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

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

2024 – NEW YEAR - NEW AWARDS PROCESS!
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Hart Arts Series

2022 JSJA Winner Hart Arts Series – November 18

Posted November 6, 2022

The Hart Community Performing Arts Series will present NYC-based trumpeter and vocalist Benny Benack III and highly regarded jazz vocalist Lauren Henderson in concert on November 18. The concert will take place at 7:30 pm in Hart, Michigan, and will follow a master class with Benack and Henderson for high school jazz band musicians from seven area schools. More information on the concert is available at the series website, hartseries.org.

This event is a special performance celebrating the 150th concert sponsored by the Hart Series over its 23-year history. The Hart Community Performing Arts Series is honored to be recognized by the JSJA for their jazz programming and educational efforts.

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John was kind and patient with great attention to details. He loved good music of all sorts...

Joel Mabus

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, as well as personal development projects which enhance their career opportunities.