Jazz band donates instruments to Cincinnati Children’s

Deborah Benkovitz, Anna Kuertz and Jane Livingston of Cincinnati Children’s, with Jerry Beck and Dorothy Steen of Jump ‘n’ Jive

Deborah Benkovitz, Anna Kuertz and Jane Livingston of Cincinnati Children’s, with Jerry Beck and Dorothy Steen of Jump ‘n’ Jive

The Jump ‘n’ Jive Band, a 19-piece jazz group, donated a guitar, trumpet, saxophone and trombone to the music therapy program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The band’s mission is to raise money to buy instruments for children whose families can’t provide them, and now it is launching an additional mission to provide instruments for Cincinnati Children’s.

Operating under the umbrella of the nonprofit Cincinnati Music Foundation, Jump ‘n’ Jive raises money by playing about 25 gigs each year at public and private facilities, including parks and retirement communities.

“We have many more instruments in our inventory waiting to be refurbished and given away,” said Jerry Beck, leader of Jump ‘n’ Jive.  

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