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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

three stars

89.94

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 89.94 three stars
  Financial 90.98 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

four stars

90.98

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
79.7%
  Administrative Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.89
  Program Expenses Growth 10.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 49.6%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jazz St. Louis (MO) 89.94 three stars
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (CA) 93.21 four stars
Brooklyn Academy of Music (NY) 85.14 three stars
The Ark (MI) 88.15 three stars
Bay Chamber Concerts (ME) 86.63 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,889,439
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $408,178
   Government Grants $25,455
Total Contributions $2,323,072
   Program Service Revenue $1,192,830
Total Primary Revenue $3,515,902
   Other Revenue $17,274
TOTAL REVENUE $3,533,176
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,859,776
   Administrative Expenses $435,211
   Fundraising Expenses $257,295
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,552,282
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-19,106
   
Net Assets $6,343,928

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 $1,776,358 62.1%
Educational Outreach $1,083,418 37.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
  • May, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$164,327 4.62% Gene Dobbs Bradford Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Jazz St. Louis (MO) 89.94 three stars
New 42nd Street (NY) 91.72 four stars
National Council for the Traditional Arts (MD) 92.02 four stars
The Woodruff Arts Center (GA) 85.82 three stars
La Jolla Music Society (CA) 85.59 three 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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