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Instrument Donations

             A note from our founder:

      A musical instrument is a “weapon” that   promotes intelligence, creativity, artistry, individuality, humanity and most of all Hope! Your donations of Musical Instruments and Funds needed to repair and transport them along with our recent partnership with AFM Local 802 to promote the Musicians Union through our Instrument Donation Program gives Jazz for Peace hope that we can continue our work towards a day when no child that wishes to play an instrument will be denied one due to lack of funds or availability. 

Sincerely,                                                    Rick DellaRatta - Founder - Jazz for Peace


Jazz for Peace Instrument Donation Page

Jazz for Peace in conjunction with the 802 Local/AFM Musicians Union is able to donate musical instruments to underprivileged children ..

Rick DellaRatta, Founder of Jazz for Peace and Burt Danet, Co-Founder of The Foundation For A Better Community For All present a beautiful violin to 10-year-old Isabella (Bella) at the Premiere ABC4All / Jazz for Peace FUNdraising Concert held at the Armstrong Theater in the South Bay Area of Los Angelea (Torrance), California USA on April 27, 2011.




Jazz for Peace founder Rick DellaRatta donates a beautiful Gemeinhardt flute to the Joy of Music School Directed by Rich Ardizzone at his Benefit Concert for The Friendship Network for Children on June, 26 2010 in Worcester, Mass.



From L-R Nancy, Alexis, and Crissy from The Friendship Network, Rich and Rick













Instrument Donated at our Portland, OR Benefit Concert for Irco on on 6/20/08 to Douglas High School




 Cherie Ann May  ~ Rick DellaRatta ~ Sokhom Tauch





Instrument Donated at our Seattle, WA Benefit Concert on 3/29/08 to Garfield High Jazz Foundation



Rick DellaRatta ~ Roger Gallaway ~ Paulette Wiesinger





Instrument Donated at our Pasadena Benefit Concert on 3/5/08 to Optomistic Youth Homes and Family Services




          Rick DellaRatta ~ Sil Orlando




Instrument Donated at our San Antonio, TX Benefit Concert on 11/17/07 to:

Austin Samba School





Rick DellaRatta ~ Greg Gibbons




Instrument Donated at our Raleigh, NC Benefit Concert on 11/10/07 to:

J H Rose High School




 Rick DellaRatta ~  Brian Krauss




Instrument Donated at our Glendale, AZ Benefit Concert on 11/3/07 to:

Jazz in AZ



          Rick DellaRatta ~ Joel Goldenthal




Instrument Donated at our Jamaica Plain, MA Benefit Concert on 10/12/07 for The English School




     Peter Wilner ~ Rick DellaRatta




Instrument Donated at our Rhode Island Benefit Concert on 10/9/07 for Communities-for-People




     Rick DellaRatta ~ Nanette Thayer


 Instrument Donated at our Louisville Kentucky Benefit Concert on 9/8/07 for Arcadia Community Center




Students  ~ Katie Carman  ~ Rick DellaRatta

 Instrument Donated at our Virginia Beach Concert on 5/25/07 to
Marking a Difference Foundation





Rick DellaRatta  ~ Bob Bobulinski  ~ Alicia Fernandez - Bobulinski

Instrument Donated at an Education Series Concert in Hampton, VA on 4/10/07
to Hampton University


  Professor Jerry Bracey  ~ Rick DellaRatta




Piano Donation to Housing works in New York City


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Benefit Concert to donate instruments to Israeli Orphanage Music Program

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