JAZZ SOCIETIES & ORGANISATIONS WORLDWIDE|
Patagonian Musicians Association. Casilla De Correo 165. Bariloche, Rio Negro, 8400 Argentina. Tel: 0054-2944-463041 Fax: 0054-2944-448411
Northwest Patagonian musicians ass. covering 2000 km area including towns as Trevelin, Esquel, Lago Puelo, El Bolson, Bariloche, Villa La Angostura, San Martin de los Andes, Junin de los Andes, Alumine, Zapala, General Roca, Neuquen y San Rafael bringing togheter an unique jazz concert circuit for this part of the world.
Border Jazz Club. P.O. Box 580. Albury/Wodonga NSW, 2640. Australia. [Border Jazz Club is non-profit organisation whose membership comprises of local jazz musicians and jazz enthusiasts. We host regular jazz performances as well as promoting jazz in the region of Albury/Wodonga, Australia]
Canberra Jazz Club. GPO Box 1304, Canberra, A.C.T. 2601. Australia
[contact: Betty Mills. The Canberra Jazz Club is not a venue but an association of jazz lovers who put on regular jazz events around Canberra. The club publishes a bi-monthly newsletter to subscribers]
Perth Jazz Society. P.O. Box 822 Claremont, Tel: Eve Arnold (administrator) (08) 9284 2578, Cell; 0419 835 391 Fax: 08) 9284 2578 [contact: Trevor Knox (president). The Perth Jazz Society showcases different modern and contemporary jazz musicians and bands (local/international/national) every monday night from 8pm at the Hyde Park Hotel (cnr of Bulwer and Fitzgerald streets). Has been functioning for the last 20 years, still going super strong and holds a great reputation world-wide. The Hyde Park Hotel has great food, and offers dinner deals in conjunction with the Perth Jazz Society]
Sydney Improvised Music Association. Peter Rechniewski - artistic director. PO Box 96 Glebe, Sydney, NSW, 2038 Australia. Tel/Fax: 612-9566-4487. [SIMA is a non profit organisation with membership open to the public whose objective is to "facilitate the performance and recording of contemporary jazz and improvised music". It is Australia's largest contemporary jazz presenting organisation which underwrites over 150 performances a year. It's principal base of operations is the Side On Cafe, in Sydney where it is responsible for programming Thursday, Friday and Saturday night performances. It also underwrites the Wedeesdaty night jamm sessions. SIMA also is involved with touring groups interstate to and from Sydney and with mounting occasional tours by quality overseas jazz artists]
Sydney Jazz Club Co-operative Limited. P.O. Box 186, Broadway, NSW 2007. Tel: 1100-61-2-9798-7294 Fax: 1100-61-2-9798-2968 [contact: President: Maggie Drinkwater; Secretary: Margaret Stevenson. Traditional Jazz Club. Founded in 1953.Approx 500 members]
Toowoomba Jazz Society Inc. 69 Water St. South. Toowoomba. Toowoomba, Queensland 4350. Australia. Tel: 07 46 38 3013
[ contact: Frank Earley President. Toowoomba Jazz Society. Established 1976. Formerly based at "Farmers Arms Hotel" at Cabarlah. Predominantly Trad, Dixie, swing jazz, some big band and jazz vocal groups.
Host of the great 1982 Australian Jazz Convention, still talked about.
All are welcome to our club house at Water St South. (Drive west along James St. Just after rail crossing turn left into Water St. South and we're the last club house on right. "Toowoomba Jazz Club")
Probably the only Jazz Club in Oz owning its own club house.
Very reasonable cover charge. Member discounts. Have had and continue to have international and top Australian jazz musos. Non- smoking. Licenced. Dancing. Supper. Visiting musos welcome to sit in. Usual nights;-the second and last Friday of the month. Please check date and programme variations on the phone recorded message:- 07 46 383013]
Dobrich Jazz Society. Ul.Luben Karavelov N 1 vh A ap.6. Dorich.
9300 Bulgaria. Contact: Velislav Stoykov.
Coastal Jazz & Blues Society. 316 West 6 Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Y 1K9. Canada. Tel: 604-872-5200 Fax: 604-872-5250. [contact: Robert Kerr, Executive Director. Coastal Jazz & Blues Society is a non-profit society dedicated to the development of jazz, blues, and improvised music. CJBS produces the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Burnaby Blues Festival, and concert presentations year-round featuring regional, national, and international artists]
Kamloops Jazz and Blues Society. P.O. Box 20002, Stn. Sahali Mall. Kamloops, British Columbia
zip = V2C1S8. Canada. Tel: 250-374-4548. Contact: Sydney Griffith or Peter. The KJBS year-round programs will be designed to showcase the rich diversity of styles and cultural traditions existing in Jazz & Blues music and to attract audiences of a variety of ages, income levels, and cultural backgrounds. The KJBS will strive to find innovative methods of presenting these musical treasures to our community. The KJBS will also actively support and promote local musicians by including them in concert schedules, planning sessions, web site information and newsletter materials.
London Jazz Society. P.O. Box 2141, Station A, London, Ontario. N6A 4C5.
Canada Tel: 519-433-4789. contact: Al Burton. Non-profit society that sponsors monthly jazz concerts and promotes selected events at local and regional jazz clubs and jazz festivals.
White Rock Traditional Jazz Society. Box 71555. Hillcrest P.O. White Rock. BC V4B 5J5. Canada. Tel: 604-531-6303 [contact: Catherine Tett, Secretary. Local dixieland bands play every Sunday 3-6 pm September-April]
Riverside Jazz Society. Vapaudenkatu 10 A 2, Tornio, 95430.
[contact: Jukka Piiroinen. Riverside Jazz Society is non-profit organisation that dedicated to keep jazz alive up in northern Finland]
Jazz For Ever. 11, rue Toulouse Lautrec, Merignac, 33700, France
Tel: (33) (0)5 56 97 87 23 [contact: Bernard Madec. A small non profit organisation jazz club to promote authentic swing jazz era. Try to set up some jazz concerts with jazz lovers. Every 2 years in april, the club organise a travel to some jazz places to the States.]
Jazz Hall '72. P. O. Box 300. Gorinchem, 4205 PA. Netherlands
Tel: 00 31 183 633674 Fax: 00 31 183 625187 [contact: Cees van Weele. Jazz Hall '72 is a non-commercial club dedicated to the promotion of traditional jazz in Gorinchem. It was started in 1972 and organises Sunday morning lunchtme jazz concerts, jazz nights and an annual festival at the end of April]
The Northern Jazz Society. 41 Church Street, Onerahi, Whangarei. New Zealand. [contact: President Eric Parker. Meets 1st Sunday of the Month at 'Northland Club' Porowini Ave, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand. Features local musicians and guest musicians from Auckland.$8 Members & $10 Non-Mmebers. Whangarei Jazz & Blues Festival Sat 7th & Sun 8th October, 2000 at Grand Hotel, Lwer Bank St, Whangarei. Meals available at this & other nearby venues $20 for 2 days]
Tauranga Jazz Society Inc. P.O. Box 2057. Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
1003 New Zealand. Tel: (07) 576-6852 Fax: (07) 576-6859 [contact: Ron Bridle, The Secretary. All Jazz, played by various bands and school groups. Always keen to hear from musicians visiting our area]
Jazz & Classical Music Association (JCMA). Shell Club, Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, P.O.Box 263. Tel: 234-84-237210 (Ext. 21244) fax: 234-84-237127 [The Club has over 2000 membership mainly of Shell Club staff and their friends]
Asociacion Internacional Jazz Peru. Av. La Paz 538, Lima, Lima, 18. Peru. Tel: 011-511-241-7937 Fax: 011-511-242-0146 Conatct: Gabriel Alegria. Asociación Internacional Jazz Perú is the definitive professional jazz arts organizations in Perú. Each year AIJP offers concerts and one of the most important and original jazz festivals in Latin America. Student Ensembles are regularly featured as well as the most prominent jazz artists in the world
The Jazz Society of the Philippines. 71 Presidents Ave cor. M. Rufino Sts. Phase 1, B.F. Homes. Paranaque. Metro Manila. Philippines.
telephone = 63-2-917-362-9552; Contact: Richie Quirino, President. Devoted to foster camaraderie and brotherhood among Jazz music collectors, fans and musicians of every persuasion in a common bond of Jazz appreciation. Jazzphil will provide an open communication and a common meeting ground for exchanging information about Jazz and Jazz recordings, and for the pleasure of meeting others who share the love for the music. Moreover, it will serve as a platform to advance, promote, assist and support the development and enjoyment of Jazz music in the Philippines.
Era Jazzu. Strzelecka 37. Mosina, Poznan, 62-050 Poland. Tel: ++61/813.25.66 Fax: ++61/813.25.66 [contact: Dioni Piatkowski. Era Jazzu is leading jazz institution for promotion jazz in Poland. We are not only present jazz artists on regulary basis, but also have annual jazz festival, publications, CD releases]
Jazz Fusion Classic Club (JFCC). Jazz club/association led by Motsomi Mokhine (Chairperson), Letlhage Mochadibane (Secretary) and Siphiwo Gangca (Treasurer) 647 Phuphu Street Mabuya Park, Vosloorus, Boksburg, Gauteng Province, 1475. South Africa. Tel: 082-721-5663
Fax: 011-403-8309. [Jazz club comprising members in the surrounding suburbs of Boksburg. Appreciating bebop, big-band, avant-garde and swing. Founded 1991. Has newsletter. Meets monthly to listen to recorded or live jazz]
Amigos del Jazz. Villa Sol, C/Luz 4, La Vista, Benalmadena Pueblo, Malaga 29639. Spain. Tel: 0034 952448167. [contact: Ken Johnson. A non-profit organisation, registered with the Andalusian government, to promote jazz on the Costa del Sol. Various concert halls and venues. All jazz lovers welcome.]
Jazz Appreciation Society. Brian Parker ( President )
Aptdo. Correos.445. San Pedro De Alcantara. Marbella. Malaga 29670
Spain. Tel: (34)952785616 Fax: (34) 952783904. A cultural society founded by jazz broadcaster Brian Parker & ex Ellington vocalist Alice Babs.
Tomelilla Jazz Club. Tomelilla Art Museum, c/o Larry Wayne Ilstorp 1, Kyrkbyn, Sjöbo, Lund, S.27593, Sweden. Tel: 0416 18123 Fax: 0416 17123
[contact: Lars Sonesson. Archive of 15,000 LP's Traditional
through modern jazz; Free member access, periodic public access;
lectures plus documentary performances and video presentations. Monthly meetings with snacks. Public admittance Mon.- Fri. 1:00 to 5:00 pm]
Big Bands International. P. O. Box 111. Reading, Berks. RG4 7DB. England. [contact: Roy Belcher. BBI, the World's Leading Big Band Society, publishes a quarterly Newsmagazine detailing the activities of big bands from throughout the globe, including itineraries, recordings, videos, books, and reviews of live performances]
Exeter Jazz and Blues Society. 64 Cowley Bridge Rd, Exeter. Tel: 01392 254805 [contact: Jim Campbell. a new venue which will be available from February 2002. It is the White Ensign Club, South St. Exeter and our meetings will now be held on the first Tuesday of each month commencing at 7 p.m.in the 'Wheelhouse' room. Our programmes consist mainly of talks by members and visiting guest speakers , all talks illustrated by recorded music. Snacks and Drinks are available at competitive prices. Membership is Ł7 per year, but try us for a couple of visits first]
Jazz Services. Africa House 64 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6BD.
The National Jazz Organisation for the UK. Offering a very wide range of services and databases. A major force in jazz promotion throughout the British Isles.
North Dorset Jazz Record Club. Secretary: Eric Spall. Grosvenor Hotel, Shaftesbury, Dorset, UK. Tel: 01747 825615. All types of Jazz recordings - Meets on First & Third Friday of every month 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Rivercity JAZZ Society. P.O. Box 494723. redding, CA. 96049. USA. Tel: (530) 246-7217. Monthly Concert/Dances, 3rd Sunday of the month. 1-5 P.M. Location:
Elks Lodge, 250 Elk Dr. redding CA Admission: Members:$7 Non-members $11.00. Guest bands from Sacramento Area and S.F. Bay Area.
Ulverston Jazz. The Old Brewery, Hart Street, Ulverston, Cumbria, England. Tel: 01524 853335. [contact: Roy Booth. Record Presentations every fourth Thursday Except July and August. Occasional live presentations At The Coronation Hall,Ulverston]
Waterworks Jazz Club. United Services Club, Gough Street, Birmingham. Tel: 01562 850765 or 0121 445 5668 [contact: June on 01562 850765 or Derrick on 0121 445 5668. Started in 1970 has recently moved nearer to the City Centre (opposite the Alexandra Theatre). The programme is varied including all the top UK bands together with occasional visits from international bands playing Trad. Jazz in New Orleans, Dixieland or Classical styles. You are all welcome every Saturday night 8.30 to 11.30 pm. There's a dance floor for the dancers and plenty of seats for the sitters and a good bar!]
The Welsh Jazz Society. 26, The Balcony, Castle Arcade, Cardiff, Wales CF10 1 BY. U.K. Tel: 02920340591 [contact: M.A.COFFIN - CHAIRMAN. The umbrella organization for jazz in Wales. Operates jazz clubs, festivals and a concert programme. Initiates jazz education in schools]
A Place for Jazz. 69 Trinity Place, Apt 218. Albany. NY. 12202
USA. Tel: 518-465-1278 contact: Butch Conn. "A Place for Jazz" isn't really a place, it's an organization whose programs include a fall concert series, public workshops, school-based clinics and general support of Jazz and its musicians. Our concerts are held in the Whisperdome, the beautiful listening-space in the First Unitarian Society at 1221 Wendell Ave. in Schenectady. Visit our website for a calendar of Jazz events in New York's Capital Region.
The Bach Dancing And Dynamite Society. A nonprofit organization for the Muslcal Arts. Since 1966, The Society has presented Jazz and Classical Chamber Music at the Douglas Beach Housein, Miramar Beach, Half Moon Bay, California. Tel: 650.726.4143 Fax: 650.712.0506
Brookfield Jazz & Blues Appreciation Society. Village Hall (Downstairs). 8820 Brookfield Avenue, Brookfield, Illinois 60513. USA. Tel: 708 268 7873 Fax: 708 485 8163 Contact:Ian Tiele. The Brookfield Jazz & Blues Appreciation Society meets every Thursday at 7.00pm. The venue is Brookfield Village Hall (Downstairs), 8820 Brookfield Avenue, Brookfield, IL 60513. All are welcome and there is no cost to join or attend meetings, as this is a non-profit club. If you enjoy listening to all styles of jazz and blues, then you will enjoy our meetings. We cover music from 1917 to the present day, including Dixieland, Bebop, Big Bands, Vocalists, Hard Bop, Fusion and Jazz-rock. You can talk to other jazz and blues fans, swop your unwanted Cd's and record albums, and listen to informative talks on the music you love.
We also hold regular monthly live jazz events, usually in the Cottage at Irish Times Restaurant, Brookfield. See our website for details.We are also always looking for jazz and blues enthusiasts and musicians to give talks or to play for the society.
Cape Fear Jazz Society. PO Box 4897, Wilmington, NC 28406. USA. Cape Fear Jazz Society is a non-profit organization based in Wilmington, North Carolina whose mission is to educate the public, and promote and preserve America’s only true art form called Jazz.
Central Ohio Hot Jazz Society. 4453 Willowbrook, Columbus, Ohio, 43220. U.S.A. Tel: 614 451-1761 Fax: 614 792-6863 [contact: Robert Butters. Promotion of dixieland or traditional jazz performance in central Ohio (Columbus, Ohio). About 5 concerts per year as announced in newsletter and advertising]
Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz. PO Box 10738. Harrisburg, PA
17109. USA. Tel: 717-545-0055 [contact: Dave Lazorcik. Jazz society promoting monthly concerts and annual festival. Monthly newsletter, 1000 paying members, youth bands, scholraship program, and more...]
Creative Music Works. PO Box 480552, Denver, Colorado, 80248, USA. Tel: 330 759 1759
Fax: 330 759 1220 [contact: Malcolm Lynn Baker
Artistic Director. A non-profit, member-supported arts group that seeks to promote performance and educational opportunities for cutting-edge Jazz and related contemporary music, with a continuous tie to traditions, providing a professional forum for artistic expression.]
Earlyjas. PO Box 1621. Kent, OH 44240. Tel: 330 678 5903. Jazz concerts on a regular basis .Discounts to Club events. Monthly Newsletter. Contact with other jazz enthusiasts. Jam sessions for fun and practice. Two month subscription to American Rag. Promote the history and culture of Traditional Jazz and Ragtime
Friends of Big Band Jazz. 3316 Fir Avenue, Alameda, CA 94502. USA. The goals of Friends of Big Band Jazz, the MVJO, and MVBB are to perform meaningful music, talk about the importance of the jazz heritage in America, bring jazz music to young people, and to offer our audiences a relaxed, entertaining atmosphere. The MVJO rehearses and performs a jazz concert series at The Longfellow School For Performing Arts in Berkeley, California, as well as performing at the Woodminster Amphitheater and the Calvin Simmons Theater, also in Oakland. The MVJO has performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Filoli Mansion Concert Series, Yoshi's and Kimball's, plus many other venues in Northern California. The Mike Vax Big Band performs an annual spring or summer tour of several states to support the goals of FBBJ.
Gainesville Friends Of Jazz. P.O. Box 12769, Gainesville, FL 32604-0769. USA. Jazz Hotline Tel: 352.379.0300. Founded in 1983, the mission of Gainesville Friends of Jazz is to support, promote and increase public awareness, interest, participation and education in jazz, America's music.
Greater Olympia Dixieland Jazz Society. P.O. Box 924.
Olympia, Washington State, 98507 USA [contact:Patricia Herndon. A non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the live performance of Dixieland jazz music, encouraging and promoting the hiring of Dixieland jazz bands for various community events, most specifically an annual dixieland jazz festival, and encouraging youthful musicians to play
Dixieland jazz through educational programs. ]
Gulf Jazz Society. Bob Borich, President. P.O. Box 1535. 6707 John Pitts Rd. Panama City, Florida 32402. U. S. A. Tel: 1-850-235-3967
The Gulf Jazz Society is a non-profit organization made up of jazz enthusiasts from all walks of life.Its membership includes musicians,teachers, business and professional persons, students, and persons simply interested in America's original music.
H.R.-57 Center for the Preservation of Jazz and Blues. 1610 14th St. N.W. Washington D.C. District of Columbia, 20009
United States. Tel: (202) 667-3700. Contact: Tony Poussant. HR-57 Center for the Preservation of Jazz & Blues is a non-profit music cultural center. We take our name from a House Resolution passed by congress in 1987. This resolution (H.Con.Res 57) designated jazz as "a rare and valuable national American treasure". Our mission is to educate, provide experiences, opportunities and information that traverse the full spectrum of the jazz and blues experience. We seek to obtain our objectives by offering programs and activities that are all inclusive. We offer lectures workshops and music lessons for beginning and advanced musicians. Exhibits, theatre and concerts are included activities.
Jazz Lovers, Inc. 12701 126th Ave N #32. Largo, Florida 33774. USA. Tel: 727-595-0205. Jazz Lovers Inc is a non profit organization dedicated to the preservation of jazz in all forms through festivals, concerts and clinics.
Jazz Society of Pensacola. P.O. Box 18337, Pensacola FL 32523-8337. Tel: 850-433-8382
Office hours: Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. The Jazz Society of Pensacola (JSOP) is an organization of business and professional people, musicians, teachers, students and listeners working together for the purpose of advancing jazz music in Pensacola and the surrounding area. Originating in 1983, JSOP is incorporated as a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization, affiliated with the Arts Council of Northwest Florida, a founding member of the American Federation of Jazz Societies, and a charter Network Affiliate Member of Jazz Education Network (JEN).
Mississippi Coast Jazz Society. The Mississippi Coast Jazz Society is one of the best kept secrets on the coast. Started in 1977 by a small band of musicians gathering for the fun of playing together, for each other, it grew into a formally organized society and was incorporated in 1978. Within the group are some of the finest jazz musicians and dedicated fans of jazz. The Society is dedicated to the performance and preservation of traditional jazz.
The Mount Airy Cultural Center A NonProfit cultural organization formed to promote jazz as an artform and provide a means of giving children a sense of purpose through the study of music, especially Jazz.
Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society. PPJASS. PO Box 6802. Colorado Springs, CO 80934. USA.
Tel: (719) 632-6331. The Pikes Peak Jazz And Swing Society is your window into the jazz world. The monthly newsletter, Pikes Peak Jass Notes, contains information about jazz events and programs, locations of clubs which feature jazz in the Colorado Springs area and other news of interest to the jazz lover.
Second Sunday Jazz Affairs are held monthly and feature a variety of music, jamming and dancing. Admission charges are minimal. Special events and concerts featuring nationally and internationally acclaimed musicians are scheduled regularly.
Potomac River Jazz Club. 3608 35th St. NW. Washington, DC. 20016-3116 [contact: Wilda von Stein, President. Non-profit organization whose purpose is to preserve, encourage and promote the playing and appreciation of traditional jazz in the Washington-Baltimore metro area. Two one-day festivals a year plus numerous special evening events. Sponsors highly-acclaimed youth band, the Federal Focus Jazz Band. Affiliated with Combined Federal Campaign and United Way charities]
Rivercity Jazz Society. Editor. PO Box 494723. redding. CA 96049-6049. USA. [contact: Joyce Covey, Editor. Monthly Jazz Cabaret Concert, 3rd Sunday Each Month. 1-5 Pm. Location: Elks Lodge, 250 Elk Dr., redding Ca. Admission: Members:$6/Non Mbr.:$8. Guest Bands from Sf. Bay Area And Sacramento Surroundings... Plus *Four* Great Local Jazz Bands And *One* Local Big Band]
Rivercity JAZZ Society. address = 4055 Oro St. redding. CA. 96001. USA. Tel: 530-241-3397. [contact: Lorna Burke. Now in our 20th year we hold Concert/dances the 3rd Sunday of the month at the redding Elks Lodge. We feature outstanding bands from the northern California area. Our second annual redding Festival and Swing Dance will be held April 22 & 23 2006 at the redding Elks Lodge. Visit our "New" Website for more information and history of the Rivercity Jazz Society]
South Florida Jazz. 10460 Kestrel Street. Plantation, FL 33324. USA. Tel: 954 424-4440 Fax: 954-424 4417 [contact: Dr. Ronald B. Weber (CEO and Artistic Director) Presents the Hollywood Jazz Festival and the monthly "Jazz Impressions" series at the MUSEUM of ART - Fort Lauderdale]
Traditional Jazz Educators Network. 5537 Belle Pond Dr. Centreville, VA 20120. USA. Tel: (703)802-1632 The Traditional Jazz Educators Network (TJEN) is an organization dedicated to perpetuating the traditional jazz idiom through education. TJEN promotes and facilitates the teaching of traditional jazz history and performance techniques to young people.
By "traditional jazz" we mean New Orleans jazz and its various outgrowths, encompassing styles sometimes called dixieland, classic jazz, hot jazz, Chicago style, San Francisco style, etc.
The core of our membership consists of directors of youth traditional jazz bands, but the membership also includes clinicians, jazz camp directors, jazz society education outreach chairpersons, and others who are working to perpetuate the traditional jazz idiom through the participation of young people.
Tri-State Jazz Society, Inc. PO Box 896. Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054-0896. Tel: 856-234-5147 Fax: 609-726-0442 (Peterson) American Legion Hall, Brooklawn NJ. Traditional Jazz. 2 pm Sundays Different band each concert Drink and food available $15. Call for schedule.Free parking]
United Jazz Society of America, Inc. P.O. Box 373 Forest Park IL 60130-0373. Forest Park, Il. 60130-0373. USA. Tel: 312-666-8151 Fax: 312-666-8226. [contact: Jimmy Wright, President. Non profit provider of study classes, promotions, productions. local and internation support of jazz and the history. All donations, and membership dus are use to provide grants, and scholarships. For membership and donations please contact memebership Department.
WorldBeat Center. 2100 Park Blvd. San Diego. CA. 92101. Tel: 619-230-1190 Fax = 619-230-1219 [contact: Makeda Cheatom. African American Cultural center featuring music of the African Diaspora - Cuba, Brazil, Africa, American Jazz Etc. International Jazz artists and local events. For event info please view website]