The Hot Rhythm Foundation
The Hot Rhythm Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the historic jazz music and dances of the early twentieth century. The Hot Rhythm Foundation, comprising musicians and dancers, is dedicated to the growth of jazz music and dances here in Austin.
Our Mission Statement
The Hot Rhythm Foundation’ (hereafter, “the Foundation”) recognizes the existence of a community of musicians and dancers that has formed by way of their shared passion for the danceable jazz music of the early-twentieth century. It is the mission of the Foundation to promote and sustain this artistic community, and in this way preserve the two historically American art forms that exist at its center – early twentieth-century jazz and swing dancing (e.g. Charleston, Collegiate Shag, Balboa, Lindy Hop). The Foundation, like the community it supports, regards this music and these dances as living, breathing art forms of historical significance stemming from the collective creativity of African-American artists. The Foundation aims to fulfill its mission by sharing these art forms, as such, through community outreach, education, and special events.