Mission Statement

The Delaware Celebration of Jazz is a non-profit arts, entertainment and educational organization dedicated to enriching and educating the public understanding and appreciation of music, while helping to ensure that all people impacted by cancer have a voice by supporting our mission of Music for the Cure.

Established in 1990, our unique group has been orchestrating events bringing national and international Grammy Award winning artists to Sussex County Delaware…Our festival is local and our artists are global.

The Delaware Celebration of Jazz, producer of the Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival, is a 501 [C] [3] non-profit corporation with our headquarters for 29 years only in Sussex County, Delaware.

Our goal throughout many years has been to raise money to help the Beebe Medical Foundation fund the Tunnell Cancer Center. The Tunnell Cancer Center has over 35,000 visits a year. Each year they have over 2,500 new patients, seeing approximately 150 patients each day.

When attendees purchase tickets it donates to our cause, it helps us not only fight the devastating disease of cancer, but also contributes to the ongoing research & the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment for the Tunnell Cancer Center. In addition attendees also helps our local economy prosper.

Our efforts are to help our Sussex County family members and friends beat this disease and live a normal life while battling cancer. The Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival Board of Directors announced a 5-year $100,000 pledge for Tunnell Cancer Center. This pledge will continue to support the current Rt. 24 Tunnell Cancer Center as we have over the past 10 years and also support plans for a new cancer center to be constructed in Millville, Delaware.

We will continue our support by providing what we call ‘the music for the cure’.