One of the Zawinul Foundation for Achievement’s objectives is to keep its vision consistent with the goals that Joe and Maxine Zawinul pursued during their lifetimes.
Joe’s and Maxine’s life experiences exemplified their vision of how things should be. A white jazz pianist from Vienna and an African-American Playboy Bunny from Chicago came together in the late 1950s to propel a lifestyle in which music was at the center.
Joe and Maxine were willing to challenge convention by breaking the rules and changing the rules, all the while trusting that music ultimately transcends rules by reaching people around the world regardless of language and culture.
As Joe put it, “Music may not change the world, but may inspire people to change the world.”
The Zawinul Foundation aims to further pursue the interests and life passions of Joe and Maxine Zawinul, and intends to create programs, events and partnerships that reflect their goals.
For a full bio of Joe Zawinul, click HERE