Its purpose is to promote and perpetuate interest in traditional jazz and support the musicians who perform the music. ACJS holds regular monthly jazz parties featuring live musicusually from 1—4 p. We believe that the life and success of traditional jazz will come from today’s children and tomorrow’s adults.
Toward this end, we offer college scholarships to music majors. 2007 marked the beginning of in-school jazz programs. Members receive the newsletter and discounted fees to regular monthly jazz parties.
Membership is open to any person interested in enjoying our activities and supporting the aims and objectives of ACJS. Please join us to help celebrate America’s original art form—JAZZ. Classic Jazz defined: Most associated with New Orleans-style Jazz that had its beginnings in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s and then transitioned into Swing in the 1930’s.
The Arizona Classic Jazz Society has been sponsoring in-school programs for several years. The programs this year were co-funded by a matching grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Andrea Huelsenbeck, Teacher of General Music at Weinberg, had this to say about the presentation: “Weinberg Elementary has been a beneficiary of the Arizona Classic Jazz Society sponsored concerts for many years, and they are consistently excellent. Jazz History program was developed to educate children about the origins and early stages of jazz and dance history. Jazz is defined as improvisation, syncopation and swing, accompanied by dances such as the Charleston, Balboa, Lindy Hop and Collegiate Shag.