Traditional jazz is alive and well in Seattle and the Northwest. Classic
jazz, Dixieland, ragtime, Chicago and New Orleans jazz, West Coast revival,
San Francisco style, Nicksieland or whatever you call it, thats
what this is all about.
The Puget Sound Traditional Jazz Society, now with over a thousand members,
has not lost sight of its original purpose the pleasure of jazz
performance. Every month several hundred Puget Sound area residents gather
to enjoy a concert of traditional jazz music played by internationally
known stars, local bands or bands playing as a unit for the first time
in exciting jam sessions. Occasionally, featured soloists entertain us
with ragtime creations.
The non-profit, tax exempt Puget Sound Traditional Jazz Society began
in 1975 with informal meetings of a group of enthusiasts who hungered
for an opportunity to hear music with its roots in New Orleans style tunes
and instrumentations. The first concerts were successes and so the form
has been endorsed and expanded. The concerts, mostly Sunday afternoons,
are informal and enjoyable. Your membership pays most of your admission
and also provides JAZZ SOUNDINGS our monthly magazine. Meetings
are musical; we have fifteen minutes of business with five hours of music.
Families are welcomed and in most instances children are permitted.
The purpose is sharing if you play or listen to traditional jazz
and just cant keep your foot from twitching welcome. Send
in the application. Please join us!