What We Do

In 2012 The Gerry & Franca Mulligan Scholarship was established at the Julliard School in New York. Each year it awards a deserving Julliard jazz student with a preference shown to saxophone players, composers and conductors. The Julliard Jazz Program also incorporates Gerry’s music into their repertoire with an annual concert. Please visit www.juilliard.edu/mulliganscholarship to find out more.

The Foundation has collaborated with two of the world’s most prestigious music conservatories: the Royal Conservatory of Liège, Belgium in 2014 and the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milano, Italy in 2015, awarding scholarships to students from each institution.

In 2016 the Foundation began supporting KEYS: an inner-city program in Bridgeport, Connecticut, that provides musical instruction to children in need.

The Foundation has awarded scholarships to music students through the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

The Foundation assists composers and arrangers by providing free unlimited access to the Gerry Mulligan Music library.

Since 1999, the Gerry Mulligan Permanent Collection has been on display At the Library of Congress, in Washington DC.

There was an exhibition of Gerry’s original drawings at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Liège, Belgium on March 2014, with a performance of the Gerry’s chamber composition Octet Sea Cliff and his symphony Entente at the Royal Conservatory of Liège.

In September and October 2015 during EXPO and MITO, Gerry’s original drawings were exhibited at the “Galleria Milano” and a concert of Gerry’s music featuring Mario Marzi was given at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milano, Italy.

On November 11, 2016 Franca Mulligan donated the original musical manuscript “Octet for Sea Cliff” aka “Portofino” to the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milano, Italy during a concert honoring Gerry’s Concert Jazz Band music.