The Juanita Grant Music Endowment Fund was created by James Grant Jr. and daughter Gail Brown. Mrs. Juanita Grant organized the Los Aficiondos Jazz Society and became its public relations officer for nearly 40 years. Juanita expanded jazz music to local musicians who wanted to be heard. She would always say that jazz is the most original art form in America. Jazz is world celebrated so why can’t we honor it locally? Jazz is America’s gift to the world.
Juanita received numerous awards and recognition for keeping jazz alive. Juanita was instrumental in having national jazz artists make frequent appearances on the Peninsula. Juanita launched us all into Jazz Space and we will forever be grateful.