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The annual benefit event for Jonathan Montessori School. 
And, our biggest party of the year!


WHAT: Jazz for JMS

WHEN: Saturday, February 27, 2016

WHERE: Hazeltine National Golf Club, 1900 Hazeltine Blvd., Chaska, MN 55318

WHY: Jazz for JMS is the annual fundraising event for Jonathan Montessori School. Featuring live Jazz music, a silent auction and delicious food and drink, Jazz for JMS is an evening of fun, friendship and raising important funds for our school.



The Evening Will Feature:

Silent Auction

Featuring creations by the children of JMS, the silent auction is the primary fundraising component of the event. There will be a range of items sure to tempt your competitive side into some friendly bidding battles!

Live Music Todd Ortberg, featuring Kenni Holmen

Oh yes, there will be dancing. Todd Ortberg, his band, and Kenni Homen will entertain us all night. A little cool Jazz to start, a lot of 70s rock, popular dance, fusion and funk to close out the event. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes, and get ready to get out on the dance floor!

Wall of Wine

A Jazz for JMS tradition, the Wall of Wine is a game of chance. Tickets are available for set donation amount. Each ticket gets you a pull from the bag of numbers. Take home the bottle of wine—white, red, Italian, French and so much more—with the tag that matches your ticket number. 

Heads or Tails

The more beads you buy, the better your chances. Purchase beaded necklaces throughout the night. Later in the evening, the event emcee leads guests in a game of chance. Choose “heads” or “tails” before each flip of the coin. Guess wrong and give up one string of beads to stay in the game. The last person standing wins the grand prize, to be announced that evening.

Buckets of Beer

Why should wine connoisseurs have all the fun? New in 2015 Buckets of Beer, features buckets of a sampling of craft beers. The game is the same as the Wall of Wine: donate a determined amount for a ticket and take home the bucket with the tag that matches your number. A fun way to support JMS and try new beers!

Event Logistics

Click to learn more about the logistics of the event, such as parking, attire, timing, and payment methods.


Or, click here to download a PDF of the donation form.


Photos from Jazz for JMS 2015