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.

In addition to our Saturday Jazz at Shield’s concerts in Southfield (now in it’s 22th year), we host a new jazz series at Shield’s in Troy (Jazz-N-Pizza) on several Wednesdays, 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 proud sponsors and 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 Benefactors, Sponsors and Friends of GDJS and Patrons. We are deeply grateful for your continuing support. Learn more about sponsoring GDJS.

2023 Benefactors ($1000+)

John Sotir

Doug Davis (In Memory of Shoie Austin), Marjorie and Gerald Engel, Dr. Lawrence Gage, Vocalist Kate Patterson and James Frederick – JAKA Productions, Nancy Salden, Shield’s of Southfield, Family of John Sotir, Vocalist Barbara Ware, and Jim Williams.

2023 Corporate Sponsors & Friends of GDJS ($250+)

Dr. Amer and Cindy Aboukasm, Harriet and Marvin Atlas, Carolyn Carr, Kathy Baker and John Bentley, Ed Black, Eric Domke, Robert Ervin, Jeff and Ellen Dunn (photography), Carol and Burke Fossee, Karen and Thomas Gay, M.J. Falls and Paul Hunt, Cheryl and Tom Liebold, Robert Lomerson, Mary Ann McNulty, Carmen Meyers, Dan Mistura, Gary Molnar (photography), Ellie and George Nosky, Joyce and Gary Owen, Danny Patrona, Lisa and Brian Pelton, Kerry Price, Susan Holly Shanaman, Sharon and George Sinnott, Bob Spence, Marlena Studer and Stephen Ragsdale, Cathy and Dave Tatrow, Peggy and Sam Tundo, Dianne Weiss, and Michael Whiting (in memory of Mary B).

2023 Patrons ($100+)

Chuck Andersen, Martha and Douglas Andridge, Marc Ashley, Christine Bellino, Nancy Blake, Vocalist Peggy Bogart, Gordon Briggs, Marilyn Maxwell Cameron, Jacqueline Chastine, Dr. and Mrs. Chet Coccia, Joseph C. Coccia, Heidi Coffman and Craig Cesarone, Teresa and Tony DiMaria, Patricia Elliott,Vic Favot, Mick and Sally Fee, Elaine and Robert Gremel, John Gryniewicz and Sophie Dobriansky, Bob Guenther, Marla Haller, Wolfgang Spider and Toni Herberger, Laurie Heyniger, John Jesko, Carole Keller, Pianist Brian Lang, Christal Lewandowski, Judith Locher, Wally and Rosemary Lubzik, Jimmy Maniere, Sr., Linda Masterson, Jerry McKenzie and Judy Bloom, Anita and Rich Michaels, Michigan Jazz Festival, Jeff Myers, Dennis Nabor, Keith Nelson, Vickie and Brian Newsom, Alan Paul, Bob Pettigrew, Kathy and Stephen Petz, Sally Pinchock,Gary D. Powell, Cynthia Rockwell, Jane Schneider, Joan Schott, David and Jeanette Sharpe, Mary Sen, Joyce Sherrod, John Sotir, Jr., Mary Stapleton, Carolyn Steffen, Jane Steinger and Robert Goldman, M.D., Craig Strain, Gwen Sutherland, Donna Tinberg and Jim Pallas, Judy and David Thurmon, Ruth and Stephen Swarin, Joyce VanOchten, Christine Whittemore and Richard Wigginton.

Dedicated to the memory of our founders, Emily Laura, Bill Knowles and Chuck Moss.