Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland
More than 75,000 music lovers streamed the 41st annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland, presented by KeyBank, Friday, Aug. 21 through Sunday, Aug. 23. Performances featuring local acts were created specifically for the festival and livestreamed across various online platforms.
Two of the jazz world’s preeminent bassists — Christian McBride and John Clayton — joined us to share stories via live chats during the festival.
The virtual festival was free, though viewers had the opportunity to donate to Tri-C’s Student Emergency Fund. Money raised specifically benefitted creative arts students experiencing unforeseen financial challenges. You can still make a difference by donating today. Scroll to the bottom of this page or click here to donate.
JazzFest will resume in Summer 2021. Format (in-person or virtual) will depend on COVID-19 regulations at that time.
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Support Our Students
Tri-C Foundation’s Student Emergency Fund was established in 2017 to help students overcome unforeseen financial challenges that directly impact their ability to complete their studies. This critical funding will help with crisis expenses or tech support during this stressful time. Many Creative Arts students require additional assistance for educational and technology supplies, like cameras, software, headphones, instruments or art supplies needed to meet the new online learning environment. The Student Emergency Fund offers immediate assistance so a sudden problem does not become a long-term obstacle to completing their education. Learn more about our Creative Arts program here.
Student Emergency Funds help students get through financial emergencies such as:
- Income (loss of job, reduced work hours, shift changes)
- Healthcare (urgent care/emergency room visits, insurance co-pays/deductibles)
- Transportation (car repair, accident, insurance deductible)
- Housing (rent increase, eviction, roommate leaves)
- Child care (snow days, school closures, unexpected loss of child care)