The Minton’s Collective is a community effort to sustain the incidental music and performance that has always enhanced your dining experience. Our goal is to keep the art alive while making sure our artists are properly compensated.

Minton’s Playhouse was built to strengthen musical collaboration and will continue to be a pillar of support for the artistic community.

The Collective is currently working on a GoFundMe page to make donations easy and secure. All donations are used to pay the artists and keep the music playing at Minton’s Playhouse! We’ve setup amazing reward tiers as a thank you to our supporters!

Visit our GoFundMe page to donate!

The Minton’s Collective is currently working to setup a GoFundMe Campaign.
Please subscribe below if you’d like to be a supporter!
We’ll send you an email when the Collective campaign is live. Thank you!

The mission of The Minton’s Collective is to support, inspire, and bring together New York City’s phenomenal jazz artist community.

The Minton’s Collectiv was created by Raphael Benavides (owner of Minton’s Playhouse) who saw that musicians within the jazz community knew one another informally, or had a small circle of musician aquaintances, but had no consistent opportunities for them to meet and collaborate. The Minton’s Collective is working to change this and keep the legacy of Jazz music alive. The Minton’s Collective is a dynamic community where jazz artists- from vocalist to trumpeters, violinists, and guitarists  – can work together to expand their opportunities and better promote their incredible talents.

The growing Collective

Your support goes a long way. This campaign is to bring music back to Minton’s Playhouse. All funds collected are going directly to the musicians who play our stage.

Under the current NYC conditions we cannot promote these events or sell tickets. As a thank you for your support we’ve put together some rewards that we’d love to give you.

$1 - $19

We thank you from the bottom of our heart. This next song goes out to you!

$20

We will ship to you our very own JAZZ LIVES T-shirt.
(More details to come)

$50

Reservation for 2 to a future show dedicated to our supporters!

$100

Reservation for 2 to an upcoming show of your preference and a JAZZ LIVES T-Shirt

$500 - $1000

All perks shown above plus dinner for 2 at Minton’s Playhouse

Jazz Savior

$1001 – $5000

A big wow. All perks shown above plus a Minton’s plaque with your name delivered to you. Your plaque will also be added to our Saviors Wall at Minton’s Playhouse

 (The Saviors Wall is a wall dedicated to all our Savior supporters in this campaign. More details to come)

Jazz Savior - A Tour and More

$1001 – $5000

Enjoy a 5-Course tasting meal, a tour of historical landmarks in Harlem with Columbia University  Jazz Historian Professor Christopher Washburn plus all perks shown above.

Jazz Savior - Jazz Walk of Fame

$10,000

(You’re about to make history! Before the pandemic, Minton’s Playhouse was working on creating a Walk of Fame for our Jazz legends.)

The Jazz Saviors of this reward will receive their own star on the Walk of Fame plus all perks shown above.

The Minton’s Collective is currently working to setup a GoFundMe Campaign.
Please subscribe below if you’d like to be a supporter!
We’ll send you an email when the Collective campaign is live. Thank you!