Our mission is to help support high school graduates with exceptional promise in the medium of sound. The fund seeks individuals who are dedicated to their talents, committed to continue their education and share some of the personal traits of Jake: enthusiasm for the creation of music, an appetite for adventure and an unending love for his friends, family and community.

 

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  • 2018

    The JFMAF/JAS partnership presents “Sonic Showdown” a valley wide talent showcase at the Temporary in Willits, to promote awareness of the JFMAF/JAS Scholarship Programs.

    JFMAF/JAS gave out 2 Scholarships to Aspen High School, 1 scholarship to Basalt High School, 1 Scholarship to Carbondale High School, 3 Scholarships to Glenwood Springs High School graduating seniors

    JFMAF partners with Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS) to expand scholarship and educational opportunities to entire Roaring Fork Valley, including Carbondale and Glenwood Springs high schools

    In collaboration with Belly Up, JFMAF produces the 5th annual “Music Night for Jake/ReFieVel”. This no miss Thanksgiving tradition brings friends, family and community together to celebrate the wonderful people in our lives through the magic of music. “Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds” will perform their unique SoCal reggae beats. This once a year event benefits the JFMAF scholarship partnerships with Belly Up and JAS, providing opportunities for high school seniors valley wide.

    JFMAF benefited from the Colorado Brewery Running Series 5K at the Ranger Station in Snowmass Village. The Ranger Station is the go to watering hole on the Snowmass Village mall, featuring craft beers from the Denver based New Belgium Brewing Co. We appreciate and thank Wendy and her team for their continued support of JFMAF.

    JFMAF/Belly Up partnership presented the inaugural Vino & Vinyl series kicking off at Victoria’s Expresso and Wine Bar with support from JAS staff. The night kicked off with fantastic wines, delicious tapas and classic vinyl walking an enthusiastic audience down memory lane. Michael McDonald of Steely Dan and Doobie Bros fame was our 1st very special guest who gave insights to his life as a legendary musician, songwriter, vocalist and overall incredible human. Stay tuned for V&V 2.0 coming in 2019.

    JFMAF/JAS partnership presented the “Silent Disco” at the JAS Labor Day Festival to benefit scholarship growth throughout the Roaring Fork Valley.

  • 2017

    JFMAF awarded 3 scholarships to Aspen High School graduating seniors and 1 scholarships to a Basalt High School graduating senior

    In collaboration with Belly Up, JFMAF produces 4th Annual “ReFievel” Thanksgiving community concert

  • 2016

    JFMAF expands scholarship opportunities to Basalt High School

    JFMAF gave out 2 scholarships to Aspen High School and 2 scholarships to Basalt High School graduating seniors

    In collaboration with Belly Up, produced 3rd Annual “ReFieVel” concert to showcase local musical artists

    In collaboration with Souls in Action, produced “ReFieVel” concert in Denver to promote front range Bass Music talent

  • 2015

    JFMAF gave out 3 scholarships to Aspen High School
graduating seniors

    JFMAF in collaboration with Belly Up, produced 2nd Annual “Music Night for Jake” concert to showcase
local musical artists

  • 2014

    JFMAF gave out 2 scholarships to AHS
graduating seniors

    JFMAF in collaboration with Belly Up produced the 1st Annual “Music Night for Jake” to showcase local musical talent

  • 2013

    The Jake Foerster Music Arts Fund (JFMAF) was founded


Music can change the world because it can change people.
— Bono