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."


Our mission is:

 "To provide educational music experiences and encouragement to participate in school band for as many public school students as possible, primarily using local professional musicians."


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, 2017).


This coming Feb 17 & 18, 2017 is our 10th anniversary Cincy Winter Beerfest.  It's hard to believe... 

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 !!!

2008 Cincy Winter Beerfest               $1,731
2009 Cincy Winter Beerfest               $2,038
2009 Labor Day Fireworks                 $1,157
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              $181,994


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 Store. 

Click here for full details on LINKS.