Mission Driven Cool

We are a 501(c)(3) jazz presenting non-profit organization located in Durham, NC. Our mission is to present, promote and preserve jazz-influenced music. We present high quality live music concerts in unique venues throughout the Triangle. We strive to cross artistic, economic, and cultural boundaries to bring together a diverse mix of people and creativity all while providing a GREAT NIGHT OUT. We are dedicated to promoting the local vibrant and varied music and art scene. The project is a unique collaboration between the music and art communities to bring both creative mediums to supporters in an intimate concert setting. The live performances showcase and stimulate the forward-focused creative thought that is occurring on the local music and art scenes. The Art of Cool Project is a creative philanthropic project spearheaded by trumpeter and educator, Albert Strong IV, and Cicely Mitchell, DrPH of Al Strong Music Productions.

Click to download ourĀ 2012 Annual Report