Columbus Jazz Society

About the Society

All Roads Lead to Jazz

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.


Our Aim & Purpose

 The aims and purposes of the Columbus Jazz Society, Inc., (CJS), are the fostering in a greater interest, understanding, and appreciation of Jazz by:


  1. Sponsoring regular meetings of musicians and jazz enthusiasts to experience live jazz music.
  2. Producing educational and cultural programs for members and the general public to perpetuate jazz.
  3. Providing  scholarship assistance .
  4. Communicating information about jazz events and activities. 



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.


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The Columbus Jazz Society is a (501)(3)(C) non-profit organization. all donations are tax deductible.

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