Cincinnati Music Foundation

"Jump & Jive Show Band"

Jerry Beck, Coordinator 

11427 Reed Hartman Highway

Suite 202

Cincinnati Ohio 45241

513 772-7722   •   513 731-1792

jerrybeck [at] 

Official Website


Fundraising to purchase musical instruments (new and/or used after refurbishing) and making them available to middle or high school children with a letter of recommendation from the child's school music director should the child or his family be unable financially to purchase the instrument. No strings are attached and, hopefully, this dream can become a reality.



Through the generosity and foresight of Kaleel Skeirik, Ph.D., Professor of Music at Xavier University, rehearsals for this orchestra began at that location beginning in March 2008. The rehearsal location was changed in the summer to the Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church which is also very supportive of our purpose.


Seventeen musicians plus conductor and performers donate their time in order to accomplish our goal. Band members consist of professional musicians, music teachers, and members of area bands (past and/or present, both male and female) in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Middletown, Dayton and Oxford. Some have played for many well-known bands/orchestras in the past.



"He who loves music loves life."