About MAMA Foundation
A number of years ago, jazz lover Gene Czerwinski asked himself
a few simple questions: What would happen if a jazz record company
didn't have to compete commercially? What if instead it could
concentrate its efforts and creativity on the music alone? What
if it could pick its artists based on merit rather than marketability?
And what if the artists were given the freedom to play their
music the way it was meant to be played?
The solution he arrived at was MAMA Foundation, a nonprofit
organization devoted to preserving the music of culturally significant
artists. The Foundation is funded by private contributions and
its officers serve voluntarily. Its goal is the production of
state-of-the-art digital recordings of the finest jazz and big
band musicians that the commercial labels are passing up.
In its support for jazz education, MAMA Foundation furnishes
CDs free of charge to qualified school libraries nationwide.
These recordings are also available for sale to the general public
through the Foundation's marketing division, MAMA Records. All
revenues go directly back into funding other worthy artists.
Music for Schools Program
MAMA Foundation provides complimentary copies of each release
in the MAMA Records catalog to the following educational institutions
in the United States:
a) accredited colleges and universities which offer a degree
in music or musicology and which place significant emphasis on
b) high schools or programs servicing high schools which have
shown an exceptional commitment to jazz education.
Music for Schools Program Application.