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J-Bird Music for The Arts, Inc.

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J-Bird Music for The Arts, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, enriching the Long Beach NY community as well as various locales in the NY State region. Its MISSION: To produce and present a variety of entertainment and events, to raise an awareness and garner much needed funding/Performing Arts & Music related equipment to support the dwindling Performing Arts & Music Programs in New York Education. The non-profit encourages the cooperation and synergy of various sources, such as educational organizations, private patrons, business sponsorship (both local and corporate), government agencies, cultural organizations and the Media, in its quest to achieve its purpose.

For Sponsorship Opportunities or to Make a Tax-Deductible Donation:
For sponsorship or to make a donation, please contact us at or (516) 320-3026. Please make checks payable to J-Bird Music For The Arts, Inc. All contributions are tax deductible.  Click the Donate button below to make a secure donation online.

Board of Directors:

Joanne J-Bird Phillips - Founder/Director; Local 802 AFM NY; Web TV Host & Executive Producer Jammin' With J-Bird; STRONG BEACH® Chef; Associate Producer "Knock Knock" (Lionsgate Home Entertainment); Long Beach International Film Festival Creative Advisory Board; 2015 Extraordinary Woman of Nassau County
Elyssa Phillips - Actor/Writer/Director/Comedian; Actors' Equity Association; BFA Theatre Univ. of The Arts, Philadelphia PA; British American Drama Academy, Oxford UK; Upright Citizens Brigade NYC & L.A.; Ms. At The Movies Writer/Ms. in The Biz Hollywood; 3GSN - 3 Girls Sketch Network, Los Angeles - Executive Producer, Writer, Actor
Hal Phillips - MLIS Pratt NYC; Upright Citizens Brigade NYC; NYC Improv Coach

Advisory Board:

Brittney Borruso, Esq. - Legal
Cantor David Aaron Katz - Opera, Vocal Educator/Performer, Superior Vocal Health Products
Beth Koenig - Catering Sales Manager at Garces Events
Joseph Palancia - C.A.S.A.C.; Teen Drug & Alcohol Abuse/Crisis Counselor; #1 Teen Counselor Orange County, NY; DASA Coordinator (Dignity for All Students Act) Goshen Central High School NY; Performing Musician; Sound/Stage Management
Robbi Kumalo - Artistic Director at Bali Dali Productions, Inc.; Singer/Songwriter/Musician; Teaching Artist with New Jersey State Council for The Arts & NJPAC; Actors' Equity Association, SAG, AFTRA


Debra Ingaugiato, Assistant to the Director
Louis Abbatepaolo, Official Event Photographer
Beatrice Bugnosen, Publicist
Suzanne B. Falk, Data Entry


Our donation of music equipment to Long Beach High School (NY) 6/26/2014