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Pippi's Birthday Fundraiser for Pipjazz Foundation

Fundraiser for Pipjazz Foundation by Pippi Ardennia

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To help celebrate my birthday this year, I'm raising money for Pipjazz Foundation. Every little bit helps. Give the gift of a donation, and help me reach my goal.

our seventh season!

"We are back for our seventh season with a new name, new website, new times, new venues and renewed energy. With great excitement, we would like to welcome you to our 2017 season!"


                                                                                                           Pippi Ardennia, Founder and President, PipJazz Foundation

The mission of PipJazz Foundation, a nonprofit organization, is to bring world class music to the community in a family friendly environment where young people can be inspired to fully engage in the arts.

"I love the mission of our organization, especially what it does for our youth.  They are able to perform and learn from professional musicians, these musicians become mentors and leaders for them.  I have observed how our student artists' musical and social skills are enhanced during their tenure with the PipJazz Youth Program. With self-confidence strengthened, they are able to develop their "own voice," to use Pippi's words. PipJazz is very near and dear to my heart. I am so happy to play a role in its continuation and its introduction to an ever-increasing audience."


                                                                                         Melinda J Anderson, Executive Director, PipJazz Foundation

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Sponsor Opportunity

PipJazz Sponsor/Donor Opportunity


PipJazz Foundation is asking you to help support our mission by becoming a sponsor/donor. By joining the PipJazz Live community, you will support a family friendly concert series that promotes local talent, and celebrates our rich musical tradition. PipJazz Live is a place for our community to come together and enjoy the legacy of the Twin Cities’ music heritage and foster our next generation of artists.


The mission of PipJazz Foundation, a 501C-3 nonprofit organization is to bring world-class music to the community in a family friendly environment where young people can be inspired to fully engage in the arts. This concert series began June 2011.


PipJazz LIVE's mission is to inspire young musicians to find their voice through live performances with world-class musicians.


During this season concerts will be at various locations. The concerts will be on Saturday evenings. All locations are handicap accessible and provide ample parking.


We’d love for you to be a part of the PipJazz Live community! PipJazz Live is an innovative jazz concert hosted by Chicago born jazz/blues singer/songwriter Pippi Ardennia featuring a core ensemble of premier Twin Cities jazz/blues Musicians – Peter Schimke, piano; Billy Peterson, bass; Brian Nielsen, keyboards; Jay Young, bass; and Glenn Swanson, drums. The core ensemble becomes a new band at each concert as it incorporates the instruments and talents of stellar guest headliners.


Our featured youth musician performs two of their favorite songs and given the opportunity to “sit in” with seasoned jazz musicians. This “trial by fire” has become a crowd favorite. It has also been an inspiration to the musicians who’ve all had similar experiences and now can share that spark of spontaneous creativity on stage with featured youth musicians.


We trust that you will continue to be committed and support PipJazz Foundation. Please mail your check or money order to the address below or you may donate safe, secure and easy on line at


Thank you.


Pippi Ardennia


President/Founder and Host


Melinda J. Anderson


Executive Director

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