About Jazz Shares

Based on the Community Sustained Agriculture (CSA) or 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, members create an infrastructure that is able to bring world-class improvisers to our region.

Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, incorporated in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We make 100 jazz shares available at an annual investment of $125. (Half shares are also available.) We produce at least 10 concerts each year in Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties. We invite you to join us.

Press About Jazz Shares

Overview of Jazz Shares produced by NEPM’s Connecting Point

Recap of Season 9 in words and music

Jazz Shares co-founders Glenn Siegel and Priscilla Page in the New York Times, November, 2020

Liner notes from Harris Eisenstadt’s Old Growth Forest II, recorded live at Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares, May 2019

Article in Resilience.org about Jazz Shares, April 2019

NEPM story about Jazz Shares, April, 2019

Glenn Siegel essay about Jazz Shares in the ROVA Arts newsletter, May 2016

Preview Massachusetts article about Jazz Shares

Valley Advocate article about Jazz Shares

Daily Hampshire Gazette article about Jazz Shares, September 2014

Daily Hampshire Gazette article about Jazz Shares, September 2012

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