RDJF Media Features

The Roderick D. Jones Foundation was created to preserve and continue the vision of Roderick Darryl Jones (known as “RJ” to all who were near and dear), a life long Gardena, CA native and community leader who was a champion of both the arts and youth mentorship. As a leader in the area of youth empowerment, he took it upon himself to inspire youth through sports, education and music. As a community leader, Jones is best known as a visionary who helped pave the way for the creation and launch of The Gardena Jazz Festival as one of its co-founders. The festival, now in its 12th year, has grown to be one of largest and most popular gatherings for jazz aficionados in Southern California, regularly attracting 10,000 or more music lovers.


The Roderick D Jones Foundation in the Press.

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