The Northwest Arkansas Jazz Society, NAJS, is a non-profit, 501©3 corporation incorporated in the state of Arkansas on June 2, 1992. Our mission is “to present, preserve, promote, and celebrate the great American art form known as jazz through education, concert presentation and artist promotion.”
The NAJS is a membership organization that has been a community leader in presenting world class jazz performers in a variety of venues in Northwest Arkansas. A short list of talent presented over the past twenty two years includes Kenny Barron, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Ray Anderson, Joey DeFrancesco, Kevin Mahogany, James Williams, Greg Osby, Frank Vignola, Pat Metheny, David Sanchez, Bobby Watson, The Yellowjackets, Bob Dorough, Sheila Jordan and Danilo Perez.
Concert Venues across NWA have included:
- Walton Arts Center
- 21C Hotel, Bordino’s, Teatro Scarpino
- Eureka Springs Auditorium
- University of Arkansas Ballroom and Theater
NAJS activities include:
- The Summer Jazz Concert Series
- Student Scholarships for musicians
- Artist’s support for recording and educational projects
Operating funds are secured through:
- Membership fees
- Ticket sales
- Merchandise sales
Donations from individuals and corporations Annual membership dues and contributions are the life blood of our operating funds. Tax deductible memberships entitle you to discounts to NAJS events, inclusion in our Jazz Events email list service and attendance to special member appreciation concerts and events.