Drew Burns turned a jazz-age dance hall into
one of the world’s great live music clubs
The Drew Burns Commodore Musicians’ Fund
Drew Burns was known for his openness to new ideas and his willingness to support the many musicians who came to him with requests to hold shows at the Commodore Ballroom. New bands with new ideas that were changing the tide of music’s direction in the late 60s and 70s had a home at The Commodore here in Vancouver.
The Drew Burns Commodore Musicians’ Fund was created as a legacy to all that Drew was. managed by Music BC through the Access To Music Foundation, the Drew Burns Commodore Musicians’ Fund will provide support to Urban Youth Music Programs, Private Music Mentorship, and Music That Cares, an emergency crisis fund for musicians.
The Access to Music Foundation
The Access to Music Foundation provides children and youth in British Columbia with the tools to develop critical and analytical skills, self-esteem, and academic achievement through music education; to ameliorate the economic burden for parents, schools, and communities whose youth wish to participate in musical activities; to enhance leaning opportunities for young artists and to help vulnerable youth find their place in society and to encourage youth to develop a life-long relationship with music.