The mission of the Pikes Peak Jazz And Swing Society is to preserve, support and foster jazz in its various forms; to provide encouragement to jazz musicians in their efforts; to provide scholarships for jazz education; to assist members in their knowledge and enjoyment of jazz; to provide a focal point for the exchange of information about jazz and jazz musicians, and to provide a social environment in which to experience jazz.
The Pikes Peak Jazz And Swing Society is your window into the jazz world. The monthly newsletter, Pike Peak Jass Notes, and the weekly email blast, PPJASS eNotes, provide information about jazz events and programs, locations of clubs which feature jazz in the Colorado Springs area and other news of interest to the jazz lover.
Second Sunday Jazz Affairs are held monthly and feature a variety of music, jamming and dancing. Admission charges are minimal. Special events and concerts featuring nationally and internationally acclaimed musicians are scheduled regularly.
The PPJASS Mentor Program matches local professional jazz musician members of the Pikes Peak Jazz And Swing Society with students in area school jazz band programs, offering clinics at the sectional and individual levels, as well as performance opportunities.
Professional musicians are recognized by the Alice Award given annually to an individual who exhibits a high degree of musical talent and experience, and who also possesses those intangible attributes that can only be described as “c
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