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

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

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Tim Collins / WBCK

Interview with Tim Collins, WBCK

Posted August 12, 2021

Tim Collins of WBCK talked with musicians who played in bands and recorded with John and the significance of both his musical legacy and the endowment he made to support jazz in this community.

Kalamazoo Recording Engineer’s Music Legacy Lives on with Jazz Artist Trust (WBCK)

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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.