Help Clark Terry to “Keep On Keepin’ On!”

Clark Terry has spent his life sharing his one-of-a-kind talents with the world, whether by performing for presidents, preschoolers and plenty of people in-between, or by traveling the world and teaching students on six continents.

Clark is our national treasure, and it’s time that we show our appreciation for all he has done for us in his almost 93 years, and how he continues to bring a smile to our faces everyday.

We are so very grateful to The Jazz Foundation of America for their financial assistance. For many years, with funding from their supporters, JFA has paid the life-saving salaries for Clark’s health aides so he could have the 24-hour care that he needed at home.

Many of you have helped with Clark’s 24-hour home care costs by making tax-deductible donations to the Clark Terry Fund at JFA. Your help was very needed, and is truly appreciated.

Clark’s medical care and bills have increased dramatically, and he really needs your help now. Through God’s grace and your support, Clark will keep on keepin’ on!

With continued donations from Clark’s friends and fans to the Clark Terry Fund at JFA, the foundation can still help Clark, and they can continue welcoming requests from our other beloved musicians who need assistance.

With your donations, his wife Gwen and her stellar team can continue to take care of him at home where he can enjoy his greatest passion – helping to make dreams come true for aspiring musicians, and he can actively participate in the perpetuation of jazz.

Here are the ways you can contribute:

Donate online to Clark’s designated fund at Jazz Foundation of America.

Your contribution through JFA is tax-deductible.

Click here to send an Online Donation to JFA for Clark.

  • Fill in Donation Amount, Payment Plan and Contact Profile
  • Then scroll down mid-page to “Additional Questions”.
  • Select “Tribute Type”
  • Select “In Honor Of”
  • Type “Clark Terry”
  • Type a message in the box if you want JFA to notify Clark that you have made a donation.

Donate by mail to Clark’s designated fund at Jazz Foundation of America.

Your contribution through JFA is tax-deductible.

  • Write a check to Jazz Foundation of America with “Clark Terry” in the memo line.
  • Mail to:
    Jazz Foundation of America
    322 West 48th Street
    New York, NY 10036


Donate online to directly to Clark Terry

Donation payments are handled securely through PayPal.

Donate by mail to Clark’s home in Arkansas

Clark Terry
4720 South Beech Street
Pine Bluff, AR 71603


  • International checks are welcome. Please include your email address and phone number.
  • If you have any questions, send an email to


Thank you very much for helping to make it possible for Clark Terry to continue to receive the home care that he needs.
– Written by friends of Clark Terry

“We are extremely grateful to everyone for your very needed help and prayers. We couldn’t make it without you. God bless you all!”
– Clark and Gwen Terry