By all means, spend your money on Black Friday, just be mindful of where it goes. Head the call of Reverend Billy, consider Small Business Saturday, and especially take a look at these projects, in your name or in that of someone who shares your values:

    • Pulse, a composers group founded by Joe Phillips, is raising money for a collaboration with Take Dance. Go to the Kickstarter page for an excellent video of what they’re working on.
    • Orange Then Blue is trying to raise money to film a documentary on Charles Mingus, to be directed by his grandson Kevin Ellington Mingus. Here’s their Kickstarter page, with a great video teaser.
    • Search and Restore, a group that puts excellent jazz and improvised music right in front of your ears, live, is alsofund-raising, and you can help them keep live music alive:
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