The Columbus Jazz Society is a (501)(3)(c) non-profit organization whom for over 30 years have existed solely for the benefit of enjoying the expression of live jazz and to promote the education of this art form to our members and the general public. The Society is about rendering service and promoting, creating and supporting musical events.
The aims and purposes of the Columbus Jazz Society, Inc., (CJS), are the fostering in a greater interest, understanding, and appreciation of Jazz by:
The Columbus Jazz Society began in the 80‘s as a few musicians got together monthly to play, sing and enjoy live jazz. As more and more musicians and their friends came together they found the need to locate into a common public area to accommodate everyone. This began at hotel convention rooms, then local restaurants, and a night club (The Loft) that would host them for the joy of the music. They later established a membership fee to cover the costs of paying musicians to insure that a full set of players would be in attendance. Any money over and above our society needs is used for charity.
For a detailed history, access the members only area.
COVID-19 has had an especially devastating effect on musicians who make their living playing music. We are seeking ways to help get these artist through this pandemic. Grants and other relief is offered in this section. If you know of any other resources or would like to help, click on our "Contact Us" page or the "Donate" button below.
GRANTS FOR COVID-19 RELIEF!
The Black Belt Community Foundation (BBCF) is offering two new grant application opportunities to help individual musicians and art organizations impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Belt Community Foundation is providing a temporary relief for artists who have been adversely impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibits.
COVID-19 has had such a devastating impact on our lives; schools and business closed, families are largely restricted to their homes, unemployment at an all-time high. BBCF is awarding a one-time grant to arts organizations to develop artistic and creative ways to spread some Joy!