Festival Sponsors

Primary funding for 2023’s High School Invitational, part of the 56th Annual Elmhurst University Jazz Festival, comes from the Sylvia and William W. Gretsch Memorial Foundation.

We offer our sincerest thanks for the Foundation’s support of jazz and jazz education; it will continue to influence the many young musicians at this Festival in the years ahead.

Sponsors of 2023’s 56th Annual Elmhurst University Jazz Festival:
Clark Terry Level – $10,000 and above

Sylvia and William W. Gretsch Memorial Foundation

Doc Severinsen Level – $7,500 – $9,999

City of Elmhurst’s Explore Elmhurst Community Grant Program

Louis Armstrong Level – $5,000– $7,499

Elmhurst University Jazz Band Alumni
Elmhurst University Office of Student Affairs

Duke Ellington Level – $2,500–$4,999

The Jim Cunningham Trust

Charlie Parker Level – $1,000–$2,499

Kathleen Bonham
Anonymous in memory of Mark Colby and Frank Caruso
Dr. and Mrs. Charles Falk
Laser Piano Service
Springhill Suites, Elmhurst

Miles Davis Level – $500–$999

Sherry Bucaro
Mr. and Mrs. William Chittenden III
Larry Polly

Chet Baker Level – $300–$499

Chicago Bass Works
Manelli/Tet/The Rabbit
Paul Rainieri, Steve Tetrev, Greg Wangren
Andrew Ecklund
Jack Prost

John Coltrane Level – $100–$299

Richard and April Arnold
Nick and Connie Avgerinos
Kelli Bender
Ruth Chapek
Jeannie Corsini
Christine Hunka
Nancy James
John Vivoda and Lisa Klein
Donald Lussky
Wayne Madle
Dr. Mary Kay Mulvaney
Tim and Ann Palumbo
Thomas Paprocki
Mike and Laura Pinto
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Rarick
Sam Reese
Brooke Schrager
George Shutack
Howard Teich
Thomas Tierney

Ella Fitzgerald Level – $26–$99

Dwaine Keller
Mary Kay Mulvaney
Suzanne Nicholson
Tracy Nielsen
Mitchell Stemler

Benny Goodman Level – up to $25

Phil Domines
Chona Dominguez
David Goldman
Rett Richards
Allen Savel
Linda Steck

Promotional Support

90.9 WDCB Public Radio
DownBeat Magazine

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