Email:          Phone: 248-909-8668


Membership in the Greater Detroit Jazz Society is so reasonable for your return! Annual dues are $25 for a single, $35 for a couple, $100 for a Patron and $250 for a Corporate Sponsorship. For questions about joining, or your membership status, please contact our Membership Director, Nancy Blake at (586) 610-9871.

Members with e-mail receive a weekly “jazz-o-gram” detailing where live jazz occurs in the Detroit/Ann Arbor/Flint and surrounding areas. It’s information you will rarely see in the level newspapers. Newsletters are published on a quarterly basis and available in print at local concerts. Our dues and entertainment charges at the door pay for our “finest-in-the-world” musicians, playing the best in Classic Jazz, Big Band, Dixieland and Swing in the country. Our area is blessed with diverse and world class jazz musicians that we’re 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, we also host the Rec Bowl Summer Jazz Series during the summer. We also host 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 are also very proud promoters of the Spring and Fall “Terrace Jazz Weekends” – great jazz getaway’s at the Historic Terrace Inn in BayView (Petoskey), Michigan.

These concerts would not be possible without the financial support of the following Sponsors and Patrons. We are deeply grateful for your continuing support.

• Amer Aboukasm, M.D., Michigan Neurology Institute
• JAKA Productions (James Frederick/Kate Patterson)
• Shield’s of Southfield
• Entity Records and Entertainment-CoccoMusic
• The Salden Group
• Nikola’s

Amer and Cindy Aboukasm, Terry and Jennifer Adderley, Robert and Dorothy Amis, Ankara Industries, Nancy Blake, Sally and Bill Bolle, Mary and Chuck Bonten, Brookside Group, LLC, Dr. and Mrs. Chet Coccia, Priscilla Demek, Michael and Cheryl DeMonaco, Jeff and Ellen Dunn, Patricia Elliott, Robert and Deborah Ervin, June Everett, Dave Falvay, Don Goss, Bob Hilton, Emily Laura, Marco Knapp and Jim Stern, Tom Liebold, John Lilley, Wally and Rosemary Lubzik, Patrick MacCarroll, Dave and Kathleen Marcaccio, Jerry McKenzie and Judy Bloom, Michigan Jazz Festival, Richard Moore, Jeff Myers, Jane Moss, Vickie and Brian Newsom, Ellie and George Nosky, Gary and Joyce Owen, Vocalist Kate (Leven) Patterson and James Frederick, Brian and Lisa Pelton, Bob Pettigrew, Gary D. Powell, Kerry Price, Tom Rodgers, Trenna Ruffner, David Sharpe, George and Sharon Sinnott, John Sotir, Wolfgang Spider and Toni Herberger, Jane Steinger and Robert Goldman, Gary Stevens and Dr. Melissa Kraut, Amanda Tagert, Cathy and Dave Tatrow, Barbara Virzi, Clement Waldmann, Vocalist Barbara Ware, Michael and Mary Whiting, Christine Whittemore.

In Loving Memory of Board Member 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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