Email:          Phone: 248-909-8668


Membership in the Greater Detroit Jazz Society is $30 for a single, $45 for a couple, $100 for a Patron and $250 for a Corporate / Friends of GDJS sponsorship. For questions about joining, or your membership status, please contact Nancy Blake, our membership director at (586) 610-9871. You can also e-mail her at:

Members with e-mail receive a weekly “jazz-o-gram” detailing live jazz occurring in the Detroit/Ann Arbor/Flint and surrounding areas. It’s information you will rarely see in the local newspapers! Our dues and entertainment charges at the door pay for our “best-in-the-world” musicians, playing Classic Jazz – Big Band, Swing and Dixieland. Our area is blessed with diverse and world-class jazz musicians that we are proud to present to you.

For more information, to join or renew, please download our membership form.

In addition to our Jazz at Shield’s concerts (now in it’s 20th year), we also host the Rec Bowl Summer Jazz Series – Jazzin’ With Some Barbecue, now in it’s 7th year. We host many special events throughout the year, such as our earlybird New Year’s Eve Dinner Party, Mardi Gras, summer jazz picnic and “Detroit and All That Jazz” tours. We’re also very proud promoters of the Spring and Fall Terrace Inn Jazz Weekends – great jazz getaways at the Historic Terrace Inn in BayView (Petoskey), Michigan.

Become a Sponsor!
These concerts would not be possible without the financial support of the following Sponsors/Friends of GDJS and Patrons. We are deeply grateful for your continuing support.

  • Amer Aboukasm, M.D., Michigan Neurology Institute
• Ankara Industries
• Terry and Jennifer Adderly
• Brookside Group, LLC
• Paul Hunt and M.J. Falls
• JAKA Productions (James Frederick/Kate Patterson)
• Richard Moore
• Shield’s of Southfield
• The Salden Group
• Nikola’s

Dr. Amer and Cindy Aboukasm, Terry and Jennifer Adderley, Sho Austin, Nancy Blake, Dick Boelter, Sally and Bill Bolle, Mary and Chuck Bonten, Adrienne “Agee” Bryant, Carolyn Carr, Dr. and Mrs. Chet Coccia, Doug Davis, Priscilla Demek, Michael and Cheryl DeMonaco, Jeff and Ellen Dunn, Patricia Elliott, Robert and Deborah Ervin, June Everett, Don Goss, Bob Hilton, June Steinger and Robert Goldman, Maria Haller, John Jesko, Diana and Michael Karwowski, Emily Laura, Christal Lewandowski, Tom Liebold, John Lilley, Judith Locher, Wally and Rosemary Lubzik, Patrick MacCarroll, Dave and Kathleen Marcaccio, Jerry McKenzie and Judy Bloom, Carmen Meyers, Michigan Jazz Festival/Joanie Schott, Richard Moore, Jeff Myers, Jane Moss, Vickie and Brian Newsom, Ellie and George Nosky, Gary and Joyce Owen, Kate (Leven) Patterson and James Frederick, Brian and Lisa Pelton, Bob Pettigrew, Sally Pinchock, Gary D. Powell, Kerry Price, Tom Rodgers, Trenna Ruffner, David Sharpe, Joyce Sherrod, George and Sharon Sinnott, John Sotir, Wolfgang Spider and Toni Herberger, Jane Steinger and Robert Goldman, M.D., Gary Stevens and Dr. Melissa Kraut, Summer Solstice jazz Festival (E. Lansing), Cathy and Dave Tatrow, Johnny Trudell, Barbara Virzi, Clement Waldmann, Vocalist Barbara Ware, Michael and Mary Whiting, and Christine Whittemore.

In Loving Memory of Board members Emily Laura and Chuck Moss, Patrons Marge DePuys, Carl Demek, Lee Lindsay, Doug Jacobs, Jean Pettigrew, Tom Saunders, Al Virzi, and Director Emeritus Bill Knowles.

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