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 or to join or renew, please either pay online or download and mail in our membership PDF form.

In addition to our Saturday Jazz at Shield’s concerts in Southfield (now in its 23rd year, many special events throughout the year, such as our legendary early bird New Year’s Eve Dinner Party, 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.

2023-2024 Benefactors ($1000+)

John Sotir

Sally Bolle (in memory of Bill Bolle), Marjorie and Gerald Engel, Bob Ervin, Larry Gage, Nancy Salden, Shield’s of Southfield, George and Sharon Sinnott, Family of John Sotir, Vocalist Barbara Ware, Mike Whiting (in memory of Mary B) and Jim Williams

2024 Corporate Sponsors & Friends of GDJS ($250+)

Dr. Amer Aboukasm and Cindy Aboukasm, Martha and Douglas Andridge, Harriet and Marvin Atlas, Carolyn Carr, Kathy Baker and John Bentley, Dr. and Mrs. Chet Coccia, Curtis Cooper, Eric Domke, Jeff and Ellen Dunn (photography), Carol and Burke Fossee, Karen and Thomas Gay, Robert and Elaine Gremel, M.J. Falls and Paul Hunt, Vocalist Marvin Jones, Cheryl and Tom Liebold, Bob Lomerson, Jurate Maier, Jerry McKenzie and Judy Bloom, Mary Ann McNulty, Carmen Meyers, Dan Mistura, Gary Molnar (photography), Ellie and George Nosky, Danny Patrona, Lisa and Brian Pelton, Kerry Price, Susan Holly Shanaman, Bob Spence, Craig Strain, Cathy and Dave Tatrow, Peggy and Sam Tundo, Diane Weiss

2024 Patrons ($100+)

Chuck Andersen, Marc Ashley, Christine Bellino, Arline Bittker, Joe Borgoin, Gordon and Sue Briggs, Adrienne “Agee” Bryant, Marilyn Maxwell Cameron, Jacqueline Chastine, Jerry Ciccone and George-Ann Howell, Vocalist Ramona Collins, Jacqueline Cutright, Heidi Coffman and Craig Cesarone, Teresa and Tony DiMaria, John Dinon, Christine Doby, Patricia Elliott, Vic Favot, Mick and Sally Fee, Elaine and Robert Gremel, John Gryniewicz and Sophie Dobriansky, Mary Lee Gwizdala, Marla Haller, Wolfgang Spider and Toni Herberger, Laurie Heyniger, Heidi Ingolia, John Jesko, Margot Laguire, Joe and Missy LaRussa, Judith Locher, Wally and Rosemary Lubzik, Jimmy Maniere, Sr., Linda Masterson, James Murphy and Lauri Ellias, Margo LaGuire, Anita and Rich Michaels, Michigan Jazz Festival, Jeff Myers, Dennis Nabor, Keith Nelson, Vickie and Brian Newsom, Gary and Joyce Owen, Kathy and Stephen Petz, Alan Paul, Bob Pettigrew, Kathy and Stephen Petz, Sally Pinchock, Gary D. Powell, Suzanne Ray, Pamela and John Rijnovean, Cynthia Rockwell, Vocalist Julie and Steve Savoy, Jane Schneider, Joan Schott, David and Jeanette Sharpe, Mary Sen, Joyce Sherrod, LaVerne Short, Jennifer Smith, Mary Stapleton, Carolyn Steffen, Gwen Sutherland, Donna Tinberg and Jim Pallas, Judy and David Thurmon, Ruth and Stephen Swarin, April and Dennis Tini, Barbara Tucker, Joyce VanOchten, Christine Whittemore, Richard Wigginton and Jack and Carol Williams.

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