HAAM has provided indispensable health services to Austin Musicians for 15 years. I'm endlessly grateful for them.
The SIMS Foundation provides mental health and substance use recovery for musicians, music industry, and their families.
Austin Justice Coalition is a Racial Justice Group that educates and builds community power for people of color who live in Austin, Texas that need support, community, and liberation during a time of systemic injustice in America.
Jazz Girls TX is a youth and professional development program that aims to shape self confident and well-rounded musicians, striving to make the jazz community a more inclusive place for all.
The ATJS is a non-profit organization which is dedicated to the performance and preservation of traditional jazz in Central Texas.
The Austin Jazz Society (AJS) is a nonprofit music and service organization formed to support all jazz genres and increase awareness, appreciation and participation in the community.
The Austin Swing Syndicate holds one of the longest running and best attended weekly swing dances in the country. They are a non-profit, all-ages organization devoted to the care and growth of the Austin swing and Lindy Hop dance community.
The Hot Rhythm Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the historic jazz music and dances of the early twentieth century. The Hot Rhythm Foundation, comprising musicians and dancers, is dedicated to the growth of jazz music and dances here in Austin. They present wonderful events such as Hot Rhythm Holiday and the beloved Jazz Babies Island Excursion.
Honk!TX is a free festival of community street bands that happens every year in Austin, TX. It is one of the most joyful expressions of humanity you'll ever experience.
The monthly “Bass Hang” is a time set aside for Austin double bassists to gather and interact. The intent is to foster the natural growth of the individuals making up the community as well as the community itself. The hope is to develop an environment that provides a good example of community awareness, community interaction, and community spirit by gathering with open hearts and minds while offering and accepting direction, experience, guidance, and time. All local (and visiting) double bassists are welcomed and encouraged to actively participate; the only requirements: bring an instrument, an eagerness to learn from others and by helping others learn, and to check ego at the door.