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Our Mission

Hot House West is a dynamic, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the enrichment, education, and promotion of jazz and swing music, with an emphasis on the unique sounds and cultural contributions of the American West. Through passionate performances, inclusive community outreach, and innovative educational programs, we strive to preserve and propel the timeless art form for future generations, while fostering a vibrant, diverse, and supportive environment for musicians, students, and audiences alike.

At the heart of our mission is the belief that music transcends barriers, uniting people of all backgrounds and bridging the gap between past, present, and future. As an organization, we are committed to:

  1. Celebrating the rich heritage of jazz and swing music, with a focus on the diverse and evolving sounds of the American West, in order to honor its cultural significance and inspire a new generation of musicians and listeners.

  2. Providing accessible, high-quality music education and resources for individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities, with the aim of nurturing and expanding the talent pool of emerging artists and fostering a lifelong love for music.

  3. Engaging in meaningful community outreach and partnerships, working collaboratively with other cultural institutions, schools, and organizations to enhance the understanding and appreciation of jazz and swing music, and to foster a thriving, diverse, and inclusive music community.

  4. Cultivating a sustainable organization that prioritizes the well-being of our musicians, staff, and volunteers, while maintaining financial stability and responsible stewardship of resources, in order to ensure the continued growth and success of our mission.

As Hot House West, we are dedicated to the pursuit of artistic excellence, the celebration of our collective musical heritage, and the empowerment of our community through the transformative power of jazz and swing music. Together, we will ensure a vibrant and enduring legacy for the generations to come.