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Arts Activities Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Jazz at Studio Z
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
September 2014
End Date
July 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Jazz at Z's desired outcomes would be to present 8 concerts with presented by over 50 musicians with attendance over 400 individuals. Our qualitative goal would be to have over 80% or respondents to audience surveys write they would recommend Jazz at Studio Z concert series to a friend.We will have an artist and audience count. We will also collect audience surveys following each performance.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Over 50 musicians performed to more than 500 audience members over the course of the series. Our greatest outcome this past season was our second annual Winter Jazz Fest which featured six different groups and drew over 100 attendees throughout the day. An event like this brings the entire local jazz scene together, exposes audiences to new groups and music, and serves to demonstrate the strength and diversity of our jazz community.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Heather Barringer, Sara Remke, Lars Larson, Pete Hennig, Larry Englund, Doug Little, Andy Nelson, Kevin Barnes, Peter Ruohoniemi, Andrea Canter
Project Overview
Arts Activities Support
Project Details
Funding for Jazz at Studio Z, a series of jazz workshops, student performances, and professional concerts featuring local musicians. Workshops and performances will take place monthly at Studio Z in downtown St Paul between November 2014 and June 2015.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Jazz at Studio Z
Street Address
4055 37th Ave S
Zip Code
(612) 723-8211
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Julie Andersen: Eagan Art House Executive Director; Jill Anfang: Roseville Parks and Recreation Program Director; Bethany Brunsell: Music Teacher and Performer; Kathy Busch: Realtor, Shakopee School Board Member; Shelly Chamberlain: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Operations Director; Joan Elwell: Lakeshore Players Executive Director; Mary Erickson: Independent School District 112 Community Education; Anthony Galloway: Actor, Storyteller, West Metro Education Program; Jamil Jude: Theatre Artist; Peter Leggett: Walker West Music Academy Executive Director; Dayna Martinez: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts; Colleen McLaughlin: Arts Midwest Director of External Relations; Tom Moffatt: Silverwood Park Supervisor; Christine Murakami Noonan: Minnesota State Fair Foundation; Heather Rutledge: ArtReach Saint Croix Executive Director; Rachel Smoka-Richardson: Children's Theatre Company Development Officer; Dameun Strange: Composer and Performer; Melissa Wright: Twin Cities Public Television.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Susan Rotilie: Education, Artistic, Volunteerism; Daniel Pinkerton: Artistic; Reona Berry: Artistic; Dana Prottas: Education; Jennifer Newell: Fundraising; Taja Will: Artistic, Administration; Lauren Dee: Marketing, Web Design, Organizational Development, Youth Programming.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed