Sensei Sponsors Jazz 4 Justice
November 17, 2021
Sensei is excited to be “Boogie Woogie” sponsors of Jazz4Justice this year on November 20th at the George Mason Center for the Arts.
Jazz4Justice is the brainchild of Fairfax, Virginia, attorney Edward L. Weiner, conceived in 2000 while he attended a Jazz recital by the George Mason University (GMU) School of Music. He was very impressed by the music, but distressed by the small audience. As a Past President of the Fairfax Law Foundation (FLF), he saw an opportunity for these two organizations to work together on a mutually beneficial project that would also strengthen connections with the local community. Professor Jim Carroll, Founder of Jazz Studies at GMU, partnered with Ed, and the first Jazz4Justice concert was held at GMU in 2002.
Jazz4Justice is truly a unique event. From the beginning, attorneys, judges, students, and fellow members of the Northern Virginia community have gathered in a friendly environment where Jazz admirers could congregate and celebrate their love for the music. Today, through partnerships with 6 universities and numerous local Bar Associations, 50 Jazz4Justice concerts have been held across the Commonwealth: George Mason University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Christopher Newport University, Northern Virginia Community College, the University of Virginia, and the University of Mary Washington. These concerts have raised over $500,000 for jazz programs and an array of educational and charitable legal services benefiting Virginia’s local communities.