Jazz Sponsorship

 


MISSION

UtahPresents, the multi-disciplinary presenter at the University of Utah, brings diverse artistic and cultural experiences to campus and the region, exploring and enriching the human experience through the lens of creativity and the arts. As stewards of the iconic Kingsbury Hall, we provide a valuable gathering space for community events and campus partners. Through a breadth of collaborations, UtahPresents encourages curiosity, enhances cultural vibrancy, and creates connections beyond the stage.

PURPOSE OF REQUEST

Gordon and Connie Hanks have been at the forefront of the Salt Lake City jazz music scene since 1994. They have increased local awareness, appreciation, and popularity of jazz, America’s own historic music genre. Over time, their efforts developed into a unique and nationally recognized series, featuring world-class jazz musicians and some of Utah’s own accomplished artists. They produced nearly 250 concerts with over 500 of the world’s best jazz artists, proving the popularity of jazz in Salt Lake City.

This past year, the Hanks’ beloved JazzSLC program closed its doors. As an organization that brings exceptional artists and art forms from around the world to Salt Lake City, UtahPresents is well positioned to honor the legacy of Gordon and Connie Hanks with a new jazz series that continues their tradition of bringing topflight jazz to Utah.

THE SERIES

The Initial Jazz Series will be comprised of three performances during the 2024-2025 UtahPresents Season. One concert will showcase a local jazz, Hot House West, as well as eight-time Grammy Award-winner Christian McBride, and Delfeayo Marsalis’ Uptown Jazz Orchestra with their distinctly New Orleans sound.

Crucial to UtahPresents’ mission is bringing campus arts together with the broader creative community. As part of this series, we will connect the musicians with jazz students from the university’s School of Music, providing the students with opportunities to interact closely with celebrated professional artists. Offerings for students will include workshops/masterclasses and potentially the opportunity to perform at UtahPresents with the artists.

2024-2025 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

As this jazz series will be a new addition to the UtahPresents season, it will require new financial resources. Series sponsorships will support artist fees, transportation, lodging, and hospitality in addition to production expenses.

We respectfully present a menu of sponsorship options for your review. We welcome donations of any amount and affirm that every dollar makes a difference for this series!

  • Season Sponsorship: $10,000

A Season Sponsorship will support over 30 performances and 50 community engagement events, helping UtahPresents reach over 50,000 audience members throughout the year.

Benefits of sponsorship include but are not limited to:

  • 6 complimentary sponsorship tickets available for all 15+ productions in the UtahPresents 2024-25 Season
  • 2 VIP parking passes available for every 2024-25 UtahPresents show (15+)
  • Invitations to exclusive special events including our annual Season Launch Party
  • Opportunity to bring up to 25 guests (employees, clients, friends & family, etc.) to one performance of your choice with a pre-show or intermission reception with refreshments and an open bar
  • Name/logo recognition on most promotional materials and all email blasts to 29,000+ patrons for the entire season (15+ performances)
  • Stage and playbill recognition for all 15+ UtahPresents performances
  • Prime name/logo placement on UtahPresents website
  • Lobby signage and listing on the sponsor wall for the year
  • 4 social media posts during the season (6,000+ followers)
  • Option to include a QR code and/or promotional discount in every playbill in the 2024-25 season to convert patrons into customers

 

  • Full Jazz Series Sponsorship: $7,500

Support the entire jazz series, including all three public performances and our education and outreach work.

Benefits of sponsorship include but are not limited to:

  • 6 complimentary sponsorship tickets available for all 15+ productions in the UtahPresents 24-25 Season
  • 2 VIP parking passes available to each show in the jazz series (3)
  • Invitations to exclusive special events including our annual Season Launch Party
  • Opportunity to bring up to 25 guests (employees, clients, friends & family, etc.) to a performance of your choice with a pre-show or intermission reception with refreshments and an open bar
  • Name/logo recognition on all promotional materials and email blasts to 29,000+ patrons for the jazz series
  • Stage and playbill recognition for all jazz series performances
  • Website recognition on UtahPresents sponsor page and on pages related to the jazz series
  • Lobby signage and listing on the sponsor wall for the jazz series
  • 3 social media posts surrounding the series (6,000+ followers)
  • Option to include a QR code and/or promotional discount in all three jazz series playbills to convert patrons into customers

 

  • Two-Show Sponsorship: $5,000

Select two productions of the jazz series to sponsor.

Benefits of sponsorship include but are not limited to:

  • 6 complimentary sponsorship tickets available for all three nights of the jazz series
  • 2 VIP parking passes available to each show in the jazz series
  • 4 complimentary sponsorship tickets available for all other productions in the UtahPresents 2024-25 Season (12+ productions)
  • Invitations to exclusive special events including our annual Season Launch Party
  • Opportunity to bring up to 10 guests (employees, clients, friends & family, etc.) to a jazz performance of your choice with a pre-show or intermission reception with refreshments and an open bar
  • Name/logo recognition on all promotional materials and email blasts to 29,000+ patrons for the jazz series
  • Stage and playbill recognition for all jazz series performances
  • Website recognition on UtahPresents sponsor page and on pages related to your sponsored performances
  • Lobby signage and listing on the sponsor wall during the run of both of your sponsored performances
  • 2 social media posts surrounding the shows (6,000+ followers)

 

  • One-Show Sponsorship: $2,500

Select one production of the jazz series to sponsor.

Benefits of sponsorship include but are not limited to:

  • 6 complimentary sponsorship tickets available for all three nights of the jazz series
  • 2 VIP parking passes available to each show in the jazz series
  • 2 complimentary sponsorship tickets available for all other productions in the UtahPresents 2024-25 Season (12+ productions)
  • Invitations to exclusive special events including our annual Season Launch Party
  • Name/logo recognition on all promotional materials and email blasts to 29,000+ patrons for the jazz series
  • Stage and playbill recognition for your sponsored performance
  • Website recognition on UtahPresents sponsor page and on pages related to your sponsored performance
  • Lobby signage and listing on the sponsor wall during the run of your sponsored performance
  • 1 social media post surrounding the show (6,000+ followers)

Thank you for your kind consideration of this request. Please contact Bretleigh Sandorf at bretleigh.sandorf@utah.edu or 801-865-4690 if you have any questions regarding this sponsorship opportunity. Your generosity will play a vital role in honoring Gordon and Connie Hanks’ legacy and continuing the tradition of world-class jazz in Salt Lake City.