The Les Paul Foundation, whose mission is to share the legacy of Les Paul, has continued its commitment to provide funding to projects that share Les Paul’s spirit. In 2017, recipient organizations are furthering Les Paul’s dreams and sharing his vision and innovation with their programs.
Of the eleven grants awarded across the country, four Wisconsin organizations received funding from the most recent Les Paul Foundation grants, including Door County’s Birch Creek Music Performance Center.
Birch Creek, of Egg Harbor, received a grant to underwrite the guitar portion of its jazz education sessions and accompanying master classes, which include instruction and discussions of Les Paul’s inventions, experiments and recording techniques. Birch Creek supports this instruction with additional Les Paul materials available to students and faculty in the campus’ Listening/Media Library.
The mission of the Les Paul Foundation is to honor and share the life, spirit and legacy of Les Paul by supporting music education, engineering and innovation as well as medical research. This year The Les Paul Foundation continues its celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Les Paul. For more information go to lespaulfoundation.org.