About Us

The Columbus Jazz Alliance (CJA) is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose members are musicians and non-musicians, essentially art and jazz music enthusiasts that enjoy jazz and are interested in promoting jazz performance and education.

CJA is an organization dedicated to diversity and inclusiveness. In order for there
to be a vibrant jazz music entertainment community, performance opportunities
and equal access to these opportunities must exist and should not be controlled
by any one entity or group.  The ability to perform at all types of events will permit
all musicians the ability to grow and develop. In effect, CJA was organized to help break down the walls of exclusivity in which a few musicians and groups perform
at a majority of the events, thus opening the playing field for all.

       Equally, it has long been our goal to help educate the Central Ohio community
by providing education and support to our school age musicians, return music programs and related arts programs to our schools.  Our mission includes encouraging and supporting professional musicians, student musicians, venues
and jazz
enthusiasts by presenting and promoting camps, master classes,
concerts and informal social gatherings, all in an effort to nurture and develop
a better
understanding and appreciation of and for jazz, past and present.

CJA's goal is to contribute scholarship funds to local music education institutions,
and help pay for instruments, supplies, lessons, instrument repairs, student courses or student concerts and to help keep jazz on the radio.

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