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Unassuming,  Unrelenting Love.

Love sees you.

Love respects who you are and understands your value.

Love recognizes your unique needs and responds in everyway possible.  This is what Art Tatum Zone is all about.


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Limited spots still open in our 7-12th afterschool program.  It is an educational and fun in this themed program: FRESH CHEFS cooking theme starting Sept 18, twice a week from 3:00-6:00pm at ATZ Suite at the Nunns.  Details and registration HERE

NOW HIRING!  We are looking for a few kind and hard-working people with a heart for kids and learning to join our team at Art Tatum Zone.  We need in-school behavioral support substitute teachers to work 8:30-3:30pm as needed and after-school program staff to work Monday through Friday 2:15-6:30pm.  If this sounds like a good fit for you, email your resume HERE.  We would love the chance to get to know you!


Transform the community through BOLD acts of love.

Matthew 5:14-16

Dr. Calvin & Christine Sweeney
President & Executive Director, Art Tatum Zone


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Talent Never to be Duplicated

Jazz Profile

The Dozens: Art Tatum at 100

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Visionary. Determined. Passionate. Fearless. Love.

Art Tatum, a legendary jazz musician, was born right here in Toledo, Ohio. Nearly blind by the age of four, Art was determined to never let obstacles or hardships stop him from pursuing his passions. 

Although predominantly self-taught, Art fell further in love with the piano after attending Toledo School of Music. After graduating from Scott high school, Art began to emerge from the music scene at the age of 19.

Art had a fresh way of playing. In fact, it was so innovative that many argued his genre wasn’t jazz in the first place. Because of his unique skill and technique, many who listened to his music, often thought it was two pianists playing at once. In the 1930s, Art’s playing style was first of its kind…and he is the first ever since. His talent ultimately led him to becoming a two-time Grammy award-winning artist.

Unfortunately, his life ended prematurely at the young age of 47 years due to a kidney illness, but the impact of his music and passion continue to live on. 

The Art Tatum Zone is a result of Art’s fervent and bold spirit.

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Art Tatum Zone Impact 


students provided academic & social emotional support 



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People connected to primary care


community leaders provided top notch training

30,000+ people impacted, served and loved this year



Our partners are significant contributors to the success of Art Tatum Zone in BOLD acts of transformation through love.  We are so thankful for their willingness and generosity in spirit.

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