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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From left: 2022 JSJA winners Peter Formanek, Lisa Sung, and Tom Kirk

Posted January 16, 2023

From left: 2022 JSJA winners Peter Formanek, Lisa Sung, and Tom Kirk

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Recording with John was always a treat ... his gentle demeanor was deeply appreciated.

Mark Sahlgren

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.