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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The Organization

The John Stites Jazz Artist Organization is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) honoring the memory of John Stites and his passion for jazz music.

Our Vision

Funds are allocated through a term endowment established for emerging and professional jazz musicians including:

Our Values

The Organization honors the memory of John Stites and his commitment to:

Board of Directors

This world needs more of him, not less.

Ray Kamalay

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.