Jaris Reed Foundation is a Non-Profit 501 (c) (3) founded in 2011 by Reed I. Hadley.
The Jaris Reed Foundation is dedicated to educating young people in the art of film-making and preserving American Culture through film Documentary workshops.
WHAT WE DO
We impart this knowledge through celebrity profile interviews highlighting the lives of legendary icons in all areas of media arts. We teach young people the art of multi-media production through our Backstage Series.
Masters who are architects in their field of entertainment and business are the subjects of the Backstage live interviews.
The Backstage Series is the premier program from JARIS REED FOUNDATION. The program is dedicated to supporting and promoting the creation of film, video and digital/ computer arts by bringing together young media-makers.
Miles Davis hand-picked Wallace Roney to perform by his side at the Montreux Jazz Festival and on May 16, 2013, Wallace, along with Gary Bartz, Monty Alexander and others, performed the Miles Davis classic “If I Were a Bell.” The occasion was a dedication of Miles’ former brownstone into the NY Historical Preservation Landmark collection.
Initially conceiving the idea some twenty years ago Barbados businessman/promoter Tom Hinds saw his vision of more than 20 years become a reality when he debuted the first of a series of Caribbean music festivals titled The Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari this year in Barbados. His concept was to take a simple plan that worked for many years at his Naniki Amphitheater/Resort and expand it throughout the islands, Caribbean particularly those islands that have not hosted music festivals in the past.
DonateOften some people are quick to make judgment on new shows and critics can sometimes make or break one. Once you take a sample program called a bumper to experts in what it takes to produce a credible, well thought out program series for their input their stamp of approval far outweighs that of any critic.
You are well aware that our nation’s schools have suffered losses in music and other artistic programs through budget cuts. All sources of alternative funding are explored and are fully welcomed. Your contribution of any amount is deeply appreciated by those who benefit the most from this projects efforts the children who are to be future musicians, producers executives and those who find creative ways of promoting the great American Classical Music.
“... a truly unique teaching tool for our future- the children.”
“... I strongly endorse Jazz: Backstage.”
“... Mr. Hadley does wonderful work in promoting our special art form.”
“... your different approach of using multimedia will be a certain hit with young people around the world.”
“... the passion you have shown for the Jazz:Backstage project is inspirational.”
“... I am greatly enthusiastic about seeing you realize your brilliant concept Jazz: Backstage.”
“... in working with my clients Nancy Wilson and Joe Williams I find Mr. Hadley dedicated, passionate and persistent.”
“... Topics such as Jazz history , Influential Greats and Music Promotion: Club management, just to mention a few will all pique the curiosity of students and encourage their enthusiasm in wanting to learn more about this important genre.. music is a universal language and your proposed curriculum will bridge cultural gaps and bring young people together in classes across the country.”
Reed Ingram Hadley, CEO
Dr. William Hayling, Board Member
Don Wolff, Board Member
Ron Carter, Board Member
Jim Malloy, COO (Technical Production)
Greg Carroll, Board Member
Rhonda Hamilton, WBGO Jazz FM Radio Personality