New Jersey Jazz Society

About NJJS

Founded in 1972, the Society is run by a board of directors who meet monthly to conduct the business of staging our music festivals, awarding scholarships to deserving New Jersey college jazz studies students, conducting the Generations of Jazz programs in local school systems, and inducting pioneers and legends of jazz into the American Jazz Hall of Fame, among other things. The membership is comprised of jazz devotees from all parts of the state, the country and the world. The Society publishes a monthly magazine, Jersey Jazz, which contains feature articles, photos, music calendars, concert reviews, and Society information, and is free with membership.

The New Jersey Jazz Society is a qualified
organization of the New Jersey Cultural Trust.

The New Jersey Jazz Society is qualified as a tax-exempt cultural organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to NJJS are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Officers

President - Mike Katz, Chatham
Executive Vice President - Stewart Schiffer, Roseland
Membership Vice President - Caryl Anne McBride, Randolph
Publicity Vice President - Sheilia Lenga, Union
Music Vice President - Mitchell Seidel, Bayonne
Treasurer - Harry Friggle, Maplewood
Secretary - Al Parmet, Springfield
Past President - Frank Mulvaney, Westfield
President Emeritus -Jack Stine, Pluckemin
Membership Chair - Caryl Anne McBride, Randolph


Directors

Bob Beck, Kate Casano, Carolyn Clemente, Cynthia Feketie, Sandy Josephson, Stan Myers, Lowell Schantz, Jon “Jack” Sinkway, Frank Sole, Marcia Steinberg, Joan Streit, Elliott Tyson, Jackie Wetcher


Jersey Jazz Editor - Tony Mottola, Montclair
Jersey Jazz Co-Editor/Art Director - Linda Lobdell, Newark
Contributing Photo Editor - Mitchell Seidel, Bayonne
Webmaster - Steve Albin, Montclair
Public Relations/Marketing - Don Jay Smith, Tewksbury