"Chocolate Jazz" can be used for any occasion; Church, School, Community, or it can be used as Fundraiser.  Some things in life just make you naturally feel good. Two of those things are chocolate and great music. Combining two of life's "little pleasures" into an evening of Chocolate Jazz is the invention of gifted flugelhorn and trumpet player David Wells, a national smooth jazz recording artist.

Add some gourmet coffee, and some rich chocolate desserts, anything you want and that's Chocolate Jazz. "Chocolate Jazz" is catching on all over the country," said Wells. " I wanted to bring something different to people that mean a lot to you and to me.

David Wells
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This is why we do Chocolate Jazz


Did You Know?

1. Schools with music programs have graduation rates of 90.2 percent compared with a 72.9 percent rate for schools without music education.

2. Schools with music programs have attendance rates of 93.3 percent, compared with 84.9 percent for those that don’t.

3. In 2006, SAT takers with course work or experience in music performance scored 57 points higher on the verbal portion of the college entrance exam. 43 points higher on the math portion than did students with no such experience in the arts.

4. November 2007, 86 percent of college graduates had some music education when they were in school, compared with 65 percent for those who had not completed or completed only high school.

5. Eighty-three percent of people earning $150,000 or more had a music education. Source: Harris Interactive Poll, 2006 – 2007

Did You Know?

Data from the National Educational Longitudinal Study of 1988 showed that music participants received more academic honors and awards than non-music students, and that the percentage of music participants receiving As, As/Bs, and Bs was higher than the percentage of non-participants receiving those grades.

Source: National Educational Longitudinal Study of 1988 First Follow-Up (1990), U.S. Department of Education.

Did You Know?

"The nation's top business executives agree that arts education programs can help repair weaknesses in American education and better prepare workers for the 21st century."

Source: "The Changing Workplace is Changing Our View of Education," Business Week, October 1996.

Did You Know?

Students who were exposed to the music-based lessons scored a full 100 percent higher on fractions tests than those who learned in the conventional manner. Second-grade and third-grade students were taught fractions in an untraditional manner ‹ by teaching them basic music rhythm notation. The group was taught about the relationships between eighth, quarter, half and whole notes. Their peers received traditional fraction instruction.

Source: Neurological Research, March 15, 1999