  • Barry Harris
    Jazz pianist, composer and educator
  • Quincy Jones
    Composer, conductor, arranger and producer
  • Martin Luther King, III
    President
    Southern Christian Leadership Conference
  • Jeff Levenson
    President
    Half-Note Records
  • Branford Marsalis
    Jazz saxophonist
  • Ellis L. Marsalis
    Jazz pianist and educator
  • Wynton Marsalis
    Jazz and classical trumpeter and educator
  • Dianne Reeves
    Jazz Vocalist
  • Sigmund Shapiro
    President
    Samuel Shapiro & Company, Inc.
  • Elaine Shocas
    President
    Madeleine Albright, Inc.