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2024 RECAP

Thank you to all of the Jam Cruisers and artists who supported Positive Legacy’s mission to integrate music and service during Jam Cruise 20. You certainly know how to party with a purpose! 

Day of Service & Community Connection:

We took a crew of 125 dedicated Jam Cruisers to Robin's Nest Children's Home nestled on a mountain top just outside of Montego Bay for a very special day of service! The Nest is surrounded by luscious hills with a view of the ocean and offers a safe and secure environment for the children, providing the basic needs, medical care, unconditional love and education they need to grow.

During our Day of Service, we spent our afternoon doing some much-needed updates to the Robin’s Nest property. The Salter's Hill community is very mountainous and the road leading up to the Children’s Home was in dire need of repairs. A hard working team of 20+ laid a gravel and concrete mix to start the process to improve the road. Jam Cruisers also cut back the jungle, painted the walls at the preschool, refreshed their mural, did a large trash pickup and decorated 20 hula hoops that were quickly broken in by the crowd and artists alike.

A delicious local meal was provided and the whole Jam Cruise work crew were serenaded by musicians, Matt Butler (of Everyone Orchestra), Pete Shand (New Mastersounds), Ricky Giordano (Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe), Alric “AC” Carter (TAUK), plus Karl Denson, Daniel Donato, Ross James, Stanton Moore, Lamar Williams Jr, Joe Tatton, Simon Allen, Elise Testone and local celeb Pinky Dread who joined us for a music jam and celebration. 

Positive Legacy also partnered with One Love Brigade, a US-based nonprofit that brings bicycles, wheelchairs and other items into Jamaica to provide to those in need. They distributed over 30 bikes and scooters to Robin’s Nest. It was an incredible day of community service and giving back to the local community in Jamaica!

As we left the Nest, the children’s faces were adorned with beautiful and colorful designs thanks to our fabulous face painter, Aoife, and the kids were already breaking in those brand new bikes.

“The Golden Rule is the most enduring concept that any one of us can aim to integrate into our actions and thoughts. Positive Legacy serves others and brings the highest frequency of love possible to those who are in need of it. A life of love and service creates a living orchestra of harmony for all of us to partake and enjoy.” ~ Daniel Donato

Charity Auction:
This year's auction and fundraising activities raised a cool $33,000 to support Positive Legacy’s mission and partners. A huge shout out to Kanika Moore and Cris Jacobs who performed for the bidders at our auction, the creative cruisers who donated their art, all the artists who took time to sign, as well as Josh Timmermans and Dave Vann for donating their beautiful photography. And, most especially to all the event guests who continue to support our efforts to harness the power of music for good!


2023 RECAP

The much anticipated return to Jam Cruise after three long years surely did not disappoint! On top of great music and great friends, this sailing allowed us to attain an important milestone of reaching $1 Million Dollars in grant funding provided to our partners! 


The Day of Service in the Dominican Republic was one of the best Positive Legacy adventures yet. 75 Jam Cruisers joined us at Project Esperanza's educational farm to help with needed improvements, while several artists including Fruition and members of Pixie and the Partygrass Boys joined us to provide the afternoon entertainment along with the help of students from the Bachata Academy. Karl Denson and his Tiny Universe conducted several different music workshops for the students and Jam Cruisers got to learn some new dance moves including Bachata and Merengue. It was a very special day all around! 


We had so much fun hosting Bad Boy Bingo with Little Stranger, crafting some upcycled sunglasses, and had a memorable piano performance during the auction with Ross Bogan of Doom Flamingo and his band mates.


Thanks to everyone who came out to support our annual auction including the photographers, bands, and those who took the time to craft some beautiful art and handmade goods to donate, as well as to those who bid on all the curated items. 


Jam Cruise 19 helped us raise more than $30,000 for our humanitarian and environmental efforts to support deserving organizations! It was incredibly meaningful for our team to return to sailing with thousands of our supporters and friends and we are so grateful for each and everyone who was a part of it. Until next year, Jamily!


Jam Cruise 1 in 2004 is where it all started for Positive Legacy. 18 sailings later, Positive Legacy and Jam Cruisers have provided more than $150,000 of funding to communities in need throughout Mexico and the Caribbean!


Funds raised on JC have supported:

  • Menos Plastico es Fantastico (Mexico)

  • Community Baboon Sanctuary (Belize)

  • School of Life International Foundation (Honduras)

  • Two Wheels, One Love (Jamaica)

  • All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response (U.S. and Caribbean)

  • Deer Dance Festival (Belize)

  • Drums Not Guns (Belize)

  • Astor Black Music & Art Institute (Jamaica)

  • Bob Moog Foundation and Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool (Honduras)

  • CommUnity in Action (Turks & Caicos)

  • Haiti Village Health Clinic (Haiti)

  • Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (Haiti)

  • KM55 “Kinder” School (Mexico)

  • Reef Environmental Education Foundation (Cayman Islands)

  • Rural Retreat Community Center (Jamaica)

  • Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (Belize)

  • Cozumel Chrysalis Group (Mexico)

  • Majken Broby Children’s Home (Mexico)

  • Nucleo de Apoya Familiar (Mexico)

  • Roatan Children’s Fund (Honduras)

  • Rock the Earth (U.S.)

  • Second Harvest Food Bank (U.S.)

  • Reef Relief (U.S.)


The Jam cruise Day of Service is a fan favorite and historically always sells out. We truly appreciate the enthusiasm and gratitude that Jam Cruisers express for being able to help with our projects firsthand and being able to take away a life lesson from the experience. 


(2019) Day of Service guest Elizabeth shared with us: “Community Baboon Sanctuary Day of Service is my first experience and one for the books! Exploring the natural setting of the black howlers, giving back to make the sanctuary a better place for the community and of course, experiencing cultural and funky music with the kids was awesome! Definitely going to become a repeat offender for Day of Service!”

A heartfelt thank you goes out to Matt Butler for orchestrating the improvisational masterpiece that is Everyone Orchestra! Each sailing, Matt curates an uplifting musical journey for the Positive Legacy Celebration, and we are extremely grateful for all the artists who have joined over the years!

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