The Joe Zawinul Foundation for Achievement aims to further the interests and passions of Joe and Maxine Zawinul by creating programs, events, and partnerships that reflect their commitment to performing arts education as a life-transforming experience. The annual Joe Zawinul Music Exchange Program encourages music students to broaden their studies and acquire new skills through multi-cultural opportunities.

Joe Zawinul Foundation for Achievement

Established in 2013 by Tony Zawinul, the Zawinul Foundation for Achievement fulfills Joe’s dream to encourage and cultivate the pursuit of performing arts careers in young, promising musicians. It draws from Joe’s personal experiences as an international musician whose classical music roots are based in his early days of music studies in Vienna and whose career exposed him to the cultures and music of the world. The Zawinul Foundation for Achievement allows students to benefit from this precious connection.