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 elementary 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. 6,000+ Greater
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA elementary students saw our 26 presentations in the 2012-2013 school year. And 10,500+
students saw our 30 presentations in Greater Columbus, Ohio, USA that we funded thru the Jazz Arts
Group. We also donated $5,000 to the World Piano
Competition's Bach-Beethoven-Brahms program for inner-city school children
and just did that again for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. We also donated $5,000 to Northern Kentucky
University's EMPOWER outreach program, $1,000 to Sycamore High School's choir toward new uniforms and $500 to Piner
Elementary's annual Music Blast fundraiser at Turfway Park on Saturday, August 24, 2013.
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.
Some of our beerfest volunteers
needed a charity to sponsor them in the Bourbon Chase 200 mile relay marathon from Louisville to Lexington, KY, USA
on October 18 & 19, 2013. Yes, 200 miles... So we did. Yes, it rained, but we had a
great time, as you can see.
11:30 pm Friday night, after starting at 1pm at the Jim Beam Distillery near Louisville, KY,
Just after crossing the finish line in downtown Lexington, KY, USA in less than 30 hours.
Yes, 200 miles, running, in less than 30 hours !!!
And, of course, video of them crossing the finish line !!!
You need to have money to be able to spend
it. That's why we go out of our way to make as much money as we can at our fundraisers, so we can pay
musicians $125 each to perform in public elementary schools and encourage children to join their school
Please support our upcoming fundraisers
Big Joe Duskin Foundation Orchestra is available for high
school fundraising events. Our 20+ piece jazz and blues orchestra will perform in your auditorium and
students of your choice can solo with them. If your band and school actively sells tickets to the event,
we will guarantee it does not lose money. Your music department will directly receive 50% of the
net proceeds and 90% of our half will fund our presentations in elementary and middle schools that feed into
your high school. The final 10% is our administration fee, which is only 5% of the total raised. That
is well below the accepted and normal 16%-17% for non-profit organizations.
You really cannot lose. We're
making sure. We're doing our first one at Rushville High School in Indiana on May 15,
Email Wade Baker or call him at 812-631-1119
to get things started.
State of Indiana employees can donate
directly to our foundation through a payroll deduction to their State Employees' Community Campaign (SECC).
Click here for the
website. The deadline to sign-up for 2014 is October 25, 2013. Just search for Big Joe
Duskin and you'll find us.
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
Store. Click here for full details on
here to join the LINKS Facebook