About Jazz Shares

Based on the farm share model where stakeholders ensure the success of the farm by pre-paying for food, our members purchase jazz shares to provide the capital needed to produce concerts with minimal institutional support. A grassroots, all-volunteer organization, we are a community of music lovers in Western Massachusetts dedicated to the continued vitality of jazz music. By pooling resources, energy and know-how, shareholders create an infrastructure that is able to bring world-class improvisers to our region.

Operating under the fiscal sponsorship of The Northampton Center for the Arts, we make 100 jazz shares available at an annual investment of $125. (Half shares are also available.) We produce 10 concerts each year in Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties. We invite you to join us.

How It Works

Our concert season runs September – June. Just like a farm share, a jazz share is good for one season only. You cannot apply unused admissions to next season’s concerts.

Jazz Shareholders
For your $125 investment, you receive:

• 10 admissions to 10 concerts, September to June, each season
• Admissions are completely transferable: use your 10 admissions however you like
• Invitations to receptions and special events with the artists
• Opportunities to assist in making the concerts happen

Business Sponsors

As a $250 annual sponsor we will:

• Put your logo and a link on our web site
• List you on all posters
• Publicly acknowledge your sponsorship from the stage
• Thank you in 10 programs
• Provide 2 complementary tickets per concert
• Invite you to artist receptions

As a $500 Lead Sponsor we will include the above, plus:

• Put your logo in 10 programs and on 10 posters
• Provide 4 complementary tickets per concert
• Provide you with CDs by Jazz Shares performers

Press About Jazz Shares
Read what Glenn Siegel wrote about Jazz Shares in the ROVA Arts newsletter, May 2016

Read what Preview Massachusetts has to say about Jazz Shares

Read what The Valley Advocate has to say about Jazz Shares

Read what The Daily Hampshire Gazette wrote about Jazz Shares, September 2014

Read what The Daily Hampshire Gazette wrote about Jazz Shares, September 2012