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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Jazz St. Louis

Advancing the uniquely American art of jazz through live performance, education, and outreach

four stars

92.82

3536 Washington Avenue St. Louis, MO 63103
tel: (314) 571-6000   Web Site
EIN: 43-1761629

Board Leadership
Russell Jackson
Board Chair

CEO
Gene Dobbs Bradford
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.82 four stars
  Financial 90.67 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Jazz St. Louis is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization whose mission is to lead our community in advancing the uniquely American art of jazz through live performance, education, and outreach. Founded in 1996, Jazz St. Louis promotes, presents, and preserves jazz in greater St. Louis through performance, education, and outreach activities that build youth and adult audiences for jazz. Currently, Jazz St. Louis presents more than 400 concerts and events per year, which include performances at the Bistro, in-school performances, and community outreach concerts.

Jazz St. Louis is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization whose mission is to lead our community in advancing the uniquely American art of jazz through live performance, education, and outreach. Founded in 1996, Jazz St. Louis promotes, presents, and preserves jazz in greater St. Louis through performance, education, and outreach activities that build youth and adult audiences for jazz. Currently, Jazz St. Louis presents more than 400 concerts and events per year, which include performances at the Bistro, in-school performances, and community outreach concerts.

Financial

four stars

90.67

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
78.6%
  Administrative Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.81
  Program Expenses Growth 7.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 47.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jazz St. Louis on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Jazz St. Louis on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jazz St. Louis (MO) 92.82 four stars
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts (PA) 91.77 four stars
Hawaii Theatre Center (HI) 86.08 three stars
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts (MN) 91.45 four stars
Kansas City Starlight Theatre (MO) 90.58 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,786,645
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $311,431
   Related Organizations $624,885
   Government Grants $47,568
Total Contributions $2,770,529
   Program Service Revenue $1,320,647
Total Primary Revenue $4,091,176
   Other Revenue $-84,855
TOTAL REVENUE $4,006,321
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,938,892
   Administrative Expenses $618,471
   Fundraising Expenses $297,234
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,854,597
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $151,724
   
Net Assets $6,414,285

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Jazz Concerts $1,997,511 68.0%
Educational Outreach $941,381 32.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-05 11/01/2020 92.82 four stars
2018-05 08/01/2019 89.94 three stars
2017-05 07/01/2018 90.81 four stars
2016-05 08/01/2017 90.56 four stars
2015-05 11/01/2016 90.48 four stars
2014-05 06/01/2016 92.22 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-05 10/01/2015 91.88 four stars
2013-05 10/01/2014 90.44 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 43-1761629
Name in IRS Master File JAZZ ST LOUIS
NTEE Code A68
NTEE Classification Music
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
(149) Other instruction and training
(995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date April, 1998
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
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  • May, 2018
  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$176,731 4.58% Gene Dobbs Bradford Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jazz St. Louis (MO) 92.82 four stars
Park Avenue Armory (NY) 90.34 four stars
The Sheldon Arts Foundation (MO) 85.46 three stars
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts (VA) 93.34 four stars
Harris Theater (IL) 90.09 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Jazz St. Louis
3536 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63103
tel: (314) 571-6000
fax: (314) 571-6004
EIN: 43-1761629

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Board Leadership

Russell Jackson
Board Chair

CEO

Gene Dobbs Bradford
Executive Director

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