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The Charlotte County Jazz Society is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1990. Our mission is to support and promote live jazz, provide financial assistance to help educate young musicians and to communicate with jazz enthusiasts everywhere.
We currently have over 400 members and growing. Our Artists Series concerts draw enthusiastic crowds and our monthly Sunday Jazz Jams accommodate up to 100 people.
Annual memberships are $50 per person and $90 for couples. You can join by attending one of our concerts and join at the membership desk in the lobby. Or you can click open the Membership page of this site where you will find a form you can print directly from the web page and mail in with your check. The address is on the form.
Membership in the Jazz Society grants you admission without charge to our 7 monthly Artists, Jazz Legends and Celebrity Showcase Series concerts at the Cultural Center Theater in Port Charlotte. Members receive four issues of “IN TUNE” the lively Jazz Society Newsletter giving detailed write-ups of events and activities of CCJS. You will also be able to enjoy six (6) jazz jams as part of the membership package.
Not at all. Most of our members are not musicians. Our goal is to share the appreciation and enjoyment of live music with all jazz enthusiasts.
Throughout the season our open Jam Sessions are held on the last Sunday of the month (unless there is a conflict such as Easter or Christmas, for which a new date will be posted) at the Port Charlotte Golf Club on Gleneagles Terrace in Port Charlotte. Stop in, let us know who you are, what you play, we’ll give you a chance to show your stuff.
Ask for an application for Jazz Society Scholarships from your school guidance counselor or contact Scholarship Chair Buz Bisbano at (941)-623-0619. An application may also be downloaded from our “Scholarships” page. Auditions are held in the late spring of the applicant’s senior year.
You can contact our Information Hotline at (941)-766-9422 or email us with questions, information, or suggestions at email@example.com or click on our Feedback link to leave your message.
Here are a few key contact numbers (941) area code unless otherwise indicated):
Dave Nims, President: 941.743.9511
Buz Bisbano, Vice President: 941-623-0619
Fred Capitelli, Jams: 941.661.8566
Connie Gean, Membership; 941-235-9482