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The Peterson Family Scholarship in Jazz Studies

A personal campaign sponsored by The Peterson Family


The Peterson Family name is synonymous with Jazz in Minnesota and beyond. Since the passing of their matriarch, Jeanne Arland Peterson, the Peterson’s and the University of Minnesota have collaborated to create  

The Peterson Family Scholarship in Jazz Studies at the School of Music.

We are asking you to help us keep the genre of Jazz alive for generations to come. Help us pass on this true American artform by investing in its future.

Your gift will impact a student’s life and everyone in their circle; their parents, family, peers and community for years to come. 

Please contribute to The Peterson Family Scholarship in Jazz Studies at The University of Minnesota, and let’s keep Jazz alive, one student at a time.

Jazz Fest 2022 will feature the Peterson Family with various University of Minnesota Jazz Bands. Your gift to the Jazz Fest Operations Fund will provide scholarship opportunities for the next generation of jazz musicians.

*Please note, the 2020 virtual auction is closed.