The Los Angeles Jazz Society was founded in 1983 by a group of musicians & jazz lovers committed to elevating the image of jazz & its artists in the community.
The mission of the Los Angeles Jazz Society is to excite, educate & engage public school students with the vibrant rhythms & sounds of the only indigenous American music – jazz. We present multi-cultural & interactive in-school & off-campus jazz education programs. We also promote & honor the legacy of jazz & ensure its future by identifying & nurturing the emerging jazz musicians of tomorrow.
The Los Angeles Jazz Society is a California nonprofit, educational corporation organized under the laws of the State of California, & under section 501C (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The primary focus of the organization is on jazz education for young people; to identify & nurture emerging jazz musicians & to help create future audiences by stimulating an appreciation for jazz through its education programs.
Board of Trustees
David L. Abell*
1st Vice President; Director of Development
2nd Vice President, Director of Bill Green Mentorship Program
Treasurer, Director of Jazz in Schools
Alan & Marilyn Bergman
Peter J. Marx, esq
Ronald C. McCurdy, Ph. D
Rose Mary Beane
Allen & Bobbi Goodman (Coachella Valley Chapter)
|Scherr Lillico, Brianne Dobkins
The Proper Image, Organization Management