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

Paxton K. Baker

Dee Dee Bridgewater
Jazz vocalist, actress and radio host

Kenny Burrell
Jazz guitarist and educator

Ron Carter
Jazz bassist 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

Robert J. Pilon
Chief Development & Partnerships Officer, ONE

Dianne Reeves
Jazz Vocalist

Elaine Shocas
President
Madeleine Albright, Inc.