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 8th year. We host many special events throughout the year, such as our earlybird New Year’s Eve Dinner Party, and support many other major local events such as the Michigan Jazz Festival. 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
• Ankara Industries
• Brookside Group, LLC
• Carolyn Carr
• Paul Hunt and M.J. Falls
• Richard Moore
• Vocalist Kate Patterson and James Frederick – JAKA Productions
• Nikola’s
• Shield’s of Southfield
• The Salden Group

Dr. Amer and Cindy Aboukasm, Terry and Jennifer Adderley, Harriet and Marvin Atlas, Sho Austin, Nancy Blake, Vocalist Peggy Bogart, Sally and Bill Bolle, Mary and Chuck Bonten, Adrienne “Agee” Bryant, Beth and Carl Cafagna, Dr. and Mrs. Chet Coccia, Douglas Davis, Priscilla Demek, Jane and Keith DeWitt, Jeff and Ellen Dunn, Patricia Elliott, Robert and Deborah Ervin, June Everett, Carol and Burke Fossee, Don Goss, Bob Hilton, June Steinger and Robert Goldman, Marla Haller, John Jesko, Diana and Michael Karwowski, Pianist Brian Lang, Christal Lewandowski, Cheryl and Tom Liebold, John Lilley, Judith Locher, Wally and Rosemary Lubzik, Jerry McKenzie and Judy Bloom, Carmen Meyers, Michigan Jazz Festival/Joanie Schott, Jeff Myers, Jane Moss, Vickie and Brian Newsom, Ellie and George Nosky, Gary and Joyce Owen, Brian and Lisa Pelton, Bob Pettigrew, Sally Pinchock, Gary D. Powell, Kerry Price, 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, Cathy and Dave Tatrow, Johnny Trudell, Peggy and Sam Tundo, 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, Patrick MacCarroll and Director Emeritus Bill Knowles.

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