A grant for $7,500 per year for 3 years was given to Magic City Smooth Jazz in support of their work. The Foundation shares in the goals of Magic City Smooth Jazz which are to increase cultural activities, strengthen communities, support area artists and expose youth to a variety of music styles such as jazz.
Magic City Smooth Jazz is an organization dedicated to providing cultural activities through various styles of jazz. Since its inception in 2008, they have hosted over 25 concerts, presenting over 200 area musicians while impacting the lives of over 10,000 adults and children. The organization has a simple, common purpose: To enhance cultural arts in communities, support area jazz musicians, and educate youth and adults through music workshops.
Through their Jazz in the Park program they offer free concerts to the community by holding concerts in area parks. This program has seen audience growth each year. There has been an increase in the number of people traveling from outside the area to enjoy the concerts as well, thus broadening the impact of the program beyond the city of Birmingham.