Honoring the memory of John Stites and his passion for jazz music

John Stites Jazz Awards

Honoring the memory of John Stites and his passion for jazz music

The John Stites Jazz Awards (JSJA) are funded by the John Stites Jazz Artist Organization.

The organization funds:

  • Advanced studies for emerging and established professional jazz musicians
  • Concerts, competitions and projects that expand jazz audiences and the appreciation of jazz in or near communities in Southwest Michigan

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