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

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

The Gilmore

Gilmore Partnership Announcement

Posted August 10, 2021

The Gilmore International Piano Festival announced that they will partner with the John Stites Jazz Artist Organization to bring world renowned jazz artists to Kalamazoo.

The Gilmore Announcement (thegilmore.org)

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John loved music with all his heart and was the ideal recording engineer – a profession into which he poured all his considerable talents and artistry.

Dan Gustin

The John Stites Jazz Awards (JSJA) are funded by the John Stites Jazz Artist Organization, honoring the memory of John Stites and his passion for jazz music.

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