Welcome to BigJoeDuskin.org !!!
Music education for young
children seems to be considered a luxury in America. Absolutely not. It is more of
a requirement than Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. Click
here to learn how music education increases children's intelligence
and "learning to play a musical instrument changes the brain, leading to a slew of potential
benefits, including improved learning and understanding of language."
"To provide educational music experiences and
encouragement to participate in school band for as many public school students as possible, primarily
using local professional
In the panel on the left, you'll find
pages with all the info on the great things we've been doing. Since 2010, over 20,000 students have
seen our 70 performances in Greater Cincinnati elementary schools. We changed gears a bit in fall 2014 and
started writing checks to elementary schools for their music programs. We choose schools based on their state
exam scores, starting at the bottom of the list. Music education for young children improves their language,
math and science skills and these are the children who need help the most.
Click on Cincinnati in the left
panel for all the details.
Everything we do is made
possible by the Cincy Beerfest on Fountain Square (Sept 9-10, 2016)
and the Cincy Winter Beerfest (Feb 17 & 18,
This coming Feb 17 & 18, 2017 is our 10th anniversary Cincy Winter Beerfest. It's hard
This is what we've raised to support
music education in Greater Cincinnati public schools. And, yes, if things go well, we will surpass $200,000
total in February !!!
Winter Beerfest $1,731
2009 Cincy Winter Beerfest
2009 Labor Day Fireworks
2010 Cincy Winter Beerfest $5,800
2011 Cincy Winter Beerfest $12,773
2012 Cincy Winter Beerfest $23,015
2012 Cincy Beerfest on Fountain Square $2,837
2013 Cincy Winter Beerfest $22,097
2013 Cincy Beerfest on Fountain Square $9,237
2014 Cincy Winter Beerfest $28,227
2014 Cincy Beerfest on Fountain Square $16,165
2015 Cincy Winter Beerfest $25,187
2016 Cincy Winter Beerfest $26,730
2016 Cincy Beerfest on Fountain Square $5,000
Total all Cincy Beerfests
Of course, you'll also find some
great history about boogie-woogie pianist Big Joe Duskin. Enjoy your visit and let us know if you have any questions or info we
could add to the website.
Lonely Instruments for Needy KidS
(LINKS) could really use some help
supplying school requests for instruments. Alto saxes and flutes in
particular, but everything helps. They can be donated at any Buddy Roger's Music
Click here for full details on