SALEM - For the third straight year, the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival, in addition to bringing high-quality entertainment to the city over the past summer, will support music education in the community to ensure that the region continues to generate outstanding musicians in the years ahead.
Thanks to generous donations from numerous patrons who supported the festival, the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival organization donated $6,000 to music education programs throughout the city. The growing success of the festival allowed its board to once again increase its contribution over last year.
Recipients this year include: the Salem High Music Program, $3,000; Salem Academy, $1,000; the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem, $1,000, and the Starr Access Program, $1,000.
The awards were presented this month. Additionally, the festival set aside $1,000 to bring musicians into Salem schools in 2010.
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