We are a non-profit, all volunteer organization, supported by membership donations, dedicated to promoting jazz in the Twin Cities
The organization was started in 1979 by Kyle Peterson and several other local jazz enthusiasts (among them Bob Protzman, Ken Green, and Leigh Kamman). TCJS currently has over 600 members, your support is needed to continue its active programs. TCJS publishes the monthly newsletter Jazz Notes; produces the Jazz from J to Z concert series; and co-sponsors the Hot Summer Jazz Festival, Northrop Jazz Season, Hopkins Center for the Arts / Jazz at the Center, and the JazzMn Big Band concert season. TCJS also sponsors education programs in area schools and has a scholarship program to help rising young local talent.